Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

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

Community investment volunteers needed

United Way of Southwest Colorado has a unique volunteer opportunity for Southwest Colorado residents who are interested in making our community the best place it can be for everyone who lives...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Celebrate Developmental Disabilities Day

On Feb. 16, a group of people will gather at the Capitol in Denver. These are not the same folks who walk the halls each day, wrestling with budget issues, learning about proposed bills and arguing...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Local program helps needy families access health care

Ever wish you had someone to help navigate the complexity of health care and insurance? Or the ability to go to one person for all your questions and learn what’s available in the community to help...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Don’t perpetuate stereotypes of mental illnesses

Stereotyping is a form of prejudice that focuses on one particular characteristic of a person where a judgment is made about someone without even knowing him or her. This behavior can lead to an...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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