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DGO picks in and around Durango: December 13 to December 19

SoDown with TruFeelzRock out to two acts coming through to Durango’s Animas City Theatre this week: SoDown and TruFeelz. Described as bass music with soul, SoDown, aka Ehren River Wright, has played at festivals across the country and has served a huge role in the Colorado music scene....

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Beneath the skin: Local tattoo artists reveal their most meaningful, quirky, or just plain worst tattoos

It’s hard to imagine a tattoo artist who isn’t covered in tattoos. Just try it. Can’t do it? Neither can we.

Tattoo artists are usually covered nearly from head to toe in an amalgam of colorful ink, and local artists are no exception.

Graceful Eye owner Joshua Barela estimated that tattoos cover nearly 80...

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Reader submissions for the bad tattoo contest, round 1

We called and you answered, dear readers – like sailors to a siren’s call. Except unlike deadly mermaids, we won’t drown you in any bad decision sorrows. Like your friendly snark counselors, we just want to help. We want you to lay back on our proverbial couch and tell us your terrible tattoo stories so we can help you....

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DGO picks in and around Durango: November 22 to 28

Trot that...turkey?We want to make so many jokes, but we won’t, because the annual Turkey Trot, a beloved Thanksgiving day race that’s been taking place for like, three decades or so, is pretty great. You can choose between the 5-mile race or 1-mile fun run – either sound like the right kind...

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Burn Your Village to the Ground

Patty Templeton thinks Thanksgiving celebrates the suffering of Native Peoples. She wants you to consider donating to the Native American Rights Fund at narf.org.

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‘Half of this town’s population still is certain today that it saw space ships’: Recalling the Farmington Armada UFO incident

Virgil Jerry Riggs was just 8 years old in 1950, but the young boy became one of the witnesses to see hundreds of saucer-shaped objects appear in the sky over Farmington, New Mexico.

The mass sighting, later known as the Farmington Armada incident, took place as the young child played outside during recess at Aztec...

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CONTEST ALERT: We want to help you get rid of your bad tattoo

Attention, readers with bad tattoos. Are you tired of staring at that hideous spider with the mutant legs and want to win a consultation and two FREE laser removal sessions from Durango Dermatology?

Or, perhaps you just want to cover it up with something cooler? Well, how about a FREE badass cover-up from Robert Smith...

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Forget Roswell: Durango’s New Mexico neighbor Aztec has one of the most intriguing UFO mysteries of the Southwest

The site of the 1948 UFO crash sits just north of Aztec, New Mexico, and it’s not an easy place to find. It’s hidden inside a barren desert landscape and surrounded by rugged dirt roads, eerie rock formations, and arid shrub life along County Road 2770.

The Aztec UFO incident is a tale we hadn’t heard until a couple of...

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Dancing With Myself

Patty Templeton once was almost arrested for dancing by herself in a parking lot after midnight. So it goes. Find her over on Twitter at @PattyTempleton.

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Want to look for ET? Head to the UFO Watchtower in Hooper

The UFO Watchtower isn’t just a good spot for catching a glimpse of extraterrestrials. It’s also a place where you can talk about your alien or UFO encounter without getting laughed out of Colorado, which, according to owner Judy Messoline, is a conversation that happens regularly at the alien-enthusiast hot spot. About 80...

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DGO picks in and around Durango: November 15 to 21

Werk itWhoop, whoop! That’s the sound of the police. And also a sound you’ll (likely) hear mashed into the music happening at Animas City Theatre this fine Friday night, when electronic magicians – err, musicians – Freddy Todd, Kll Smith, The Dancing Arrow, and Kid Konsume take the stage to...

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Indigenous artistry: Native American creatives talk life on the res, kicking down boundaries, and learning to tell their own stories

Graphic designer, comic book artist, musician, filmmaker – it doesn’t matter the medium or the tribe – Native artists want to be the ones to tell their own stories, from the grit to the shine.

These artists are proud of who they are. They embrace the struggle of challenging the status quo to shed light on who their...

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DGO picks in and around Durango: November 1 to 7

Authors unveil the mysteryGet your magnifying glasses and questions out, sleuths, cuz mystery authors Margaret Mizushima, Emily Littlejohn, and Scott Graham will be telling Durango about how awesome it is to write mysteries, along with giving some inside info on their new releases. Learn about...

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