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Business as a force for good

By |2019-06-17T13:51:53-06:00June 17th, 2019|Home Page|

Printed in the Durango Herald June 15, 2019 Business as a force for good Can business be a force for positive change in the world? Taking a step further, can business address the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges? The next generation appears to think so. A 2018 study by Fidelity Charitable suggests [...]

The push for local, renewable energy

By |2019-06-17T13:57:32-06:00May 18th, 2019|Home Page, Power Local|

Printed in the Durango Herald May 23, 2019 The push for local, renewable energy The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board election on May 2 has transformed the Board of Directors into a strong majority of forward-thinking individuals who advocate for local, renewable energy. This is a reflection of the growing demand, as expressed [...]

Local solutions to health care could provide relief

By |2019-06-17T14:01:27-06:00April 20th, 2019|Home Page|

Printed in the Durango Herald April 20, 2019 Local Solutions to Health Care Could Provide Relief Rising healthcare costs have become a hot topic of discussion, particularly as insurance premiums and other medical expenses continue to soar. In fact, health care seems to come up as a discussion point more than the weather these [...]

Independent businesses an ecosystem’s native species

By |2019-03-24T09:16:14-06:00March 24th, 2019|Home Page|

Printed in the Durango Herald March 23, 2019 Independent businesses an ecosystem’s native species The word resiliency can be used to describe both an ecosystem and an economy. Resiliency ultimately means the ability to bounce back or recover from a shock, or the ability to avoid the shock altogether. Take the 416 Fire, for [...]

Let’s get creative with our outdoors

By |2019-06-17T14:01:04-06:00February 23rd, 2019|Home Page|

Printed in the Durango Herald February 23, 2019 Let’s get Creative with our outdoors It’s the penultimate day of a 30-day trip as I sit here and write this column. My bare toes are pushing through a sandy beach at Surprise Canyon on the Grand Canyon. As Durangoans, many of us have had the [...]

Public Utilities Commission Supports Reasonable Buyout Amount

By |2019-02-17T16:34:26-07:00February 17th, 2019|Home Page, Power Local|

Big news today in the renewable energy and rural electric cooperative world: the CO Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ruled that it has the authority to determine whether Tri-State is charging Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) a just and reasonable price to buy out of its contract. In fact, the PUC rejected Tri-State’s argument to dismiss the case [...]

Music as Inspiration

By |2018-05-27T12:45:49-06:00May 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

From Alissa Wolf, Executive Director of iAM Music. Local First and iAM Music are working in partnership on the Cultivate Campaign. Christiana, age 11 (quoted above), is one of several talented and dedicated students at iAM MUSIC who is receiving a scholarship to further her studies in music and pursue her passion! As a [...]

Kit Carson Electric setting national example for renewable energy

By |2018-04-19T11:09:24-06:00April 19th, 2018|Power Local|

Full article at the Durango Herald By Mary Shinn City & health reporter Saturday, April 14, 2018 5:05 AM Northern New Mexico co-op Kit Carson Electric Association bought out of its Tri-State Generation and Transmission contract in 2016, giving it the freedom to build solar arrays across its three-county area to serve its 29,000 electric members. [...]

Artist Spotlight: Allie Wolfe

By |2018-04-11T14:41:42-06:00April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Durango's Creative Comic Allie and the Creative Arts team painting. Photo by Jennaye Derge.   Allie Wolfe is a well-known performer in Durango's stand-up comedy scene. Allie Wolfe is a person who cannot be described in one word. She is a woman of many different [...]

Artist Spotlight: Sarah Sturm

By |2018-04-11T10:46:24-06:00April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Adventurous Artist Sarah Sturm and Allie Wolfe painting. Photo by Jennaye Derge Sarah Sturm and Hayley Kirkman helping install the Durango Joe's mural. Sarah Zoey Sturm grew up in Albuquerque, NM. Her mother, Margie, is a potter/jeweler, and her father is a lover of biking. She [...]