Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

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

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

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