Move Your Money to Invest in Your Community

By |2024-05-15T09:08:54-06:00April 26th, 2024|General, Home Page, News, Shop Local|

Move Your Money to Invest in Your Community By Doug McCarthy, Local First | Originally published April 26th, 204 in the Durango Herald April is Move Your Money Month. That means putting your money in a bank that invests in your community. The money you deposit in a bank doesn’t sit in [...]

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Being a Localist Means Fighting for Fairness

By |2024-03-21T15:28:28-06:00March 21st, 2024|General, Home Page, News, Shop Local|

Being a Localist Means Fighting for Fairness By Doug McCarthy, Local First The localist movement grew from a recognition that a globalist economy dominated by large multinational corporations does not always benefit consumers and our communities. Weak antitrust enforcement has allowed consolidation of market power in many industries, which disadvantages small businesses that [...]

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Locals supporting locals – An idea to embrace this holiday season

By |2024-03-11T15:42:34-06:00November 24th, 2023|General, Home Page, News, Shop Local|

Locals supporting locals – An idea to embrace this holiday season By Mary Oswald, Local First | Originally published in the Durango Herald Friday, Nov 24, 2023 11:51 AM A few weeks ago, I read a Letter to the Editor in The Durango Herald questioning the almost fanatic adoration that many Durangoans hold for [...]

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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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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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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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