Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

Position: Arts & entertainment editor

Email: katie@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4558

Teen depression is a treatable disease

Sarah felt like the world was crashing in on her and there was nowhere to turn. She had been studying for hours, yet she couldn't remember a thing she had read. Hopelessness washed over her in...

DATE: March 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Opportunities abound to help individuals with disabilities

The only thing better than having a fabulous hobby is sharing that hobby with others.Members of San Juan Sledders have discovered the sheer joy of sharing their winter activities with a group of...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Times always continue to change

Over the last 50 years, many childhood diseases have become almost nonexistent because of routine immunizations. Times change.Children today don't miss as much school because of disease, and...

DATE: March 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

LPEA Round Up Foundation is making profound difference

Nonprofit organizations are seeing increased demand, yet declining funding. Our caring community wants to help, but every family and business has to tighten the belts. What can be done to address...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Depression can affect anyone, but local assistance is available

In between snow flurries, the sun beckons with a promise of spring. People who work indoors peer out their windows wistfully dreaming of outdoor adventures.Spring fever is knocking at the door....

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Valentine's Day can be lonely for some

With all the interest surrounding failed government-sponsored investment banks and tax-evading Treasury Securities, I fear we have been able to gloss over one of the biggest scandals of our...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

What's behind an outbreak

It's late afternoon on Jan. 30. The Durango Herald reports two big local burglary cases were solved.Meanwhile, two nurses at San Juan Basin Health Department are investigating another new case...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Red Ball Express returning to Durango Mountain Resort

Red Ball Express is back. This unique local fundraising event occurs Feb. 7 at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, and a $5 ticket could win you as much as  $5,000.Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank...

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

False assumptions can be a mind trap

The day after Christmas, I unceremoniously tripped over a phone cord, fell and smashed my face into a space heater. I quickly sprouted a very swollen nose, had several scrapes and bruises, and two...

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

Keep roads, walks clear for those with disabilities

Snow. We have only one word for this precipitation in our English language, even though it means so many different things for different people in different situations.For some, it means fun and...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Single-payer system is the solution

Ever feel like you're on a hamster wheel, going around and around? Expending energy, feeling exhausted and having no where to go except back on the wheel? Happy New Year - my co-pays just went up....

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

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