Harnessing Opportunity in Durango: A Perspective on Development

Virtual Webinar

Join Local First for a live presentation by well-known urban planner, Joe Minicozzi. In his presentation, Minicozzi will a focus on contextualizing the opportunities available in historic redevelopment projects, including the former 9-R Administration Building. This event will take place via Zoom on March 30th, at 2:30PM. Registration coming soon.


Open House for Downtown Design Questionnaire Results

Fort Lewis College Center for Innovation 853 Main Ave. Suite 225, Durango, CO

The City of Durango, as part of the public engagement process for Downtown’s Next Step, is hosting a community open house Thursday, March 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fort Lewis College Center for Innovation, 853 Main Ave. Suite 225 — on the second floor of the Main Mall. The public will have [...]


Success for Native America 2022

Fort Lewis College Vallecito Room 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO, United States

First Southwest Bank (FSWB) and First Southwest Community Fund (FSWCF) are excited once again to partner with Fort Lewis College for the second “Success for Native America” panel discussion. It will be held on April 4, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Fort Lewis College (FLC) in the Vallecito Room. (Participants are also invited to join the [...]


2022 Local First Member Celebration

Powerhouse Science Center 1295 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO, United States

Local First invites you to join our staff, business members, and community localists for an evening of celebration, connection, and camaraderie on April 8th from 6-8pm at The Powerhouse. Alongside the opportunity to come together, this year’s Local First Member Celebration will feature local food provided by Sage Farm Fresh Eats, live performance by Lacey [...]


Durango Earth Day Celebration – Climate Solutions

Rotary Park 1565 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO, United States

Local First Foundation is proud to sponsor the 4CORE Earth Day Celebration, taking place April 23rd, 11am-3pm, at Rotary Park! Join us for live music, kids activities, electric vehicle ride & drive, vendor booths, local speakers, and more!


Durango Farmers Market Opening Day!

Durango Farmers Market 259 W 9th St, Durango, CO, United States

The Durango Farmers Market is back in action the second Saturday in May. On May 14th , we will kick off our 26th year of connecting local customers to local products! Opening day will feature live music and performances by the Durango Shimmy Mob. Come celebrate the local scene with us from 8 am to 12 noon at the TBK Bank parking lot across from the City Transit Center on West 8th Street. If you are not feeling well, please wait to visit the market till you are well!


How to Lead a Tired Team

Durango Rec Center 700 Main Ave, Durango, CO, United States

How to Lead a Tired Team Wednesday, May 18th | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | In-person at the Durango Rec Center Wednesday, June 15th  | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Virtual* Facilitator: Jennifer Bassignani of Essential Operations. Description: Are you struggling to lead a tired team? Join us for this interactive and engaging workshop focusing [...]


Lunch & Learn: Entrepreneurship & Climate Change Innovation

Fort Lewis College Center for Innovation 853 Main Ave. Suite 225, Durango, CO

Entrepreneurship & Climate Change Innovation: It's about so much more than energy. June 22 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM in Durango At the Center for Innovation 835 Main Ave Suite 225  Register Here. Local First, in partnership with Good Business Colorado and other organizations across the state, are hosting a "Helping Good Businesses Be [...]

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