These are exciting times for Local First! We've gone through an organizational restructuring and are now looking for a CEO to direct and grow the Local First organization. If you're an experienced leader and believe in the power of independent and local business to lead economic and community development, we urge you to apply! Find out more and apply at local-first.org/careers
20th Annual Noel Night - December 2nd, 2022
Since 2022, Noel Night has been a community celebration highlighting local businesses during the most magical time of year. Folks from all over spend their evening shopping and being merry—while also being reminded how easy and rewarding it can be to shop locally year-round.
Become a Noel Night participant and promote your holiday event FOR FREE to be included on the Noel Night event pages and receive promotional materials for your storefront.Sign up here.
Can you believe it? iAM MUSIC is celebrating 10 years as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2023! A decade has flown by and what better way to celebrate and further the impact they’ve had on the local creative economy than a elegant Evening at Eolus on November 3rd, 2022.featuring great friends, delicious food, and—of course—live music.
Have a local story to tell? A program to promote? Local event to share? Join Local First on the Be Local Radio Show as a special guest!
The Be Local Radio show is a half hour radio show hosted live from KDUR Durango every Thursday at 9 AM. With local listeners tuning in from all walks of life, The Be Local Radio is the perfect oppurtunity to get the word out about local issues, events, businesses, and programs.
With ballots arriving in the mail this week and election day just around the corner, Local First encourages folks to take the time to learn about the 2022 Ballot Issues and to make their voices heard! By casting your vote, you make a local impact that supports our community and generations to come.
Learn more about our local candidates and ballot issues by visiting Vote411.org
Narcan and Opiod Overdose Awareness Training Oct 25th | 10AM -12PM
Please join Visit Durango for a free Narcan and Fentanyl Awareness Training on October 25th, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. This training is available for La Plata County hospitality workers and will be led by experts from the Southwest Drug Task Force and Advocates for Recovery Colorado.
The number of opioid and fentanyl overdoses are climbing, and La Plata County is no exception. Hospitality and restaurant workers are encouraged to come to learn how Narcan can keep you protected and save someone else's life. Narcan will also be available after the training for those who want to have it on hand at their business.
While healthcare benefits are increasingly becoming an expectation of job seekers and employees alike, the cost of insurance continues to skyrocket. This virtual & in-person event will explore a variety of healthcare options available to employers across a wide spectrum of price points.
Durango locals recognized by Colorado Restaurant Association
Congrats are in order for several Durango locals after the Colorado Restaurant Association announced their 2022 Lifetime Acheivement and Industry Spolight Awards. Bill and Jim Carver, Founders of Carver Brewing Company, have been inducted into the Colorado Foodservice Hall of Fame, Seanan Culloty, Chef at Manna Soup Kitchen, is recognized as a 2022 Outstanding Regional Professional, and Roberto Delgado, El Moro Spirits & Tavern, has been awarded 2022 Bartender of the Year. Three cheers for the hardworking, talented folks behind our local restaurant industry! Read more...
Website launched to update public on River City Hall project.
The City of Durango, the Durango Fire Protection District, and the Durango Police Department have launched a new website to provide the public with up-to-date information regarding the ongoing River City Hall Project, including the first public meeting on Nov. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7p.m. at the Power House Science Center. Read more...