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Automotive

Food & Dining

David Habrat Tad Smith Hunter Harrell

ADVERTISING  Christian Ridings DESIGN/PREPRESS

ADVERTISING SALES  Amy Baird REPRESENTATIVE

Legal, Financial & Real Estate Professional Services

Tana Bowen Kelly Bulkley Samantha Crews Cole Davis Abby Feldman Heather Mobley Joe Nelson Teressa Nelson Chandler Sommerfeldt

SPECIAL THANKS  Claudia Laws Connie Sutton

Shopping & Entertainment Wellness

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Photo By Terrance Siemon

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Letter from the Editor

Honor Troxel poses with a scoop of balsamic strawberry ice cream topped with whipped cream from Cream Bean Berry. Hair and makeup by Holly Whatcott Hair Fusion Salon and Spa, featuring fresh flowers from April’s Garden. Photo by Terrance Siemon.

Thank you The Durango Herald is proud to produce and for making present the annual Best Of Durango and La Plata County contest and special publication to honor the the Best Of businesses that make the Animas Valley a premier competition place to live. Each winner is chosen by the toughest critics possible! in town – our readers. Thank you for making the Best Of competition possible! In July, we presented over 140 categories to the public, and asked you to submit your personal favorite businesses for consideration in each category. After three weeks, and more than 41,000 nominations, the top three nominees were placed

First Place Best Day Spa

Locally Owned & Operated

beside the winners from 2018 to compete for another year of bragging rights. With over 115,000 votes, the results determined the people and places featured in this section deserve our recognition. And we want to extend our appreciation to them for their support as well. After all, the businesses mentioned in our magazine (and online at www.durangoherald.com/ bestof) go above and beyond to provide customers with the finest selections and five-star service. From food and drinks to health and wellness, this publication serves as a guide to the greatest options in our region. When you want to try something new that comes highly recommended by the people of La Plata County, puruse the pages and enjoy the best that Durango has to offer.

Runner Up Best Nail Salon

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Automotive Best Auto Repair Shop Durango Car Care

www.durangocarcare.com 

601 E. College Drive (970) 247-3989 Foreign or domestic? The experts at Durango Car Care use state of the art equipment to handle regular maintenance and repairs for over 50 models. Durango Car Care offers personalized service and convenience for customers. They also collaborate with the best local suppliers for both factory dealer and aftermarket parts.

Durango Autoworks

www.durangoautoworks.com 

815 Florida Road • (970) 247-4198

Built to Last  Automotive

www.built2lastautomotive.com 714 Sawmill Road • (970) 259-8777

Best Automotive Dealership

Best Car Wash Best Farm Durango Rapid Wash Equipment / Tractor Store www.durangorapidwash.com

2401 Main Ave. • (970) 385-8573 This locally-owned and operated car wash uses eco-friendly products, and is recognized by the National Car Wash Association as a “water saver.” In addition to an automatic wash, Durango Rapid Wash offers services like detailing, interior and exterior cleaning, window washing and tire cleaning.

Animas Auto Spa 

www.animasautospa.com 500 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-7724

 Brennan Station www.brennanstations.com 1220 Carbon Junction Drive (970) 259-2499

Grease Monkey

 www.greasemonkeyauto.com 10 River Road Center (970) 247-4422

Southwest AG Inc.

www.swaginc.com 

39927 Highway 160 (970) 884-4101 For more than 30 years, Southwest AG Inc. has provided La Plata County and the surrounding communities with durable equipment, designed to handle everything from removing rocks to plowing expansive fields. They offer a wide-selection of new and used equipment in addition to rentals.

Tractor  Supply Company

www.tractorsupply.com 815 Florida Road • (970) 247-4198

Target Rental

www.targetrental.com  28202 Highway 160 (970) 259-7500

Best Motorcycle / Hobby Sport Store Durango  Harley-Davidson

www.durangoharley.com 750 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-0778 The team at Durango Harley-Davidson is full of friendly professionals who also happen to be adventure enthusiasts. The friendly staff operates a full-service dealership, with a selection of new and used motorcycles. From time to time, the business also hosts community events and special group rides.

Fun Center

www.funcentercycles.com  29603 Highway 160 (970) 259-1070

Cole’s Chop Shop

www.coleschopshop.com 

2497 Main Ave. • (970) 247-0608

Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center 

www.morehartmurphyautocenter.com 31 Parker Ave. • (970) 247-2121 Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center recognizes the importance of finding the right vehicle for each individual. With its selection of pre-owned vehicles and knowledgeable staff, Morehart Murphy goes above and beyond customer expectations. Whether window shopping or test driving, the team will guide you through the process smoothly.

 urango D Motor Company

www.durangomotorcompany.com 1200 Carbon Junction Drive (833) 514-1150

Tru Auto Deals Inc.

www.carsforsale.com 82 Bodo Drive • (970) 482-8759

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A u to m oti v e Best Oil / Lube Service Brennan Station

www.brennanstations.com 

1220 Carbon Junction Drive (970) 259-2499 Brennan Station’s Four Star location across from Walmart offers customers a convenient one-stop shop for fueling and vehicle maintenance by providing oil change and lube services. The experts will have your automobile ready before you can finish a green chile cheeseburger on-site from Bart’s Deli.

Grease Monkey

www.greasemonkeyauto.com  10 River Road • (970) 247-4422

Morehart  Murphy Regional Auto Center

Best Tire Store Discount Tire Store

www.discounttire.com 

1175 S. Camino del Rio (970) 317-6011 Fast and friendly service at affordable prices – that is Durango’s Discount Tire. The business welcomes walk-ins, or customers can schedule an appointment for one of the several services provided by auto experts. The team provides routine rotation and balancing as well as installation and repair.

Peerless Tires

www.peerlesstyreco.com  1990 N. Main Ave. (970) 247-5353

Big O Tires

www.bigotires.com 

www.morehartmurphy autocenter.com 31 Parker Ave. • (970) 247-2121

1210 Escalante Drive (970) 247-2146

Best Equipment Rental Company First Place Best Farm Equipment/ Tractor Store Third Place

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Your #1 choice in Durango • 601 E College Dr · Durango, CO • (970) 247-3989

Thank You Durango! Our staff thanks you for choosing us as the BEST when it comes to your car’s oil and lube service. Thanks for voting us in the top three for our car wash, too! We are so happy to receive this award and we will continue to provide you with the quality service, honest assessments, and positive customer experience you have come to expect from Xpress Lube and Brennan Stations. Proud to be a locally owned and operated Durango business.

(970) 259-2499

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faces Best Best Car Acupuncturist Salesperson

Best Massage Therapist

Best Pharmacist

Jonathan Griego

Shera Johnson

Lori Kearney

www.rivergatenaturalhealthcare.com 3750 Main Ave. #1 • (970) 382-9100

www.morehartmurphyregionalautocenter.com 31 Parker Ave. • (970) 247-2121

www.massageintervention.life 150 Rock Point Drive Unit D (970) 903-2984

www.rivergatepharmacy.com 575 Rivergate Lane #111 • (970) 375-7711

Caleb Gates

Sean O’Neil

Jennifer Prosser

Jenna Wright

Kristen Lum

Rivergate Natural Healthcare

Caleb Gates Acupuncture

www.calebgatesacupuncture.com 1199 Main Ave. #230 • (970) 259-9488

Oley Smith

Open Heart Acupuncture

www.openheartacupuncture.com 755 East Second Ave. Suite E (970) 749-0761

Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center

Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center

Massage Intervention

Elevation Massage and Spray Tan

www.morehartmurphyregionalautocenter.com 31 Parker Ave. • (970) 247-2121

www.elevationmassageandspraytan.com 1075 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0226

Zac Cullum

Michelle’s Massage

Truwest Auto Outlet

www.truwestauto.com 82 Bodo Drive • (970) 247-3325

329 S. Camino del Rio Suite F (970) 946-3964

Rivergate Pharmacy & Compounding Center

Albertsons Pharmacy

www.albertsons.com 311 W. College Drive • (970) 382-2228

Jessica Heiser Walmart Pharmacy

www.walmart.com 1155 S. Camino del Rio • (970) 259-8788

Best Bartender Best Educator

Sarah Moxam

El Moro Spirits & Tavern

www.elmorotavern.com 945 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5555

Robert Delgado Cantera

Lori Fisher

Animas High School

www.animashighschool.com 271 Twin Buttes Ave. • (970) 247-2474

Tara Haller

Durango High School

www.canteradurango.com 1150 Main Ave. • (970) 422-8523

www.dhs.durangoschools.org 2390 Main Ave. • (970) 259-1630 ext. 2215

Danielle McCarthey

Eric Jackson

760 S. Camino del Rio • (970) 884-2964

www.dhs.durangoschools.org 2390 Main Ave. • (970) 259-1630 ext. 2233

The Rusty Shovel Saloon

Best Body Piercer Dallas Belden

Your Flesh Tattoo and Body Piercing

Best Financial Advisor Craig Arnwine

Evergreen Wealth Advisors

www.evergreenweatlhadvisors.com 813 Main Ave. Suite 204 • (970) 403-3783

Megan Peoples,

Ryan Maycock

www.animastattoo.com 556 Main Ave. Suite C • (970) 880-0620

Doug Patrum

Durango Tattoo Company

146 Sawyer Drive • (970) 259-1703 FACES

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Durango High School

www.yourfleshtattoo.com 1849 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2836

Animas Tattoo and Body Piercing

First Place - Best Acupuncturist

Dr. Kristen Lum ND, LAc, MSOM

Naturopathic Doctor Licensed Acupuncturist

NYLIFE Securities LLC

www.newyorklife.com 359 County Road 250 • (970) 24702693

Tom Helms

Helms Shadid Group Morgan Stanley

www.advisor.morganstanley.com/ helms-shadid-group 940 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0937

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f a ces Best Photographer

Best Physician

Best Podiatrist

Hank Blum Photography:

Jay & Suzanne Ciotti

 Dan Stilwell

Durango Photography and Videography

www.hankblum.com 1142 East Second Ave. #17 (970) 903-1496

Allison Ragsdale Photography www.allisonragsdalephotography.com 2877 Main Ave. • (970) 259-9255

Angie Wingerd Ignited Imagery

www.ignitedimagery.com 1065 Main Ave. Suite 205A (970) 749-3728

Cottonwood Family Health

www.cottonwoodfamilyhealth.com 3600 Main Ave. C • (970) 259-7171

John Steve Lavengood

Mercy Family Medicine

www.centura.org 1 Mercado St. Suite 160 • (970) 385-9850

Spine Colorado www.spinecolorado.com 1 Mercado St. Suite 200 • (970) 382-9500

Mercy Orthopedic Associates’ Foot & Ankle Center

www.centura.org 1 Mercado St. #202 • (970) 764-9400

Four Corners Foot & Ankle www.fourcornersfeets.com 575 Rivergate Lane Suite 95 (970) 259-5303

Nick Hugentobler

Best Real Estate Agent/ Broker Nicole Sorensen Coldwell Banker

www.realestatedurango.com 785 Main Ave. • (970) 259-3333

Christina Rinderle

Durango Land and Homes

www.durangolandandhomes.com 528-A Main Ave. • (970) 946-2279

Joe Clair

Keller Williams Realty

www.buydurangonow.com 700 Main Ave. • (970) 903-9417

www.animassurgical.com 575 Rivergate Lane Suite 105 (970) 296-8037

The greatest part of my job is building relationships with members of my community, and winning this award means the world to me!

I look forward to another great year of making a difference in my clients’ lives!

Nicole Sorensen · 785 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 · (720) 837-4507

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food & Dining Best Asian Cuisine East by Southwest

www.eastbysouthwest.com 160 E. College Drive (970) 247-5533 Chef Sergio Verduzco crafted the menu at East by Southwest to offer something to whet every appetite. The restaurant offers seasonal, sustainable selections which feature traditional Japanese flavors and ingredients, and combine them with contemporary cooking techniques.

Pop Sushi

www.popsushidurango.com 42 County Road 250 Unit 400 (970) 422-8182

Rice Monkeys

www.ricemonkeysdurango.com 1050 Main Ave. • (970) 403-3852

Best Bakery

Best Bar/Pub The Bookcase & Barber

www.bookcaseandbarber.com 601 East Second Ave. (970) 764-4123 Owners Beau and Jenna Black turned this old bookstore downtown into a Prohibition-era speakeasy and vintage barber shop. The team serves patrons a complimentary beer with a haircut or shave. Customers can access the full-service bar with a secret password the business shares on its website and social media pages.

El Moro Spirits and Tavern

www.elmorotavern.com 945 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5555

Steamworks Brewing Company www.steamworksbrewing.com 801 East Second Ave. (970) 259-9200

Bread

www.breaddurango.com 42 County Road 250 (970) 247-5100 Bread’s baked goods and signature sandwiches have saturated the Durango market for nearly 20 years. With the bakery’s success, the owners recently opened a second location near the corner of Eighth Street and Main Avenue complete with seating.

Serious Delights

www.seriousdelights.com 300 S. Camino del Rio Unit D (970) 403-1517

The Yellow Carrot www.theyellowcarrot.com 3206 Main Ave. Suite #1 (970) 259-3773

Best Beer Selection

Best Brewery

www.skabrewing.com 225 Girard St. • (970) 247-5792 For 24 years, Ska Brewing has experimented with old recipes and new flavors to provide local and national markets with craft brews they can enjoy at every occasion. Ska Brewing is an active supporter of community events and nonprofit organizations. Plus, they throw a pretty great party.

Ska Brewing Co.

www.skabrewing.com 225 Girard St. • (970) 247-5792 This local craft brewery has over 10 styles of beer on tap at the headquarters in Bodo Industrial Park. Each creation is packed with flavor. Whether you enjoy a good stout, IPA or ale, customers can find something to love in Ska’s award-winning lineup of seasonal and flagship drinks.

Steamworks Brewing Company www.steamworksbrewing.com 801 East Second Ave. (970) 259-9200

Ernie’s Bar and 11th Street Station

Ska Brewing Co.

Steamworks Brewing Company www.steamworksbrewing.com 801 East Second Ave. (970) 259-9200

Carver Brewing Co. www.carverbrewing.com 1022 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2545

www.11thstreetstation.com 1101 Main Ave. • (970) 422-8482

Best Barbecue Serious Texas BBQ

www.serioustexasbbq.com 650 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-9507 3535 North Main Ave. (970) 247-2243 Serious Texas BBQ serves customers country sides and sweet tea by the gallon. But the restaurant is better known for its dedication to drizzling delicious barbecue sauce over smoked brisket, pork, turkey and sausage. There are seven locations across Colorado and New Mexico.

T’s Smokehouse

www.tssmokehouse.com #3 Depot Place • (970) 259-6000

J.Bo’s Pizza & Rib Co.

www.jbosdurango.com 1301 Florida Road • (970) 259-0010

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f o o d & d i ni ng Best Casual Dining

Best Caterer

Best Cocktails

Best Coffee Shop

Zia Taqueria

The Bookcase & Barber

Durango Joes

www.ziataqueria.com 3101 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1002 Zia Taqueria serves traditional MexicanAmerican recipes at affordable prices. The restaurant partners with local farms and ranches to provide sustainable ingredients. With a variety of meat, vegetables, rice, beans and salsas, patrons can build a customized version of the perfect, fresh Tex-Mex meal.

Ernie’s Bar and 11th Street Station

www.11thstreetstation.com 1101 Main Ave. • (970) 422-8482

Steamworks Brewing Company www.steamworksbrewing.com 801 East Second Ave. (970) 259-9200

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Norton’s Catering Company

www.nortonscatering.com 951 Highway 3 • (970) 247-4702 Chef Chuck Norton opened Norton’s Catering in Durango in 1989. He provides quality customer service and delicious dishes for occasions of all kinds. He collaborates with other local businesses and goes above and beyond to connect clients with the services they need to make the entire event successful.

The Yellow Carrot www.theyellowcarrot.com 3206 Main Ave. Suite #1 (970) 259-3773

Zia Taqueria

www.ziataqueria.com 3101 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 903-2428

www.bookcaseandbarber.com 601 East Second Ave. (970) 764-4123 Durango’s speakeasy creates specialty cocktails from ingredients made in-house inspired by literature. The Bookcase & Barber serves classics from the author menu and original creations from the story menu. The talented mixologists behind the bar entertain guests with their flair as they craft creative and delicious cocktails.

El Moro Spirits & Tavern

www.elmorotavern.com 945 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5555

Cantera

www.canteradurango.com 1150 Main Ave. • (970) 422-8523

www.durangojoes.com Joe and LeAnna Lloyd established Durango Joes in 2004 to bring the people of Durango “a smile, a warm greeting and a great cup of coffee.” Today, there are five convenient locations for customers in Durango in addition to six locations in nearby Aztec and Farmington, New Mexico.

81301 Coffee House and Roasters www.81301coffee.com 3101 Main Ave. Suite 1 (970) 385-1941

Durango Coffee Company

www.durangocoffee.com 730 Main Ave. • (970) 259-1011

FOOD & DINING


Best Deli

Best Dessert

Cream Bean Berry

2nd Deli & Spirits

www.2nddelidurango.com 601 East Second Ave. Suite D (970) 259-1000 The deli on the corner of Second Avenue and College Drive serves traditional favorites like Pastrami and roast beef subs alongside innovative creations inspired by modern trends like The Gobbler. The restaurant cures the meat in-house and sources the bread for their sandwiches from Bread.

Nature’s Oasis Natural Deli

www.naturesoasismarket.com 300 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1988

www.creambeanberry.com 1021 Main Ave. • (970) 903-1300 Katie Burford, owner of Cream Bean Berry, has the scoop on the best dessert in Durango. She serves ice cream, shakes, malts, classic sundaes and ice cream sandwiches from a small shop on Main Avenue. The ice cream is handmixed from scratch with organic milk, cream and sugar.

Ken & Sue’s

www.kenandsues.com 636 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1810

The Yellow Carrot

RGP’s Flame Grilled Wraps

www.theyellowcarrot.com 3206 Main Ave. Suite #1 (970) 259-3773

www.rgpwraps.com 835 Main Ave. #107B (970) 382-9868

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Thanks for voting us Best Deli in Durango & a close second for Best New Business! www.2nddelidurango.com Call 970-259-1000 for take-out

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f o o d & d i ni ng best Fast Food

Best Fine Dining

Best French Fries

Best Hamburger

Zia Taqueria

Ken & Sue’s

Grassburger

Harvest Grill and Greens at James Ranch

www.ziataqueria.com 3101 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1002 Not only is Zia Taqueria casual, it’s fast too. Healthy options and customizable entrees make Zia a popular spot for lunch and dinner. With two convenient locations, customers can sit down to enjoy a meal with the family or order online for a quick meal on-the-go.

Grassburger

www.eatgrassburger.com 726 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1081

Macho’s Fast Mexican Food

www.machosmexicanfood.com 1485 Florida Road • (970) 422-8540 275 E. Eighth Ave. • (970) 259-4108

www.kenandsues.com 636 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1810 Ken and Sue Fusco own and operate this American bistro on Main Avenue, known for its culinary excellence and fantastic service. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Friday and open for dinner daily. They serve seafood, steak and Asian-inpsired dishes, and boast an extensive wine list.

Eolus Bar & Dining www.eolusdurango.com 919 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2898

Ore House

www.orehouserestaraunt.com 147 E. College Drive (970) 247-5707

www.eatgrassburger.com 726 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1081 Like peanut butter and jelly, burgers and fries are just better together. Grassburger serves both regular and sweet potato french fries, and if you just can’t decide, you can get a mix-up. The fries cook in GMO-free sunflower oil, which contributes to the crisp outside and soft inside.

Steamworks Brewing Company www.steamworksbrewing.com 801 East Second Ave. (970) 259-9200

www.jamesranch.net/harvestgrill 33846 Highway 550 (970) 676-1023 The farm-to-table restaurant Harvest Grill and Greens serves 100% grass-fed, antibiotic free Red Angus beef burgers with other fresh ingredients from the market. After slinging burgers from a small food truck for eight years on their property north of Durango, the new expansion is open for business.

Grassburger

www.eatgrassburger.com 726 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1081

Olde Tymers Cafe

www.otcdurango.com 1000 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2990

Olde Tymers Cafe

www.otcdurango.com 1000 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2990

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Best Happy Hour

Best Health Food

Best Hot Dog

Best Hot Wings

Pop Sushi

 Nature’s Oasis Natural Deli

Cuckoo’s Chicken House and Waterin’ Hole

www.popsushidurango.com 42 County Road 250 Unit 400 (970) 422-8182 Pop Sushi hosts Pop Hour from 4:30-6 p.m., and all evening on Mondays. Choose from a variety of local and national beers, specialty saki or a cocktail crafted with fresh ingredients. The happy hour menu also includes discounted sushi rolls, steam buns and mussels.

Eolus Bar & Dining www.eolusdurango.com 919 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2898

www.naturesoasismarket.com 300 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1988 Nature’s Oasis Natural Deli has been serving customers for 26 years. The deli offers daily specials Monday through Friday, in addition to the regular menu items like fresh salads, soups and sandwiches made with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Smoothies and juices are also available at the deli.

Natural Grocers www.naturalgrocers.com/ store/durango 1123 Camino del Rio (970) 247-4100

The Office Spiritorium

www.strater.com/dining/theoffice-spiritorium 699 Main Ave. • (970) 375-7260

Zia Taqueria

www.ziataqueria.com 3101 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1002

Durango Dawg House

600 Main Ave. • (970) 259-3647 A small shop on the corner of College and Main Avenue, Durango Dawg House offers Durangoans a local option for a late night bite. The restaurant uses Boar’s Head all beef franks and bratwurst from The Buck Stops Here in Pagosa Springs.

Harvest Grill and Greens at James Ranch

www.jamesranch.net/harvestgrill 33846 Highway 550 (970) 676-1023

Olde Tymers Cafe

www.otcdurango.com 1000 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2990

www.cuckooschicken.com 128 E. College Drive (970) 259-6322 Cuckoo’s Chicken House and Waterin’ Hole is a family-sports bar that serves bone-in wings and juicy chicken tenders (for those boneless fans) made-to-order and tossed in the customer’s choice of the restaurant’s 26 signature sauces. Dine-in or call ahead to order take-out.

J. Bo’s Pizza & Rib Co.

www.jbosdurango.com 1301 Florida Road • (970) 259-0010

Steamworks Brewing Company www.steamworksbrewing.com 801 East Second Ave. (970) 259-9200

THANK YOU DURANGO!

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Voted Best Hot Wings

Voted Best Live Theater CHECK OUT the newest restaurant by the same owners!

(970) 259-6322 www.cuckooschicken.com 128 E. College Drive, Durango FOOD & DINING

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f o o d & d i ni ng Best Ice Cream/ Best Frozen Yogurt Italian Food

Best Mexican Food

Cream Bean Berry

Nayarit Mexican Cuisine

www.creambeanberry.com 1021 Main Ave. • (970) 903-1300 Cream Bean Berry sources organic ingredients - cream, beans and berries – to create its signature flavors. The business partners with local producers to offer seasonal and unique flavors, including dairy-free and vegan options. Some of Durango’s favorite flavors include Honey Lavender, Coconut Milk Chocolate and Salted Caramel.

Cold Stone Creamery

www.coldstonecreamery.com 598 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5052

Top That Frozen Yogurt

www.topthatfrozenyogurtdurango.com 600 Main Ave. #105 (970) 422-8088

 Mutu’s Italian Kitchen

www.mutusitaliankitchen.com 701 East Second Ave. (970) 375-2701 Mutu’s Italian Kitchen is a casual spot on the corner of East Second Avenue and Seventh Street that serves classic and contemporary Italian cuisine. Restaurant owner and chef Rustin Newton opens for happy hour from 4:306 p.m. and serves dinner daily from 5-9 p.m.

Fired Up Pizzeria

www.fireduppizzeria.com 735 Main Ave. • (970) 247-0264

Mama Silvia’s

www.mammasilvias.com 150 E. College Drive (970) 247-5533

www.nayaritmexicandurango.com 2525 North Main Ave. (970) 385-1595 Nayarit Mexican Cuisine dishes out delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options for guests craving authentic Mexican food. The menu features 12 varieties of street tacos, a local favorite. The restaurant has a full bar complete with tequila and Mexican beer.

Zia Taqueria

www.ziataqueria.com 3101 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1002

Gazpacho New Mexico Cooking y Cantina

www.gazpachodurango.com 431 East Second Ave. (970) 259-9494

Best Outdoor Dining

 rnie’s Bar and E 11th Street Station

www.11thstreetstation.com 1101 Main Ave. • (970) 422-8482 The food truck collective on the corner of 11th Street and Main Avenue attracts droves of individuals with enticing smells and its inviting outdoor seating. This new addition to downtown is a great place to grab a quick meal or spend some time catching up with friends.

Harvest Grill and Greens at James Ranch

www.jamesranch.net/harvestgrill 33846 Highway 550 (970) 676-1023

Cyprus Cafe

www.cypruscafe.com 725 East Second Ave. (970) 385-6884

We Love You Durango! Thanks for voting us as the best ice cream and best dessert! We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality ice cream with the best service from our awesome, dedicated staff. Why? Because Durango deserves nothing less!

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Best Pizza

Homeslice Pizza

www.homeslicedelivers.com 2915 N. Main Ave. • (970) 422-8337 441 E. College Drive (970) 259-5551 Colorado-style crust and innovative ingredients place Homeslice Pizza a rack above the rest. This local pizza parlor currently has two convenient locations, with a third coming to Three Springs. Pizza by the slice or the whole pie? They offer both, in addition to online ordering and delivery.

Best Restaurant

conversation and dining. The menu offers residents a variety of options for dinner, including sharable sushi rolls and starters. And a covered rooftop patio allows customers to experience fine dining with a nice view.

Ken & Sue’s

www.kenandsues.com 636 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1810 It’s been just over 20 years since Ken and Sue Fusco began serving patrons on Main Avenue. It’s a favorite for locals and visitors alike. With a diverse menu, affordable options, an extensive wine list and outdoor dining there’s something at Ken & Sue’s for every person to enjoy.

 Ken & Sue’s

 Fired Up

Eolus Bar & Dining

Best Seafood

The Ore House

www.fireduppizzeria.com 735 Main Ave. • (970) 247-0264

Father’s Daughter Pizza

www.fathersdaughterspizza.com 600 Main Ave. #110 (970) 385-0420

www.eolusdurango.com 919 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2898 www.orehouserestaraunt.com 147 E. College Drive (970) 247-5707

Best Romantic Dinner Eolus Bar & Dining www.eolusdurango.com 919 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2898 Eolus Bar & Dining features an elegant atmosphere with comfortable seating for

www.kenandsues.com 636 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1810

The Ore House

www.orehouserestaraunt.com 147 E. College Drive (970) 247-5707

The Red Snapper

www.redsnapperdurango.com 144 E. Ninth St. • (970) 259-3417 The Red Snapper menu features a variety of seafood selections including clams, crab, oysters, lobster and shrimp, all served with fresh bread and seasonal vegetables. The restaurant has served residents in historic downtown Durango for nearly 35 years.

East by Southwest www.eastbysouthwest.com 160 E. College Drive (970) 247-5533

Thank you

Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar

www.highway3roadhouse.com 955 Highway 3 • (970) 385-7444

Best Servers Ken & Sue’s

www.kenandsues.com 636 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1810 Team members at Ken & Sue’s undergo rigorous taste testing before they are allowed to serve customers. Owners Ken and Sue Fusco lead a four-day training class and shadow senior staff to ensure every guest feels at home.

Ore House

www.orehouserestaraunt.com 147 E. College Drive (970) 247-5707

El Moro Spirits and Tavern

www.elmorotavern.com 945 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5555

for voting us Best I ta l i a n R e s ta u r a n t in Durango Seven years running!

We take it to heart!

First Place Best Italian Restaurant

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f o o d & d i ni ng Best Steak Ore House

www.orehouserestaraunt.com 147 E. College Drive (970) 247-5707 Ore House is one of the oldest restaurants in Durango. The restaurant serves handcut USDA prime and choice steaks. As part of their mission to source sustainable ingredients, Ore House sources local meat from free-range ranches.

El Moro Spirits and Tavern

www.elmorotavern.com 945 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5555

 Ken & Sue’s

www.kenandsues.com 636 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1810

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Best Sunday Brunch

Best Sushi

Best Winery

 East by Southwest

www.eastbysouthwest.com 160 E. College Drive (970) 247-5533 East by Southwest serves dozens of different types of sushi rolls, like classic favorites Spicy Tuna and California, and chefs also craft creative signature sushi like the Caterpillar, Vampiro, BLT&T and Dragon rolls. East by Southwest has vegetarian and vegan options, too.

Four Leaves Winery

El Moro Spirits and Tavern

www.elmorotavern.com 945 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5555 On Saturdays and Sundays, this local upscale tavern turns into a hotspot for breakfast and lunch. From 9 a.m. - 2 p.m, El Moro serves items from a brunch menu including classics like biscuits and gravy, and signature eggs benedict creations called “beneddictions.”

Kennebec Cafe

www.kennebeccafe.com 4 County Road 124 • (970) 247-5674

Carver Brewing Co. www.carverbrewing.com 1022 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2545

Pop Sushi

www.popsushidurango.com 42 County Road 250 Unit 400 (970) 422-8182

Rice Monkeys

www.ricemonkeysdurango.com 1050 Main Ave. • (970) 403-3852

www.fourleaveswinery.com 528 Main Ave. • (970) 403-8182 Four Leaves Winery is a unique tasting room with a selection of fine wines. Grapes are imported, then fermented, blended and bottled at Four Leaves Winery. Enjoy tasting wine by the glass, or design a custom wine with a personalized label.

Fox Fire Farms www.foxfirefarms.com 5513 County Road 321 (970) 563-4675

Sutcliffe Vineyards www.sutcliffewines.com 12174 Road G, Cortez (970) 565-0825

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Thank you Durango for voting us! 1st Place ~ Best Romantic Dinner • 2nd Place ~ Best Fine Dining 2nd Place ~ Best Happy Hour • 2nd Place ~ Best Restuarant • 2nd Place Best Steak

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LEGAL, FINANCIAL & REAL ESTATE Best Bank/ Credit Union

Alpine Bank

www.alpinebank.com 1099 Main Ave. • (970) 375-7689 175 Mercado St. Suite 119 (970) 426-7166 Alpine Bank serves more than 140,000 customers across the state of Colorado from 40 convenient locations. This year, Alpine Bank was awarded an honorable mention as Best Wealth Management in Colorado by CoBiz Magazine, and is a Healthy Workplace Certified Leader.

 Bank of Colorado

www.bankofcolorado.com 1199 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5151 902 East Second Ave. (970) 247-5151

 ank of the B San Juans

www.bankofthesanjuans.com 144 East Eighth St. • (970) 247-1818 1710 Main Ave. • (970) 247-2828

Best Insurance Agency

Best Law Firm

Wendy Most State Farm Insurance Agent

150 E. Ninth St. #400 (970) 247-3091 This law firm provides legal services to people and businesses in Southwest Colorado and Northern New Mexico. The experienced team at Newbold, Chapman and Geyer PC value communication and responsiveness. Together, they practice over 140 areas of law including commercial law, civil litigation, insurance coverage, real estate and land use.

www.insuredbymost.com 1854 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2500 For 16 years, State Farm insurance agent Wendy Most has guided community members through processes to protect property, assets and income. When she’s not working, she’s an active member and support of several local organizations, including Durango Professional Women’s Network, Animas City Bazaar, Firewise and the Women’s Resource Center.

Jay Hwang

www.jayhwang.com 207 E. 11th St. • (970) 247-3105

Denise Elliot

www.deniseelliott.com 25825 Highway 160 (970) 247-4060

Newbold, Chapman & Geyer PC

Goldman, Robbins, Nicholson & Mack PC www.grn-law.com 679 East Second Ave. (970) 259-8747

Crane & Tejada PC www.craneandtejada.com 575 E. College Drive (970) 247-1400

Best Mortgage Company Academy Mortgage

www.academymortgage.com 2243 Main Ave. Offices #2, 3E, 3G, #3H • (970) 382-2903 Academy Mortgage was founded in 1988 to help residents across the region transition to homeowners. The team guides individuals through every step of a loan transaction – processing, underwriting, closing and funding. With over 10 loan programs, Academy Mortgage strives to provide something that works for individual needs.

Waterstone Mortgage Christal Dye www.newmexico. waterstonemortgage.com 1120 Main Ave. Suite 3 (970) 403-4946

Bank of Colorado

www.bankofcolorado.com 1199 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5151 902 East Second Ave. (970) 247-5151

Best Home Builder Skywalker Construction

www.skywalkerconstruction.com 145 E. Ninth St. • (970) 382-0041 Custom homebuilder, Skywalker Construction, specializes in drafting designs for residential and commercial buildings, renovations, remodels, additions and more. They work with clients from start to finish and strive to build responsibly by incorporating eco-friendly materials and recycling extra resources.

Mantell-Hecathorn Builders Inc. www.m-hbuilders.com 1854 Main Ave. Suite 102 (970) 259-5130

Kogan Builders

www.koganbuilders.com 110 W. 11th St. • (970) 259-0195

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LEGAL, FINANCIAL & REAL ESTATE Best Real Estate Office

Best Title Company

 Colorado Title & Closing Services

The Wells Group

www.wellsgroupdurango.com 1130 Main Ave. • (970) 259-6680 The Wells Group is the largest independent real estate brokerage in Southwest Colorado. There are over 50 brokers at The Wells Group representing buyers and sellers across the Four Corners. For over 30 years, those realty experts have helped individuals find the perfect property.

 Keller Williams

www.kwdurangorealestate.com 700 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3840

 Coldwell Banker

www.realestatedurango.com 785 Main Ave. • (970) 259-3333

www.coloradotitleservices.com 970 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5464 The experts at Colorado Title & Closing Services work with homebuyers, sellers, realtors, builders and attorneys. They use the latest technology to ensure efficient service when guiding individuals through insurance and settlement services.

Land Title Guarantee Company www.ltgc.com 1211 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5860

Title Durango

www.titledurango.com 1199 Main Ave. Suite 201 (970) 385-0303

Thank you loyal customers & Real Estate partners for your vote! Established in 1946, we are the 2nd oldest business in downtown Durango and the oldest title company in Colorado!

Voted First Place Best Title Company

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Best Apartment Complex The Confluence Three Springs

www.confluencethreesprings.com 150 Confluence Ave Suite C105 (970) 259-4375 Community members looking for lockand-leave convenience, modern amenities and access to the outdoors are attracted to this apartment complex nestled in the first traditional neighborhood development in our region. Apartment dwellers can access biking and hiking trails with ease, browse the business district and enjoy restaurants nearby.

Rocket Pointe Apartments www.rocketpointe.com 1255 Escalante Drive (970) 422-8300

1304 Apartments

www.1305living.com 1304 Florida Road • (970) 403-6297

Best Cabinets Aspen Design Studio

Best Carpet Cleaning Services/ Company

Best Computer Best Computer/ Countertops Phone Repair Rock Solid or IT Service Custom Granite

Black Bear Carpet Cleaning and Repair

The Mac Ranch

www.blackbearclean.com 10 Town Plaza #95 (970) 382-1344 Black Bear Carpet Cleaning and Repair renews flooring for both commercial and residential properties. The small team takes time to not only restore, restretch and repair carpet, but they also clean tile and grout. In addition to carpet, they will clean upholstery like furniture, boats and vehicles.

Ultrasteam Professional Cleaning and Restoration Services Inc. www.ultrasteamcleaning.com 190 Sawyer Drive Unit D (970) 385-8444

Chem-Dry of the Southwest

www.macranch.com 1077 Main Ave. • (970) 259-1187 The Apple-certified tech experts at The Mac Ranch understand the importance of speedy repair for important devices. The store diagnoses problems quickly, and provides technical support in-store, on-site and remotely. It also administers email, networking and security solutions for small businesses in the Four Corners region.

Tech-Nichol

www.tech-nichol.com 736 Main Ave. Suite B (970) 799-2717

The PC Clinic of Durango

www.thepccliniconline.com 931 Highway 3 • (720) 513-6824

www.rocksolidcustomgranite.com 21770 Highway 160 (970) 426-4350 Family-owned and operated, Rock Solid Custom Granite focuses on fabricating and installing natural stone counters, including granite, limestone, marble, onyx, soapstone and travertine. The team streamlines the process beginning with a sketch to installation. They can connect customers to contractors for plumbing and electrical needs.

Tile & Light Art of Durango

www.lightartofdurango.com 20 Design Center Road (970) 385-6874

2180 Lighting & Design Studio

www.2180durangodesign.com 2180 Main Ave. • (970) 247-9710

www.chemdrysouthwest.com (970) 259-9046

www.adsdurango.com 725 E. College Drive Unit A (970) 385-8955 When clients want custom cabinetry that fits any space and style on a budget, the designers at Aspen Design Studio use their knowledge of the most up-to-date products on the market to find the perfect fit. They work with over 10 different suppliers to offer customers more options.

KB Custom Cabinetry & Design, Inc.

www.kbcustomcabinetryanddesign.com (970) 946-3941

Animas Kitchen & Bath LLC www.animaskitchens.com 28930 Highway 160 (970) 385-0707

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Best Day Care Center/ Provider

Best Dispensary

Best Doggie Day Care

Best Electrician

Riverhouse Children’s Center

Durango Organics

www.durangoorganics.com Bodo 72 Suttle Street Suite G (970) 259-3674 Grandview 37 County Road 232 (970) 426-4381 One of only two stores in Durango that serves both medical and recreational customers, Durango Organics stocks high-quality cannabis products, including more than 60 strains of flower, and a variety of concentrates, edibles, supplies and swag. There are multiple locations for customer convenience. Employees prioritize customer experience, privacy and wellbeing.

Willow Tree Kennels

Phillips Electric

www.riverhousecci.org 742 Florida Road • (970) 247-0204 It takes a village to raise a child, and the teachers at Riverhouse Children’s Center are committed to providing a clean, comfortable and safe place for early development. The nonprofit child care and education center facility is equipped with classrooms, play areas and a kitchen.

Durango Early Learning Center www.durangoschools.org 890 East Third Ave. (970) 259-1483

Nifty Nanny, LLC www.niftynanny.net 1309 East Third Ave. (970) 403-4931

Colorado Grow Company

www.coloradogrowcompany.com 965 1/2 Main Ave. • (970) 259-1647

Prohibition Herb www.prohibitionherb.com 1185 Camino del Rio (970) 385-8622

Black Bear Carpet Cleaning & Repair Local and family owned

www.willowtreedurango.com 6510 County Road 203 (970) 259-0018 A day at Willow Tree Kennels includes snuggles, playtime, meals, treats and naps. If only we could stay, too. Willow Tree Kennels have custom, private and spacious kennels for maximum comfort. The property features six large yards with shady space for pets to play.

Healthy Hounds & Fat Cats

www.healthyhoundsandfatcats.com 21738 Highway 160 (970) 375-9700

Durango Pet Resort

www.durangopetresort.com 35 Design Center Road (970) 259-7387

www.phillipsind.com 570 Turner Drive Suite F (970) 259-3395 This local contractor helps residents with indoor and outdoor electrical needs ranging from installation and wiring to appliance installation, maintenance and repair. Adding outlets or need an upgrade? The team of electrical experts handle every task with efficiency and professionalism.

Powerhouse Electric

www.powerhouseelectricdgo.net (970) 903-4664

Durango Electric Company

www.durangoelectric.com 109 Suttle St. • (970) 247-9144

Thanks for your vote Durango! Voted Best Carpet Cleaning Services We value our customers!

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Best Equipment Best Rental Company Flower Store

Best Graphic Designer

Best Hair Salon

Target Rental

Rubi Star

The Chill Spot Barbershop

www.targetrental.com 28202 Highway 160 (970) 259-7500 Since 1982, Target Rental has aided homeowners and contractors with big projects by renting and selling the tools and equipment they need to complete the job. The extensive online category of options makes selection and easy.

Ted’s Rental & Sales www.tedsrental.com 999 E. College Drive (970) 247-2930

Southwest AG Inc. www.swaginc.com 39927 Highway 160 (970) 884-4101

April’s Garden

www.durangoflorist.com 2075 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1633 April’s Garden is a full-service florist and gift shop on Main Avenue. The locally owned and operated store specializes in assisting customers with events and weddings. They serve clients located in La Plata County and other popular destinations in the Four Corners.

Blossom Durango

www.blossomofdurango.com 1455 Florida Road • (970) 375-0555

www.rubistarr.com (970) 335-9680

Coleman

www.duckgirlart.com (970) 946-7660

Renee Bruch, Designs by RVB www.designsbyrvb.com (970) 247-7836

Adela Floral Designs by Natalie www.adelafloral.com 3710 Main Ave. #301 (970) 769-2854

1666 Main Ave. Suite B (970) 403-3415 No appointment? No problem. The Chill Spot Barbershop strives to provide patrons with fast and friendly service with or without an appointment. The professional barbers help customers maintain healthy hair and clean cuts.

Hair Fusion Salon & Spa

www.hairfusiondurango.com 969 Main Ave. • (970) 463-3032

Incognito Salon

www.incognitosalondurango.com 736 1/2 Main Ave. • (970) 385-8938

Hair Fusion DURANGO’S FULL SERVICE SALON, SPA, & MED SPA would like to thank everyone for their votes this year! We look forward to pampering you in the near future! Check out Holly Whatcott’s make up artistry on the cover of this magazine!

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Best Heating Service Garrhs

www.garrhs.com 721 Turner Drive • (970) 259-5579 The skilled technicians at Garrhs assist customers with all various commercial and residential heating and air conditioning services, including installation, maintenance and repair. As a family-owned and operated business, the owners and employees are committed to building relationships with community members.

Mile High Plumbing www.milehigh plumbingdurango.com 248 Bodo Drive • (970) 259-5148

Marco’s Heating A/C & Refrigeration (970) 259-9654

Best Hotel/ Bed & Breakfast/ Lodging Rochester Hotel & The Leland House

www.rochesterhotel.com 726 East Second Ave. (970) 385-1920 This small bed and breakfast in historic downtown gives guests a choice between regular rooms and spacious suites, all characterized by the film, history and landscape of our region. As an added bonus, the space is within walking distance of some of Durango’s best dining and shopping.

Strater Hotel

www.strater.com 699 Main Ave. • (800) 247-4431

Blue Lake Ranch www.bluelakeranch.com 16919 Highway 140 (970) 385-4537

Best Landscaping Company

Best Nail Salon

Scapegoat Landscaping

www.vipnailsdurango.com 450 S. Camino del Rio (970) 385-1727 Durango’s VIP Nails opened in 2009 with a focus on providing fast, professional service and a clean, relaxing environment. The nail technicians use gentle methods and learn the latest techniques to ensure excellent results. Customers can receive manicures, pedicures and waxing while enjoying a complimentary drink.

www.scapegoatlandscape.com 10 Town Plaza #99 (970) 903-4236 • (970) 769-0417 Scapegoat Landscaping’s small staff have accomplished big projects in our neighborhoods since opening in 2006. In landscape design, these professionals help clients consider grading and drainage in addition to the overall aesthetic. To bring landscaping to life, the company installs irrigation and sprinkler systems, and will maintain properties for clients.

Down to Earth Gardening & Landscaping, Inc

www.landscapingdurango.com 2355 County Road 203 (970) 946-5215

VIP Nails

The Woodhouse Day Spa

www.durango.woodhousespas.com 1521 Main Ave. • (970) 247-7769

Spaaah Shop & Day Spa

www.spaaahshop.com 934 Main Ave. • (970) 375-1866

Gardenhart Landscape & Design

www.gardenhartlandscapedesign.com (970) 749-1555

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Our friendly & knowledgeable staff

is excited to make your trip to Durango an unforgettable journey.

Enjoy a truly unique bed & breakfast at our historic hotel.

First Place Best Hotel Bed & Breakfast Lodging

970-385-1920

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Best New Business WeFill

www.wefillcolorado.com 3465 Main Ave. • (970) 764-4015 WeFill gives community members an opportunity to conveniently cut down on plastic purchases. Residents can fill reusable containers with common household items like dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet cleaner as well as toiletries like hand soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner in a variety of scents.

2nd Deli & Spirits www.2nddelidurango.com 601 East Second Ave. Suite D (970) 259-1000

Cruise Planners

www.tlctravelplanners.com 79 Ponderosa Way • (970) 422-5291

Best Nonprofit

Best Pet Groomer

LPCHS

Pam & Best Friends

www.lpchumanesociety.com 1111 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-2847 La Plata County Humane Society assists over 3,000 animals every year by providing hope and a home. The open-admission shelter does not discriminate by age, behavior, breed or health. The shelter also offers education, classes and training, pet licensing, microchipping and other low-cost services.

www.durangopet resort.com/grooming 35 Design Center Road (970) 259-3119 Pam & Best Friends is a full-service salon for furry, four-legged friends in the Four Corners region. This locally owned grooming business pampers small and large breed dogs with baths and blowouts at Durango Pet Resort from Monday through Friday.

Adaptive Sports Association

Doggone Gorgeous

www.asadurango.com 125 E. 32nd St. • (970) 259-0374

Project Merry Christmas

www.projectmerrychristmas.com 1315 Main Ave. • (970) 247-2944

3701 Main Ave. #107 (970) 259-2949

Healthy Hounds and Fat Cats

www.healthyhoundsandfatcats.com 21738 Highway 160 (970) 375-9700

Best Plumber Mile High Plumbing, Inc.

www.milehighplumbingdurango.com 248 Bodo Drive • (970) 259-5148 Mile High Plumbing employs experienced service technicians to provide timely, cost-effective plumbing solutions for residential homes and commercial buildings. They specialize in plumbing services and repair including drain and sewer cleaning, inspections, maintenance, replacement and water jetting in addition to offering appliances for sale and installation.

Roto-Rooter

www.rotorooter.com 570 Turner Drive • (970) 247-1040

Bailey Plumbing & Heating www.baileyplumbing.co 10257 County Road 213 (970) 259-3916

Thank you Four Corners

Loni Acevedo, RN · Jessica Tambre, RN · Pamela Hatten, RN · Deb Gibson, Coordinator

Educated and Experienced in the Art of Aesthetic Injectable:

Botox Cosmetic · Voluma XC · Juvederm XC · Radiesse Kybella · Dermal Fillers · Laser Treatments NEW Location! 555 S. Camino Del Rio 970-799-6999 Bldg. C-1B www.pamelahattenrn.com Durango, Co. 81303

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Best Radio Station

Best Roofing Company

Best Tattoo Parlor

Best Window Coverings

KSUT Public Radio

TL Roofing & Exterior

Your Flesh Tattoo and Body Piercing

Budget Blinds

www.ksut.org 123 Capote Drive, Ignacio (970) 563-0255 KSUT provides news, music, storytelling and documentary programming for the Four Corners Region. As an independent station owned by the Southern Ute Tribe, KSUT airs Native American programming five days a week, in addition to popular public radio programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air and This American Life.

91.9 & 93.9 KDUR

www.kdur.org 1000 Rim Drive • (970) 247-7634

92.9 The Point

www.929thepoint.com 1911 Main Ave. Suite 100 (970) 247-1240

www.tlroofingexterior.com 825 E. 32nd St. • (970) 247-1392 This full team of experienced professionals at TL Roofing & Exterior will take on the most challenging projects in commercial and residential roofing. Since 1987, the experts at TL Roofing & Exterior have helped customers through the process from beginning to end, handling detailing, fabrication and installation.

4 Corners Roofing & Sheet Metal, LLC www.4cornersroofing.com 278 S. Skylane Drive (970) 259-0040

AMCAT Roofing

www.amcatroofing.com 484 Turner Drive Building D, Suite 200 • (970) 799-6759

www.yourfleshtattoo.com 1849 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2836 Your Flesh Tattoo and Body Piercing specializes in custom tattoo work. Patrons pick an artist based on portfolios, then schedule a consultation and art check, make an appointment for a tattoo or ask about walk-in availability. The shop also sells products to care for tattoos.

Durango Tattoo Company 146 Sawyer Drive Suite C (970) 259-1703

Conductor Tattoo

www.conductortattoo.com 170 E. 12th St. • (970) 769-4990

www.budgetblinds.com 1455 Florida Road • (970) 385-5700 The local professionals at Budget Blinds bring the showroom to you in order to find window coverings that fit the existing style of a home. From design to installation, all customers receive personalized service and support. Budget Blinds has an extensive selection and is a Certified Smart Home Consultant.

Durango Shade Company

www.durangoshadecompany.com 1480 East Second Ave 7A (970) 497-9001

Quality House Interiors

www.qualityhouseinteriors.com 710 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-7955

Thank you for voting us Best Window Coverings in Durango!

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BLUE LAKE

RANCH

Thank you LA Plata County for Voting Wendy Most with State Farm Insurance

WE’RE HONORED!

THE BEST OF 2019

Long known for its magical setting, stunning accommodations and decadent breakfasts, we invite our local friends to experience the magic firsthand at a much needed getaway, retreat or reunion, elopement or small wedding.

Thank you for your vote and your future visit. Gift Certificates Available www.bluelakeranch.com (970) 385-4537 16919 HWY #140, DURANGO, CO

Serving the community since 2003. We offer a holistic approach in offering insurance and financial services. Fully Licensed in Colorado and New Mexico.

Topping the competition and your structures!

Thank you to the community and our employees for your support the last 32 years, we couldn’t do it without you!

Wendy Most

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BEST CASINO

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SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT Best Annual Event

Best Antique Shop

Snowdown

www.snowdown.org 

Snowdown is a beloved tradition; one that some love more than Christmas. The five-day festival combines Durango’s favorite pastimes: dressing in costumes and competing in ridiculous activities. Snowdown is full of revelry, with over 100 events across different locations, including Snowdown Follies, the Light Parade and Fashion Dos and Don’ts

Taste of Durango P.O. Box 1184 • (970) 799-7341

www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com P.O. Box 1389

www.karyngabaldon.com 680 Main Ave. C • (970) 247-9018 New Mexico native and Fort Lewis College alumna Karyn Gabaldon has lived in Durango for 46 years. She opened her art gallery on Main Avenue in 1980, where she displays original acrylic paintings, alongside contemporary glass, pottery, sculptures and jewelry. Gabaldon also works closely with decorators and interior designers.

United Methodist  Thrift Shop

DURANGO’S PREMIUM CANNABIS DISPENSARY LARGEST SELECTION OF PRODUCT AVAILABLE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

970-375-BUDS

742½ Main Ave. Durango

Sorrel Sky Gallery

Mountain  Bike Specialists

www.reloveconsign.com 110 E. Fifth St. • (970) 403-8711 Co-owners of Relove, Consign & Design, Paige Denier and Julie Dunn Brown, help community members buy and sell unique household items. With a constant rotation of inventory ranging from furniture to seasonal decor, the consignment store includes an eclectic collection of recycled and reclaimed items.

986 East Second Ave. • (970) 259-0294

WWW.SANTECOLORADO.COM

www.2ndavesports.com 



www.durangoantiquemarket.com 780A Main Ave. • (970) 247-4555

SUPPORT!

(IN THE ALLEY)

www.sorrelsky.com 

828 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3555

Toh-Atin Gallery

www.toh-atin.com 

145 W. Ninth St. • (970) 247-8277

Best Band The High  Rollers

www.highrollersband.com Andy Janowksy leads a group of talented musicians including Clay Lowder on drums, Darren Shroud on lead guitar, Ryan McCurry on keyboard and Jeff Johnson on the banjo, fiddle and guitar. Together, The High Rollers play a unique blend of country, bluegrass, rock and western swing.

Stillhouse  Junkies

www.stillhousejunkies.com

Elder Grown

www.eldergrown.com 

COMPETITIVELY PRICED FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY PRODUCTS.

WE STOCK OVER 800 PRODUCTS!

(970) 375-2837 2nd Ave

Bank of the San Juans

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Mutu’s Italian Kitchen

HAPPY HOUR - 10% OFF: 4:20–5:20 PM EARLY BIRD - 10% OFF: REC 9–11 AM VETERAN SPECIALS!

Best Bicycle Shop

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts



Durango  Antique Market

www.tasteofdurango.com 

Iron Horse  Bicycle Classic

ReLove Consign & Design

Best Art Gallery

2nd Avenue Sports

640 East Second Ave. (970) 247-4511 2nd Avenue Sports carries a comprehensive collection of specialty equipment for mountain and road bikes, and riding accessories and apparel at a convenient location in downtown Durango. The team at 2nd Avenue Sports also performs tuning and repair services for customers.

www.mountainbikespecialists.com 949 Main Ave. • (970) 247-4066

Pedal the Peaks, LLC

www.ptpdurango.com 

598 Main Ave. Suite B (970) 259-6880

Best Book Shop - New & Used Maria’s Bookshop

www.mariasbookshop.com 

960 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1438 With online shopping on the rise, locals are lucky to have an independent bookstore on Main Avenue. Maria’s Bookshop is a safe haven for bookworms to explore a variety of titles and topics. The staff will also place a special order for items customers can’t find on the shelf.

White Rabbit Books & Curiosities



128 W. 14th St. C2 • (970) 259-2213

Friends of  the Durango Public Library

www.durangopubliclibrary.org 1900 East Third Ave. (970) 375-3381

E 8th St

Alley

Durango Coffee Co

Main Ave

THE ONLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE DISPENSARY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DURANGO

WWW.SANTECOLORADO.COM • 742½ MAIN AVENUE • DURANGO, CO

RECREATIONAL: SUN to WED 9AM-9PM & THUR to SAT 9AM-9:45PM

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Best Carpet/ Best Casino Flooring Store Sky Ute Tile & Light  Art of Durango

www.lightartofdurango.com 20 Design Center Road (970) 385-6874 Owners of Tile & Light Art of Durango, Paul and Jackie Beasley, enjoy designing functional spaces for homeowners. Though the store is known for its large selection of lighting and tile options, customers can also browse carpet, wood and vinyl flooring online, in-home or on-site.

2180 Lighting  & Design Studio

www.2180durangodesign.com 2180 Main Ave. • (970) 247-9710

Casino Resort



www.skyutecasino.com 14324 Highway 172, Ignacio (970) 563-7777 Owned and operated by the Southern Ute Tribe, Sky Ute Casino Resort is a luxury hotel that hosts Vegas-style gaming south of downtown Durango. The resort has hundreds of slot machines, five blackjack tables, one three-card poker table, one craps table, a roulette wheel and a 200 seat bingo hall.

Northern Edge  Navajo Casino

www.northernedgecasino.com 2752 Navajo Route 36, Fruitland, NM (505) 960-7000

Ute Mountain Casino

Quality House  Interiors

Best Best Clothing Store Consignment / Thrift Store / Animas Trading Co Pawn Shop www.animastradingdurango.com 

742 Main Ave. • (970 385-4526 Animas Trading Company carries a collection of interesting patterns, comfortable staples and fun fashion. Customers often return seasonally to browse new finds at affordable prices, and stop in to score Snowdown accessories. In addition to clothing, the store sells other accessories, gifts, odds and ends.

Lively (a boutique)

www.livelyaboutique.com 

809 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1982

Pine Needle Mountaineering



www.pineneedle.com 835 Main Ave. • (970) 247-8728

www.utemountaincasino.com 

www.qualityhouseinteriors.com 710 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-7955

La Plata County  Humane Society Thrift Shop

www.lpchumanesociety.com 1111 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-2847 Volunteers at La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Shop sort through dozens of donations a day. The nonprofit organization generates revenue by selling gently used items like clothing, furniture and housewares to support the shelter and help homeless animals in the region.

Durango Outdoor Exchange



www.durangooutdoorexchange.com 3677 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0171

3 Weeminuche Drive, Toawac (970) 565-8800

United Methodist Thrift Shop



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THANKS FOR SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL BIKE SHOP!

We appreciate the votes and we’re committed to bringing you the best service possible!

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SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT Best Furniture Best Garden Store Supply/ Nursery Urban Market www.urbanmarketonline.com 

865 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0472 In 2015, the modern decor and gift shop Urban Market, expanded to help customers find modern home furniture, fun retro accents, rugs and lighting in a local location. In addition to growing the store’s inventory, the owners expanded services to handle custom orders and interior design.

ReLove  Consign & Design

www.reloveconsign.com 110 E. Fifth St. • (970) 403-8711

Artesanos  Design Collection www.artesanosdesign.com 700 East Second Ave. (970) 259-5755

Native Roots Garden Center



www.nativerootsgarden.com 1270 Escalante Drive (970) 259-5111 Native Roots Garden Center stocks thousands of varieties of seeds and plants for gardeners year-round in the Four Corners. In addition to greenhouses filled with flowers, herbs and vegetables, the business carries a wide selection of tools, fertilizers, pest control solutions and landscaping supplies.

Durango Nursery  & Supply Inc.

www.durangonursery.com 271 Kay Cee Lane • (970) 259-8800

AJ’s Greenhouse Nursery

Best Gift Shop Best Golf Course Urban Market www.urbanmarketonline.com 

865 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0472 Urban Market on Main Avenue is adorned from floor to ceiling with miscellaneous items that will fit any budget and style. This independent shop also features handmade items from local artists such as cards, handbags and jewelry to name a few.

Honeyville

www.honeyvillecolorado.com  33633 Highway 550 (800) 676-7690

Hillcrest Golf Club

www.golfhillcrest.com 

2300 Rim Drive • (970) 247-1499 Golfers can enjoy a peaceful, 18-hole course with a scenic view at Hillcrest Golf Club nearby Fort Lewis College. Hillcrest Golf Club includes a full-service shop stocked with apparel and equipment. The club also offers lessons, clinics and club fitting and repair services.

Dalton Ranch Golf Club



Dietz Market Inc.

www.daltonranch.com 589 County Road 252 (970) 247-8774

26345 Highway 160 (970) 259-5811

Glacier Club

www.dietzmarket.com 

www.glacierclub.com 

600 Glacier Club Drive Mountain Course (970) 382-6700 Valley Course (970) 382-7851



www.ajsgreenhouse.com 60 E. Owen Road • (970) 247-0757

Thank you for voting Aspen Design Best Cabinets in La Plata County.

Office 970-385-8955 | Cell 970-903-5813 adsdurango.com | leigha@adsdurango.com

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Best Hardware Best Home Store Decor Store Kroegers Ace Hardware



www.acehardware.com/storedetails/12016 8 Town Plaza • (970) 247-0660 Over the years, Kroegers Ace Hardware has expanded its product line and services to meet the needs of residents in the region. The knowledgeable staff at Kroegers Ace Hardware can quickly help customers navigate the 28,000 square-foot store stocked with a wide selection of supplies for household projects.

Lewis True  Value Mercantile

www.truevalue.com/lewis 311 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield (970) 884-9502

Urban Market

www.urbanmarketonline.com 

865 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0472 In addition to furniture and gifts, Urban Market carries a unique collection of merchandise for cooking, entertaining guests, decorating the home and organizing chaos. Store owners strive to fill the store with items that add flair to a home without taking up valuable space.

Tippy Canoe

www.tippycanoedurango.com 

925 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1010

Dietz Market

www.dietzmarket.com  26345 Highway 160 (970) 259-5811

Best Jeweler Jamie’s Fine Jewelry



www.jamiesfinejewelry.com 125 E. 10th St. • (970) 259-2534 Jamie King opened Jamie’s Fine Jewelry Shop in 2006, focusing on quality stones and customer care. In addition to carrying several popular jewelry lines, King also creates custom jewelry in her shop. With over 30 years of experience in the business, King can repair and restore precious pieces for customers.

Old Gold

www.oldgolddurango.com 

329 S. Camino del Rio Suite E (970) 247-1700

Beads & Beyond

www.beadsdurango.com 

The Home Depot

840 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1204

Best Liquor Store Star Liquors

www.starliquorsdurango.com 

1485 Florida Road Building C Suite 100 (970) 247-2258 Star Liquors carries the largest selection of beer, wine and spirits in the Four Corners. Weekly sales and occasional tastings attract and entice customers to find the perfect pairing. The friendly staff can assist patrons with everything from special orders and event planning to carrying items to the car.

Wagon Wheel Liquors



www.wagonwheelliquors.com 30 Town Plaza • (970) 247-1655

Liquor World

www.durangoliquorworld.com  695 Camino del Rio (970) 259-0144

www.homedepot.com 

1301 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-7954

Thank You Durango!

2019 Leader in Excellence Award Winner

970-264-5991 Keeping seniors safe and independent at home…. Where they want to be! Proud, caring partner, to assist our Veterans. Call today for a free in-home assessment 970-264-5991 visitingangels.com/southwestcolorado SHO PPING & ENTERTAINMENT

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SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT Best Live Theater Animas City Theatre

www.animascitytheatre.com  128 E. College Drive (970) 799-2281 The ACT is a cozy community venue that hosts live music, and showcases international and independent films. Patrons can enjoy food and drinks from two fullservice bars in the theater, and attached restaurants Cuckoo’s and The Roost. In addition to hosting special events, the theater is available for private rental.

Henry  Strater Theatre

www.henrystratertheatre.com 699 Main Ave. • (970) 375-7160

Community  Concert Hall

www.durangoconcerts.com 1000 Rim Drive • (970) 247-7657

Best Pet Supply Store Creature Comforts

www.creaturecomfortsdurango.com 

305 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-2748 Meghan and Alan Lloyd own this 16,000 square foot retail pet store near Bodo Industrial Park. The store carries an assortment of accessories, food, furniture, toys and treats for pets. The staff also offers grooming and training services in one convenient location.

Pet Haus

www.pethaus.com 

1444 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2564

Fish Connection

www.fishconnectiononline.com  810 E. College Drive Unit C (970) 259-3474

Best Place to Shop for Kid’s Fashion Kids Rock

563 Main Ave.  (970) 259-9400 Kids Rock is a locally owned shop on Main Avenue dedicated to providing parents in the community with a place to shop for children’s fashion. At Kids Rock, shoppers can browse quality clothing in sizes ranging from premature to 6X.

La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Shop



www.lpchumanesociety.com 1111 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-2847

Sprout

666 E. College Drive  (970) 375-7933

PET SUPPLIES • GROOMING • TRAINING

Thank you for voting us #1! BEST PET SUPPLY STORE

At Creature Comforts, your pet is our passion! At over 16,000 square feet, we offer a wide variety of accessories for all kinds of pets, and a huge assortment of foods and treats. Our expert groomer and dog trainers make us the only locally owned full-service pet supply store in Durango and the surrounding area.

Best place to shop for Men’s Fashion Pine Needle  Mountaineering

www.pineneedle.com 835 Main Ave. • (970) 247-8728 Pine Needle Mountaineering has stylish apparel for all ages. It carries popular brands, like The North Face and Patagonia. The friendly sales associates assist customers with finding the right fit and function whether shopping for flannels or adventure attire.

Backcountry Experience



www.bcexp.com 1205 Camino del Rio (970) 247-5830

T.J. Maxx

www.tjmaxx.com 

800 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-1143

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Best place to shop for Toys Maria’s Bookshop

www.mariasbookshop.com  960 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1438 In addition to providing the community with the widest selection of books available for purchase, Maria’s Bookshop keeps a variety of games, toys and puzzles in stock, too. While some encourage children’s artistic abilities or love for reading and writing, others provide hands-on education and fun.

Kroegers  Ace Hardware

www.acehardware.com/storedetails/12016 8 Town Plaza • (970) 247-0660

Walmart

www.walmart.com 

1155 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-8755

Best place to shop for Women’s Fashion T.J. Maxx

www.tjmaxx.com 

800 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-1143 T.J. Maxx, located in the Durango Mall, is best known for selling discounted items from well-known brands and designers to savvy shoppers. T.J. Maxx presents women with an abundance of apparel options from active wear to underwear, and everything in between.

Animas Trading Co.

www.animastradingdurango.com  742 Main Ave. • (970 385-4526

Lively (a boutique)

www.livelyaboutique.com 

809 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1982

Best Rafting Company Mild to Wild  Rafting & Jeep Tours www.mild2wildrafting.com 50 Animas View Drive (970) 247-4789 The Mild to Wild team is led by owners Molly and Alex Mickel. Certified river guides from different parts of the world enjoy escaping into the outdoors and providing an enriching experience for rafters. Mild to Wild organizes diverse trips ranging from two hours to five days.

Mountain Waters Rafting



www.durangorafting.com 303 W. College Drive (800) 585-8243

4Corners  Whitewater

Best Shoe/ Boot Store Brown’s Shoe Fit

www.brownsdurangoshoes.com 

871 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5542 For fresh footwear, locals browse Brown’s Shoe Fit. The store displays a variety of shoes for different occasions from classy to casual, and sells comfortable classics alongside distinguished brands of boots, flip flops, heels, slippers and sneakers.

Brown’s Sport Shoe

www.sportshoedurango.com 

870 Main Ave. • (970) 247-9707

Backcountry Experience



www.bcexp.com 1205 Camino del Rio (970) 247-5830

www.raftingdurango.com 360 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-4608

Thank you for voting

us #1!

CONFLUENCE

Best Apartment Complex

AT T H REE S P RI N G S

LIVING IN STYLE Confluence at Three Springs in Durango is Colorado’s newest apartment community. 150 Confluence Ave, Durango, CO confluencethreesprings.com · (970) 259-4375 SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT

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SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT Best Sporting Goods Store Gardenswartz  Sporting Goods

Best Best Tourist Supermarket / Attraction Grocery Store Durango & City Market

www.gardenswartz-durango. squarespace.com 863 Main Ave. • (970) 247-2660 Best known as Durango’s oldest hunting and fishing outfitter, Gardenswartz Sporting Goods has the apparel, equipment and supplies to ensure outdoor enthusiasts are prepared for every adventure. The store features gear for hiking, hunting and fishing from popular brands like Columbia, Camelbak and Carhartt.

www.citymarket.com  6 Town Plaza • (970) 247-4475 3130 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0240 City Market is the local choice for grabbing groceries. People peruse aisles to shop for deals on frozen foods, meat, seafood, snacks and more. The supermarket operates under The Kroger Co. umbrella and is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Backcountry  Experience

www.naturalgrocers.com  1123 Camino del Rio (970) 247-4100

www.bcexp.com 1205 Camino del Rio (970) 247-5830

Nature’s Oasis - Natural Foods Market



Ski Barn

www.skibarndurango.com 

3533 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1923

Thank you for voting us

Natural Grocers

www.naturesoasismarket.com 300 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1988

Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad



www.durangotrain.com 479 Main Ave. • (970) 247-2733 The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum is a popular attraction for people visiting Southwest Colorado. But locals enjoy hearing the train whistle, waving at the passengers and attending special events hosted on the train year-round.

Mesa Verde  National Park

www.nps.gov/meve/index.html 34879 Highway 160, Mancos (970) 529-4465

Bar D Chuckwagon

www.bardchuckwagon.com  8080 County Road 250 (970) 247-5753

Best Hearing Center since 2013!

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Voted First Place Best Consignment/ Thrift / Pawn Shop

THRIFT STORE

Mon-Sat: 9:00am - 5:30pm Sun : 10:00am - 4:00pm

970.385.4322

www.facebook.com/LPCHSThriftStore @lpchsthriftstore

Voted First Place Best Nonprofit

We feel the love & so do the animals!

SHELTER

Mon-Sat: 11:00am - 5:30pm Sun: Noon - 4pm

970.259.2847

www.facebook.com/LPCHS @ laplatacountyhumanesociety

1111 S Camino Del Rio | Durango, CO 81303 · www.lpchumanesociety.org SHO PPING & ENTERTAINMENT

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wellness Best Aesthetics Best Assisted Clinic Living Facility Durango Dermatology

www.durangodermatology.com 

523 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1970 Durango Dermatology has one goal: help customers feel comfortable in their own skin. The staff members offer clinical and aesthetic services in a convenient location using state of the art equipment and technology.

Aesthetics and Wellness of Durango



www.aestheticsdurango.com 555 Rivergate Lane Unit B2-134 (970) 799-3610

Pamela Hatten,  RN Med Spa

www.pamelahattenrn.com 555 S. Camino del Rio (970) 799-6999

Evenings Porch  Assisted Living

www.eveningsporch.com 42811 Highway 160 (970) 884-0101 Quality care and comfort makes the transition from independence to assisted living easier. That’s why Evenings Porch provides different levels of care and services a la carte. The staff also schedules daily activities, as well as special events and excursions on occasion.

Cottonwood Inn  Rehabilitation and Extended Care www.innsofthesouthwest.org 450 Prospector Ave. (970) 828-1414

Sunshine Gardens Senior Community



www.sunshinegardensseniors.com 25 Sunshine Court • (970) 385-4090

www.thrivechiro.com 202 W. 22nd St. • (970) 259-0968

Durango  Walk-In Chiropractic

Best Chiropractor Pathfinder Chiropractic

Thrive Chiropractic Studio



www.durangowalkinchiro.com 1401 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2022



www.pathfinderchiropractic.com 305 S. Camino del Rio Suite S (970) 422-1766 Garett & Haley Roop guide patients on a path to healing with specialized chiropractic care. Pathfinder Chiropractic focuses on family care from infants to elders. The team uses gentle methods to adjust the body and enhance its natural healing.

Best Day Spa The Woodhouse  Day Spa

www.durango.woodhousespas.com 1521 Main Ave. • (970) 247-7769 The Woodhouse Day Spa is a full-service luxury spa overlooking the Animas River. Customers choose from a menu of signature services including body treatments, foot treatments, hand treatments, massage therapy, skin care and sleep treatments.

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Thank you for voting us

BEST ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY! (970) 884-0101 • EVENINGSPORCH.COM 42811 HIGHWAY 160 • BAYFIELD, CO 81122

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For voting Durango Dermatology as Best Aesthetic Clinic 2019

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Greg Mann

Best Gym

201 Mercado St. • (970) 422-3263

Durango Community  Recreation Center

Spaaah Shop  & Day Spa

www.durangodentistry.com 

Trimble Spa &  Natural Hot Springs

Best Eye Care Clinic

www.spaaahshop.com 934 Main Ave. • (970) 375-1866

www.trimblehotsprings.com 6475 County Road 203 (970) 247-0111

Best Dental Clinic John Rothchild

www.holisticdentistrydurango.com 

175 Mercado St. Suite 115 (970) 382-7780 Dr. John Rothchild is more than a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a Doctor of Integrative Medicine, a Doctor of Naturopathy and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management. He focuses on a natural approach to oral healthcare.

Dental Associates  of the Southwest

www.dentalassociatessw.com 801 Florida Road Suite 2, Durango (970) 259-0113 1405 Kremer Drive, Bayfield (970) 884-0287

Advanced Eye Care

www.advancedeyevisionsource.com  1165 S. Camino del Rio #100 (970) 247-8762 Optometrists Dr. Lee Ann Hoven, Kiley Berry and Davis Capaccioli offer friendly and professional service. The team at Advanced Eye Care perform routine examinations and specializes in diagnosing and treating eye diseases, conditions and problems.

Animas EyeCare

www.animaseyecare.com 

1845 Main Ave. • (970) 259-1789

High Country Optical



www.highcountryoptical.com 450 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-3613

www.durangogov.org/515/ Recreation-Center 2700 Main Ave. • (970) 375-7300 Residents usually stay in shape in their offseason to enjoy their favorite adventures. The Recreation Center boasts over 70,000 square feet, furnished with a complete fitness center, aerobics studio, indoor track, two multiuse courts, a rock climbing wall and indoor aquatics center with an outdoor splash pad.

Durango Sports Club

www.durangosportsclub.com 

1600 Florida Road • (970) 259-2579

Jungle Gym DGO

www.junglegymdgo.com 

151 E. 15th St. • (970) 764-0254

Best Hearing Center Animas  Valley Audiology

www.animasvalleyaudiology.com 799 E. Third St. Suite 1 (970) 375-2369 Durango native Chandace Jeep will listen to all your hearing concerns. In her practice, she serves the youngest, oldest and everyone in between through evaluations, rehabilitation, treatment and education. The clinic also offers custom ear protection for noise and water as well as other accessories.

Southwest Colorado Ear, Nose & Throat Associates



www.swcoent.com 1 Mercado St., #205 (970) 385-7272

Livingston  Audiology & Hearing Aid Center www.lhac.com 1185 S. Camino del Rio #170 (970) 422-4027

Thank You! We are so incredibly honored to serve this community. A special thank you to all of our awesome practice members and their families around the Four Corners area for voting us Best Chiropractor! We cherish each and every connection we have made and appreciate all the trust, love, and commitment from our Pathfinder family!

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w e llness Best Home Health Care Provider Mercy  Hospice House

www.centura.org 175 Mercado St., #131 (970) 382-2000 Mercy Regional Medical Center expanded services in 2017 to provide patients with 24hour, end-of-life care through Mercy Hospice House. The facility houses eight large patient rooms with private bathrooms and an outdoor patio, in addition to common living spaces, a kitchen and meditation rooms.

Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado



www.visitingangels.com 125 E. 32nd St. • (970) 247-2292

Shining Star  Caregivers

www.shiningstarcaregivers.com 2855 Main Ave. #A106 (970) 946-2932

Best Naturopathic Health Provider Namaste  Health Center

www.namastehealthcenter.com 1800 East Third Ave. Suite 112 (970) 247-2043 The staff at Namaste Health Center follows five principles to assist patients in maintaining their health and wellbeing. The team offers a vast array of services including wellness exams, food allergy testing, hormone testing, acupuncture, cupping, nutrition therapy and much more.

Cottonwood Health Center



www.cottonwoodfamilyhealth.com 3600 Main Ave. C • (970) 259-7171

PHD Weight Loss

Pura Vida Healthcare



www.myphdweightloss.com 

www.puravidahealthcare.com 160 E. 12th St. • (970) 426-1684

555 Rivergate Lane Suite B1-101 (970) 764-4133

Jolie Ensign

www.mrmcwellness.weebly.com 

Rivergate Natural Healthcare



www.rivergatenaturalhealthcare.com 3750 Main Ave. #1 (970) 382-9100

Best Nutritionist or Dietitian Jaccinda Moffat

(970) 759-5936 

Fort Lewis College graduate Jaccinda Moffat enjoys helping her friends and neighbors. When Moffat isn’t working at Worldpay parttime as the Fitness Center Coordinator, she meets with clients one-on-one as a certified health coach for Optiva.

1010 Three Blvd. • (970) 247-4311

Best Pharmacy City Market

www.citymarket.com 

6 Town Plaza • (970) 247-2921 3130 Main Ave. • (970) 247-9435 Customers value quick and convenient service. So it’s no surprise that residents voted for City Market. Customers can place an order for a prescription over the phone, online or in person and pick it up at their preferred location. While there, customers often stock up on essentials.

Rivergate Pharmacy & Compounding Center



www.rivergatepharmacy.com 575 Rivergate Lane Suite 111 (970) 375-7711

THANK YOU for choosing us once again as Durango’s

Best Dental Clinic!

We’re grateful to have earned your confidence and trust for gentle, high quality dental care with holistic options in mind.

For appointments and consultations

970.382.7780

www.HolisticDentistryDurango.com 175 Mercado Street Suite 115 (In Three Springs) Durango

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Walgreens

www.walgreens.com 

28 Town Plaza • (970) 247-5057 2701 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1001

Best Physical Therapy Office Tomsic Physical Therapy



www.tomsicpt.com 575 Rivergate Lane Suite 97 (970) 259-0574 Tomsic Physical Therapy develops personalized treatment plans to address individual goals. The team, led by Dr. Ellen Tomsic, treats patients with a variety of conditions and symptoms, and specializes in sport and rehabilitation training. The office also offers services like dry needling and custom foot orthotics.

Advantage  Physical Therapy

www.advantageptwellness.com 3600 Main Ave. • (9700) 259-7829

Mercy Integrated  Physical Therapy

Best Veterinarian Clinic Riverview  Animal Hospital

THANK YOU for the love La Plata and voting us #1

5 years in a row!

www.riverviewanimal.com 670 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-8545 Riverview Animal Hospital provides an extensive list of services to pets in La Plata County, including but not limited to wellness exams, spays and neuters, ultrasounds, X-rays, vaccinations and euthanasia. In-house lab and pharmaceutical services provide a convenient experience for pet owners.

Aspentree Animal Caring Center



www.aspentreevet.com 42 County Road 250 Unit 200 (970) 382-0100

Durango  Animal Hospital

Best Veterinary Clinic Now offering weekday Urgent Care

www.durangovet.com 2461 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3174

www.centura.org 1 Mercado St. Suite 201 (970) 385-0644

670 South Camino del Rio | Durango, CO 81301 970.247.8545 | www.riverviewanimal.com

Thank you Durango!

Thank you Durango Voted Second Place Best Aesthetics Clinic

Personalized Care | Real Results

www.advantageptwellness.com CALL TODAY FOR A FREE SCREENING, OR STOP BY ANYTIME FOR A TOUR! (970) 259-7829

3600 Main Ave Ste A, Durango, CO 81301 WELLNESS

Aesthetics and Wellness of Durango provides medical spa treatments and IV Infusion Therapy for men and women by utilizing the most effective non-surgical cosmetic solutions available, and offers clients a professional, tranquil, and confidential setting to sit back and relax. We are proud to be the premier medical spa in Durango, Colorado.

www.aestheticsdurango.com

Sarah

Packard Normand (RN, BSN, Owner)

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555 Rivergate Ln Unit B2-134, Durango, CO

(970) 799-3610 2019 BEST OF DURANGO

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Thank you Durango for your vote!

What an Honor to be Voted Number One! Thank You Durango! Voted Second Place Best Veterinarian

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Proudly led by Becky James, DVM, our team provides full service veterinary care - medicine, surgery, and dentistry - for all stages of your pet’s life. We strongly believe that although they have 4 legs, our pets are true family members and should be treated as such - with the best in loving care.

42 County Road 250 Unit 200 • Durango, CO 81301 (970) 382-0100 • aspentreeacc@gmail.com Mon - Fri: 8am - 5:30pm + 24 hour Emergency Services

...because life has no off-season We are proud to serve you and our community. As a locally owned business, it is a privilege to be recognized as the Best in Durango. Thank you for your confidence in us!

970.259.0574

575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 97 | Durango, Colorado 81301 (in the Animas Surgical Hospital Medical Building)

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