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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