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 [...]

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 [...]

Artist Spotlight: Dakotah Andreatta

By |2018-04-11T08:50:07-06:00April 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Doodlin' Durangoan Sketch of the Durango Joes Mural on College Ave. Dakotah painting on the side of the Every Day gas station in April 2017. Dakotah Andreatta is truly the embodiment of "local" - having grown up in Durango, he knows the ins and outs of our [...]

Join us for an Elegant Evening at Eolus!

By |2018-03-06T20:51:14-07:00March 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

About Elegant Evening at Eolus Elegant Evening at Eolus is a benefit for the iAM MUSIC Institute, in partnership with Local First. We are asking the community to join us for a 3-course experience plus wine and music at Eolus Rooftop on April 5th, 2018 with the iAM MUSIC Founders, Board of Directors & [...]

Artist Spotlight: Hayley Kirkman

By |2018-04-11T10:39:34-06:00February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Creative Artisan and Lover of All Things Local Sketch of the Durango Joes Mural on College Ave. Photo by Jennaye Derge Hayley moved to Durango from Albuquerque  in 2013 to attend Fort Lewis College and pursue a career in creative arts. She had no ties to [...]

Top of the Town: Dressing Up for Snowdown

By |2018-02-06T10:11:22-07:00January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Top of the Town: Dressing Up for Snowdown Originally produced by 360 Durango   Time’s almost up, ladies and gentlemen, because Snowdown, A Black Tie Affair, begins Wednesday, January 31. Don’t go looking any less than the best; dress like a Dapper Dan (or Danielle) and skip the two-day shipping [...]

Zoning that Supports Businesses and Agriculture

By |2018-02-06T21:12:21-07:00January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Comments from the La Plata County Land Use Code Hearing | La Plata County Fairgrounds Local First is a non-profit alliance of locally-owned, independent businesses and organizations working together to build an economy that values people, the planet, and prosperity for everyone. We currently represent 250 local, independent businesses in La Plata County. On [...]

Localist Spotlight: Charles Shaw & Dave Thibodeau

By |2018-02-20T12:59:09-07:00November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In anticipation of the 10th annual Be Local Coupon Book release coming up the week of November 20, Local First is happy to introduce you to our first-ever official Localists. A Localist is our fancy word for an individual who lives and thrives in La Plata County, walking the talk of supporting our local [...]