Position: Creating Community

Email: timw@downtowndurango.org

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

Downtown year in review ... by you

Of the four guest columnists that contribute weekly to the Wednesday Business & Technology section of The Durango Herald, I drew the long straw and the last column of 2010. With that privilege and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Economy not only factor reshaping our downtown

The impacts of the prolonged economic recession have touched everyone in some negative way. Sure, there is a new economic reality, and it’s a few clicks down from the good life we’ve known. Sure,...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Busking in Durango and the Old North State

I like street entertainment. You know, the enterprising venture of displaying talent, any talent, on the street to make a buck.Nonthreatening homeless types ham it up for locals and tourists on the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Road to recovery goes down Main Avenue

I recently attended the annual meeting of Downtown Colorado Inc., the statewide association of downtown managers and organizations, special-improvement districts and professional service vendors...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown rally parade returns with a purpose

You either love it or you don’t … and either plan to attend or plan to leave. But before you decide, read on.This Labor Day weekend, the Fours Corners hosts the annual motorcycle rally. While this...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown rebounding, offers options

Once there was a family that lived in the suburbs. Mom and Dad worked hard and enjoyed the rewards of midlife and midcareer.The kids moved swiftly along through school, stuffing their rooms,...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Lessons abroad apply at home to Durango

"We've always wanted to go there." At least that's what most people say when I tell them Family Kunkel recently retuned from our first visit to the Emerald Isle of Ireland. The difference is we...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown proposes own weather prophet

At this point, you have got to be wondering if Old Man Winter will hang around for another several months or if springwill save us from more roof shoveling. That thought led me to wonder why...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown is winter elixir for moody blues

If you love winter, you must be having the time of your life. If, on the other hand, you dislike winter, you may haveconceded that you'll just have to put up with it until it's over.Come on … it's...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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