Shop Local This Season

First Southwest Bank • November 23, 2020

This holiday season, we wanted to take the time to feature some of the businesses that we’ve helped this year. Read more to learn about the businesses near you that were interested in being featured — including some of their holiday promotions and offerings this season, and remember, if you are able to, please Shop Local this holiday season!




Durango Rug Company |

Established in 1985, we have been providing exquisite hand-made rugs from around the world ever since. It all started when I and a friend took a pick-up truck full of hand-made carpets to sell at The Trader Jack’s Flea Market next to Santa Fe Opera in Santa Fe, where we did business for 20 years. Now, we bring our expertise and knowledge about the carpets to Durango establishing our new Showroom ‘Durango Rug Company’ located at 747 Main Ave Durango, CO.

Deal: Additional 20% off till the end of the year!


Animas Chocolate Company  |

Handcrafted chocolate: Bean to bar, truffles, confections, bars, barks, etc.  All made and packaged on-site. Cocktails, and espresso drinks paired with our chocolate offerings.

Deal: Double discount for corporate/large orders: 10% off orders over $500 (usually 5%), 20% off orders over $1000 (usually 10%).  Ends 12/1. Currently scheduling "private shopping" times through our website every Sunday.


Louisa's Electronics  |

Quality televisions, speaker bars and surround sound systems to give you the best in home entertainment. 0% interest financing, delivery and installation options. Build a robust home network and WiFi system, along with security, surveillance and home automation systems for both commercial and residential, new construction and remodels.

Deal: Holding its 21st Annual Early Bird Sale November 20-30. Save hundreds on LED and OLED televisions from Sony and LG. Great savings on headphones and Sonos wireless streaming speakers. Visit website to see the complete sale flyer!


Singletrack Cafe  | 

Offering handcrafted coffee and tea beverages made with care. Locally roasted whole bean coffee and loose leaf tea gift baskets are available for the holidays. 

Deal: In December, call or come by the cafe M-F 7am-2 pm to put together gifts of coffee and tea for those you care about. Local pottery cups and our insulated tumblers to include in gifts and enjoy local textile art on display and for sale by Jenny Treanor.


Buckel Family Wine  |

Winery in Southwest Colorado (Four Corners region & Crested Butte), creating wine made exclusively from Colorado grown grapes.

Deal: Holiday 3-Pack of wine: Chardonnay, Cinsault, Cabernet Franc; Holiday 6-Pack of wine, Same wines as 3-Pack, 2 of each, Available now until Christmas 2020


Stitch  |

A boutique fabric store in downtown Durango selling sewing machines, fabrics, notions, books and patterns for all levels of sewists.  A full-service Bernina sewing machine dealer, that includes a service department for all brand of sewing machine repairs.

Deal: Annually we host a Stuff Your Stocking holiday promotion!  An opportunity for sewists to get the gifts they want, not what they need this holiday season. Beginning December 1st through December 12th, we send out a daily email featuring one specially priced item.  If you'd like it all you need to do is click on the link in the email.  We'll wrap the item and stuff it in your stocking. Your stocking along with your wrapped gifts will be available for your favorite someone (and it could be you) to pickup December 17th through 22nd. Participate one day or all twelve it's up to you.


Pathways Physical Therapy & Holistic Health  |

Holistically minded experts in their field eager to help you get back to the life you love. Whether it is an injury keeping you from your favorite outdoor activity or you need some guidance and healing through pregnancy and postpartum care, they are your go-to in Durango. Mindfulness classes and group or individual coaching are also available! Offering options for receiving care in the clinic, at your home, office or virtually.

Deal: In office or virtual evaluations all 20% off until 12/31/2020.


BPX Durango Inc  |

Tax preparation and tax resolution services.

Deal: Free initial consultation and a 10% discount for every referral.


To the Penny, LLC  |

Accurate Financial Reports Are the Foundation for Success. Providing bookkeeping services to businesses in the Four Corners area for over 15 years and consulting for the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Department of Labor's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.


Solar Barn Raising  |

Solar electric system design and installation for homes and businesses in La Plata and Montezuma counties.  


Brooks Well Service  |




Mountain Pizza & Taproom  |

Pizza, Wings and Beer...Oh My! Mountain Pizza & Taproom...Fresh Ingredients...Big on Taste! And, 20 Self Pour Beer and Wine Taps!

Deal: Shop at a Local Retail store, bring in your receipt from the same day purchase and receive a 10% discount off your entire order. This discount is not eligible with other discounts or coupons. Good for the period on November 25 - December 24, 2020


Rosie's Pizzeria  |

Delicious, fresh ingredients, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and garlic knots. We have a full bar with great holiday drinks. Dine in, carry out or delivery available.


Art & Framing Center  |

Custom Picture Framing. June Jurcak cards, prints and originals.

Deal: June Jurcak Holiday Cards in 10-packs with attractive pricing.


Pagosa Peak Open School  |

Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) is an intentionally small and intimate tuition-free, public charter school in Pagosa Springs, CO. PPOS is chartered through Archuleta School District and governed by an independent, volunteer Board of Directors. Pagosa Peak Open School was started by a small group of local parents dedicated to bringing an innovative educational choice to our small mountain community.

Deal: Pagosa Peak Open School is selling Student Designed Holiday Cards until December 18 on our website at:


EXIT Realty Home & Ranch |

We’re under new ownership! The top real estate company with offices in Pagosa Springs and Durango. With agents you know and trust. Stop by our NEW office at 565 Village Dr Suite E for EXIT- next to Colorado Cafe & The Thai Restaurant. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. 




A'terra Botanicals |

Green Earth Farm is a Colorado certified organic farm that produces a wide variety of medicinal and culinary herbs and is co-managed by founders Thomas and Lillian McCracken, who both have extensive backgrounds in sustainable agriculture and a long term commitment to environmental preservation.

Wendi’s Good Things Market @ Locavores |

We curate a collection of quality home decor and gourmet food items. Customers can shop in store or online. 

  • Ongoing coupons and free shipping days for Market Insiders who sign up for our email list through the website.

We will be providing free gift wrapping in store starting Thanksgiving Day. 


Valley Electric Inc. |

Electrical contractor. We do all things electrical. services, repairs, remodels, fiber, and computer cabling.


Wild Roses |

Locally made art, gifts, Christmas decor, Antiques

Deal: Small business Saturday, Buy one ornament, get the second one half price.


Dream Vacations  |

Travel! All inclusive resorts, river cruises, safaris, villa rentals and more. We can even arrange RV rentals for travel during Covid. Hesitant to travel now? We understand! Book now for travel later on, it's great to have something to look forward to.


Weaver's Level Best Septic & Excavation Inc. and San Luis Valley Precast  |

Weaver's Level Best Septic & Excavation provides septic system installation, maintenance, septic tank cleaning and grease trap cleaning.  We manufacture septic tanks right here in Monte Vista for local contractors and our own septic system installations.  We carry all the supplies needed for complete septic systems or sewer lines. Other services include sewer line cleaning, thawing, repairs and sewer camera inspections to insure the system is in good shape prior to winter or the purchase or sale of a new home.  

Deal: We are happy to announce a new service technician providing sewer cleaning and repair services.  When calling for service please mention this holiday blog for end of year savings on services until 12-31-2020


The Crestone Eagle  |

Community newspaper and website. We offer articles of regional interest and advertising opportunities.

We are offering a "Shop Locally & Holiday Guide" section in the newspaper that comes with a photo, narrative and ad to promote local businesses and encourage people to shop locally.


Honey-Cutt's Salon |