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Tara Kiene

Position: 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

Honoring parents of children with disabilities

This weekend, Americans will be celebrating Father’s Day, an honored tradition made official by President Richard Nixon in 1972. It is a day of celebrating the contribution of dads everywhere to...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Nurses partner with new mothers for positive outcomes

Sitting on the floor of her apartment, Nora is completely at ease with her baby girl. She gently slips off braces from Natalia’s feet while still conversing with her nurse partner, Jane Henson....

DATE: June 5, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Lessons learned at United Way helped with baby

I missed my monthly column last month because a big life event, the birth of my son. Harrison David Emmett Walsworth entered the world and my life April 13. As all parents know, adding a child to...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

When a name is a name with a reputation

When the Olathe sweet corn showed up at local farm stands last August, so did a controversy about who could use the name “Olathe Sweet sweet corn.” That is not a typo. Olathe Sweet is the name of...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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