Tim Walsworth

Position: Creating Community

Email: timw@downtowndurango.org

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If you are a regular viewer of evening news programs, you may have noticed they have updated their reporting style and opening intros.The most noticeable changes are that more news anchors are...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2013 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

2012 offered Durango plenty to be thankful for

A year ago at the January downtown business briefing, What’s Up Downtown? I distributed a list “Why 2012 Might be a Great Year for Durango.” Back then, many were wondering which of the following...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2013 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Luck: Successful communities make their own

I don’t remember the old singer or the song, but the line was …“If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all”. Other towns often say Durango seems to have a lot of luck.Actually, luck has...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Where hens and stags roam downtown

Last month, a lot of time, energy and treasure was spent hosting a major international event that created a good bit of commentary around many a kitchen table. No, not that little bicycle thingy,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

How a 25-minute event will change Durango – forever

Someone said: “We tend to back into the future, longingly looking at the past.” Here’s an explanation: Because the past is known and represents our comfortable norms, it is safe. But the future...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

When rumor mill is great for downtown

Don’t we just love it! Call it gossip, talk of the town, the rumor mill …whatever it’s called, it’s a popular pastime, especially in small towns where everybody knows something about somebody...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Time to get plain, old optimistic in Durango

“Cautious optimism” is a phrase we’ve all heard before, and it’s one I think sounds like a cop-out. I say: “Come on. Whatever the outlook may be, give it to me straight.”It sounds similarly like...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Less-than-ideal customers can be drain for business

I had some business at a courthouse the other day. Upon entering through the large double doors, I was greeted by a sheriff’s deputy. He asked if he could help and directed me to the proper...

DATE: April 17, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Will summer 2012 be Durango’s best, most memorable?

I am sure my thoughts of spring are much different than yours. For starters, those milder temperatures and longer daylight hours do not call me to spread my lunch blanket on Buckley Park’s lawn....

DATE: April 10, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Good indicator of local success is endurance

On Sept. 3, Durango will celebrate the 100th anniversary City Charter signing, an act that created the city council-city manager form of local government we have today.For a small frontier town,...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Welcome center being slated for summer opening

We don’t have problems, we have opportunities …right?For the last decade, downtown stakeholders’ wish list of improvements has included four projects that for various reasons were too tough to...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Durango often doesn’t seem like it’s small town

I forget (we forget) that Durango is a geographically isolated small town of only 16,000 residents, and yet year after year, we achieve and accomplish more than larger-populated places.While we...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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