Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Public health department can improve your quality of life

Resolving to get healthier is a goal many of us have each new year, even if we already are doing positive things for our health. Your public health department can help in this goal with varied...

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

Give to the organizations you trust

As we near the end of another year, many people look to make charitable contributions. Here are a few things to consider when making your charitable contribution.Most people report that the top...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Manage stress to enjoy holiday

Your head aches, and the fatigue is overwhelming. Nothing is going right. The holiday season has arrived. Music is blaring everywhere you go, road rage abounds as cranky drivers race for parking...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Some people struggle to meet their needs this holiday season

Each December, my family hovers around the flickering blue screen to imbibe once again in the guilty pleasure of the classic movie “A Christmas Story.” We follow poor Ralphie’s quest for his Red...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Bringing the gift of health to children

This time of year is thought of as a special time for children, filled with wonder, magical moments, caring for others and, of course, presents. As parents, we know giving our children a happy and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Board members must be good ambassadors for nonprofits

By law, every nonprofit organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board provides oversight for the organization so that it can fulfill its mission. Many people ask me about...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Positivity and gratitude go long ways toward good health

Next week is Thanksgiving, the holiday that gives us pause to reflect on the abundance we have in our lives.The Greek philosopher Epictetus once said: “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Despite economy, community generous

With all the struggles of our current economic times, one amazing fact remains: People are still generous. According to the Grassroots Funding Journal, more than 70 percent of adults give away...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Immunizations, flu shots critical for everyone’s health

“It’s easier if you close your eyes,” one 4-year-old girl advised her little sister. There were smiles, some crying, fun costumes, Halloween stickers and treats for all at San Juan Basin Health’s...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way donations go to education, health, more

United Way of Southwest Colorado’s annual fundraising drive is in full swing. To date, United Way has reached 28 percent of its goal. Donations are accepted at any time but need to be submitted by...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Awareness key to ending domestic violence

Carly (not her real name) squeezed back into the corner of the dark, crowded closet with her hands over her ears. Mommy and Daddy were yelling again, and she was scared. They yell more since Daddy...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Disabled people vote, too

The amount of unsolicited campaign fliers in my mailbox tells me that once again, election time is near. Millions of voters across the United States will trudge to their polling place or put their...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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