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AUTOMOTIVE


Automotive AUTO SALESPERSON

CAR WASH

Sean O’Neil, Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center

Durango Rapid Wash

Geno Trujilo, TruWest Auto Outlet

Animas Auto Spa

Matt Holgate, Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center

Brennan Station

31 Parker Ave. • (970) 247-2121 www.morehartmurphy autocenter.com Sean O’Neil is an enthusiastic, fun-loving person with a knack for helping his friends and neighbors find an affordable, quality vehicle that can handle their daily drive and weekend exploration.

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

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

FARM EQUIPMENT / TRACTOR STORE Basin Coop

26103 Highway 160 (970) 247-3066 www.basincoop.com Basin Coop offers a wide variety of products for managing everything from a small garden to a fullservice ranch. Established in 1952, the supply store strives to provide patrons with quality products, service and technical expertise at competitive prices to support sustainable agriculture.

Southwest AG Inc.

2401 Main Ave. • (970) 385-8573 www.durangorapidwash.com 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. 500 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-7724 www.animasautospa.com 1220 Carbon Junction Drive (970) 259-2499 www.brennanstations.com

www.morehartmurphy autocenter.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 preowned 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.

Durango Harley-Davidson 750 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-0778 www.durangoharley.com

Durango Detail Doctor

278 Sawyer Drive #8 (970) 779-9091 The experts at Durango Detail Doctor not only help patrons maintain their vehicles, they help transform dull and dirty cars into shiny showpieces. Customers bring everything from motorcycles to RVs to the full-service detailing shop. The team also offers mobile detailing services.

Durango Rapid Wash

2401 Main Ave. • (970) 385-8573 www.durangorapidwash.com

Doug’s Auto Body

56 Davidson Creek Road (970) 382-0743

Durango Motor Company

MOTORCYCLE / HOBBY SPORT STORE Durango-Harley Davidson

750 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-0778 www.durangoharley.com Durango Harley-Davidson is a fullservice dealership that sells both new and used motorcycles, as well as parts and accessories. Whether you need to order a part or want to schedule a test ride, staff members have the experience to make the process smooth for customers.

Fun Center

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

Tractor Supply Company

Cole’s Chop Shop

AUTOMOTIVE

Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center

DETAILING SERVICE

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

39927 Highway 160 (970) 884-4101 • www.swaginc.com 1175 Dominguez Drive (970) 375-6283 www.tractorsupply.com

DEALERSHIP

2497 Main Ave. • (970) 247-0608 www.coleschopshop.com

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Automotive

OIL / LUBE SERVICE Brennan Station

1220 Carbon Junction Drive (970) 259-2499 www.brennanstations.com Brennan Station’s Four Star location across from Walmart offers customers a convenient onestop shop for fueling and vehicle maintenance by providing oil change and lube services.

Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center

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

DURANGO

for making us YOUR choice for Best Auto Repair for the past 6 years!

Grease Monkey

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

REPAIR SHOP Durango Car Care

601 E. College Drive (970) 247-3989 www.durangocarcare.com 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

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

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TIRE STORE Discount Tires

1175 S. Camino del Rio (970) 317-6011 www.discounttire.com 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.

Big O Tires

1210 Escalante Drive (970) 247-2146 • www.bigotires.com

Peerless Tire

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

TOWING SERVICE Bo Dean’s Towing & Body Shop

20909 Highway 160 • (970) 375-6221 For 24/7 service on the road, Bo Dean’s Towing and Body Shop offers assistance with flat tires, gas delivery, locksmith services and towing, of course. The family owned and operated business also features a full-service body shop.

Basin Towing & Repair 25823 Highway 160 (970) 247-2444 www.basintowing.com

McKnight’s Towing Inc. 98 Animas View Drive (970) 247-4447

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

AUTOMOTIVE


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THANK YOU DURANGO

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Food p Dining ASIAN CUISINE

BAKERY

BAR / PUB

Pop Sushi

Bread

The Bookcase & Barber

Himalayan Kitchen

Serious Delights

El Moro Spirits & Tavern

The Yellow Carrot

Steamworks Brewing Company

42 County Road 250 Unit 400 (970) 422-8182 www.popsushidurango.com Founded in 2017, Pop Sushi is a modern Asian-fusion bar and lounge. The menu includes a variety of small plates, salads, sushi rolls, sashimi, noodles, poke bowls, tapas and other popular dishes filled with fresh ingredients. 992 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0956 www.himkitchen.com

East by Southwest

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

135 E. Eighth St. • (970) 247-5100 42 County Road 250 (970) 247-5100 www.breaddurango.com Bread’s baked goods and signature sandwiches have saturated the Durango market for nearly 20 years. Every guest can expect fast, friendly service and delicious bread, pastries sandwiches and more, made fresh daily. 300 S. Camino del Rio Unit D (970) 403-1517 www.seriousdelights.com 3206 Main Ave. Suite #1 (970) 259-3773 www.theyellowcarrot.com

We love you Durango! t Thanks for the suppor y er ew Br in voting us Best ! and best beer selection FOOD & DINING

601 East Second Ave. Suite B (970) 764-4123 www.bookcaseandbarber.com A sophisticated barber shop known for its superior customer service and secret bar. With the right password, guests can venture beyond the bookcase and enjoy a classic cocktail carefully crafted with quality spirits and fresh ingredients made in-house. 945 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5555 www.elmorotavern.com

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

BARBECUE Serious Texas BBQ

650 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-9507 3535 North Main Ave. (970) 247-2243 www.serioustexasbbq.com 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.

J. Bo Pizza & Rib Co.

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

T’s Smokehouse & Grill

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

225 Girard St, Durango • 970-247-5792 • skabrewing.com

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BARTENDER

BREAKFAST

Josh Lobato, 2nd Deli & Spirits

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

Kendall Kniffin, Highway 3 Roadhouse

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

Sarah Moxam, El Moro Spirits & Tavern

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

BREWERY

CASUAL DINING

College Drive Cafe

Ska Brewing Company

Oscar’s Cafe

Steamworks Brewing Company

666 E. College Drive (970) 247-5322 www.cafedurango.com This cozy cafe is a special meeting place for Durango residents. The diner is known for its superior service and menu filled with classic breakfast and lunch items alongside dishes with a Southwestern twist. The owners work alongside their staff to serve filling meals made with care. 18 Town Plaza (970) 247-0526 www.breakfastdurango.com

CJ’s Diner

810 E. College Drive (970) 375-0117 www.cjsdiner.net

225 Girard St. • (970) 247-5792 www.skabrewing.com 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.

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

Carver Brewing Company

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

Zia Taqueria

2977 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1002 www.ziataqueria.com Zia Taqueria serves traditional Mexican-American 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.

Steamworks Brewing Company

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

Ernie’s Bar & 11th Street Station

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

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! Best Dessert 12 |

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FOOD & DINING


CATERER

COCKTAILS

Zia Taqueria

2977 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1002 www.ziataqueria.com In addition to offering fresh Tex-Mex flavors at two locations in Durango, Zia Taqueria also caters buffet-style meals for a variety of events from small meetings and office lunches to large weddings, family reunions, fundraisers, funerals and festivals.

The Yellow Carrot

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

CJ’s Diner

810 E. College Drive (970) 375-0117 www.cjsdiner.net

COFFEE SHOP

The Bookcase & Barber

Durango Joes

El Moro Spirits & Tavern

81301 Coffee House

601 East Second Ave. Suite B (970) 764-4123 www.bookcaseandbarber.com 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 concoctions from the story menu. 945 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5555 www.elmorotavern.com

Derailed Pour House

725 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5440 www.derailedpourhouse.com

DELI

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. 3101 Main Ave Suite 1 (970) 385-1941 www.durangoartisanfoods. com/81301-coffee

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

2nd Deli & Spirits

601 East Second Ave. Suite D (970) 259-1000 www.2nddelidurango.com 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 Foods Market

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

Sunnyside Farms Market

1305 Escalante Drive, Suite 101 (970) 375-6400 www.sunnysidefarmsmarket.com

Voted Best Deli 3 Years in a Row! Congratulations Josh – voted #1 Bartender

Come down and get your sammich on! 601 East Second Ave. Suite D, Durango (970) 259-1000 Monday - Wednesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Check website for seasonal hours FOOD & DINING

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DESSERT Cream Bean Berry

Eolus Bar & Dining

The Yellow Carrot

Ken & Sue’s

1021 Main Ave. • (970) 903-1300 www.creambeanberry.com 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. 3206 Main Ave. Suite 1 (970) 259-3773 www.theyellowcarrot.com

Ken & Sue’s

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

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FINE DINING

BEST OF DURANGO 2021

919 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2898 www.eolusdurango.com Located in a historic brick building in downtown Durango, this American restaurant offers customers an excellent dining experience with superior customer service and delicious food. The mountain-inspired menu highlights locally-sourced ingredients with emphasis on fresh, flavorful fare. 636 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1810 www.kenandsues.com

Ore House

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

FOOD TRUCK Backcountry Gourmet

1101 Main Ave. • (970) 317-8263 www.backcountrygourmet.net Backcountry Gourmet has been serving up salads, sliders and french fries since 2017. The food truck scene in Durango continues to thrive, and Backcountry Gourmet is now a mainstay in the community with multiple locations, including 11th Street Station, Union Station and The Nugget Mountain Bar.

Cuevas Tacos

FRENCH FRIES Backcountry Gourmet

1101 Main Ave. • (970) 317-8263 www.backcountrygourmet.net Flavorful fries are an essential pairing for fancy sliders. Chef Beau Lindborg’s secret to succes is serving five unique styles of gourmet house-cut fries made with fresh ingredients, including regular, garlic, chimichurri, cajun and truffle parmesan.

Steamworks Brewing Company

1550 Main Ave. • (970) 779-5468 www.cuevastacos.com

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

Mariana’s Authentic Cuisine

Grassburger

331 S. Camino del Rio (970) 946-4038 www.marianasauthentic cuisine.square.site

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

FOOD & DINING


HAMBURGER

HAPPY HOUR

James Ranch Grill

33846 Highway 550 (970) 676-1023 www.jamesranch.net/grill The farm-to-table restaurant on the ranch serves 100% grassfed, antibiotic free Red Angus beef burgers with other fresh ingredients, like cheese and vegetables, from the James Ranch Market. Each burger is served on a locally-sourced brioche bun and prepared to perfection.

Grassburger

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

Olde Tymer’s Cafe

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

Pop Sushi

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

Ernie’s Bar & 11th Street Station

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

Food Truck

Durango’s Most Authentic Mexican Street Food

See our website for current location www.cuevastacos.com

Derailed Pour House

725 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5440 www.derailedpourhouse.com

Monday-Saturday 9am - 8pm • Breakfast 9am - 11am

Best Food Truck

Best French Fries

BACKCOUNTRY GOURMET Thank You for voting us Durango’s Favorite Foodtruck Company!

THE UNION BAR 3062 N Main Ave FOOD & DINING

THE NUGGET 48721 US-550

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HOT WINGS Cuckoo’s Chicken House

Primi Pasta & Wine Bar

Happy Pappy’s Pizza n Wings

Mama Silvia’s

128 E. College Drive (970) 259-6322 www.cuckooschicken.com 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.

2411 Main Ave. • (970) 764-4213 www.durango.pappys.pizza

J. Bo Pizza & Rib Co.

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

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ITALIAN FOOD

BEST OF DURANGO 2021

1201 Main Ave #102 (970) 764-4138 www.primidurango.com Jarrod and Tracy Regan opened this fast-casual Italian eatery in January 2020. Customers can choose from a variety of fresh pasta with homemade sauces, seasonal salads, paninis and other appetizers. The menu also includes a wide range of wines, ciders, beer, cocktails, mocktails and Italian liqueur. 150 E. College Drive (970) 247-5533 www.mammasilvias.com

MEXICAN FOOD Nayarit Mexican Cuisine

2525 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1595 1135 S. Camino del Rio • (970) 4114 www.nayaritmexicandurango.com 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

OUTDOOR DINING James Ranch Grill

33846 Highway 550 (970) 676-1023 www.jamesranch.net/grill This fast-casual restaurant is uniquely situated on a family ranch north of downtown Durango. The open space leaves guests room to enjoy dining from the outdoor deck or at picnic tables on the threelevel lawn terraces, surrounded by red rock cliffs in the gorgeous Animas Valley.

2977 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1002 www.ziataqueria.com

Ernie’s Bar & 11th Street Station

Gazpacho New Mexico Cooking y Cantina

Ken & Sue’s

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

1101 Main Ave. • (970) 422-8482 www.11thstreetstation.com 636 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1810 www.kenandsues.com

FOOD & DINING


Best Fine Dining

Best Steak

Best Restaurant

We are honored,

Thank you Durango! Eolus Bar & Dining Locally Grown Mountain Inspired Consistently Delicious Enjoy our historic restaurant or rooftop dining with views of town where we serve you the best of Durango. Flavorful dishes, tasty sips and pours, where every visit is special.

919 Main Ave., Durango CO | www.eolusdurango.com | (970) 259-2898 Open Monday - Friday 5pm–9pm | Reservations required FOOD & DINING

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PIZZA

RESTAURANT

Homeslice Pizza

2915 N. Main Ave. (970) 422-8337 441 E. College Drive (970) 259-5551 125 Mercado St., Suite 105 (970) 764-4208 www.homeslicedelivers.com Homeslice is a bar and restaurant with three locations in Durango that serves up Colorado-style pies and handcrafted cocktails in a casual, fun atmosphere. With the largest list of topping possibilities in town, Homeslice is a great place to stop in for a solo slice or bring the whole family.

Fired Up Pizza

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

SEAFOOD

Ken & Sue’s

Pop Sushi

El Moro Spirits & Tavern

East by Southwest

636 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1810 www.kenandsues.com Ken & Sue’s is a popular American bistro and fine dining establishment located in downtown Durango. The restaurant runs daily specials alongside its diverse lunch and dinner menu. Twice a year, the menu rotates to highlight seasonal ingredients. 945 Main Ave. • (970) 259-5555 www.elmorotavern.com

Eolus Bar & Dining

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

Happy Pappy’s Pizza n Wings

42 County Road 250 Unit 400 (970) 422-8182 www.popsushidurango.com This modern sushi bar and lounge is known for more than its Pop Hour. The high-quality seafood is integral to the restaurant’s success. From basic maki rolls to specialty poke bowls, the ingredients are fresh and flavorful. 160 E. College Drive (970) 247-5533 www.eastbysouthwest.com

Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar

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

SERVERS Nayarit Mexican Cuisine

2525 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1595 1135 S. Camino del Rio • (970) 4114 www.nayaritmexicandurango.com Every employee at Nayarit Mexican Cuisine, from the host to the bartenders and chefs, is an incredibly friendly and talented service professional. The servers exhibit patience and understanding with a variety of customer requests and go above and beyond to provide all customers with a positive dining experience.

Ken & Sue’s

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

El Moro Spirits & Tavern

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

2411 Main Ave. • (970) 764-4213 www.durango.pappys.pizza

Thank you Durango for voting us Best Liquor Store!

(970) 247-2258 1485 Florida Rd., Bldg. C, Ste. 100 HOURS: MONDAY - SATURDAY: 9-9, SUNDAY: 10-7 18 |

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FOOD & DINING


Best New Business

Best Hot Wings

Best Pizza

THANK YOU DURANGO

WHOAAA!!!

-OUR PROMISE TO EACH OF YOU*ALWAYS USE THE HIGHEST QUALITY INGREDIENTS *ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY FEELS AT HOME *ALWAYS DELIVER AFFORDABLE CRAFT PRICES *ALWAYS GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

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Food p Dining STEAK Ore House

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

Eolus Bar & Dining

919 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2898 www.eolusdurango.com

Ken & Sue’s

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

SUSHI

TACO

Pop Sushi

42 County Road 250 Unit 400 (970) 422-8182 www.popsushidurango.com Pop Sushi serves Asian-fusion cuisine from a modern bar and lounge. The menu includes fresh sushi options, made from ingredients like yellow tail, salmon, shrimp and tuna. Patrons can choose from a variety of classic, handmade rolls and specialty combinations.

East by Southwest

Nayarit Mexican Cuisine

2525 Main Ave. • (970) 385-1595 1135 S. Camino del Rio • (970) 4114 www.nayaritmexicandurango.com There’s nothing quite like a satisfying street taco, served with shredded lettuce, onion, cilantro and fresh salsa. From seasoned chicken and fish to traditional beef and pork, Nayarit offers customers 12 varieties of street tacos to enjoy at an affordable price.

Zia Taqueria

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

2977 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1002 www.ziataqueria.com

Rice Monkeys

Switchback Taco Bar

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

741 Main Ave. • (970) 422-8074 www.switchbacktaco.com

THANK YOU

FOR VOTING US BEST CHIROPRACTOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW!

(970) 422-1766 305 S. CAMINO DEL RIO, STE S · DURANGO, CO 20 |

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FOOD & DINING


WINERY

VEGETARIAN / VEGAN

Fox Fire Farms

Zia Taqueria

Four Leaves Winery

Eat Zawadi

5513 County Road 321 (970) 563-4675 www.foxfirefarms.com Fox Fire Farms is a vineyard located on 910-acres in Ignacio that produces award-winning wine. The vineyard is full of grape varieties that thrive in the high elevation and cold climate. In addition to producing wine, the vineyard is also a venue for many community events and special occasions. 528 Main Ave. • (970) 403-8182 www.fourleaveswinery.com

Fenceline Cider

141 S. Main St., Mancos (970) 533-4005 www.fenceline.co

2977 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3355 400 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1002 www.ziataqueria.com Zia Taqueria’s style of serving customers helps guests personalize every aspect of their order. This process makes it easy for vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies and dietary restrictions to enjoy a simple meal with peace of mind. 509 East Eighth Ave. #3 (970) 422-8462 www.eatzawadi.com Editor’s note: This restaurant closed permanently after the contest ended.

The Living Tree Salad Bar 680 B Main Ave • (970) 286-0227 www.thelivingtreesaladbar.com

WE APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE.

1st place

TACO 1st place

SERVERS 1st place

FOR VOTING US BEST WINERY!

MEXICAN FOOD

FOX FIRE FARMS H I G H A LT I T U D E V I N E YA R D

MEMORABLE WINES

970.563.4675

W W W. F O X F I R E FA R M S . C O M 5 5 1 3 CO U N T Y R OA D 3 2 1 , I G N AC I O, CO 8 1 1 37 FOOD & DINING

T WO North 2525 Main Ave. (970) 385-1595

LO C ATI O N S South 1135 S. Camino del Rio #290 (970) 259-4114

Sun - Wed 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. | Fri - Sat 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. www.nayaritmexicandurango.com 2021 BEST OF DURANGO

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Unlocking the door to your

Dreams. NICOLE SORENSEN 785 MAIN AVE DURANGO, CO 81301 (720) 837-4507

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LEGAL, FINANCIAL & REAL ESTATE


Legal, Financialp Real Estate ACCOUNTING OFFICE Fredrick Zink & Associates 5109, 954 East Second Ave. #201 (970) 247-0506 www.durangocpas.com As one of the largest CPA firms in the Four Corners area, the professionals at Fredrick Zink & Associates provide high quality accounting, tax and auditing services. Team members are ingrained in the community and dedicated to providing superior customer service.

Tafoya Barrett & Associates

150 E. Ninth St. #300 (970) 259-8000 www.tafoyabarrett.com

R. Bell & Associates 3710 Main Ave. #101 (970) 385-1002 www.bellcpas.com

ARCHITECT FIRM

BANK / CREDIT UNION

Steve Gates Architect

1120 Main Ave. Suite 1 (970) 259-0726 www.stevegatesarchitect.com Known for crafting creative, purposeful spaces, Steve Gates Architect has been in business here since 2005. Exceptional service and community passion drives this firm to introduce thoughtful design solutions with sustainable materials. Through a partnership with E-Terra Construction, the firm can follow the design process from planning to completion.

Feeney Architect/ Builder LLC

1201 Main Ave. #201 (970) 259-7554 www.feeneyarchitect.com

Heather Murray Architecture

530 Main Ave. Suite A www.hmurrayarchitecture.com

Alpine Bank

1099 Main Ave. (970) 375-7689 175 Mercado St. Suite 119 (970) 426-7166 www.alpinebank.com Alpine Bank serves more than 140,000 customers across the state of Colorado from 40 convenient locations. Since 2005, Alpine Bank has actively supported small businesses and community nonprofits, creating long-lasting relationships with residents here.

FINANCIAL ADVISER Rachel Kuss, Kennebec Wealth Management

Bank of Colorado

3710 Main Avenue Suite 101 (970) 403-8570 www.kennebecwm.com /team/rachel-kuss Helping individuals, families and businesses reach financial goals is the primary mission for Vice President of Kennebec Wealth Management, Rachel Kuss. She is a certified Financial Planner, Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist and Accredited Investment Fiduciary.

Bank of the San Juans

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

1199 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5151 902 East Second Ave. (970) 247-5151 www.bankofcolorado.com 144 East Eighth St. (970) 247-1818 1710 Main Ave. • (970) 247-2828 www.bankofthesanjuans.com

Craig Arnwine, Evergreen Wealth Advisors

Jeff Thulson, Raymond James Financial Services

259 W. Ninth St. • (970) 382-5705 www.raymondjames.com

Thank You! For Voting Me Durango’s

BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR

TWO YEARS IN A ROW! Rachel Kuss CFP® AIF® CRPS® Vice President - Investments 970.403.8570 Office 3710 Main Avenue Suite 101 Durango, CO 81301

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Western Wealth Management, a registered investment adviser. Kennebec Wealth Management and Western Wealth Management are separate entities from LPL Financial. LEGAL, FINANCIAL & REAL ESTATE

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HOME BUILDER Skywalker Construction

145 E. Ninth St. • (970) 382-0041 www.skywalkerconstruction.com 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 ecofriendly materials and recycling extra resources.

Asher Homes

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

Mantell-Hecathorn Builders

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

INSURANCE AGENCY Leavitt Group

72 Suttle St. Suite I (970) 259-7966 www.leavitt.com From personal coverage to commercial insurance and employee benefits, Leavitt Group works to identify a comprehensive strategy customized for each client. With a local team and national resources, the Leavitt Group has a wide range of coverage options and the ability to compare costs for customers.

Wendy Most – State Farm Insurance

1854 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2550 www.insuredbymost.com

Ben Frihauf – Farmers Insurance

1315 Main Ave. Suite 105 (970) 247-1292 www.agents.farmers.com/co/ durango/ben-frihauf

MORTGAGE COMPANY Silver Mountain Mortgage

700 Main Ave. Unit D (970) 396-4947 www.smmtg.com Serving La Plata, Montezuma and La Plata counties, Silver Mountain Mortgage can help customers secure finances or refinance a home, helping homeowners save money with a variety of special programs. Experienced employees can guide clients through the process from start to finish.

Bank of Colorado

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

Academy Mortgage

2243 Main Ave. Offices 2, 3E, 3G, 3H (970) 382-2903 www.academymortgage.com

REAL ESTATE AGENT / BROKER Nicole Sorensen, Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors

785 Main Ave. • (720) 837-4507 www.coldwellbanker.com Realtor Nicole Sorensen is a Fort Lewis College graduate with a Business Management degree. Sorensen enjoys guiding clients through the process of buying or selling a home in La Plata, Montezuma and Archuleta counties. She is a member of the Durango Area Association of Realtors and the Colorado Mountain Classic Barrel Racing Association.

Joe Clair, Keller Williams 700 Main Ave. • (970) 903-9417 www.buydurangonow.com

Jerome Bleger, The Wells Group

1130 Main Ave. • (970) 759-1658 www.wellsgroupdurango.com

THANK YOU SOUTHWEST COLORADO! YOUR CONFIDENCE AND SUPPORT MEANS EVERYTHING TO US.

970.259.6680 1130 Main Ave., Durango wellsgroupdurango.com

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REAL ESTATE OFFICE The Wells Group

1130 Main Ave. (970) 259-6680 www.wellsgroupdurango.com 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

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

Sotheby’s Legacy Properties West

743 Main Ave. (970) 624-0444 www.legacypropertieswestsir.com

TITLE COMPANY Colorado Title & Closing Services

970 Main Ave. (970) 247-5464 www.coloradotitleservices.com Colorado Title & Closing Services simplifies the closing process for both buyers and sellers, as well as attorneys, builders, lenders and realtors. The business invests in technology that reduces problems with the process as well. This family-owned and operated title company has offices in Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, Montrose and Grand Junction.

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

Title Durango

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

Independent – Working for You I am deeply honored to be in the Best of Durango this year! I am thankful for each and every vote that was cast for Silver Mountain Mortgage. I am overjoyed to be able to work independently to assist each of Silver Mountain Mortgage’s clients – whether they are buying their dream home, refinancing, or purchasing the perfect investment property, I am thrilled to help make it possible. I am grateful for everyone’s faith and trust in me. I also appreciate each of the dedicated people that I work with in the real estate, title, insurance, and other related businesses that are integral to the process.

Rhonda Yarbrough phone 254-396-4947 mls 1956437

CO LMB#1000484304 NMLS # 304574 Silver Mountain Mortgage, LLC Company NMLS # 1956437

Thank you loyal customers & Real Estate partners for your vote! CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF SERVING DURANGO! We have been locally owned and operated for over 75 years. We’re the oldest family-owned business in downtown Durango, with 5 offices on the Western Slope. AFFILIATED COMPANIES: ROCKY MOUNTAIN ESCROW, INC. est. 1985 CLX EXCHANGE ACCOMMODATORS, INC. est. 1991

Voted Best Title Company LEGAL, FINANCIAL & REAL ESTATE

Conveniently located at 970 Main Ave (next to Maria’s) www.coloradotitleservices.com /coloradotitleservices 2021 BEST OF DURANGO

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CONGRATULATES ALL THE WINNERS AND NOMINEES IN THIS YEAR’S BEST OF DURANGO & LA PLATA COUNTY AWARDS!

For voting Mac Ranch Best of Durango for eight years in a row! We are grateful to serve our community and call Durango home! FOR ALL YOU DO TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY THE BEST! DURANGOHEARLD.COM/BESTOF

Thanks to everyone for making us #1 for 6 years in a row!!

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Professional Services CABINETS

CARPET CLEANING

Aspen Design Studio

725 E. College Drive Unit A (970) 385-8955 www.adsdurango.com 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.

Animas Kitchen & Bath

28930 Highway 160 (970) 385-0707 www.animaskitchens.com

Silver Creek Design

3206 Main Ave., Suite 4 (970) 403-3163 www.silvercreekdesign.com

CARPET / FLOORING STORE

COMPUTER REPAIR

Black Bear Carpet Cleaning & Repair

Tile & Light Art of Durango

Mac Ranch

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

1063 Main Ave. (970) 259-1187 www.macranch.com The Apple-certified tech experts at Mac Ranch understand the importance of speedy repair for important devices. The store diagnoses problems quickly, and provides technical support instore, on-site and remotely. It also administers email, networking and security solutions for small businesses in the Four Corners.

Ultrasteam Professional Carpet Cleaning & Restoration

2180 Lighting & Design

Tech-Nichol

10 Town Plaza #95 (970) 382-1344 www.blackbearclean.com 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.

190 Sawyer Drive Unit D (970) 385-8444 www.ultrasteamcleaning.com

Chem-Dry of the Southwest

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

The Gallery

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

The PC Clinic of Durango

29434 Highway 160 (970) 385-9115 www.thegallerydro.com

931 Highway 3 • (970) 513-6824 www.thepccliniconline.com

(970) 259-9046 www.chemdrysouthwest.com

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST ELECTRICIAN GOOD OLD-FASHIONED PERSONALIZED SERVICE 9 YEARS STANDING

THE WAY IT USED TO BE...

970.259.3395 570 TURNER DR., SUITE F • BODO PARK • DURANGO WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT - 37 YEARS OF BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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COUNTERTOPS Rock Solid Custom Granite

DAY CARE CENTER / PROVIDER

21770 Highway 160 (970) 426-4350 www.rocksolidcustomgranite.com 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

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

2180 Lighting & Design

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

DISPENSARY Durango Organics

Durango Early Learning Center

890 East Third Ave. (970) 259-1483 www.durangoschools.org Durango Early Learning Center is a nonprofit organization focused on providing a safe environment for children to learn and play. The licensed day care center provides educational experiences for children ages 2 through 5 years.

Riverhouse Children’s Center

742 Florida Road (970) 247-0204 www.riverhousecci.org

Bodo 72 Suttle Street Suite G (970) 259-3674 Grandview 37 County Road 232 (970) 426-4381 www.durangoorganics.com 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 friendly customer service, privacy and well-being.

Prohibition Herb

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

River Mist Preschool 2441 County Road 225 (970) 385-4098 www.rivermistschool.org

DOGGIE DAY CARE Healthy Hounds & Fat Cats

21738 Highway 160 West (970) 375-9700 www.healthyhoundsandfatcats.com Our furry friends can experience luxurious care and comfort while we are away at work or on vacation thanks to Healthy Hounds and Fat Cats. The full-service boarding facility and groomer offers spacious kennels stocked with toys and treats, and pays special attention to each pet’s routine.

Durango Pet Resort

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

Willow Tree Kennels

6510 County Road 203 (970) 259-0018 www.willowtreedurango.com

Sante Durango

742 1/2 Main Ave (970) 375-2837 www.santecolorado.com

Thank you loyal customers and new friends!

You’re the BEST!

MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL

7 DAYS A WEEK

The Alternative Resource DURANGO: 72 SUTTLE STREET, UNITS F&G · 970.259.DORG | CORTEZ: 1104 E MAIN STREET · 970.565.6500 DURANGO: 37 COUNTY ROAD 232 · 970.426.4381 | CRESTED BUTTE: 310 BELLEVIEW AVENUE, UNIT 2 · 970.349.5993 durangoorganics.com

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EDUCATOR

ELECTRICIAN

Brian Burke, Fort Lewis College

Phillip’s Electric

Tara Haller, Durango High School

K Power LLC

1000 Rim Drive • (970) 247-7088 www.fortlewis.edu Brian Burke is an award winning licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Fort Lewis College. He has extensive experience training other psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, wellness coordinators, primary care physicians, probation officers and academic advisers.

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

Heather Gryzb, Animas Valley Elementary School

373 Hermosa Meadows Road (970) 247-0124 www.animasvalley. durangoschools.org

570 Turner Drive Suite F (970) 259-3395 www.phillipselectricdurango.com 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. 320 E. East Drive, Bayfield (970) 749-2504 www.k-power-llc.business.site

Powerhouse Electric

(970) 903-4664 www.powerhouseelectricdgo.net

EQUIPMENT RENTAL COMPANY Target Rental

to complete the job. The extensive online category of options makes selection easy.

28202 Highway 160 (970) 259-7500 www.targetrental.com Since 1982, Target Rental has aided homeowners and contractors with big projects by renting and selling the tools and equipment they need

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

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

Thanks to all who voted for our local businesses... Brian Burke and Leslie Goldstein want to thank the Durango Community for being our rock for 18+ years and counting. Our colleagues at Fort Lewis College and the other (K-12) educators in our town continue to amaze us with their passion, humanity, and tireless efforts to educate our citizenry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

and special kudos to all who voted Scapegoat Landscaping the Best of Durango for the sixth time. The Goat Did It! We’re already looking forward to seeing you all in 2022! S C A P E G OAT L A N D S C A P E . C O M K Y NA N K E L LY 970-903-4236 DEAN MULLEN 970-769-0417 2021 BEST OF DURANGO

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FLORIST April’s Garden

HAIR SALON

2075 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1633 www.durangoflorist.com 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 in La Plata County and the surrounding Four Corners communities.

Adela Flora

3710 Main Ave. #301 (970) 769-2854 www.adelafloral.com

Bayfield Blooms

416 County Road 501 (970) 884-0525 www.bayfieldblooms.com

The Chill Spot Barbershop 3102 Main Ave. Unit 15 (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.

ReyLynn’s Barber Lounge & Hair Salon 810 E. College Drive (970) 764-4028 www.relynns.com

Delora Salon

723 East Second Ave. (970) 403-3867 www.delorosalon.com

HEATING SERVICE Garrhs Heating & Air Conditioning

721 Turner Drive • (970) 259-5579 www.garrhs.com For over three decades, Garrhs Heating & Air Conditioning has served commercial and residential properties in Durango and the surrounding Four Corners region. From designs and system installation to repairs and maintenance, the team of professionals receive continuous education to ensure all customers receive the best quality service.

Mile High Plumbing Service & Repair

HOTEL / BED & BREAKFAST / LODGING Strater Hotel

699 Main Ave. • (800) 247-4431 www.strater.com An iconic building riddled with fascinating history houses this historic hotel in downtown Durango. Each of the 88 guest rooms in the hotel are individually designed and filled with antiques, including vintage Victorian collectibles and furniture. Guests can also enjoy drinking and dining at one of the three on-site restaurants, The Mahogany Grille, The Office Spiritorium and The Diamond Belle Saloon.

248 Bodo Drive (970) 259-5148 www.milehighplumbing durango.com

Rochester Hotel

Marco’s Heating & Refrigeration

Blue Lake Ranch

364 Weston Drive (970) 259-9654 www.marcosheating.com

726 East Second Ave. (970) 385-1920 www.rochesterhotel.com 16919 Highway 140 (970) 385-4537 www.bluelakeranch.com

Beautiful flowers for every day and special occasions.

Thank you Durango!

Wonderful house plant selection. Silk and fresh wreaths. Cards, chocolates, jewelry candles. Helpful staff. Weddings and Events

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LANDSCAPING COMPANY

NAIL SALON

Scapegoat Landscaping

10 Town Plaza #99 (970) 903-4236 • (970) 769-0417 www.scapegoatlandscape.com 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 2355 County Road 203 (970) 946-5215 www.landscapingdurango.com

Columbine Landscaping

(970) 769-3319 www.columbinelandscapes.com

Locally Owned & Operated

NEW BUSINESS

VIP Nails

450 S. Camino del Rio (970) 385-1727 www.vipnailsdurango.com 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.

Hair with a Twist LLC 231 Clover Drive #5 (970) 317-3814 www.hair-with-a-twist-llc. business.site

The Woodhouse Day Spa

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

NONPROFIT

Happy Pappy’s Pizza n Wings

La Plata County Humane Society

Sage Farm Fresh Eats

Manna

Famburger

Adaptive Sports Association

2411 Main Ave. (970) 764-4213 www.durango.pappys.pizza Despite opening during a pandemic, Happy Pappy’s Pizza n Wings found success slinging pies using a 30-year-old family dough recipe. Customers can order whole pizzas or pizza by the slice, as well as chicken wings and desserts. The new restaurant includes a sixtap, self-pour station for beer and serves Zuberfizz soda. 3101 Main Ave. #5 (970) 764-4270 www.sagefarmfresheats.com 1400 East Second Ave. (970) 422-8082 www.theoriginalfamburger.com

Experience the Difference

1111 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-2847 www.lpchumanesociety.com 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. 1100 Avenida del Sol (970) 385-5095 www.mannasoupkitchen.org

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

Call or Text Us (970) 247-7769

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PET GROOMER Dog Gone Gorgeous

3701 Main Ave. #107 (970) 259-2949 www.doggonegorgeousco.com Pets deserve five-star service to help them look, feel and smell their best. From bathing and deshedding to nail services, the professionals at Dog Gone Gorgeous guarantee a comfortable and simple experience for you and your furry family members.

Creature Comforts 305 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-2748 www.creaturecomforts durango.com

Pet Haus Groom Room

1430 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2564

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO Allison Ragsdale Photography

2877 Main Ave. • (970) 259-9255 www.allisonragsdale photography.com Fun sessions and stunning photo selections are part of the package when working with Allison Ragsdale Photography. With over a decade of experience, the photographer specializes in capturing portraits for graduating seniors and families, as well as brand photography and engagement and wedding photography.

Cardwell Aukerman Photography

530 Main Ave. • (970) 749-4456 www.carolcardwell photography.com

Andy Wingerd Ignited Imagery

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

PIERCING STUDIO

PLUMBING SERVICE

Durango Professional Piercing Studio

Mile High Plumbing

835 Main Ave. Suite #202 (970) 259-1543 After years of building successful relationships with clients at Your Flesh Tattoo & Pierce, Dallas Belden opened Durango’s first and only studio dedicated to professional body piercing called Durango Professional Piercing last year. In addition to offering body piercing, the studio also features a variety of quality jewelry.

Your Flesh Tattoo & Piercing

Solid Plumbing

123 W. Ninth St. • (970) 259-2836 www.yourfleshtattoo.com

Animas Tattoo & Body Piercing

248 Bodo Drive • (970) 259-5148 www.milehighplumbing durango.com 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. 5826 County Road, Bayfield (970) 769-5278 www.solidplumbingdurango.com

Roto-Rooter

120 W. Eighth St. • (970) 880-0620 www.animastattoo.com

(970) 946-7847 www.rotorooter.com/durangoco

Thank you for voting Durango! With the largest showroom in the Four Corners and the expert team to get it done, come experience how we can help transform your interior living space into a place that makes it YOUR home. Lighting, Flooring, Tile, Countertops and so much more! Improving “The Durango Life” one project at a time.

Best Countertops

Best Carpet/Flooring Store Tied for 2nd

970.247.9710

2180 Main Ave in Durango 2180durangodesign.com PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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RADIO STATION KSUT Public Radio

123 Capote Drive, Ignacio (970) 563-0255 www.ksut.org KSUT provides news, music, storytelling and documentary programming for the Four Corners. 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.

92.9 The Point

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

KDUR Radio

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

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ROOFING COMPANY TL Roofing & Exteriors

TL Roofing and Exteriors 825 E. 32nd St. • (970) 247-1392 www.tlroofingexterior.com 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

278 S. Skylane Drive (970) 259-0040 www.4cornersroofing.com

Aspen Roof Repair

TATTOO PARLOR

WINDOW COVERINGS

Your Flesh Tattoo & Piercing

Budget Blinds

123 W. Ninth St. • (970) 259-2836 www.yourfleshtattoo.com 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.

1455 Florida Road • (970) 385-5700 www.budgetblinds.com 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.

Headhunter Tattoo

Durango Shade Company

72 Suttle St. Unit 4 (970) 259-2693

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

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

Quality Home Interiors

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

691 County Road 233 B6 (970) 903-5303 www.aspenroofrepair.com

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Thank you Durango for voting Kroegers Best Hardware Store!

Local for 100 years All projects All seasons

All Durango!

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ShoppingpEntertainment ANNUAL EVENT 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

www.tasteofdurango.com

Noel Night

www.local-first.org/events

ANTIQUE SHOP Durango Antique Market

780A Main Ave. • (970) 247-4555 www.durangoantiquemarket.com Locals love to stop into the Durango Antique Market to view the ever-rotating inventory of vintage goods. The market carries all kinds of products, including books, clothing, collectibles, decor, glassware, jewelry, furniture and much more.

ReLove Consign & Design 110 E. Fifth St. • (970) 403-8711 www.reloveconsign.com

Methodist Thrift Shop 986 East Second Ave. (970) 259-0294

ART GALLERY Toh-Atin Gallery

145 W. Ninth St. • (970) 247-8277 www.toh-atin.com Owners of Toh-Atin Gallery have over 60 years of experience collecting and selling authentic Native American art. The gallery houses the largest selection of fine art, such as turquoise and silver jewelry, Navajo rugs, Pueblo pottery, Kachina dolls, baskets, masks, paintings, sculptures and more.

Sorrel Sky Gallery

828 Main Ave. • (970) 247-3555 www.sorrelsky.com

Studio&

1027 Main Ave. • (908) 403-9975 www.anddurango.com

Durango for voting us Best Clothing Store!

Your favorite boutique nestled in the heart of Durango, Colorado

Thank You for ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

809 Main Ave Monday - Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm Thursday - Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

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BAND / MUSICIAN Stillhouse Junkies

www.stillhousejunkies.com A Durango-based bluegrass band, Stillhouse Junkies are known for fun arrangements of genres like roots, blues, funk and swing. The talented trio travels regularly to play shows and festivals across the Four Corners region.

Lacey Black

(970) 799-4252 www.laceyblackmusic.com

Robby Overfield

(970) 317-1060 www.robbyoverfield.com

BICYCLE SHOP

BOOK SHOP

CASINO

2nd Ave. Sports

Maria’s Bookshop

Mountain Bike Specialists

White Rabbit Books & Curiosities

640 East Second Ave. (970) 247-4511 www.2ndavesports.com 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. 949 Main Ave. • (970) 247-4066 www.mountainbikespecialists.com

Ski Barn

3533 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1923 1316 Main Ave. • (970) 764-4248 www.skibarndurango.com

960 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1438 www.mariasbookshop.com 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.

128 W. 14th St. C2 (970) 259-2213

Friends of the Durango Library

1900 East Third Ave. (970) 375-3380 www.durangogov.org/library

Sky Ute Casino

14324 Highway 172, Ignacio (970) 563-7777 www.skyutecasino.com 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.

Ute Mountain Casino

3 Weeminuche Drive, Toawac (970) 565-8800 www.utemountaincasino.com

Northern Edge Navajo Casino

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

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Voted First Place Best Nonprofit

Voted First Place Best Consignment/ Thrift / Pawn Shop

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Sundays 970.259.2847

THRIFT STORE

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday 970-385-4322

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BEST CASINO IN THE COUNTY! Cheers to you, La Plata County! Thank you for voting us the #1 casino in the area. Come play, dine and stay with us at Sky Ute Casino Resort, where escape is closer than you think.

CASINO FLOOR HOURS

Sunday – Thursday 9AM – Midnight, Friday and Saturday 9AM – 2AM

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR ACCOMMODATIONS skyutecasino.com/accommodations

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CLOTHING STORE Lively (a boutique)

809 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1982 www.livelyaboutique.com Lively is a contemporary clothing store in downtown Durango. They carry unique collections of quality apparel, shoes and accessories, as well as many home goods and locally-made products. The retailer also hosts free yoga classes on Fridays and an annual fashion show.

Animas Trading Co.

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

Pine Needle Mountaineering

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

CONSIGNMENT / THRIFT / PAWN SHOP La Plata County Humane Society

1111 S. Camino del Rio (970) 259-2847 www.lpchumanesociety.com Residents are quick to donate new and gently used goods to the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Shop. This thrift shop has quality clothing and designer labels, unique housewares, collectibles and much more. Sales of donated items directly benefit the animals at the Humane Society.

Durango Outdoor Exchange

Sunnyside Farms Market

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

Rose Duds

801 B Main Ave. • (970) 759-7883 110 E. Fifth St. • (970) 403-8711 www.reloveconsign.com

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Nature’s Oasis Natural Foods Market

300 S Camino del Rio (970) 247-1988 www.naturesoasismarket.com Not only is Nature’s Oasis Natural Foods Market a great place to discover locally-made products, it also has the best selection of natural and organic products in town. The store also houses Serious Delights Bakery and a deli that serves freshly made soups, salads, sandwiches, smoothies and much more.

ReLove Consign & Design

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1305 Escalante Drive Unit 101 (970) 375-6400 www.sunnysidefarmsmarket.com

Durango Farms Market

FURNITURE STORE Urban Market

865 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0472 www.urbanmarketonline.com 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 110 E. Fifth St. • (970) 403-8711 www.reloveconsign.com

Artesanos

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

259 W. Ninth St. (970) 880-2503 www.durangofarmersmarket.com

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GAME / TOY STORE

GARDEN SUPPLY / NURSERY

Maria’s Bookshop

960 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1438 www.mariasbookshop.com Community is the heart of Maria’s Bookshop, so the store’s inventory typically reflects the diverse lifestyles of our friends and neighbors. In addition to children’s books and educational materials, the retailer carries a unique selection of games, puzzles and toys for young residents and visitors.

Twilight Toys

Durango Nursery & Supply

Honeyville

Native Roots Garden Center

Dietz Market

271 Kaycee Lane • (970) 259-8800 For landscaping tools and materials, as well as native and xeric plant varieties, Durango Nursery & Supply is the place to go for an assortment of creative ideas to enhance your home’s curb appeal. The supply store carries grass and wildflower seed, fruit trees and even bulk materials like gravel, mulch and soil. 1270 Escalante Drive (970) 259-5111

600 Main Ave. Unit 105 (970) 403-5562

Bayfield Gardens

Beads & Beyond

840 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1204 www.beadsdurango.com

GIFT SHOP

1715 County Road 526, Bayfield (970) 884-0616 www.bayfieldgardends.com

GOLF COURSE

33633 Highway 550 (800) 676-7690 www.honeyvillecolorado.com Gifting someone a product from Honeyville is one of the sweetest gestures. The factory and bottling plant 11 miles north of downtown Durango produces wildflower honey in addition to jams, syrups, sauces and more treats made with honey.

2300 Rim Drive • (970) 247-1499 www.golfhillcrest.com 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 Course 589 County Road 252 (970) 247-8774 www.daltonranch.com

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

Urban Market

Hillcrest Golf Course

Glacier

865 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0472 www.urbanmarketonline.com

600 Glacier Club Drive Mountain (970) 382-6700 Valley (970) 382-7851 www.glacierclub.com

DURANGO’S PREMIUM CANNABIS DISPENSARY LARGEST SELECTION OF PRODUCT AVAILABLE

SERVING THE FOUR CORNERS FOR OVER 30 YEARS

WWW.SANTECOLORADO.COM 970-375-BUDS

742½ Main Ave. Durango (IN THE ALLEY)

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FOR VOTING FOR US.

WE APPRECIATE YOU! (970) 375-2837 2nd Ave

Bank of the San Juans

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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Durango Coffee Co

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Mutu’s Italian Kitchen

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WE STOCK OVER 800 PRODUCTS!

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HARDWARE STORE Kroegers Ace Hardware

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

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

The Home Depot

HOME DECOR STORE

JEWELRY STORE

LIQUOR STORE

Urban Market

Beads & Beyond

Star Liquors

Dietz Market

Jamie’s Jewelry & Watch Repair

Wagon Wheel Liquors

865 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0472 www.urbanmarketonline.com 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. 26345 Highway 160 (970) 259-5811 www.dietzmarket.com

ReLove Consign & Design 110 E. Fifth St. • (970) 403-8711 www.reloveconsign.com

840 Main Ave. • (970) 247-1204 www.beadsdurango.com If the color and texture of various beads, crystals, gems and stones isn’t enough to draw your attention to the storefront, the gifts and jewelry selection at this small shop in downtown Durango should attract customers of all kinds. The store also sells supplies to help you fashion an ideal accessory.

1485 Florida Road Building C Suite 100 • (970) 247-2258 www.starliquorsdurango.com 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.

125 E. 10th St. • (970) 259-2534 www.jamiesfinejewelry.com

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

Diane West Jewelry & Art

Liquor World

820 Main Ave. • (970) 385-4444 www.dinewestart.com

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

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

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LIVE THEATER Animas City Theatre

128 E. College Drive (970) 799-2281 www.animascitytheatre.com 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 full-service 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.

Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall

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

Merely Players

49 Wedgewood Circle (970) 749-8585 www.merelyplayers.us

OUTFITTER / RAFTING COMPANY Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours

50 Animas View Drive • (970) 247-4789 www.mild2wildrafting.com 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.

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

Mountain Waters Rafting

Creature Comforts

305 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-2748 www.creaturecomforts durango.com As the largest pet supply store in Durango, Creature Comforts stocks a wide variety of pet food brands and an assortment of treats, toys and accessories for your pets. The locally-owned and operated retailer also offers grooming and training services in its facility.

Pet Haus

1444 Main Ave. • (970) 259-2564 www.pethaus.com

Fish Connection

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

SHOE / BOOT STORE Brown’s Shoe Fit

871 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5542 www.brownsdurangoshoes.com 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

870 Main Ave. • (970) 247-9707 www.sportshoedurango.com

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

303 W. College Drive (800) 624-2186 www.durangorafting.com

Get your business in front of KSUT listeners by contacting Jessica at 970-563-5777. SHO PPING & ENTERTAINMENT

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SPORTING GOODS STORE Backcountry Experience

1205 Camino del Rio (970) 247-5830 www.bcexp.com Backcountry Experience is an outdoor retailer stocked with high-quality gear, well-known brands and plenty of trail snacks. The store is equipped with a selection of demo gear available to rent. The experts provide pack fitting and boot fitting services, as well as boot cleaning, stretching and repair.

Gardenswartz Sporting Goods

SUPERMARKET / GROCERY STORE

TOURIST ATTRACTION

City Market

6 Town Plaza • (970) 247-4475 3130 Main Ave. • (970) 259-0240 www.citymarket.com 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.

Nature’s Oasis Natural Foods Market

863 Main Ave. • (970) 247-2660 www.gardenswartzdurango.com

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

Pine Needle Mountaineering

Albertsons

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

311 W. College Drive (970) 382-2224 www.albertsons.com

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum

479 Main Ave. • (970) 247-2733 www.durangotrain.com 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. It also grants passengers access to remote wilderness adventures.

Bar D Chuckwagon

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

VAPE / HEAD SHOP Gandolf’s Smoke Shop

2165 Main Ave. • (970) 385-8477 Shelves at Gandalf’s Smoke Shop are stocked with a wide selection of smoking accessories, such as brand-name and locally-made glass including bongs, pipes and rigs. Smokers can find everything from rolling papers and trays to stash jars and grinders.

Southwest Vapor 72 Suttle St. Suite B (970) 247-1261 www.swvapor.com

Durango Smoke Shop

2876 Main Ave. (970) 247-9115 www.durangosmokeshop.com

Mesa Verde National Park www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm

Thank you Durango. We appreciate you!

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Veterinarian Clinic

Thank you so much

First Place - Best Acupuncturist $50

to everyone who voted for us. You and your fur babies are the motivation for our striving to be the best we can be.

Off New Patient Visit Expires December 20th

453 S. Pine Street (970) 884-2001 BAYFIELD ANIMAL HOSPITAL HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 8:30AM-5PM

CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Dr. Kristen Lum ND, LAc, MSOM

Naturopathic Doctor Licensed Acupuncturist

3750 Main Ave. Unit 1 Durango, CO. 81301 970.382.9100 rivergatenaturalhealthcare.com

Thank you Durango! Best Aesthetics Clinic

Aesthetics and Wellness of Durango is a premier Medical Spa offering the best anti-aging and rejuvenation treatments to restore your glow and slow the aging process. We utilize the most effective non-surgical cosmetic solutions available, and offer patients a professional, tranquil, and confidential setting to sit back and relax. Packard Normand Lindsey

Sarah

(RN, BSN, Owner)

Chloe

(CLT, CE)

555 Rivergate Ln, Unit B2-134, Durango, CO • (970) 799-3610 • www.aestheticsdurango.com

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wellness ACUPUNCTURIST Rivergate Natural Healthcare

3750 Main Ave. #1 (970) 382-9100 www.rivergatenatural healthcare.com Kristen Lum incorporates nutrition, acupuncture, traditional Chinese and naturopathic medicine into visits with clients to help each individual improve their quality of life. The comprehensive list of services at Rivergate Natural Healthcare help patients personalize treatment.

Caleb Gates Acupuncture

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

Open Heart Acupuncture

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

AESTHETICS CLINIC Durango Dermatology

523 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-1970 www.durangodermatology.com 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 & Wellness of Durango

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

Peak Rejuvenation

575 Rivergate Lane Suite 205 (970) 259-5990 www.peakrejuvenation.com

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Evenings Porch Assisted Living

42811 Highway 160 (970) 884-0101 www.eveningsporch.com 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.

Sunshine Gardens Senior Community

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

Cottonwood Inn Rehabilitation & Extended Care

450 Prospector Ave. (970) 828-1414 www.innsofthesouthwest.org

CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE Pathfinder Chiropractic

305 S. Camino del Rio Suite S (970) 422-1766 www.pathfinderchiropractic.com 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.

Durango Walk-In Chiropractor

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

Thrive Chiropractic Studio 202 W. 22nd St. (970) 259-0968 www.thrivechiro.com

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DAY SPA The Woodhouse Day Spa

1521 Main Ave. • (970) 247-7769 www.durango.woodhousespas.com The Woodhouse Day Spa is a fullservice 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.

Durango Hot Springs 6475 County Road 203 (970) 247-0111 www.durangohotsprings resortandspa.com

Amaya Natural Therapeutics

230 E. College Drive (970) 247-3939 www.amayamassage.com

DENTAL CLINIC

EYE CARE CENTER

Durango Dentistry, Dr. Greg Mann

Advanced Eye Care

Dr. John Rothchild, Holistic Dentistry

Four Corners Eye Clinic

201 Mercado St. (970) 422-3263 www.durangodentistry.com Professionals at Durango Dentistry deliver quality dental care to patients of all ages. Services at the family dental practice include checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns and veneers as well as emergency services such as root canals, crowns and bridges.

175 Mercado St. Suite 115 (970) 382-7780 www.holisticdentistrydurango.com

Dental Associates of the Southwest

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

1165 S. Camino del Rio #100 (970) 247-8762 www.advancedeye visionsource.com 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. 575 Rivergate Lane #212 (970) 507-4225 49 W. Mill St., Bayfield (970) 507-4229 www.fourcornerseye.com

Animas Eyecare

1845 Main Ave. • (970) 259-1789 www.animaseyecare.com

FITNESS CENTER Durango Community Recreation Center

2700 Main Ave. • (970) 375-7300 www.durangogov.org/515/ Recreation-Center Residents usually stay in shape in their off-season 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

1600 Florida Road (970) 259-2579 www.durangosportsclub.com

The Vault

208 County Road 250 (970) 769-0975 www.thevaultdurango.com

Let us improve your quality of life by finding the most appropriate hearing aids or device for your hearing loss and budget.

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HEARING CENTER

HOME HEALTH PROVIDER

Animas Valley Audiology

799 E. Third St. Suite 1 (970) 375-2369 www.animasvalleyaudiology.com 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

Mercy Home Health & Hospice

175 Mercado St. #131 (970) 382-2000 www.centura.org Mercy Regional Medical Center expanded services in 2017 to provide patients with 24-hour, 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.

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

Visiting Angels

Durango Audiology

PASCO Southwest Home Health

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

1165 S. Camino del Rio Suite 200 (970) 394-4489 www.durangoaudiology.com

Massage Intervention says

543 East Second Ave. #1E (970) 685-6833 www.pascosw.com

INSTRUCTOR / PERSONAL TRAINER

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Jessika Buell

208 County Road 250 (970) 769-0975 www.thevaultdurango.com Jessika Buell is a certified personal trainer and co-owner of The Vault, a local gym that focuses on a competitive environment to encourage and support fitness habits. She has almost 20 years of experience working with youth training.

Aaron Coats

659 Tech Center Drive (970) 317-0929 www.illetefitness.co

Lynn Beck

(253) 509-2416 lynn@livebetter personaltraining.com

Thank You!

Massage Intervention

150 Rock Point Drive Unit D (970) 903-2984 www.massageintervention.life Massage Intervention specializes in holistic therapeutic treatments, including deep tissue massage, cupping therapy, aromatherapy and vibrational healing. With 68 combined years of massage therapy experience, the professionals at Massage Intervention have mastered customer comfort and relaxation.

Amaya Natural Therapeutics

230 E. College Drive (970) 247-3939 www.amayamassage.com

Balanced Life Massage

202 W. 22nd St. Suite 6 (970) 946-4411 www.massagetherapydurango.com

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST

We love you too Durango!

Book online at Massageintervention.life or call 970-903-2984 150 Rock Point Dr. Unit D Durango, Colorado 81301 50 |

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MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER Randy Stueve, Riversage Family Counseling

100 Jenkins Ranch Road E1 (970) 422-3830 www.riversagecounseling.com As a life transitions specialist, Randy Stueve is qualified to support individuals and families experiencing an abundance of complex challenges. Though he uses unique approaches for each patient, he follows framework for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Neurofeedback Therapy and hypnotherapy.

LeAnn Shaw, Pediatric Partners of the Southwest 810 E. Third St. Suite 301 (970) 375-0100 www.ppswdurango.com

NATUROPATHIC HEALTH PROVIDER

NUTRITIONIST / DIETICIAN

Animas Natural Health

1305 Escalante Drive Unit 206 (970) 759-7766 www.animasnd.com Animas Natural Health helps patients with a variety of common concerns using holistic treatment methods such as homeopathy, nutrition, counseling, craniosacral therapy, spinal manipulation, hydrotherapy and botanical medicines. Patients can opt into a membership package for ongoing access to the sauna and hydrotherapy treatments.

Cottonwood Family Health

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

PHD Weight Loss

555 Rivergate Lane Suite B1-101 (970) 764-4133 www.myphdweightloss.com The professionals at PHD Weight Loss begin with a consultation to customize nutrition programs for each client. The staff members equip individuals with tools to implement healthier habits, and provide support through the weight-loss journey.

Jolie Ensign

1305 Escalante Drive Suite 202 (218) 235-9404 www.jolieensign.com

Jaccinda Moffat (970) 759-5936

ORTHODONTICS PRACTICE Vaughn A. Johnson Orthodontics

801 Florida Road • (970) 247-3330 1405 Kremer Drive, Bayfield (970) 317-2145 www.vaughnjohnsonortho.com Orthodontic patients are all unique, and the professionals at Vaughn A. Johnson Orthodontics are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care in a stress-free environment. The practice is flexible with families when it comes to payment and scheduling.

Orthodontics, Inc.

450 S. Camino del Rio #203 (970) 565-3531 www.orthoinc.com

A Smile By Design

Namaste Health Care

2301 West Second Ave. Suite B (970) 247-5874 www.asmile-bydesign.com

1800 East Third Ave. Suite 112 (970) 247-2043 www.namastehealthcenter.com

Jen Shupe, Fort Lewis College

260 Noble Hall at 1000 Rim Drive (970) 247-7212 www.fortlewis.edu

B E S T N AT U R O PAT H I C H E A LT H P R O V I D E R

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE PHILOSOPHY IS BASED ON

• The healing power of nature • Treat the cause

• Do no harm • Doctor as teacher

• Treat the whole person • Prevention

Thank you Durango! Receiving first place in our first year of business at the new location is a huge honor! I strive to provide natural health alternatives that are approachable and accessible to everyone in our community. It has been so exciting to return to my hometown and bring naturopathic philosophy with me.

Dr. Hailee Dover 970-759-7766 • 1305 Escalante Dr. Unit 206 • Durango CO 81303 • www.AnimasND.com WELLNESS

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PHARMACY

PHYSICIAN / DOCTOR

Rivergate Pharmacy & Compounding Center

Jay & Suzanne Ciotti

3600 Main Ave. C • (970) 259-7171 www.cottonwoodfamilyhealth.com Dr. Jay & Suzanne Ciotti started Cottonwood Holistic Family Health to offer comprehensive, personalized care in a clinical but comfortable environment. With disease prevention at the forefront of patient care, the pair assists people with implementing evidence-based therapies for common concerns.

575 Rivergate Lane Suite 111 (970) 375-7711 www.rivergatepharmacy.com The focus of staff members at Rivergate Pharmacy is providing personalized care and prescription services for Four Corners residents. The center can customize medication and offers additional health care services such as immunizations and pharmacogenetic testing.

City Market

Walgreens

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest

Tomsic Physical Therapy

Pediatric Associates of Durango

Julie Pysklo

John Steve Lavengood

575 Rivergate Lane Suite 97 (970) 259-0574 www.tomsicpt.com

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

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

PEDIATRICS PROVIDER

Advantage Physical Therapy

3600 Main Ave. • (970) 259-7829 www.advantageptwellness.com Patients at Advantage Physical Therapy receive one-on-one, personalized care with a licensed professional physical therapist. In addition to specializing in high-quality physical therapy, the practice offers patients access to other holistic treatments to manage pain, such as massage therapy, dry needling and pelvic floor therapy.

810 E. Third St. Suite 201 (970) 764-1790 www.centura.org

6 Town Plaza • (970) 247-2921 3130 Main Ave. • (970) 247-9435 www.citymarket.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICE

Mercy Integrated Physical Therapy

810 E. Third St. Suite 301 (970) 375-0100 www.ppswdurango.com As a full-service pediatric provider, the Pediatric Partners of the Southwest sees infants, children and young adults in the region while professionally handling communication with families about lab results and medications. The practice offers flexibility for families and comprehensive care.

1199 Main Ave. #205 (970) 259-7337 www.paofdurango.com

327 S. Camino del Rio (970) 764-9200 www.centura.org

for voting us Best of 9 times!

Michael Testa, MSPT, CSCS Amy Testa, MSPT David McIlwain, DPT Landon Lavene, DPT Serae Mele, DPT Jessica Fisher, LMT, PTA, RYT

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PODIATRY OFFICE Nicholas Hugentobler, Southwest Foot & Ankle

1266 Escalante Dr. Ste 201 (970) 903-9853 For Nicholas Hugentobler, a positive experience with a podiatrist changed his life. Now, the board-certified podiatrist wants to make a difference for others. The doctor keeps people active and outdoors, which is where you’ll find him when he is not working.

Daniel Stillwell, Mercy Orthopedics 1 Mercado St #202 (970) 764-9400 www.centura.org

Kayse Lake, Four Corners Foot & Ankle 575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 95 (970) 259-5303 www.4cornersfeet.com

VETERINARIAN CLINIC Riverview Animal Hospital 670 S. Camino del Rio (970) 247-8545 www.riverviewanimal.com 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.

Bayfield Animal Hospital 453 S. Pine St., Bayfield (970) 884-2001 www.bayfieldanimal hospital.weebly.com

Alpine Animal Hospital

2910 Main Ave. • (970) 247-5771 www.alpine-animal.com

Thank you!

We are very humbled by your continued support & for trusting us with your skin care for the last 51 years! We are so grateful to be a part of and to serve this community. Mark Gaughan, MD Joseph Dai III, MD Kristin Pogue, PA-C Janelle Stewart, PA-C Robyn Chapman, RN, BSN, CANS Lorraine Roche, RN, Aesthetician

for voting us Best Veterinarian in Durango for SEVEN years in a row!! WOW We appreciate the support and confidence you have in us, and will continue to be there for all the furry friends of Durango 7 days a week.

670 South Camino del Rio Durango, CO 81301 970.247.8545

General Dermatology Skin Cancer Treatment Surgical Dermatology Botox Filler Kybella Tattoo Removal Laser Hair Removal HydraFacial CoolSculpting CO2 IPL ResurFX Legend Pro Vbeam Chemical Peels 523 S Camino del Rio 970-247-1970 durangodermatology.com

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270 E 8th Ave. Ste N-102, Durango, CO 81301 970-903-9853

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Nominees AUTOMOTIVE Auto Salesperson • Geno Trujilo, TruWest Auto Outlet • Jarrod Lansing Durango Motors • John Evers, Durango Motor Company • Matt Holgate, Morehart Murphy • Randy Griswold, TruWest Auto Outlet • Sam Martinez, Durango Motor Company • Sean O’Neil, Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center • Zac Cullum, TruWest Auto Outlet

Car Wash • The Car Wash Machine • Grease Monkey • Durango Rapid Wash • Brennan Station • Animas Auto Spa

Dealership • Durango Harley-Davidson • Durango Motor Company • Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center • Nissan of Durango • TruWest Auto Outlet

Detailing Service • Animas Auto Spa • Animas Detail, LLC • Doug’s Auto Body • Durango Detail Doctor • Durango Rapid Wash • Ik’s Durango Auto Detail Shop

Farm Equipment / Tractor Store • Basin Coop • Honnen Equipment Co. • Southwest AG Inc. • Target Rental • Tractor Supply Company

Motorcycle / Hobby Sport Store • Cole’s Chop Shop • Durango-Harley Davidson • Fun Center

Oil / Lube Service • America’s Auto Care • Brennan Station • Durango Car Care • Four States Tire & Service • Grease Monkey • Jiffy Lube • Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center

Repair Shop • America’s Auto Care • Built to Last Automotive • Durango Automotive Repair • Durango Autoworks • Durango Car Care • Performance Automotive Repair

NOMINEES

Tire Store

Brewery

Food Truck

• America’s Auto Care • Big O Tires • Discount Tire • Four States Tire & Service • J/P Tire • Peerless Tire

• Anarchy Brewing Company • Animas Brewing Company • Bottom Shelf Brewery • Carver Brewing Company • Ska Brewing Company • Steamworks Brewing Company

• Backcountry Gourmet • Cuevas Tacos • Juicy’s Shanty • Manny Fresh Co. • Mariana’s Authentic Cuisine • Surf ‘N Turf Tacos

Towing Service

​​Casual Dining

French Fries

• Basin Towing & Repair • Bo Dean’s Towing & Body Shop • La Plata Towing • Lucky Few Towing and Recovery • McKnight’s Towing Inc.

• Derailed Pour House • Ernie’s Bar & 11th Street Station • Happy Pappy’s Pizza n Wings • Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar • Los Amigos del Sur • Steamworks Brewing Company • Taco Libre - Taqueria & Cocktails • Zia Taqueria

• Backcountry Gourmet • Derailed Pour House • Eolus Bar & Dining • Grassburger • James Ranch Grill • Steamworks Brewing Company

FOOD & DINING Asian Cuisine • Akami Poke and Noodle Bar • East by Southwest • Himalayan Kitchen • Mariana’s Authentic Cuisine • Pop Sushi • Rice Monkeys • Sizzling Siam • Thai Kitchen

Caterer

Bar / Pub

• Derailed Pour House • El Moro Spirits & Tavern • Eolus Bar & Dining • Los Amigos Del Sur • Taco Libre - Taqueria & Cocktails • The Bookcase & Barber

• Derailed Pour House • Diamond Belle Saloon • El Moro Spirits & Tavern • Ernie’s Bar & 11th Street Station • Steamworks Brewing Company • The Bookcase & Barber • The Office Spiritorium

Bakery • Bread • Serious Delights • The Yellow Carrot • Baked • Jean Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar • Laura’s Artisan

Barbecue • J. Bo Pizza & Rib Co. • KDs Back Country BBQ • Porky’s Smokehouse • Serious Texas BBQ • T’s Smokehouse & Grill

Bartender

• CJ’s Diner • Durango Catering Company • Durangourmet • Laura’s Artisan • The Yellow Carrot • Zia Taqueria

Cocktails

Coffee Shop • 81301 Coffee House & Roasters • Durango Coffee Roasters • Durango Joes • Hermosa Cafe • Taste Coffee • The Smiley Cafe

Deli • 2nd Deli & Spirits • Bart’s Deli • Durango Natural Foods CO-OP • Nature’s Oasis Natural Foods Market • R G P’s Flame Grilled Wraps • Sunnyside Farms Market

Dessert

• Arielle Liakat • Eric Rogan • Josh Lobato • Kendall Kniffin • Sarah Moxam • Tonny del Solar

• Cream Bean Berry • Eolus Bar & Dining • Jean Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar • Ken & Sue’s • On A Roll Ice Cream • The Roost • The Yellow Carrot

Breakfast

Fine Dining

• Oscar’s Cafe • Lone Spur Cafe • Hermosa Creek Grill • Durango Diner • College Drive Cafe • CJ’s Diner

• Eolus Bar & Dining • Fur Trappers Steak House • Ken & Sue’s • Kennebec Cafe • Ore House • Primus • Seasons of Durango

Hamburger • Derailed Pour House • Eolus Bar & Dining • Grassburger • James Ranch Grill • Olde Tymer’s Cafe • Steamworks Brewing Company

Happy Hour • Derailed Pour House • East by Southwest • Eolus Bar & Dining • Ernie’s Bar & 11th Street Station • Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar • Pop Sushi

Hot Wings • Animas Brewing Company • Cuckoo’s Chicken House • Derailed Pour House • Happy Pappy’s Pizza n Wings • J. Bo Pizza & Rib Co. • Olde Schoolhouse Cafe • Steamworks Brewing Company

Italian Food • Mama Silvia’s • Primi Pasta & Wine Bar

Mexican Food • Gazpacho New Mexico Cooking y Cantina • Los Amigos Del Sur Mexican Restaurant • Mi Ranchito • Nayarit Mexican Cuisine • Tequila’s Family Mexican Restaurant • Zia Taqueria

Outdoor Dining • Derailed Pour House • Eolus Bar & Dining • Ernie’s Bar & 11th Street Station • James Ranch Grill • Ken & Sue’s • Olde Tymers Cafe

Pizza • Eepa’s Pizzeria • Father’s Daughters Pizza • Fired Up Pizzeria • Happy Pappy’s Pizza n Wings • Homeslice Pizza

• J. Bo Pizza & Rib Co. • Olde Schoolhouse Cafe

Restaurant • Derailed Pour House • El Moro Spirits & Tavern • Eolus Bar & Dining • Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar • Ken & Sue’s • Kennebec Cafe • Seasons of Durango

Seafood • East by Southwest • Eolus Bar & Dining • Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar • Pop Sushi • Primus

Servers • Derailed Pour House • El Moro Spirits & Tavern • Eolus Bar & Dining • Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar • Ken & Sue’s • Nayarit Mexican Cuisine

Steak • Eolus Bar & Dining • Fur Trappers Steak House • Ken & Sue’s • Ore House • Seasons of Durango • Seven Rivers Steaks Seafood and Spirits • Sow’s Ear

Sushi • Akami Poke and Noodle Bar • City Market • East by Southwest • Eolus Bar & Dining • Pop Sushi • Rice Monkeys

Taco • Cuevas Tacos • Los Amigos Del Sur Mexican Restaurant • Nayarit Mexican Cuisine • Switchback Taco Bar • Taco Libre - Taqueria & Cocktails • Zia Taqueria

Vegetarian / Vegan • Basecamp Durango • Eat Zawadi • Laura’s Artisan • Mariana’s Authentic Cuisine • The Living Tree Live Foods Salad Bar • Zia Taqueria

Winery • Derailed Pour House • Fenceline Cider • Four Leaves Winery • Fox Fire Farms • Sutcliffe Vineyards • Wines of the San Juan

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LEGAL, FINANCIAL & REAL ESTATE Accounting Office • Fredrick Zink & Associates • R. Bell & Associates, PC • Tafoya Barrett & Associates • Clark White & Associates • Delio & Stangby CPA, PC • Erin Jaen Consulting • Jonathon E. Cohen An Accy Corporation • Mickey Ramsey CPA • Mulderink Bookkeeping & Accounting • Prism Acccounting • Solstice Financial Services

Bank / Credit Union • Alpine Bank • Bank of Colorado • Bank of the San Juans • First Southwest Bank • TBK Bank • Vectra Bank Colorado

Best Architect Firm • Fanas Architecture • Feeney Architect/Builder LLC • Heather Murray Architecture • Huff Architecture • SEH | Russell Planning & Engineering, Inc • Steve Gates Architect

Financial Adviser • Jeff Thulson, First Southwest Bank • Craig Arnwine, Evergreen Wealth Advisors • Rachel Kuss, Kennebec Wealth Management • Edward Jones • Oxford Financial Planners • Swan Global Investments • Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors

Homebuilder • Asher Homes • Edgewood Construction LLC • Howell Construction LLC • Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, LLC • Molina Builders LLC • Skywalker Construction • Will Construction LLC

Insurance Agency • Ben Frihauf • Courtney Harshberger Farmers Insurance • Dale Willbanks - American Family • Denise Elliott • Jay Hwang • Leavitt Group - Kysar Millennium Leavitt Insurance Agency • Wendy Most State Farm Insurance Agent

Mortgage Company • Academy Mortgage • Arete Mortgage • Bank of Colorado

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• Bank of the San Juans • Silver Mountain Mortgage • TBK Bank

• Rock Solid Custom Granite • The Gallery • Tile & Light Art of Durango

• The Chair: A Hair Salon • The Chill Spot Barbershop

Real Estate Agent / Broker

Day Care Center / Provider

• Cassie Baier • Christina Rinderle • Gayle Webster • Jerome Bleger • Joe Clair • Kelly Kniffin • Kris Daly • Lindsay Lubrant • Nicole Sorensen

• A Place To Grow • Chamblee Family Daycare • Durango Dance • Durango Early Learning Center • Nifty Nanny • River Mist Preschool • Riverhouse Children’s Center • The Growing Place

• ABC Plumbing & Heating • Garrhs • Marco’s Heating & Refrigeration • Mile High Plumbing • Solid Plumbing & Heating

Real Estate Office

• Colorado Grow Company • Durango Organics • Mammoth Farms Dispensary • Prohibition Herb • Sante Durango • The Greenery

• Coldwell Banker • EXIT Realty Home & Ranch Durango • Keller Williams • Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty • R1 Colorado • The Wells Group

Title Company • Colorado Title & Closing Services • Land & Title Guarantee Company • Title Durango

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Cabinets • Animas Kitchen & Bath LLC • Aspen Design Studio • Colorado Custom Cabinets • Silver Creek Design • Splendid Kitchen

Carpet Cleaning • 180 Carpet Cleaning, LLC • Afford-A-Pro Cleaning and Restoration • BEST Cleaning & Disaster Restoration Services, Inc. • Black Bear Carpet Cleaning & Repair • Chem-Dry of the Southwest • Stanley Steemer • Ultrasteam Professional Cleaning & Restoration Services Inc.

Carpet/Flooring Store • 2180 Lighting & Design • Quality House Interiors • Silver Creek Design • The Gallery • The Tile & Carpet Store of Durango • Tile & Light Art of Durango

Computer Repair/ IT Service • Bad Apples • Mac Ranch • NetForce PC • Tech-Nichol • The Computer Web • The PC Clinic of Durango

Countertops • 2180 Lighting & Design Studio • Children’s Cornerstone LLC • Durango Marble

Dispensary

Doggie Day Care

Heating Service

Hotel / Bed & Breakfast / Lodging • Blue Lake Ranch • Country Sunshine Bed and Breakfast • Leland House Suites of Durango • Nobody’s Inn • Purgatory Resort • Rochester Hotel • Strater Hotel • The Views RV Park & Campground

Landscaping Company

• Ignited Imagery Andy Wingerd • Kara Cavalca Photo+Video • Wild Child Adventure Collective

Piercing Studio • Animas Tattoo & Body Piercing • Durango Professional Piercing • Graceful Eye Tattoo • Skin Incorporated Tattoo & Body Piercing • Your Flesh Tattoo & Piercing

Plumbing Service • ABC Plumbing & Heating • Boss Mechanical • J T Plumbing • Mile High Plumbing, Inc. • Mountain Septic • Paramount Plumbing & Heating • Roto-Rooter • Shubert Plumbing Inc • Solid Plumbing

• Dog Gone Gorgeous • Durango Pet Resort • Healthy Hounds & Fat Cats • Pampered Pets • Puppy Love Boarding Kennels • Willow Tree Kennels

• Columbine Landscaping • Down to Earth Gardening & Landscaping • Flying F Terrain • Grasshopper Landscaping & Lawn Services • Scapegoat Landscaping • Vital Beauty Gardening

Educator

Nail Salon

Roofing Company

• Hair with a Twist LLC • Happy Nails • Le Nails & Spa • Luxury Nail Spa • The Woodhouse Day Spa

• 365 Roofing, LLC • 4 Corners Roofing & Sheet Metal, LLC • AMCAT Roofing • Aspen Roof Repair • Cedar Heights Construction • Lakey Roofing Company LLC • TL Roofing & Exteriors

• Brian Burke • Tara Haller • Lori Fisher • Laurie Plante • Lindsay Dalton • Mariah May-Ostendrop • Heather Grybz • Sarah Sanchez Armstrong

Electrician • C/T Electric • Durango Electric Company • K POWER, LLC • Nico Rodriquez • Phillips Electric • Powerhouse Electric • Equipment Rental Company

Builders Rental • Century Equipment Co-Colorado • Honnen Equipment Co • Southwest AG Inc. • Target Rental • Ted’s Rental & Sales

Florist • Adela Flora, Designs by Natalie • April’s Garden • Bayfield Blooms • Blossoms Flowers Durango • Mountain Belle Flower Farm • Ridgewood Event Center

Hair Salon • Blow Me Durango • Deloro Salon • Hair Fusion Salon & Spa • ReyLynn’s Barber Lounge and Hair Studio

• VIP Nails

New Business • Basecamp Durango • Famburger • Happy Pappy’s • JTI Drug & Alcohol Testing • Mountain Munchies • Psycle Durango • Sage Farm Fresh Eats • Urban Grace Studio

Nonprofit • Adaptive Sports Association • Boys & Girls Club of La Plata • Community Connections • Durango Adult Education Center • La Plata County Humane Society • Manna - The Durango Soup Kitchen • Parker’s Rescue • San Juan Mountains Association

Pet Groomer • Creature Comforts • Dog Gone Gorgeous • Durango Pet Spa • Happy Paws Pet Spa • Healthy Hounds & Fat Cats • Pet Haus Groom Room

Photography Studio • Alexi Hubbell Photography • Allison Ragsdale Photography • Cardwell Aukerman Photography

Radio Station • 105.3 X Rock • 92.9 The Point • 99X Durango | 99.7 FM • KDUR Radio • KSUT Public Radio

Tattoo Parlor • Animas Tattoo & Body Piercing • Conductor Tattoo • Durango Tattoo Company • Headhunter Tattoo • Skin Incorporated Tattoo and Body Piercing • Your Flesh Tattoo & Piercing

Window Coverings • Affordable Blind Pros • Budget Blinds • Durango Shade Company • Durango Window Coverings • Frane Windows LLC • Quality House Interiors • The Gallery • Windows By Design

SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT Annual Event • Durango Independent Film Festival • Durango Pride • Noel Night • San Juan Brewfest • Snowdown • Taste of Durango

NOMINEES


Antique Shop • Durango Antique Market • Goodwill • Methodist Thrift Shop • ReLove, Consign & Design • Southwest Booktrader • Village Junction Antiques

Art Gallery • Azul Gallery • Diane West Jewelry and Art • Karyn Gabaldon Arts • Sorrel Sky Gallery • Studio& • Toh-Atin Gallery

Band/Musician • Dave Mensch • Devin Scott Ukulele • Jeff Solon • Lacey Black • Robby Overfield

Bicycle Shop • 2nd Ave. Sports • Durango Cyclery • Mountain Bike Specialists • Pedal the Peaks, LLC • Ski Barn • Velorution

Book Store - New & Used • Maria’s Bookshop • White Rabbit Books & Curiosities • Friends of the Durango Library • Yess, The Book Hutch • Second Story Books • Southwest Booktrader

Casino • Northern Edge Navajo Casino • Sky Ute Casino Resort • Sun Ray Park and Casino • Ute Mountain Casino

Clothing Store • Animas Trading Co. • Dolce • lively (a boutique) • Pine Needle Mountaineering • Rose Duds • The Sparrow Mercantile

Consignment / Thrift / Pawn Shop • {re} Love consign & design • Durango Outdoor Exchange • La Plata County Humane Society • Re runs • Rose Duds • Second Time Around • United Methodist Thrift Shop

Fresh Foods Market • Durango Artisan Foods • Durango Natural Foods Co-op • Durango Farmers Market • James Ranch Market • Natural Grocers • Nature’s Oasis • Old Fort Farm & Market • Southwest Fresh Foods Cooperative • Sunnyside Farms

Furniture Store • Artesanos • Northpoint

NOMINEES

• ReLove, Consign & Design • Reruns • Tippy Canoe • Urban Market

Game / Toy Store • Beads & Beyond • Fuzziwig’s Candy Store • Guild House Games • Kroegers Ace Hardware • Maria’s Bookshop • Twilight Toys

Garden Supply / Nursery • AJ’s Greenhouse • Bayfield Gardens • Botanical Concepts Garden Center • DHL Garden supply • Durango Nursery & Supply, Inc. • Native Roots Garden Center

Gift Shop • Animas Trading Company • Artesanos • Dietz Market Inc • Durango Artisan Foods • Honeyville • Urban Market

Golf Course • Dalton Ranch Golf Club • Glacier • Hillcrest Golf Club

Hardware Store • Kroegers Ace Hardware • Lewis True Value Mercantile • The Home Depot

Home Decor Store • {re}Love consign & design • 2180 Lighting & Design Studio • Affordable Framing • Artesanos Design Collection • Dietz Market Inc • Main Mercantile • Tippy Canoe • Urban Market

Jewelry Store • Azul Gallery • Beads & Beyond • Diane West Jewelry & Art • Jamie’s Jewelry & Watch Repair • Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts

Liquor Store • Durango Liquor & Wine • Liquor World • Mother Cline Liquors • Star Liquors • Upper East Side Liquors • Wagon Wheel Liquors • WJ Doyle Wine & Fine Spirits

Live Theater • Animas City Theatre • Durango Arts Center • Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall • Merely Players

Outfitter / Rafting Company • 4Corners Whitewater • Colorado Outback Adventures • Durango River Trippers • Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours • Mountain Waters Rafting • San Juan Outfitters

• Southwest Raft and Jeep

Chiropractic Office

Pet Supply Store

• Atlas Specific • Durango Chiropractic Associates • Durango Walk-In Chiropractor • Pathfinder Chiropractic • Thrive Chiropractic Studio • Wood Chiropractic

• Creature Comforts • Fish Connection • Healthy Hounds and Fat Cats • Pet Haus

Shoe / Boot Store • Backcountry Experience • Boot Barn • Brown’s Shoe Fit • Brown’s Sport Shoe • Parts Unknown • Pine Needle Mountaineering

Sporting Goods Store • 4 Corners Sports • Backcountry Experience • Big Five • Colorado Gun Fighter • Gardenswartz Sporting Goods • Goods for the woods • Pine Needle Mountaineering • Ski Barn

Supermarket / Grocery Store

Day Spa • Amaya • Durango Hot Springs Resort & Spa • Durango Movement • The Woodhouse Day Spa • The Zen Den • Waterfall Spa

Dental Clinic • Dental Associates of the Southwest • Dr. John Rothchild, Holistic Dentistry • Durango Dentistry: Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Steven Reed • Durango Family Dentistry • Mason Miner DDS • Preston Knight & Dan Yeager

Eye Care Center

• Albertsons • City Market • Durango Natural Foods Coop • Natural Grocers • Nature’s Oasis Natural Foods Market • PJs Gourmet Market • Walmart

• Advanced Eye Care • Animas Eyecare • Envision Eye Care • Four Corners Eye Clinic • High Country Optical • Southwest Eye Consultants

Tourist Attraction

• Durango Community Recreation Center • Durango Dance • Durango Sports Club • Fitness SOLUTIONS 24/7 • Illete Fitness • The Vault

• Alpine Heli Tours • Bar D Chuckwagon • Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad • Ghost Walk Durango • Horsefly History Tours • Mesa Verde National Park • Purgatory Resort

Vape / Head Shop • Cloud 9 • Durango Smoke Shop • Gandolf’s Smoke Shop • Southwest Vapor

WELLNESS Acupuncturist • Caleb Gates Acupuncture • Julie Gwyther • Rivergate Natural Healthcare • Open Heart Acupuncture • Pura Vida Healthcare • Sydney Cooley Acupuncture

Aesthetics Clinic • Aesthetics & Wellness of Durango • Durango Dermatology • Four Corners Aesthetics and Women’s Health • Pamela Hatten, RN Med Spa • Peak Rejuvenation • Valkyrie Medical and Aesthetics

Assisted Living Facility • Comfort Keepers • Cottonwood Inn Rehabilitation & Extended Care • Evening’s Porch Assisted Living • Shining Star Caregivers • Sunshine Gardens Senior Community • The Villa Durango

Fitness Center

Hearing Center • Animas Valley Audiology • Durango Audiology • Southwest Colorado Ear, Nose & Throat Associates

Home Health Provider • Colorado Compassionate Care • Comfort Keepers • Guardian Angels Southwest Colorado • Mercy Home Health & Hospice of Mercy • Pasco/sw home health • Shining Star Caregivers • Visiting Angels

Instructor / Personal Trainer • Aaron Coats • Don Roberts • Dwayne Perry • Jessika Buell • Linda Wilderman • Lynn Beck

Massage Therapy Office • A Pro massage • Amaya • Balanced Life Massage Therapy • Flowersong Herbals and Massage • Leah Fein • Massage Intervention • Michelle’s Massage

Mental Health Provider

• Jeremiah Scott • LeAnn Shaw • Michael Washinsky • Olive Holmes • Randy Stueve • Susan McAward

Naturopathic Health Provider • Animas Natural Health • Be Well Family Medicine • Cottonwood Family Health • Dr. John Partenope • Namaste Health Care • Pura Vida Healthcare

Nutritionist or Dietician • Jaccinda Moffat • Jenny Howell • Jolie Ensign • Mikel Love • PHD Weight Loss • Samantha Wellspring, Namaste Health Care

Orthodontics Practice • A Smile By Design • Bright Day Orthodontics • Orthodontics Inc • Radiance Smile Studio • Vaughn A Johnson Orthodontics

Pediatrics Provider • Pediatric Associates of Durango • Pediatric Partners of the Southwest

Pharmacy • Albertsons • Bayfield Pharmacy • City Market • Mercy outpatient pharmacy • Rivergate Pharmacy & Compounding Center • Walgreens • Walmart

Physical Therapy Office • Advantage Physical Therapy & Wellness • Essential Physical Therapy • Mercy Integrated Physical Therapy • Peak Physical Therapy • Rivergate Physical Therapy • Tomsic Physical Therapy

Physician / Doctor • Jay & Suzanne Ciotti • John Steve Lavengood • Julie Pysklo MD • Kimberly Priebe • Michelle Hemingway • Whole Health Family Medicine

Podiatry Office • Daniel Stilwell, DPM; Mercy Orthopedics • Kayse Lake, Four Corners Foot & Ankle • Nicholas Hugentobler, DPM

Veterinarian Clinic • Alpine Animal Hospital • Aspentree Animal Caring Center • Bakers Bridge Veterinary Clinic • Bayfield Animal Hospital • Durango Animal Hospital • Home Sweet Home Vet Hospital • Riverview Animal Hospital

• Jen Shupe, Director FLC Counseling Center • Jenny Fiebig

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