Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Everyone’s a partner in food safety

We’ve probably all experienced it at some point in our life – some of us in the last year or even week. It’s that feeling in the pit of your stomach followed by disquieting physical confirmation:...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way plans fundraising

United Way of Southwest Colorado is doing its advance work on the 2011 fall and winter fundraising drive. Our main task currently is to determine which local nonprofit organizations will benefit...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Specially trained officers can help in a crisis

Bill (not his real name) was walking down the sidewalk without clothes on, muttering loudly to himself. When law enforcement arrived, the officers talked with him, wrapped a blanket around him and...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Spring housekeeping to stay healthy

Ah, spring. We’re all excited to get outside and “work” – cleaning out the shed or garage, getting out gardening tools and outdoor furniture, raking and planting. Not really work – it’s more like...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Wine event to benefit United Way

United Way of Southwest Colorado is happy to announce that for the third year in a row, the Durango Wine Experience has chosen United Way as its charity partner. This year, the Wine Experience will...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Teen suicide: Know possible warning signs, get help

I received many comments on my column about suicide last month. Many of them focused on teens.The Centers for Disease Control says suicide is the third leading cause of death for people 15 to 24...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Temple Grandin speaks out for people with autism

In March, renowned animal scientist Temple Grandin spoke to a packed house at the Sky Ute Casino.For those of you who are not familiar with Grandin, she is the woman responsible for the design of...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

This is National Public Health Week

What does wearing a seat belt and focusing on your driving have in common with maintaining a working smoke alarm and checking your home for poor lighting and uneven surfaces? They all help in...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way busy with projects

United Way of Southwest Colorado’s board of directors and staff are keeping busy with several projects of interest to our community. Here are some updates about our work and a couple of things we...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Be aware of signs of suicide, especially in springtime

Bill (not his real name) sat morosely on the sofa and looked out the window. The birds were singing, neighborhood children were out playing, sunshine streamed through the window and all Bill could...

DATE: March 15, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Invisibility can create a burden

I don’t think that invisibility has all the advantages implied in fairy tales and Harry Potter films. It has never allowed me to reveal nefarious plots or infiltrate secret organizations. I don’t...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Protect the ones you love

No parents ever want to see their child hurt. From the first scratch or bump to the first broken heart, we feel it with them. While pain is a part of life, parents naturally want to protect their...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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