Business as a force for good

Can business be a force for positive change in the world? Taking a step further, can business address the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges? The next generation appears to...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

The push for local, renewable energy

The La Plata Electric Association election on May 2 transformed the Board of Directors into a strong majority of forward-thinking individuals who advocate for local, renewable energy. This is a...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

Local solutions to health care could provide financial relief

Rising healthcare costs have become a hot topic of discussion, particularly as insurance premiums and other medical expenses continue to soar. In fact, health care seems to come up as a discussion...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

Independent businesses an ecosystem’s native species

The word resiliency can be used to describe both an ecosystem and an economy. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back or recover from a shock, or the ability to avoid the shock altogether. Take...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

Let’s get Creative with our outdoors

It’s the penultimate day of a 30-day trip as I sit here and write this column. My bare toes are pushing through a sandy beach at Surprise Canyon on the Grand Canyon. As Durangoans, many of us have...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

Being Local is a state of mind in which you’re focused on community

What does it mean to “Be Local?” The first thing that comes to mind is a laundry list of qualifications, including the number of years you have lived in a town, whether you were born there, if your...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

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