Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

'Slip! Slop! Slap! ... and Wrap!' your skin

Along with fireworks and hot dogs, there is another time-honored Fourth of July tradition: the sunburn. For some people, it's an accepted sign of summer and for others a painful reminder they...

DATE: July 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Durango comes together to help its community

Southeastern Conference football, tailgating and Tiger Stadium - these are three things that describe the community ofBaton Rouge, La. These are also three things I have been lucky enough to...

DATE: June 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Independence includes risk of choice for developmentally disabled people

Sometimes the freedom to make choices means having the opportunity to choose poorly.For many years, people with developmental disabilities were not supported or allowed to make choices. They were...

DATE: May 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Preparing for long-term care critical

The snow was flying as my brother helped my mother gently into the car. We made what felt like a getaway. After beinggone for two months, returning home was freedom for our mother.It'd begun with a...

DATE: May 5, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Durango Wine Experience to benefit local United Way

The 4th annual Durango Wine Experience will be held in downtown Durango on May 6, 7 and 8. This three-day event is thearea's only real wine festival. Wine aficionados and those who want to learn...

DATE: April 28, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Axis Health System a new idea for patients

This month, Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center celebrates 50 years as a local nonprofit agency.The center has spent the last 50 years continually expanding its mission and services to meet the...

DATE: April 21, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Golf tournament benefits disabled

It is the first of May, and a small group gathers around a pole fitted into a hole in the earth. This is, of course, ascene from the seventh annual Golfing for Kids with Disabilities Golf...

DATE: April 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Do you know what public health is?

This is National Public Health week.The 2010 theme “Building a Healthier America, One Community at a Time" envisions a place where everyone has access tohealth care and services, where healthy...

DATE: April 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Too many Colo. nonprofits? Absolutely not

I am asked all the time how many nonprofit organizations there are in Southwest Colorado.We all see the multitude of fundraising events that seem to occur every day. Is there such a thing as too...

DATE: March 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Spring can be painful season for emotionally vulnerable

National statistics indicate that April and May are the most common months for completed suicides.Why do so many deaths by suicide occur when the snow melts, cabin fever ends and there is a promise...

DATE: March 16, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Efforts under way to get rid of derogatory words, phrases

Language shapes the way we think. The way we think shapes the way we act. As such, it is no wonder people withintellectual disabilities are fighting against the use of derogatory language.You may...

DATE: March 10, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Colo. recognizes people with disabilities

Today, hundreds of individuals with disabilities, family members, direct-support professionals and other serviceproviders will descend upon the capital in Denver.There legislators from both sides...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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