Position: Creating Community

Email: timw@downtowndurango.org

More scooters buzzing around city of Durango

In 1964, the Beach Boys released their "All Summer Long" album, and I couldn't resist the lure of the California surfer craze.I put lemon juice on my hair for the blond look and applied baby oil...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

An invitation to a downtown birthday party

There are holidays or birthdays we regularly enjoy that become the traditions of our lives. They bring us together and strengthen our ties to the past.A number of years ago, I conducted a simple,...

DATE: June 21, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Many ways to keep tabs on downtown

Good communication always is a challenge.For example, there is what I said and what I thought I said.Combine that with what you heard and what you thought you heard.That's a one in 16 chance of...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown events reflect who we are

It's about time to Spring it On! That means the city, Business Improvement District and many independent organizations get crazy busy with events that get locals moving again and attract...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

April Fowl brings chickens to forefront

A low-ranking Durango official has confirmed that the small patch of grass behind City Hall will soon be converted to a chicken yard for five newly elected chickens.As support for raising chickens...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Is Downtown ready for the ride back up?

I've heard a lot about how downtown businesses are handling the downward spiral in the economy and very little about how they're getting ready for the eventual rebound.There's no question consumer...

DATE: March 4, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Marking six years helping Downtown

Last October marked the fifth anniversary of my position with the city of Durango. The job of Downtown Business and Event Coordinator was created to address a need and demonstrate a commitment.The...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown looking up for new year

Buildings are up. The three adjacent buildings we lost to the Feb. 22, 2008, fire in the block of 700 Main Avenue are up.The first to be completed will be at 764 Main Ave., with the anticipated...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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