Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Southwest Colorado exhibits strong support for United Way

My parents were in town last week and I started thinking about what makes Southwest Colorado such a great place to live and to visit.My answer is borrowed from something Jeff Hammond from Basin...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

New training comes to Four Corners

Debbie was involved in a bitter custody battle for her two daughters.She struggled to get out of bed each day, arriving at work looking disheveled and listless. Her job performance dramatically...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Recession hurts most vulnerable

Theologian Martin Niemöller wrote his landmark poem “First They Came” as a response to inaction by many Germans to the horrors committed during the Nazi regime.The poem starts, “First they came for...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Remember the keys to fighting H1N1 in young people

There have been three deaths possibly related to H1N1 (swine) flu in Colorado over the last several weeks. All were people younger than 17. Fortunately, of the five hospitalizations in La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Fundraising moving along for United Way

United Way of Southwest Colorado has started its annual fundraising drive in earnest.While payroll deduction continues to be the main way United Way generates donations, several recent fundraising...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Substance abuse affects everyone

National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month is celebrated during September. The 2009 theme is "Together we learn, together we heal." The Recovery Month effort aims to promote the message that recovery...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Coming week recognizes Direct Support Professionals

It is easy to forget the Labor Day holiday isn't about lakes and bikes and time off from work.This is our time to reflect on the millions of American workers who keep our country running every day....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Community preparing for H1N1

While many of you were enjoying carefree days of summer, San Juan Basin Health Department was continuing to prepare for H1N1 (swine flu) in coordination with national, state and local partners.This...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way helps get ready for school

Remember how you felt the first day of school? Would your teachers be nice? Would you make new friends?For some children today, the questions are different. Will they have a chance for a quality...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Communities help define who we are

A hundred years ago our ancestors defined their community by place, where the commonality people shared was based on their geographic location.Community was based on where you lived and who your...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Local family finds hope for treating daughter's autism

When Angie and Greg Dinger learned their daughter, Alyssa, had autism, they were told: There is no cure for autism."Your heart jumps out of your body when you hear those words," Angie Dinger...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

United Way campaign taking off

United Way of Southwest Colorado is busy raising money for the best human-services programs in our community.As noted in last month's column, our campaign goal for this fall and winter is $755,000....

DATE: July 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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