Position: Creating Community

Email: timw@downtowndurango.org

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

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

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