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Ask a couple of potheads: Traveling with weed, THC overdoses, and recommendations for joint pain

Hello out there! This is Blaze and Puf, your two friendly neighborhood potheads. Last issue we kicked off a new feature in this here magazine called, well, “Ask a couple of potheads,” and this is round two of your question and answer series. We...

Get Outta Town: Go dig up half billion-year-old fossils in Utah

Life was simpler in the past — specifically, about 507 million years ago. Life on dry land was practically non-existent, and the oceans were full of prehistoric bugs, the most famous of which were probably trilobites.

The ancient, aquatic creepy crawlies had bodies split up into three sections and spent their lives...

Darkness and disease

While many residents of the Four Corners revel in the winter season, it’s not rainbows and sugar plums for everyone. As the prospect of playing in the snow and celebrating holidays brings joy to some, the increased hours of darkness and cold instill dread in others.

Somewhere around 10 million Americans suffer from...

Ask a couple of potheads

Hello out there! This is Blaze and Puf, your two friendly neighborhood potheads. We’ve decided to try out a new feature in this here magazine called, well, “Ask a couple of potheads.” We’re doing this because we keep getting more and more texts and emails asking us things you guys think...

Patagonia and CO farmers starting hemp farm in San Luis Valley

As Patagonia is the outdoor hipster of clothing labels, is it any surprise that they’re going to start growing hemp in Colorado for their materials?

Patagonia is partnering with the State of Colorado to start growing hemp in the San Luis Valley, according to Westword. The partnership is a result of Governor Jared...

Parler’s social media platform, created by Denver grads, gives hate a new home

You’ve probably heard of Parler, the social media platform that describes itself as a place where users can “Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being “deplatformed” for your views.” That ambiguous statement could also be read as follows: Discriminate freely and express your hate openly, without fear of...

West Mesa Murders: Theories differ on the identity of the West Mesa Bone Collector, or if he even exists

Content warning: This article includes descriptions of murder and sexual assault.On Feb. 2, 2009, Christine Ross was walking her dog Ruca in a suburban housing development on Albuquerque’s West Mesa when they found a bone. Realizing it was a human femur, Ross contacted the police. As they...

Civil War statue at CO state capitol to be switched out for sculpture honoring Native Americans

One of the more memorable events of Colorado’s Black Lives Matter movement was the toppling of the state capitol’s statue of a Civil War soldier honoring Union soldiers. Now, Colorado officials are replacing the fallen statue with one of a Native American woman.

The new sculpture will memorialize the Sand Creek Massacre...

We’ll take you to the (Denver) mushroom shop

Nearly two years after Denver decriminalized psilocybin, a mushroom shop has sprouted up a storefront in one of the Mile High City’s most popular neighborhoods, RiNo.

Lion’s Mane, owned by life partners Tatiana Chandee and Matt Swift, offers supplies, books, and support to all fungal fans, whether they be hobbyists,...

Avoiding the wave of post-election complacency

IT. IS. OVER! Joe Biden is our President-elect and Kamala Harris is our first woman, Vice President-elect.

Celebrate that giant weight removed from our shoulders. Take a deep breath and exhale all that pent up stress.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

How was that?...

Dealing with post-election stress and anxiety

If you’re feeling a bit more anxiety than what is normal for yourself, and aren’t we all, relax. You’re not alone — unless, of course, you’re alone because of social-distancing. In that case, you are alone, but that’s something else entirely. 

Anyway, it turns out that mental health professionals are helping get the...

What holiday gifts can you give to really commemorate 2020?

The traditional holiday shopping season kicks off with Black Friday on Nov. 27. Assuming you’ve kept your job through the pandemic and still have an income, you could buy your friends and family things they want or need. Or ... you can get them something that truly embodies 2020, something they’ll look at in the future and...

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