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
Awesome prizes donated by
Salt 360 Float Studio
Annual Float Pass for one or 6 month pass for two
Wagon Wheel Liquors
5 $25 Gift Cards
2 $25 Gift Cards
The Spaaah Shop
$25 Gift Card
Two Pairs of Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak Rentals!
($90 value each)
1 $50 Gift Card
How the Passport Challenge works:
1. Pick up your passport
You can pick up your passport 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, OR our Saturday morning Durango Farmers Market booth on June 30th!
2. Spend Money, Get Stamps
Make a purchase to get a stamp. For every 5 stamps you get, you are entered to win one of our prizes!
3. Win Prizes
Turn in your passport by Monday July 9th. Winners will be chosen on Wednesday the 11th!