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Arizona assessor charged with illegally selling children in adoption scheme

Black market adoption schemes were a deplorably large issue in the 1950s, but it turns out there’s still plenty of (illegal) baby selling going on in the United States, at least in Arizona.

According to the Associated Press, Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen, an elected official in Arizona, was doing just that....

Step into the haunted shoes of the Four Corners Paranormal Investigations

The sun is just beginning to set behind the hills of rural Bayfield when Jamie Pickering, Melanie Oles-Graham, and Linda (last name withheld) pull up the gravel driveway of a single-level home. As they dig out several small-sized briefcases and bags of equipment from their vehicles, a young woman...

Step into the haunted shoes of the Four Corners Paranormal Investigations

The sun is just beginning to set behind the hills of rural Bayfield when Jamie Pickering, Melanie Oles-Graham, and Linda (last name withheld) pull up the gravel driveway of a single-level home. As they dig out several small-sized briefcases and bags of equipment from their vehicles, a young woman...

Hair of the Goat: A cure for your hangover and your Bloody Mary thirst

We’ve all had our fair share of late nights and early mornings, many of which required a hair of the dog concoction to get us through those times when our mouths are bone dry, the sun feels demonically bright, an invisible screw is being drilled into the side of our temples, and anything with a non-neutral smell makes us wish...

You can now buy John Wayne Gacy’s former murder property

Weird crime story alert: You can now purchase John Wayne Gacy’s suburban Illinois property – ya know, the one where he buried the bodies of 29 of his victims.

To be clear, Gacy’s original home was understandably destroyed in 1979. The land, on which a new house was built, is what is for sale for a grand total of...

Pokémon Go continues reign of chaos: Players disrupt Loveland wedding

Years after Pokémon Go was released, the wildly popular app is still causing chaos and we’re here for it.

On October 12, players met at a Loveland, Colo. park for the October Pokémon Go Community Day – an event where fans gather to catch em’ all, or at least rare Pokémon. According to Denver Post, unfortunately, this...

Miles High Labs made its (400,000-square-foot) CBD mark on Colorado

Mile High Labs just became the Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory of Colorado. Instead of making chocolate, however, Mile High Labs works with CBD products that come from hemp and we think that’s just as great.

Earlier this month, the company opened a monolithic facility measuring 400,000 square feet in Broomfield,...

The Raven Narratives is getting ooky spooky

It’s the best time of year – wanna know why? Cuz Halloween is here so it’s time for all things ooky spooky like The Raven Narratives Spooked Live Storytelling series.

Join these spooky scary skeletons, er, storytellers 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Durango Arts Center....

A look at Arizona’s for-profit cadaver industry

Warning: This story contains graphic content. “Death. It doesn’t have to be boring,” Mary Roach wrote in her book, “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.” The New York Times bestselling author wasn’t off in her assessment. These days, you don’t have to just be buried or...

Get outta town: Meet Clayton – the most haunted town in New Mexico

New Mexico is full of creepy legends and lore but one small town, it seems, has managed to top all the other stories.

Clayton, New Mexico, located just 200 miles northeast of Albuquerque, was deemed the most haunted town in the state by the New Mexico Tourism Department in 2018. Apparently, there’s a lot that goes into...

Bottom Shelf Brewery is top shelf Bayfield

There’s a corner of Bayfield that feels as much like home as anywhere in Durango. It’s the only brewery in this quaint mountain town and, well, it’s one of our favorite weekend cold beer hot spots.

Bottom Shelf Brewery is a three-and-a-half-barrel brew house with six beers on tap year-round, and two seasonal rotating...

Nope, that’s real hair: Rosemary Meza DesPlas takes her exhibit to FLC

When it comes to creative tools at an artist’s disposal, there’s a lot to choose from, whether it be paint and pencils or urine. Still, it’s not every day you hear of an artist who sews with her own hair, but that is exactly Rosemary Meza-DesPlas’s medium of choice.

Meza-DesPlas is showing an exhibition at Fort Lewis...

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