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Local Shopping Guide – Wellness Edition

By |2021-11-18T15:50:40-07:00November 18th, 2021|Local Gift Guide|

Give the gift of wellness and relaxation this season! Durango has amazing treatments, classes, and workshops available to fit the needs of everyone on your gift list! Blush Esthetics 3577 Main Ave, Durango Treat your skin with a relaxing service! [...]

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Local Shopping Guide – Outdoor Edition

By |2021-11-17T12:01:00-07:00November 17th, 2021|Local Gift Guide|

Give the gift of the great outdoors and gear up for the upcoming ski season with goodies found at La Plata's local outdoor outfitters, enthusiasts, equipment rentals, and gear traders. View the list below and we guarantee you'll find just what you're looking for! [...]

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Takeaways from GBC Road Tour stop in Durango

By |2021-11-11T09:25:42-07:00November 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

2021 Good Business Colorado Road Tour On October 25th, the team at Good Business Colorado joined Local First at Fort Lewis College's Center for Innovation for an interactive business mini-summit to help inform policy-makers ahead of the 2022 legislative session. Together, local business owners and economic development leaders spoke about their experience [...]

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $36,965 in grants to local non-profits in Q3 2021 

By |2021-10-04T09:32:43-06:00October 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $36,965 in grants to local non-profits in Q3 2021  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved a total of $36,965 in grant funding to local non-profit organizations at its meetings in July, August, and September of 2021. Durango Food Bank, Bear Smart Durango, League of Women Voters, LASSO Horse Rescue, Pagosa Play Place, Silver Spruce [...]

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ReHire with Resilience Workshop – Debrief

By |2021-07-13T13:01:22-06:00June 16th, 2021|Eat Local, Uncategorized|

ReHire with Resilience Workshop Hosted by GBC’s Resilient Restaurants in Collaboration with Local First & In the Weeds Monday, June 7, 2021 at Zia Taqueria  The Issue: Restaurants are experiencing record-low application rates, compared to previous seasons, despite increased incentives.  While labor trends have shown a steady retreat from demanding work cultures, [...]

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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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