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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Why does CO love presidential hopeful Andrew Yang so much? ‘Must be the weed’

Andrew Yang, a 2020 democratic presidential candidate and apparently Colorado favorite, has been polling pretty well in the Mile High State.

On Tuesday, a Colorado poll revealed that Yang was doing much better here than in other primary states, according to Newsweek.

After the Emerson Polling data results were...

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The War on Drugs demonized shrooms but psilocybin is making a scientific and legal comeback

At a 1971 press conference, former President Richard Nixon famously described drug use as “public enemy number one in the United States.”

With an oppressive hand, the legal system began to target drug use under Nixon’s direction until he was forced to resign due to his own criminal behavior.

We know today that...

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Get outta town: The roadrunner in Las Cruces isn’t outsmarting Wile E. Coyote – it’s reminding you to recycle

Few things are as heartwarming as watching Wile E. Coyote attempt to capture the roadrunner by painting a fake landscape. The aggravatingly fast bird foils his plan every time by stepping through the painting as though it were real. It’s inevitable that Wile will get hit by a semi that was inside of the painting shortly...

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Is this alien drunk-flying their UFO?

It turns out, for all our pious depictions of extraterrestrials in films, aliens might not be as angelic as we’d like to think.

Back in July, a mysterious-looking aircraft that resembled a UFO was allegedly spotted hovering over somewhere in Mexico, according to KFI AM 640. The video was uploaded to YouTube, by RED...

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Facebook unjustly kills “Storm Area 51” event page, then brings it back

A social media event page that inspired more than 2 million people to come together and raid a highly classified military base was removed by Facebook in a clear miscarriage of online justice, then brought back to life after Facebook claimed the unpublishing was a mistake.

According to CNET, the “Storm Area 51” page was...

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Vintage vacation trailers: A starlit night at Taos’ Hotel Luna Mystica

“Escape the grind and who will you find? Escape the grind and what will you find?”

These words echo in our heads as we pull up to the gravel parking lot of our humble abode for the evening, and it’s clear our stay here will be a break from the fast pace of every day life. It’s been a long, four-hour drive from Durango...

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Only fun(gi) can be found at the Telluride Mushroom Festival

The good people of Telluride decided mushrooms were so delicious there needed to be an entire five-day festival dedicated to them.

Thus, in 1981, the Telluride Mushroom Festival was born “and has been celebrating all things mycological, from the newest advancements in mushroom science to our famous mushroom cook-off,”...

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