Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Are our furry friends welcome in restaurants?

If one thing is evident about where we live, it is that many visitors and residents love their dogs. They’re sure to be seen on trails, at the Dog Park and strolling with their people in downtown...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Our good intentions are imprisoning people

This idea that when we’re old we get to wear purple is way too tame for the generations approaching their twilight years. When we’re old, we get to rock out till 3 a.m. to Judas Priest at a metal...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Are our furry friends welcome in restaurants?

If one thing is evident about where we live, it is that many visitors and residents love their dogs. They’re sure to be seen on trails, at the Dog Park and strolling with their people in downtown...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates its anniversary

July 26, 1990, stands as a landmark day for civil rights in the United States. On that day, President George H.W. Bush (aka George I) signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. On that...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

For more than 16 years, San Juan Basin Public Health has housed the local Women, Infants, and Children program with services available in Durango, Pagosa Springs and Ignacio. WIC is a federally...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Others’ expectations stand in the way of people with disabilities

On Tuesday, the Durango community hosted a fun, informational, free event that you probably missed. For the past two years, San Juan Board of Cooperative Education Services has expanded its...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

People deserve to live independently, with integrity

Harry is an 85-year-old senior living alone in his home with neighbors checking in on him now and then. His children and grandchildren live out of state and express concerns about his ability to...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Organizations should aspire to use quality listening

There is a line from the comedy movie “Dumb and Dumber” where goofball Harry says, “She gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her enough or something. I don’t know. I wasn’t really...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Host homes expand family beyond traditional bounds

“Family” is a far bigger word than it looks on the page. While the standard definition of family may refer to the people we are born with, marry or give birth to, I believe we all know that family...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Are you and your family prepared for an emergency?

Given the busy lives we lead, planning for an emergency may not be at the top of your to do list. However, given one of driest winters on record, fire managers are preparing for an intense fire...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Good work, Colorado, but we still have a long way to go

On March 21, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill that represents one more step forward in the efforts to recognize people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as equal and contributing...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Help stop violence by recognizing contributions of people with disabilities

On March 1, communities across the country held vigils to remember the lives of people with disabilities lost to filicide. In the past five years, more than 550 individuals with disabilities were...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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