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A look behind the drag scenes: Meet the queens bringing you Pride 2019

“Our room isn’t ready, so we’re totally f@!ked.”

Lady Shug and her posse of queens, Deja Williams and Khloe Layla Malone, are due on stage in an hour at the San Juan Center for Independence in Farmington for the Queens Riot: A Celebration of Queer Resistance. It’s been a whirlwind of a day, with last minute trips to...

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Bib up – it’s Pork and Brew time in New Mexico

Git your bibs on, New Mexicans. A celebration of meat and beer is knocking at the door for the 16th year in a row and you’ll want to sink your teeth in.

Welcome back, Pork and Brew Festival.

Once featured on The Cooking Channel’s “Carnival Eats,” this Rio Rancho festival is inviting all barbecued pork and beer...

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Your regional 2019 Pride survival guide

All that glitters are rainbows in the month of June, and we’re here for it. During this celebration of LGBTQ Pride, there’s a full spectrum of shows, dances, karaoke, and brunches, among other events we’re looking forward to over the next several weeks.

Let your rainbow freak flag fly and visit these regional Pride...

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Please buy us this haunted medieval witch jail

Good news! If you’re looking for real estate in England, you can now purchase a former medieval prison where witches were once jailed for, well, being witches. Or, “witches,” we should probably say.

The cottage, aka The Cage, is listed for £240,000, or $305,683, on rightmove.com, with key features such as “ARE YOU...

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Weed rakes in the dough for Colorado once more

Prohibition states, take note: weed can make you a lot of money.

From January 2014 to May 2019, marijuana has made Colorado more than $1 billion in tax revenue, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. To be exact, that’s $1.01 billion, with around $6.7 billion in weed sold at Colorado dispensaries, according to...

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NOFX and The Bouncing Souls among Red Rocks Beer Fest acts

Red Rocks Beer Festival is back for the second year in a row to celebrate all that is good in the world (aka, beer and music) and this week they’ve announced their 2019 lineup.

The Punk in Drublic tour is swinging by the Morrison, Colo. stage Aug. 25 and is bringing with them a host of bands to release our inner punk....

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Pennsylvania woman sentenced in alien cult-related murder

If you’re reading this, we sincerely hope you know by now that joining a cult is a bad idea. If Charles Manson and NXIVM didn’t bode enough of a warning, perhaps this online alien cult-related murder will.

Barbara Rogers, a Pennsylvania woman who was involved in an online alien cult, Sherry Shriner, along with her...

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Instagram infestation: Social media influencers are screwing over public lands

It’s a little after 7 a.m. at Horseshoe Bend, and even from a distance down the road, visitors can see that the parking lot of the Arizona tourist destination is getting full. Tour buses are piling up and there’s already a line at the entrance.

After paying $10 to get in, an entry fee the City of Page implemented in...

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Durango author Blake Crouch reimagines memory in his latest book, “Recursion”

Imagine a world where particular memories of yours are, without warning, missing. You no longer remember your parents, your entire college experience, or your first job. Memories that play a vital role in molding you into the person you are today.

The idea is frankly horrifying, and it is the brain child of Durango...

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Quest for the best grilled cheese in Durango

In our May 23 issue, writer Lindsay Mattison took the hard-line stance that grilled cheese sandwiches are indeed dairy crack. We still stand by that statement (so, fight us) but felt the claim warranted further investigation. We already know that homemade grilled cheese is, in the words of Kanye, “God’s vessel” (for clarity’s...

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Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, and Greensky Bluegrass among Telluride Bluegrass Festival performers

Just when it seems like there’s a lull in local music festivals, you can road trip on up to Telluride for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to catch national acts like Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Punch Brothers, and, well, the list goes on and on, folks. This is a bluegrass lover’s dream come true.

From June 20-23,...

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Medical marijuana now alternative option to opioids for CO doctors

In a decisive kick in the pants to opioids, last week, Gov. Jared Polis approved a bill allowing doctors to recommend medical marijuana for conditions that might have been prescribed with opioids otherwise.

According to the Denver Post, Senate Bill 13 will be effective as of Aug. 2. It’s a bipartisan move that many...

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