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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,”...

Get outta town: A look at crime in the Wild West at the Outlaws & Jailmen Museum

Stick em’ up, ladies and gents. The Outlaws & Jailmen Museum in Cripple Creek, Colo., is no joke.

Once the Teller County Jail – active from 1901 until 1992 – this Outlaws & Jailmen Museum gives you an inside look at what it was like to serve time back in the Wild West days. While you’re there, you can choose to...

Things you should know before you storm Area 51

By now you’ve surely heard of the infamous “Storm Area 51” event on Facebook. If you haven’t or are only loosely aware of the details, let us refresh you.

Earlier this month, an event posted to Facebook outlining a plan to storm Area 51 on September 20 went viral. Area 51, a classified United States Air Force facility...

Roswell’s UFO Festival is a reminder that we’re all still obsessed with America’s infamous spacecraft crash

It was a blisteringly hot July day thanks to the searing New Mexico sun. Rancher Mac Brazel just wanted to get his sheep to water, but something was in the way.

Brazel, a man living his simple life 33 miles southeast of Corona in the southeastern part of the state, was truly living in the...

Get outta town: You won’t regret visiting these mystical hand-carved caves

You don’t have to be your every day spelunker to enjoy Ra Paulette’s hand-carved caves. Heck – you don’t even have to be a spelunker at all. You just have to have a pair of eyes and like cool things, and if you don’t, why are you reading DGO?

Paulette’s work on these caves is perhaps one of the most astounding works of...

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