Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Disabilities services waiting list too long

For more than a decade, Colorado has maintained a waiting list for most of its programs for people with developmental disabilities. Before the economic downtown in 2008, this often meant that a...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Stay healthy this fall, winter – don’t wait, start today

Fall brings such wonderfully crisp days to delight in and enjoy. It also signals time to get our gardens, our vehicles, our homes ready for winter. We also can view it as a good time to get...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way campaign gets off to good start with Radiothon

United Way of Southwest Colorado recently held its best annual fundraising event, the Four Corners Broadcasting Radiothon, on Sept. 7. This year, the radio auction was incredible, generating more...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Brain injuries cause developmental disabilities in children

A healthy, typically developing child suffers an accident or injury that damages the brain. It’s a far too frequent occurrence. In the worst cases, damage to the brain can cause death. It may cause...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way up and running to meet fundraising goal

United Way of Southwest Colorado’s board of directors recently approved our campaign goal for this fall and winter. We are setting out to raise $764,000 across Southwest Colorado for 80 incredible...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Wrongful convictions of disabled can be prevented

Many of us like to please others – our supervisor, our spouse, our children – but how many of us would take that as far as confessing to a serious crime that we did not commit? In a study completed...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Improving health is a process for communities, individuals

By Joe TheineSan Juan Basin Health DepartmentWhere does one start in the seemingly gargantuan goal of improving a community’s health? It is not much different from a personal journey to improve...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Local communities stay strong in face of recent wildfires

I’ve never considered myself to be “in the crosshairs” of anything. However, a couple of weeks back, as a Mancos resident, the Weber Fire had me feeling like a deer that had stumbled upon the...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Legislative session includes protections for the disabled

When the regular session of the General Assembly of the Colorado Legislature adjourned May 9, it left a legacy of two laws that are intended to protect people with disabilities and at-risk adults...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

With a little help, people can lead more independent lives

Independence. How do you define it? To Dennis, it means living in his own home, cooking his own meals and feeling positive about where he is now.But he remembers a time when this was far from his...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Patients face huge challenge in managing health information

The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the health-reform law today.However the court rules, health-care professionals understand that transformation of health care in this country...

DATE: June 27, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way involved in events galore this summer

United Way of Southwest Colorado’s plans for its fall and winter fundraising campaign are nearly complete. Each year, the fundraising drive is made up of three pieces – workplace fundraising, where...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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