Bob Kunkel

Position: What's Up Downtown


About: Bob Kunkel is the special-events and business coordinator for DurangoÂ’s Central Business District.

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

Fall Showcase of the Arts is for all mediums

When it comes to what sustains our livelihood, Durango is no one-trick pony. We are fortunate to have a diverse economy. Consider the sources of industry that make up our local economy such as ...

DATE: June 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Visitor loyalty starts with friendly locals

I've been a student, teacher and practitioner of customer service throughout my career. One subject that gets plenty oftalk time is customer loyalty. What is it? How do you get it, and if you have...

DATE: April 21, 2010 | COLUMN: What's up in Durango Skies

Downtown must maintain its vitality

Health care is certainly in the headlines these days, and it reminds me that downtowns must also pay attention to theirhealth and well-being.For downtown Durango, maintaining its health is of...

DATE: March 24, 2010 | COLUMN: What's up in Durango Skies

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

Time to reveal sinister plot downtown

Another year has passed … no, make that 10 years since we moved to Durango. And because I spend a lot of time downtown,I see a lot of the same people day in and day out, year after year. For my...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

'HOLiDAZZLE' brings 36 days of downtown fun

What's the occasion? It's the 6th annual HOLiDAZZLE promotion. That's 36 days (Thanksgiving to New Year's) of holidaygood times in downtown Durango.There are 45 family-friendly events to enjoy....

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Scene No.1: Downtown sidewalk repair

Lights, camera, action ... Downtown Durango on a late fall afternoon. Starting next week, a downtown capital-improvement project that was introduced about four years ago will finally begin...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Home Grown all started with an apple

A little over a year ago, a group of us started talking about what could be done with the excess of backyard apples that go to waste every year.As it happens, the questions expanded exponentially...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

New event much grander than Grand

If you blink, you might miss it.The Colorado Grand, now in its 21st year, is an exclusive group of classic-car owners who tour Colorado's scenic byways every fall. This year, they will pass through...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

More scooters buzzing around city of Durango

In 1964, the Beach Boys released their "All Summer Long" album, and I couldn't resist the lure of the California surfer craze.I put lemon juice on my hair for the blond look and applied baby oil...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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