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CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

Position: Creating Community

Email: timw@downtowndurango.org

Another reason to take a step into downtown

The Durango Business Improvement District is busy in early 2015. The next promotion for us is Random Acts of Kindness week. BID and Bank of Colorado are teaming up for the second year in a row on...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2015 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Doesn’t our downtown look spectacular?

There’s something magical about holiday lights, and now that we appear to be getting some snow, the “wondrous winter” in Durango truly has begun. From one end of downtown to the other, everyone...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Holidays are when downtown really shines

I’m sensing it’s a commonality among us – where did the year go? Is it really the middle of October? The good news is we’re moving into the time of year when downtown is “The” place to be. Kudos go...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

July Fourth: City’s freedomfest full-fledged fun

If you’ve lived around here for the last 10 years, the Fourth of July lineup of events and activities in downtown Durango hasn’t changed much – and that’s exactly the way it should be. Prior to...

DATE: June 30, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown all dressed up for fun in the sun

The springtime metamorphosis of downtown has been underway for the past several weeks ... and it shows. It started with City Parking Division installing some 1,100 new parking meters, 365 of which...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Don’t let your financial reports cause confusion

A business adviser to a two-physician medical practice asked if I could help him understand the practice’s financial reports. The two practitioners were each convinced the other was not...

DATE: May 12, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Hey, folks, city needs your elbow grease

Look high, look low around downtown and you’ll notice its dirty. Winter weather and colder temperatures tend to make civic housekeeping an exercise in futility. The summertime maintenance routines...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Durango’s most important 2.2 percent

Routinely, we speak of downtown Durango as the heart of the Durango community, but by what measure does this tiny bit of real estate earn such recognition? Granted, it is the seat of government for...

DATE: April 8, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

From Sochi time to dinnertime in Durango

For 18 days, we watched the world’s best winter athletes perform amazing feats of athleticism and win shiny medals. Most keep the focus on the games, but others see the Olympics as a world stage...

DATE: March 10, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

What kind of downtown do you want to have?

According to the folks studying social trends, the public’s attitude toward downtowns continues to get more favorable every year. Fueling the flames of urban popularity are the millennials, baby...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Use dispensary resourcefully in your community

Apparently, of the nearly 1 million words in the English language, most ordinary people use about 6,000 words regularly. This limited vocabulary seems to serve the basic communication needs of the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2014 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

He sees you when you’re shopping

’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the store, Each department was dripping with Yuletide décor. The music was blaring an off-tune old carol, And fake snow was falling on Ladies’...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2013 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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