Position: Creating Community

Email: timw@downtowndurango.org

Help define Durango’s future

One of the City Council’s goals is to “envision Durango’s sense of place by creating character districts” that embrace the unique characteristics of different areas of town. Ten distinct areas have...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Durango economic numbers telling good story

The Durango Business Improvement District monitors statistics to help determine the economic health of downtown and north Main Avenue. BID tracks six statistics monthly: Durango Transit ridership;...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Holidays are hot in and around downtown

Downtown Durango is the place to be this holiday season, with a wide variety of events coming the next couple of weeks. If you have not yet picked out your Christmas tree, consider taking a ride on...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Science guides downtown parking prices

As part of the Durango Business Improvement District’s continuing efforts to provide education about parking in downtown Durango, here is some new information about the price of the downtown...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

On Halloween, downtown is for kids of all ages

Children’s Halloween is in downtown Durango from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. I look forward to this event every year, as does my family. A record 96 businesses will be handing out treats, goodies and...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Everything you want to know about parking

Downtown parking, or the perceived lack thereof, has been discussed in our community for a long time. Recent topics of discussion I have been included in have ranged from a residential...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Panhandling? Support our local charities

What should we do about panhandling in downtown Durango? This is a tricky subject to say the least. Like many communities around the country, Durango has experienced a dramatic increase in...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Here’s a primer on Durango’s business district

Though the Durango Business Improvement District has been serving the community since 1997, I still meet people who look at me quizzically when I mention my job, and ask, “BID, what is that?”...

DATE: July 28, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Celebrate our freedom downtown

There is no better place to be for the Fourth of July than in Durango. The Durango Business Improvement District has put together a full day of family-friendly events with something for everyone....

DATE: June 30, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Summer tourism stats shining brightly

Summer is here in downtown Durango with events happening just about every weekend and the tourists filling our shops. As we get into the busy part of the year, the Durango Business Improvement...

DATE: June 2, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

What’s Up Downtown?

Durango is home to approximately 200 annual events, with each one adding to the unique flavor of our wonderful town. The primary downtown-event season will get started this month with two of the...

DATE: April 7, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Looking beyond Main is goal

Today, the Durango Business Improvement District takes a next step in planning for the future, continuing to help enhance the economic vitality of our district, which includes both Downtown and...

DATE: March 17, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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