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Odd Rot: Take Me Home

When not drawing lil weird critters, Patty Templeton writes strange stories. Her first novel is an 1880s ghost story called “There Is No Lovely End.” Chat with her over by instagram.com/pattytempleton.

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Rub yourself with El Santuario de Chimayo’s holy dirt

There’s a place in New Mexico that’s taking that saying, “God made dirt, and dirt don’t hurt” to another level. A heavenly level.

What do we mean by that? Well, we mean El Santuario de Chimayo, of course. Known to locals as “Chimayo,” this adobe church is a well-known Catholic pilgrimage site – in fact, it’s been called...

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True crime podcast My Favorite Murder is bringing people together all over the world, even in Mancos

It’s after hours at Absolute Bakery & Cafe in Mancos, but the business is far from empty. A group of women have gathered here on a Sunday evening to sip wine and cider while holding pieces of paper containing hand-scribbled notes. They’ve come here to laugh. They’ve come to tell stories. And they’ve come to chat about...

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Happy weed-iversary, Colorado! Legal cannabis turns five today

Happy anniversary, Colorado! In case you weren’t aware, January 1 was the fifth anniversary of legal weed in Colorado, which...you know...is why we’re wishing you a happy anniversary. Perhaps we should call it a weed-iversary. Who knows.

While it may seem like yesterday that the first pot shop popped up in Colorado, it...

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The down and dirty guide to keeping your 2019 resolutions

It’s that time of year again when we sit down and decide the many ways in which we’re going to change. Losing weight, keeping our commitments, quitting smoking, spending more time outdoors, changing careers; no matter what it is, a brand new year is capable of motiving us as nothing else can. Well, until mid-February comes...

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Hey there, new DGO coverage areas

Hi there, new coverage areas! We are so stoked to welcome Mancos, Farmington, Aztec, Dolores, Pagosa Springs, Ignacio, and Cortez on board.

This is our first official issue with all of our new coverage areas in tow, and we’re itchin’ to dig into the local vibe of each new place. Cortez, we’re ready to try all your beer...

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Screw 2018: The worst (and best!) headlines from the last year

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. It’s even harder to believe that we somehow managed to survive 2018, though there were plenty of times we thought we wouldn’t.

As usual, the end of the year is the time for reflection on the past and for turning a hopeful gaze to the future. We make useless goals. We...

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DGO picks in and around Durango: December 27 to January 2

Fireworks and Torchlight ParadeWhat’s a New Year’s Eve without some fireworks and a parade? Join everybody at the ski beach at Purgatory Resort as the ski patrollers and instructors make their way down the mountain with torchlights to light things up. Following the Torchlight Parade will be a...

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Product review: Discreetly smoke your anxiety with Wana’s indica and hybrid vape pens

As soon as I mentioned Wana Brand’s new product line of disposable vapes to my budtender at Durango Organics, he instantly lit up. We discussed how much we loved how easy and discreet the pens were. The batteries stayed strong. The vapes, though small, were sturdy and didn’t break easily. The design is sleek. These vape pens...

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The weirdest headlines we saw across Colorado and New Mexico

We all need a good reason to scoff, chuckle, eye roll, or maybe even scratch our heads to break up the day’s tedium, and what better way than by scanning through news for the strangest headlines. Well, that’s what we do, anyway, and since there are plenty of weird things that happen across Colorado and New Mexico, we decided...

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Bad tattoo contest: We bequeath the gifts of a cover-up and laser removal to...

You voted, readers, and we heard you loud and clear. After four weeks of bad tattoo submissions, we are excited to announce the two winners who are finally finding redemption after some really bad tattoo experiences. There were a lot of horrible submissions and in all seriousness, we’re sad we can’t help everyone out....

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DGO picks in and around Durango: December 20 to December 26

Laugh it upIt’s a stressful time of year, so feel free to laugh your ass off at Laugh Therapy, an open mic night of stand-up comedy at The Irish Embassy Pub. Laugh it up for some festive jokes or maybe even join in on the fun yourself and sign up to tell your own jokes. The plus side of you...

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Odd Rot art: Christmas lights year round

Patty Templeton loves Christmas lights. She keeps them up all year round. Argue with her about this practice on Twitter via @PattyTempleton or instagram.com/pattytempleton.

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