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Locals supporting locals – An idea to embrace this holiday season

A few weeks ago, I read a Letter to the Editor in The Durango Herald questioning the almost fanatic adoration that many Durangoans hold for our little neck of the woods, especially as compar...

A quest for purpose: How pro cyclist became Durango jeweler

‘No one’s going to come save you … It’s your job to make it better.’

Do you know your farmer?

I grew up in a rural part of northwest New Jersey and remember summers spent “grocery shopping” at Godlewsky’s Farm like it was yesterday. As kids, I remember my mom would load us in the bac...

Membership in organizations matters

I fondly remember my first membership to an organization. I was 10 and saved up money from babysitting and my allowance. It was the 1980s and before the internet was readily available, so a...

The Power of Local

By Doug McCarthy, Healthcare Advocate, Local First I was recently asked what I love about La Plata County. In addition to the amazing outdoor recreation opportunities we enjoy, I am delighte...

Winery moves into former Irish Embassy basement in Durango

Business offers eight homemade wines

Farmington Makers Market winds up with major turnout

Southwest Apple and Chile Fest closes arts and crafts season

Corralling health care costs

Health insurance is something we don’t like to think about until we need it. And then we want it to pay for what we need. Unfortunately, life is a lot more complicated than that. Health insu...

It’s Indie Week

It is Independent’s Week. For most, that means celebrating the founding of the United States, but here at Local First, it also means celebrating our local, independently-owned businesses. W...

La Plata Impact Fund driven by local businesses

When local business owner Jonny Radding approached Local First Foundation about launching the La Plata Impact Fund, he had just finished reading the book “Let My People Go Surfing,” written ...

Parking a top concern as public comments on designs for Main Avenue

Study to examine space supply citywide

It’s time to move your money

When most of us think about living the “local first” way, we envision shopping at one of our favorite local retailers, visiting the farmers market for fresh produce from a nearby farm or cho...