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Get outta town: Explore the mysteries of the Santa Rosa Blue Hole

In the middle of the New Mexico desert is a lake so blue it’s referred to as a “great blue gem.”

Welcome to the Santa Rosa Blue Hole, a lake and tourist attraction located along Route 66 just east of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. The public swimming hole was created when a sinkhole caved in and, back in the olden days,...

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Bad tattoo contest update: The final product

Way back when in November, we here at DGO Mag decided to offer up the opportunity for a few poor souls to right the wrongs of the terrible tattoos that were inked into their skin.

We worked with Black Mountain Tattoo in Cortez to snag one winner a free cover-up and Durango Dermatology to get another winner a free...

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Pennsylvania woman who blames alien cult for boyfriend’s death found guilty of murder

It should be a well-established factoid at this point of time that joining a cult tends to be a bad idea.

Case and point, “Smallville” actor Allison Mack’s involvement and charges related to the NXIVM cult that was, in Mack’s words, “designed to make [women “slaves”] and where women were branded.

In this case,...

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Ultra Music Festival has been dubbed the Fyre Fest of 2019

The fiery garbage dumpster of a good time (provided you were watching from the safety of your couch) that was Fyre Festival was a mere two years ago, and it seems nothing was learned from that lesson. At least, not in Florida.

Ultra Music Festival attendees this past weekend were understandably pissed when, after day...

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Colorado investigators re-opening 1975 murder of 19 year old

In 1975, Deborah Tomlinson was a Mesa College student with curly dark hair and big smile living in Grand Junction, Colo. However, it was also the year the 19-year-old woman’s life was tragically cut short after she was murdered by someone(s) still unknown.

After becoming concerned that Tomlinson wasn’t responding to...

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Turning from dairy fanatic to vegan wasn’t as hard as I expected

I was 22 when, prodded by some friends, I decided to give vegetarianism a try. I had never been a big meat eater, and, now that I was out on my own, I’d already discovered I didn’t have the stomach for dealing with raw meat in the kitchen.

Though I was not an evangelist for animal welfare, I liked the idea that no...

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From the West Mesa Bone Collector to a possible Ted Bundy victim, these unsolved murders still haunt the Four Corners

A decade has passed since a woman and her dog accidentally stumbled upon the mass grave of 11 women buried in the New Mexico desert outside Albuquerque, and there is still no resolution as to who could be The West Mesa Bone Collector, the serial killer responsible for their deaths.

The Albuquerque case may seem out of...

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Hemp Connections event to supply Four Corners with more info on legalized hemp

Wanna learn what it takes to grow hemp? Of course you do!

Kind Hemp Co. will host Durango’s first hemp event, Hemp Connections. The event will take place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 7 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The cost is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 12.

“This is the first hemp...

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Chewbacca vs. stormtrooper: Epic Star Wars snowball fight captured near Durango

Mortal enemies Chewbacca and a stormtrooper were caught on camera having an intergalactic battle involving snowballs and a snow blower, just north of our fair city Durango.

According to Albuquerque television station KRQE, Durango photographer Hank Blum filmed the epic scene which involved the two Star Wars characters...

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Our new favorite thing: Snoop Dogg and Matthew McConaughey karaoke

Want to see Snoooooo-oooooop and ol’ stoner “Sure be cool if you would” Matthew McConaughey sing a little carpool karaoke? Of freaking course you do, cause it’ll make your day, week, and month infinitely better.

In case you missed it, you can catch Snoop D-Oh-Double-G and his “The Beach Bum” costar McConaughey, whose...

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Acid trips and college furniture: Are psychedelic drugs the key to unlocking the mind?

Late spring of my sophomore year in college, my friends and I decided to have a house-warming party.

The small liberal arts school I attended required students to live on campus for two years. Having completed my dorm duty, I was moving into a dilapidated mid-century clapboard house with two friends. It was the first...

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Get Outta Town: Climb Sandia Peak to pay your respect to the TWA Flight 260 crash

It’s a little weird that people would climb a mountain to look at the site of a plane crash from 64 years ago, but we get it. Tragedy always seems to accompany morbid curiosity.

As history goes, on February 19, 1955, TWA Flight 260 was on its way from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, but the 40-passenger plane and its occupants...

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Is voting for City Council the ultimate ‘support local’ move?

When Marcos Wisner told me he was running for City Council, I was surprised. Not in a bad way – as a Durango native and the co-owner of Ernie’s 11th Street Station, I knew this small business owner was smart enough to hold his own on the council. No, what surprised me was that he was going for it in the first place. I mean,...

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