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Durango Creative District to host a new outdoor Art Market this summer

By |2021-06-14T10:30:28-06:00June 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Durango Creative District to host a new outdoor Art Market this summer Durango Art Market will be held outside at 11th Street Station on Sundays from 10am-2pm, beginning in early July The Durango Creative District is introducing a new Art Market that will take place on Sundays at 11th Street and Main Avenue, beginning [...]

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An Interview with Black Bear Carpet Cleaning & Repair

By |2021-05-27T15:15:02-06:00May 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Black Bear Carpet Cleaning & Repair 10 TOWN PLAZA #95 | DURANGO, CO 81301 blackbearclean.com| (970) 382-1344 | bbearcleaning@gmail.com Jeremy & Brooke Ham How long has your business been open and why did you choose to open it in La Plata County? Black Bear opened for business in [...]

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SJBPH Announces “Shot and a Beer” Vaccine Offer in Partnership with Ska Brewing

By |2021-05-24T11:48:16-06:00May 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

SJBPH Announces “Shot and a Beer” Vaccine Offer in Partnership with Ska Brewing Free beer tokens will be available to residents age 21+ receiving COVID vaccination on Saturday, May 22nd   Durango, Colo.: Thanks to the generous support of Ska Brewing Company, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is announcing a “Shot and a Beer” [...]

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Non-profit Organizations Play a Key Role in Setting Policies That Benefit our Community

By |2021-06-04T10:33:21-06:00May 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Non-profit Organizations Play a Key Role in Setting Policies That Benefit our Community (This article was written for Local First's June 12, 2021 Herald Column) One of the most important roles of non-profit organizations is to advocate for overarching policies and goals on issues that impact the community. While promoting these policies, non-profit organizations [...]

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LPEA Candidate Forum Recap

By |2021-05-21T16:59:47-06:00May 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

2021 LPEA Board Election Announcing Local First's Support for LPEA Board Candidates 1/3 of La Plata Electric Association’s Board of Directors seats are up for election - which means prioritization of local, renewable energy is at stake. Local First's Board of Directors are encouraging support for the following candidates: Over the last decade, [...]

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New Restaurant Revitalization Grant Program

By |2021-04-27T06:46:04-06:00April 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

New Restaurant Revitalization Grant Program Webinar Hosted by Hickenlooper & the Colorado Restaurant Association Click Here to View Recording On Demand Colorado restaurants, breweries, food trucks & other businesses are invited to learn about applying for the new $28.6 billion COVID relief program Senator John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Restaurant [...]

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Durango Art Brigade Provides Paid Work Opportunities for Artists This Spring

By |2021-04-26T09:52:16-06:00April 26th, 2021|Create Local, News|

This pop-up art initiative provides intergenerational engagement in public art, encourages support for local businesses, and activates Durango’s social sphere! Photo by Scott DW Smith, Imagesmith Photo Please credit photographer when sharing this photo.  The Durango Art Brigade (DAB) is a public art initiative that was launched last [...]

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Independent Businesses Launch Coalition to Fight Monopoly Power

By |2021-04-06T10:34:10-06:00April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Small Business Rising Brings Together Over 20 Independent Business Organizations To Call on Congress and the Administration to Reinvigorate Antitrust  A new coalition of independent businesses is launching today to urge policymakers to rein in monopoly power and level the playing field that has long left them at a competitive disadvantage. For the first [...]

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Live Like A Local – Leland House Suites of Durango

By |2021-03-30T11:23:37-06:00March 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Leland House is excited to announce that they will be transforming, not only their business model, but their accommodations in order to tailor to the outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for a unique stay and opportunity to "live like a local."  As many businesses have pivoted, The Leland House has viewed this as [...]

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