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Local First Announces 2022 Harvest Dinner

By |2022-08-22T13:32:51-06:00August 17th, 2022|Eat Local, Press Releases|

Celebrate Local at the 6th Annual Harvest Dinner Local First is pleased to announce that beloved fall feast, the Harvest Dinner, will take place Saturday, October 8th, 2022. Community members are invited to join our hard-working restaurant and agricultural businesses for a delicious feast made from locally-sourced ingredients. Gather alongside fellow foodies under twinkling lights [...]

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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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Local First Foundation Hires Sarah Tober as Next Executive Director

By |2022-02-07T13:03:52-07:00February 7th, 2022|News, Press Releases|

LOCAL FIRST FOUNDATION HIRES SARAH TOBER AS NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Local First Foundation is excited to announce Sarah Tober as its next Executive Director. Tober will succeed Monique DiGiorgio, who has spearheaded Local First programs addressing affordable healthcare, the creative economy, and local clean energy, as well as initiatives aiding frontline workers [...]

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LOCAL FIRST RELEASES ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY ON CANNABIS

By |2018-03-10T08:23:04-07:00March 6th, 2018|Press Releases|

LOCAL FIRST RELEASES ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY ON CANNABIS Results demonstrate significant economic impacts March 6, 2018- Durango, Colorado - Local First released a study today that details the economic impacts of the cannabis industry in La Plata County. The study was supported by many of the local, independent cannabis businesses as well as other [...]

DURANGO REGION SCORES $355,000 LOCAL FOOD ACCESS AND RECOVERY GRANT

By |2018-02-06T19:32:15-07:00October 16th, 2017|Eat Local, Press Releases|

DURANGO AND SURROUNDING REGION SCORES $355,000 LOCAL FOOD ACCESS AND RECOVERY GRANT Funds to Launch a Food Recovery “Hub” October 16, 2017 - Durango, Colorado - A first-time-ever collaboration of local non-profits was chosen to receive $355,843 from the USDA through the Local Food Promotion Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds will support [...]

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