Independents Week2018-07-19T15:07:43-06:00
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Why Independent Businesses Matter

  • Keeps Decision Making Local

    Independent businesses can make decisions by people that live in La Plata County, not by a larger chain elsewhere

  • Builds Community Well-Being

    Local businesses build strong, resilient communities and contribute to local causes

  • Keeps Dollars Local

    More money stays in the local economy and creates jobs right in La Plata County

  • Encourages Character and Prosperity

    Unique businesses preserve the character of our town, preventing it from looking like Anywhere, USA!

Presented by the Durango Herald

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How the Passport Challenge works:

1. Pick up your passport

You can pick up a passport for free anytime from July 1- July 7th at Local First, Maria’s Bookshop, Smiley Cafe, ACE Kroegers Hardware, Sante, Wagon Wheel Liquor, Animas Trading Co., Urban Market, The Durango Welcome Center, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, Salt 360 Float Studio, The Soup Palette, the Spaaah Shop, La Plata County Humane Society any time during the week while supply lasts. 

2. Spend Money, Get Stamps

Make a purchase at any local participating business to get a stamp. For every 5 stamps you get, you are entered to win one of our prizes!

3. Win Prizes

Turn your passport in by Monday July 9th into the box outside the Local First office in the Smiley Building. Winners will be chosen on Wednesday the 11th!

Awesome prizes donated by

Salt 360 Float Studio

Annual Float Pass for one or 6 month pass for two
($948 value)

Wagon Wheel Liquors

5 $25 Gift Cards

Pine Needle

2 $25 Gift Cards

The Spaaah Shop

$25 Gift Card

4Corners Riversports

Two Pairs of Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak Rentals!
($90 value each)

The Greenery

1 $50 Gift Card

Check out our directory for the full list of local, independent businesses around town and look for the Independents Week decals outside!

Look for this sidewalk decal in front of participating businesses during Independents Week!

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