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Independent businesses an ecosystem’s native species

By | 2019-03-24T09:16:14+00:00 March 24th, 2019|Home Page|

Printed in the Durango Herald March 23, 2019 Independent businesses an ecosystem’s native species The word resiliency can be used to describe both an ecosystem and an economy. Resiliency ultimately means the ability to bounce back or recover from a shock, or the ability to avoid the shock altogether. Take the 416 Fire, for [...]

Let’s Get Creative With Our Outdoors

By | 2019-03-24T09:14:18+00:00 February 23rd, 2019|Home Page|

Printed in the Durango Herald February 23, 2019 Let’s get Creative with our outdoors It’s the penultimate day of a 30-day trip as I sit here and write this column. My bare toes are pushing through a sandy beach at Surprise Canyon on the Grand Canyon. As Durangoans, many of us have had the [...]

Public Utilities Commission Supports Reasonable Buyout Amount

By | 2019-02-17T16:34:26+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Home Page, Power Local|

Big news today in the renewable energy and rural electric cooperative world: the CO Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ruled that it has the authority to determine whether Tri-State is charging Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) a just and reasonable price to buy out of its contract. In fact, the PUC rejected Tri-State’s argument to dismiss the case [...]

Independents Week-The Greenery

By | 2018-07-19T15:17:34+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Independents Week|

Faith Frazier The Greenery  Tell us a little bit about the Greenery and why you’re a local independent business in Durango We opened in April 2015 and were the first recreational only dispensary in Durango. We started because of the owner Joel and his business partner Brain, both Fort Lewis Grads, were living [...]

Independents Week: Whole Health

By | 2018-07-19T15:49:33+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Independents Week|

Independents Week: Whole Health Family Medicine Tell us about when Whole Health Family Medicine started and why you have remained an independent business. We opened Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic in April of 2016.  We are committed to remaining an independent business because this allows us to remove the distractions and unnecessary expenses [...]

Independents Week: The Durango Herald

By | 2018-07-19T15:50:09+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Independents Week|

Independents Week: The Durango Herald/Ballantine Communications Jamie Opalenik with The Durango Herald  Tell us a little bit about the Herald and why it’s remained independent. The Durango Herald began in 1881. The dedication of the Ballentine Family to journalism in La Plata County is the reason we are able to [...]

Independents Week: Salt 360

By | 2018-07-12T12:06:26+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Independents Week|

L-R Owners of Salt 360 Cassidy Bruno, Rocco Bruno, and Patti Salomon at the Salt360 Float Studio on north Main Ave. Why did Salt 360 decide to be an independent business? Patti Salomon: I think it’s because we have more control over what we wanted to do. Ultimately we get to make our own decisions [...]

Independents Week: Pine Needle

By | 2018-07-09T15:39:33+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Independents Week|

Pine Needle Mountaineering Co-Owner of Pine Needle Mountaineering, Jeremy Dakan Jeremy Dakan  Why have you remained an independent business? I think that staying independent and not having the corporate cookie cutter models, particularly downtown, is what gives towns like ours its flavor. But really the whole town is [...]

Independents Week: Spaaah Shop

By | 2018-07-09T15:42:19+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Independents Week|

Spaaah Shop Antoinette Whidden  Tell us a little bit about you, a relatively new owner of the Spaaah Shop, and a bit about the shop.   The spa has been around since approximately 2005. My mother-in-law purchased the business back in 2010 so I’ve been around it quite a bit. [...]

Independents Week: StoneAge Tools

By | 2018-07-17T13:24:13+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Independents Week|

StoneAge Tools Kerry Siggins Tell us a little bit about Stone Age and why you have remained an independent business. StoneAge will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year. Our two founders started the company in Durango because of their love for the community; one is a 4th generation Durango resident, [...]