Media Contacts

Monique DiGiorgio
Managing Director
(970) 799-6618 x1
director@local-first.org

Kate Hallock
Community Coordinator
(970) 799-6618 x3
community@local-first.org

In The News

Growing Intention for Local Power Generation – Result of Luis Reyes Visit
Apr. 21, 2017 / Durango Herald – “Voting the first step on new path for LPEA” – Op-Ed /

La Plata’s Local First Keeps Community At Its Core
Jan. 12, 2017 / AMIBA – American Independent Business Alliance /

Local First brings Santa to Durango
Dec. 3, 2016 / KARA CAVALCA PHOTO /

Helicopter brings Santa to Durango’s Noel Night
Dec. 2, 2016 / THE DURANGO HERALD /    Light snow fell on eager young faces Friday night as they awaited Santa’s helicopter at…

Noel Night 2016
Noel Night 2016 – Part 2
Nov. 29, 2016 / 99X DURANGO’S HIT MUSIC STATION /  Local First’s Ted Wright sat down with 99X’s Cody Kopp to discuss…

Getting Ready for Noel Night
Nov. 24, 2016 / DURANGO TV /

Alliance Report – Be a Localist
Nov. 24, 2016 / DURANGO TV /

Noel Night: A mix of local spending and giving
Nov. 22, 2016 / THE DURANGO HERALD /   Noel Night on Dec. 2, one of the largest shopping days in Durango, will also be an opportunity to give back to families in need…

State touts Durango as a model of economic resiliency
Nov. 21, 2016 / THE DURANGO HERALD / Durango is a model of economic resiliency for other rural towns because of its quality of life, economic diversity and leadership, among…

2017 Be Local Book Launch Party
Nov. 16, 2016 / KARA CAVALCA PHOTO /

Local first
Nov. 14, 2016 / THE DURANGO HERALD / Think globally, act locally” is an adage area residents take seriously. For many, it helps focus one’s energy and concern for…

Neighbors: First harvest dinner pleases diners
Sept. 30, 2016 / THE DURANGO HERALD /
To say local foods are popular in our area is an understatement. Kristi Streiffert, managing director of Local First, said her organization has celebrated local farmers and…

Celebrate the Harvest
Aug. 25, 2016 / DURANGO TV /

Save Big $$$ with Local Coupons
Dec. 3, 2015 / DURANGO TV /

Loca-stores 
Sept. 27, 2014 / THE DURANGO HERALD /
As the city of Durango moves toward building a road to lure more national chain businesses to Grandview, other efforts…

Press Releases

Panhandling Solutions Town Hall – April 25th 8:30-10am at the Durango Public Library

April 14, 2017 / BID teams up with Chamber of Commerce, Local First to address pressing issue….

New Sponsorship Program for Durango Farmer’s Market 

March 17, 2017 /The Durango Farmers Market is offering a new way to support the Market with seasonal sponsorship packages…

Local First Hires New Managing Director to Build Local Movement
March 6, 2017 / The Local First Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have hired a new Managing Director…

Winner of the 2016 Green Business Leadership Award Announced
Jan. 31, 2017 / Local First congratulates Cream Bean Berry for winning the 2016 Green Business Leadership Award. Kudos to finalists…

Finalists for 2016 Green Business Leadership Award Announced
Jan. 9, 2017 / Local First congratulates Alpine Bank, Cream Bean Berry Ice Cream, and Mantell-Hecathorn Builders for being the top three…

There’s No Place Like Home named one of the top 25 Gifted Retailers in America

Dec. 1, 2016 / There’s No Place Like Home, local gift, accessories and women’s clothing store, has been named one of the top 25…

Local First announces Noel Night 2016
Nov. 22, 2016 / Local First invites the public to attend Noel Night on Dec. 2nd (always held the 1st Friday of December). Noel Night is a…

9th Annual Be Local Coupon Book
Nov. 21, 2016 / Each year, the Be Local Book offers local businesses an opportunity to tell their stories to the community. The book, which is…