Tim Walsworth

Position: Creating Community

Email: timw@downtowndurango.org

Buying local products only half the equation

Like many of us, our family prefers to keep our dollars in La Plata County, so we make a conscious effort to Buy Local as often as possible.It feels good knowing the purchases we make are...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Swirling winds blow change downtown

The wind is an often-used metaphor for change. For me, the word “wind” creates a mental image of a natural force not to be ignored or denied. You can resist wind for a while, but it eventually...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Durango’s downtown shines for the pros

The state organization for downtown managers whose business is downtown economic and social vitality is known as Downtown Colorado Inc., or DCI. Last week, the association held its annual...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Autumn’s coming, but events keep downtown hot

Let’s start with Labor Day past, the national holiday dedicated to honoring the contributions of the American worker. I’d like to tell you I spent the day water skiing at the lake. Actually, like...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

What’s more organic than downtown?

Look it up in the dictionary and you’ll find the word “organic” nestled between “organ grinder” and “organization.” Webster’s defines organic as “the systematic coordination of the parts,”...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown: A conspiracy of the right stuff

Most Durangoans probably aren’t aware, but we have our own Joint Chiefs of Stuff. These leaders pass among us without notice, attend meetings in well-lit public places and make important decisions...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

A family picnic, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo style

This is my annual pre-July 4 column to remind folks about Independence Day activities in Durango. Bear with me, and I’ll explain the reference to Yogi and Boo Boo.First, our second-most-asked...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

In downtown, who’s out is what’s up

As Durango’s bears have come out from their dens, so has that other rare species. Durangoans have gotten out and are showing up everywhere in great numbers. Here’s the proof.Citywide sales tax is...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Keep the business model Internet-fresh

My new pink phone chirped, and I looked to see that the call was coming from an old friend. And although I find caller ID a bit creepy, I answered on the third chirp and said, “Hi Tom, how’ve you...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown: Seeing the cup half-full

In the spirit of “State of the State” reporting, here’s what on tap for downtown.AccessThe Florida Road project will soon be completed, improving inbound access to downtown by vehicles and...

DATE: March 15, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

What’s Up Downtown? Pulling harder on community bootstraps will help our wallets

It’s an old analogy, that of pulling one’s elf up by one’s bootstraps. In business, the phrase is used to describe an enterprise that succeeds by sheer hard work, self-investment and very little...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Island sounds in mountain towns

I have always been curious about the draw of reggae music.What is it that pulls lots of fans from communities like Durango? Communities with residents who have never been forced to leave the...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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