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Hungry mountain lions, terrifying tumbles, and crazy campers

It was pitch black and early morning as two hikers maneuvered their way up the side of Wetterhorn Peak, anxious to reach the top of the 14er before the sun penetrated the horizon. All was dark except for the hikers’ headlamps and, like an intro scene of a horror movie, a pair of glowing, calculating eyes watched Matt Payne...

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The Way I Walk

Patty Templeton thinks “Tremors” was an awesome movie, though the sequels sucked so hard they almost made her weep. Stick to the Kevin Baconating original. For more “Tremors” discussion, visit @PattyTempleton on Twitter.

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DGO picks in and around Durango: October 11 to 17

Bike for womenA love of trail running and mountain biking runs deeps in the veins of every true Durangatang, and if that’s you, be sure not to miss this year’s Ska Durango Double. Aside from all kinds of exercise, from the Horse Gulch Hustle, the Durango Double, and the Kids Mini Double, this...

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Nice Day for a Resurrection

Patty Templeton only once summoned an ancient evil. She’ll tell you about it on Twitter via @PattyTempleton or at instagram.com/pattytempleton.

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DGO picks in and around Durango: October 4 to 10

OktoberfestivitiesDear readers – we realize the weekend is for laying around and shoving chips down your gullet, but it is also for guzzling and celebrating beer. So, if you do nothing else this weekend, don’t make the mistake of missing Oktoberfest Durango. Featuring favorites from the...

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You’re My Best Friend

Patty Templeton is thoroughly in love with her best friends Nida, Banana, and Peabody. Chat her up about friendship on Insta atinstagram.com/pattytempleton.

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Fiend Club

Patty Templeton loves decorative gourd season. Chat her up about how rad autumn is on Twitter via @PattyTempleton.

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DGO picks in and around Durango: September 20 to 26

Doggy do-goodersLove puppies, kitties, and a buncha badass grown-up music? Sweet. Then we have the event for you. We’re talking about the Humane Society Benefit Concert Featuring Wells & van Tyn, which features a ton of story-telling artists from genres like folk to Celtic music, and...

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DGO picks in and around Durango: September 13 to 19

Chili willieChili AND running? Anything is possible, including a 10k/chili cook-off, which is precisely what will be happening this Saturday at Overend Mountain Park. The event starts with a 10k race and ends with a chili cook-off that includes over 20 chili dishes served up by local...

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Piecing together the pack

The midday sun is menacing, and it beats down relentlessly on the small group of people as they make their way up the hill toward the sound of high-pitched howling.

One man – an older gentleman in a gray wolf t-shirt – trudges halfway up before abruptly turning back toward the purple yurt. Too high, he says, and no,...

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Savage Love: Gay and lonely

I am a gay man in my late 50s and have never been in a relationship. I am so lonely, and the painful emptiness I feel is becoming absolutely unbearable. In my early 20s, I hooked up off and on, but it never developed into anything. I have always told myself that’s okay; I’m not a people...

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Gorilla Hood bubble hash made my weekend pretty hazy

We got to double up on the reviews for strains from Prohibition Herb this week, which means we are lucky, lucky, weed writers. And no, we won’t trade lives with you for nothin’.

Our second strain this week isn’t really a straight strain, per se – it’s Gorilla Hood full melt bubble hash. If you’re not familiar with what...

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A cliche writer intro column

When starting this intro-to-me column, I did the very cliche writer thing of staring longingly into the abyss of my blank word document while praying that, after spending a solid 15 minutes looking up quotes about journeys (spoiler alert: life is a journey), I would be awakened to what was sure to be an inspiring but...

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