Print Buying local keeps bucks in town
Written by Jeff Wood   
Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

Buying local might conjure images of shopping for free-range eggs and organic produce from a farmers market, or buying local art and handicrafts.

Dana Blanchard, an associate at an Old Town wine-tasting establishment, stocks bottles just before opening for the day Thursday, April 5.For the city of Cottonwood, the notion goes deeper and wider.

Above all, it means shopping in Cottonwood, whether that means for gas, at warehouse stores or anywhere else.

“When you buy local, those dollars recirculate in the community,” Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens said.

Recirculating dollars pay for services that are sometimes taken for granted.

“When we buy local, we’re building and maintaining our streets, supporting our police department, we’re supporting our fire department, we’re supporting our rec center, and I don’t think people necessarily associate buying locally with those kids of services that they expect and need,” she said.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 11, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.