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The fall of Satan’s Den: 17 years after his death, the Toy Box Killer’s accomplice is free from prison

Warning: This article contains disturbing descriptions of violence, sexual assault, and rape against women. If you need to reach out, there is 24-hour support for survivors through Durango’s Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO) at 970-259-3074 or nationally through RAINN at...

Rocky Mountain Funnel Cake Factory is the sugary key to our cold, dead hearts

It was a gloomy weekend in Durango, filled with rain, clouds, and next to no sun. Everything was wet and dreary, and it was a sad reminder that summer will be over come the end of September.

It was these conditions that inspired our trip to our neighbors up north in Silverton. If you’ve never taken US-550 N from...

WildEdge Brewing kicking off fall with return of Southwest Sour Fest

Is sour beer overrated? That question alone is enough to get you laughed out of the DGO Mag office, and maybe even get a few pens thrown at you as you see yourself out. We don’t tolerate that kind of talk ‘round here. Sour beers are a favorite among our staff, and we take them very (VERY) seriously. Just try prying a...

Fall festivities we highly recommend you dig your flannels out for

Summer is slipping away and fall is dropping in. While we are self-admitted autumn weather fanatics, we all know that precious time will last about two weeks before it starts snowing again. We’re still so sick of snow.

Anyway, time to dig out your flannel and head to these fall events in the Four Corners.

Get outta town: Route 66 is alive with the sound of music

Here we were thinking the saying “when roads sing” was the equivalent to “when pigs fly,” and now we’re sitting at our desk watching endless YouTube videos of drivers making their way down Route 66 as the road belts out “America the Beautiful.” It’s probably American drivers at their most wholesome, and it’s touching to see...

The New Mexico/Colorado chile war is heating up

The brutal war between New Mexico and Colorado as to who has the best chile continues.

Just a few months after the states’ governors had it out via social media over the Hatch chile versus the Pueblo chile, a New Mexico ad is stirring the pot again.

New Mexico True, the state tourism department, launched a new ad...

Medicine Man Technologies acquiring two more CO cannabis companies

Medicine Man Technologies doesn’t dance. It makes money moves. Big money moves.

After recently announcing its buyout of Dabble Extracts, Medicine Man is enveloping several more Colorado cannabis companies.

Starbuds, one of the biggest dispensary companies in the state, sold five stores in Louisville, Longmont,...

Wanna bet Coloradoans will be able to legally gamble on sports soon?

Do Coloradoans want to gamble on sports? That’s the question us Mile High state residents are going to have to ask ourselves this November 5.

According to Westword, legislators passed a bill legalizing sports betting in Colorado and, in May, Governor Jared Polis signed it. However, it’s up to the people via Proposition...

Some CO farmers may get insurance for their hemp crops

Now that hemp is federally legal (since it is, ya know, NOT marijuana!), institutions are starting to unlock access to basic business necessities, like insurance for hemp farmers.

In the past, hemp farmers haven’t had access to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation because, well, marijuana, according to Westword. The...

Advocates and artists are fighting for the clean up of more than 500 abandoned mines on Navajo Nation

Jerrel Singer never wanted to be an artist. Though his family was filled with creatives, he was headed at 22 years old in the opposite direction. He was a Navajo college student and on his way to becoming a mechanical engineer.

It wasn’t meant to be.

His father became gravely ill with cancer and Singer dropped...

Malignant mines: Advocates and artists are fighting for the clean up of more than 500 abandoned mines on Navajo Nation

errel Singer never wanted to be an artist. Though his family was filled with creatives, he was headed at 22 years old in the opposite direction. He was a Navajo college student and on his way to becoming a mechanical engineer.

It wasn’t meant to be.

His father became gravely ill with cancer and Singer dropped...

Top acts you should catch at Telluride Blues & Brews Fest

It’s about to get real hot in Telluride, and we couldn’t be more psyched for one of our favorite festivals of the year. Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, born of music and beer, is bringing more than 30 bands to the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Blues & Brews has a long history of bringing in killer acts like Robert...

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