It’s been a tough summer. Wildfires, smoke, mudslides. We all know someone who has been affected in some way. As a downtown merchant I would like to thank the locals for coming down to support the stores and restaurants. I would also like to encourage my friends who own shops and eateries downtown to hang in there! We will get through this together. During times like these, there is no other place I would rather be than Durango. We will emerge stronger than ever!