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Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

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Durango nonprofits have much to celebrate from 2011

This last year was tough in some respects, but there were also many things to celebrate. Here is my Top 10 list of the best charity moments of the year.No. 10: I was asked to be a judge at...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

When it comes to health care, don’t underestimate the power of humor

In response to last month’s column when I used the analogy of the runaway shopping cart to highlight opportunities to use mindfulness to manage stress during the holiday season, a friend informed...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Nonprofit companies give back to community in many ways

’Tis the season of giving. Whether through special donations for the holidays or end-of-the-year giving to reduce taxes, many residents of La Plata County are opening their hearts and their...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Taking care of reproductive health empowering

The power to plan one’s life often depends on access to resources and services that allow you to follow through on that plan. Each individual, each couple has a different dream and plan. They may...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way thankful for support

Working for United Way of Southwest Colorado for almost nine years has allowed me to have a unique view of our community. I have the wonderful opportunity to interact with so many amazing people...

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

A runaway shopping cart presents holiday gift of mindful choices

Bing Dictionary says the definition of crisis is “a time when something very important for the future happens or is decided.” I’ve also heard that the etymology of the word “crisis” is “choice, or...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Holiday season can be overstimulating, especially for kids

The parents of children with autism often become accustomed to dealing with the effects of their child’s overstimulation. Yet as we enter the oft-frenzied period of the holidays, many parents will...

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

Local team helps families with health challenges

One of the factors in any given person’s health is income level. People living with lower income or in poverty face particular challenges in maintaining their health. On average, children living in...

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

Creating Community Giving to United Way supports many local causes

I am asked all the time why a donation should be made to United Way instead of giving directly to a specific charity.There are several advantages of giving through United Way. We always have...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Mental Health First Aid is a program worth believing in

A few things have been on my mind lately in terms of the three components of quality health care: individual care, cost containment and population care. Effective population-based care with its...

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

Seizures are as varied as the people who are affected

Although we use it every day, much about the human brain remains a mystery. We do know that our brain’s cells communicate through electrical impulses, and like the electrical currents in our homes,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Say ‘boo’ to the flu this year with local shots clinics

If it’s fall, it must be time to talk about flu shots. You’ve seen them advertised around town at supermarkets and pharmacies. They’re convenient to get and relatively inexpensive. But do you need...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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