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Private and Public Ownership

By |2021-09-08T13:40:17-06:00September 8th, 2021|Land Use, News|

Private and Public Ownership - What's best for La Plata County? The sales of a handful of prominent private and publicly-owned properties in Durango have been hot topics of discussion within our community over the past few months. From city-owned properties to public safety and school board buildings, and [...]

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27th Annual Autumn Arts Festival

By |2021-09-06T09:22:34-06:00August 25th, 2021|Create Local, News|

2021 Autumn Arts Festival WHEN: September 18th & 19th, 10am - 5pm WHERE: 2nd Ave. Downtown Durango, between College Ave & 10th St. WHO: This Festival is FREE and open to the public! Durango Autumn Arts Festival Returns! The Durango Arts Center (DAC) is excited to [...]

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The Complexity of Durango’s Labor Shortage

By |2021-07-20T09:23:51-06:00July 10th, 2021|News|

The Complexity of Durango’s Labor Shortage Earlier this summer, Local First, In The Weeds and Good Business Colorado’s Resilient Restaurant Program convened Durango’s local restaurant owners at Zia Taqueria North to address the largest barrier for their post-pandemic reopening: the labor shortage. Out of the 18 service businesses in attendance, over 85 open positions [...]

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Local First is Hiring!

By |2021-04-29T11:53:29-06:00April 29th, 2021|Home Page, News|

Local First is Hiring! Local First is hiring a Communications and Membership Coordinator to join our team! The Communications and Membership Coordinator supports the organization in day-to-day communications, marketing, and outreach to Local First business members and the La Plata County community at large. We are seeking a team member [...]

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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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Welcoming Nationally-Renowned Powerhouse, Stacy Mitchell, to Local First Celebration

By |2021-03-30T11:08:08-06:00March 15th, 2021|News|

Annual Celebration Keynote Speaker: nationally-renowned activist, Stacy Mitchell We are pleased to welcome Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), for a keynote address at this year’s Annual Local Celebration. Stacy Mitchell is an advocate for local and independent businesses and nationally known for her bold and unapologetic stance against [...]

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