Membership Matters

By |2023-06-07T12:55:12-06:00June 7th, 2023|Act Local, General, Home Page, News, Shop Local|

Membership Matters By Lauren Berutich, Local First and Sadie Schafer, Local First | Originally published in the Durango Herald Saturday, May 27, 2023 2:17 PM I fondly remember my first membership to an organization. I was 10 and saved up money from babysitting and my allowance. It was the 80’s and before [...]

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Local First Partners with Peak Health Alliance to Bring New Health Insurance Carrier to Southwest Colorado

By |2023-04-10T12:21:05-06:00April 10th, 2023|General, Home Page, Press Releases|

Local First Partners with Peak Health Alliance to Bring New Health Insurance Carrier to Southwest Colorado Local First joined Peak Health Alliance in announcing the selection of Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP) to offer individual health insurance plans, compliant with the Affordable Care Act and Colorado Option, in southwest Colorado beginning [...]

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Shop Local for the Planet

By |2023-03-29T11:21:32-06:00March 29th, 2023|Act Local, General, Home Page, News, Shop Local|

Support Local for the Planet By supporting independently-owned retailers, farmers, entrepreneurs, and companies, we are choosing to invest in a future with a healthier, more sustainable community and world. By Louise Snodgrass, Local First | Originally published in the Durango Herald Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 5:58 PM With the dramatic effects of climate change [...]

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Local First receives $150,000 to offer support services for Durango businesses

By |2023-03-22T11:31:28-06:00March 21st, 2023|Act Local, Home Page, News|

Local First receives $150,000 to offer support services for Durango businesses. Local First is grateful to an anonymous local donor for their generous gift through the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. This contribution will directly support our efforts to promote local self-resiliency and well-being. Read the full Durango Herald Article below! [...]

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Spread the Love — Support Local this Valentine’s Day

By |2023-02-08T11:57:26-07:00February 7th, 2023|Eat Local, General, Home Page, Shop Local|

Original photo: Shopping at The Sparrow Mercantile | Nick Kogos | Visit Durango Ready or not, Valentine’s Day is upon us. It may be surprising to some but this seemingly minor holiday in the middle of February has a major impact on our nation’s economy. Retailers, large and small, are preparing across the [...]

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Your Voice Matters – Local First Annual Member Survey

By |2023-01-11T16:09:19-07:00January 11th, 2023|General, Home Page|

It's Annual Member Survey time and we want to hear from you! With a founding mission to support independent local business and help shape an economy that values the people, the planet, and prosperity for everyone, the team at Local First looks forward to this time of year, every year. We've created a comprehensive [...]

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Local First Announces Chief Executive Officer

By |2023-01-11T13:23:48-07:00January 5th, 2023|Home Page, News, Press Releases|

LOCAL FIRST FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES LAUREN BERUTICH AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER   Local First is thrilled to welcome Lauren Berutich to the role of Chief Executive Officer, a visionary new role for our local nonprofit organization. Berutich joins Local First with 20 years of experience in conservation, advocacy, policy, and nonprofit leadership with a background [...]

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Minicozzi Returns to Durango

By |2022-04-04T09:37:16-06:00April 1st, 2022|Act Local, General, Home Page, Land Use, News, Press Releases|

Minicozzi Returns to Durango, Gives Insight on Former 9-R Building Well-known urban planner, Joe Minicozzi, returns for Harnessing Opportunity in Durango webcast presentation. With the debate surrounding the use of the former 9-R Administration Building remaining in the minds of many Durango business owners and residents, Local First called upon highly [...]

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Local First to Host “Harnessing Opportunity in Durango” Webcast

By |2022-03-18T13:25:09-06:00March 18th, 2022|Act Local, General, Home Page, Land Use, News, Press Releases|

Local First to Host “Harnessing Opportunity in Durango” WebcastWell-known urban planner, Joe Minicozzi, returns to Durango for a presentation contextualizing the opportunities available in historic redevelopment projects, including the former 9-R Administration Building. Local First is pleased to announce Joe Minicozzi, an AICP Urban Planner and founder of Urban3, will return to Durango for [...]

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47 Years of KDUR Durango!

By |2022-02-14T10:01:50-07:00February 14th, 2022|Create Local, Home Page, Member Highlight|

Celebrating 47 years of KDUR Durango! 1975 was quite a year with regards to “introductions.” 1975 was the year the world was introduced to VHS Tapes and Magic 8 Balls, Pez Dispensers, Mood Rings and The Pet Rock. That was also the year students, faculty and staff of Fort Lewis College as [...]

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