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The Push for Local, Renewable Energy

By |2019-05-19T21:08:59-06:00May 19th, 2019|Home Page, Power Local|

Printed in the Durango Herald May 18, 2019 The push for local, renewable energy The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board election on May 2 has transformed the Board of Directors into a strong majority of forward-thinking individuals who advocate for local, renewable energy. This is a reflection of the growing demand, as expressed [...]

Local Solutions to Health Care Could Provide Relief

By |2019-05-11T10:42:11-06:00April 20th, 2019|Home Page|

Printed in the Durango Herald April 20, 2019 Local Solutions to Health Care Could Provide Relief Rising healthcare costs have become a hot topic of discussion, particularly as insurance premiums and other medical expenses continue to soar. In fact, health care seems to come up as a discussion point more than the weather these [...]

Independent businesses an ecosystem’s native species

By |2019-03-24T09:16:14-06:00March 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 |2019-03-24T09:14:18-06:00February 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 |2019-02-17T16:34:26-06:00February 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 [...]

Local Artists Share Story: Durango Joes Mural

By |2019-02-17T16:32:07-06:00March 19th, 2018|Artist Spotlight, Create Local, Home Page, Localists Spotlight|

Who: Local artists Hayley Kirkman, Sarah Sturm, Allie Wolfe, and Dakotah Andreatta.  What: Local is the Way! mural on the side of Durango Joe's When: This project started in August 2017  How: We had originally planned to work with another local business to paint directly on their wall, but they receded their offer mid-way through planning. Thus, we [...]