Dgo woarrow

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.

Latest Culture

Ar 190209786

Odd Rot: Don’t Stop Me Now

Patty Templeton has found out that discomfort means growth. So she’s taking risks now, even though it freaks her the hell out. Chat with her about life on the Twitter via @PattyTempleton.

Ar 190209825

Odd Rot: Genesis

Patty Templeton wants you to have a damn fine 2019. Say hi over by instagram.com/pattytempleton.

Ar 190139937

Game of Thrones, Pokémon, and superheroes to hit the streets of Durango for Snowdown 2019

This week, you’ll probably see Wonder Woman sippin’ a beer at one of downtown Durango’s bars. Or, you may spy Pikachu as they belt out a drunken version of Radiohead’s “Creep” at karaoke night. Or maybe a dinosaur will beat you in beer trivia.

No, it’s not Halloween – it’s Durango’s biggest party of the year: Snowdown....

Ar 190139979

Umm, I’ve never been to Snowdown, so why should I go?

I’ve lived here for a few years, and I’ve never made it out for Snowdown. I’m not trying to be a buzz kill, but part of me just doesn’t get it and another part of me simply doesn’t like dressing up. Don’t get me wrong – I’m all about the drinking holidays, but I always skip Halloween because of that whole mandatory costume...

Ar 190129593

Snowdown events we’re looking forward to

The 41st Annual Snowdown is nearly upon us and, like the rest of you, we couldn’t be more psyched. We previously went and published the very loooong schedule of events, and man – there are a lot of them. So we went and picked out a few adult activities we’re pretty fired up about. Obviously, there are a million and one other...

Ar 190119604

Get Outta Town: The bomb bunker hidden deep within Cheyenne Mountain

While Cheyenne Mountain is hardly the most visually captivating mountain outside of Colorado Springs – Pike’s Peak takes that Rocky Mountain cake – it is home to one of the most astounding man-made features in the area: Cheyenne Mountain Complex.

Here’s the gist. Back in the 1960s, the world was worried about the Cold...

Ar 190119657

A classy lady’s guide to preparing for the apocalypse

The first (and only) time I’ve ever watched “Apocalypse Now,” I was on a substance I’d rather not name. It was college, aka the time when doing stupid things on the regular was the only way to live. I spent the entire first half of the movie ranting and raving that it wasn’t accurately depicting a real apocalypse (clearly...

Ar 190119660

Disaster prep in the Southwest: Are end times just around the corner?

Google Maps will take you most of the way to Drew Miller’s latest Fortitude Ranch, but not quite all the way there. We were trying to track this place down for our story, and per Miller’s instructions, we approached the pinpoint that Google had guided us to, and then took another turn down a steep dirt road and before...

Ar 190119749

Your guide to the Snowdown 2019 schedule of events

Good news, friends! We’re quickly approaching Snowdown time, the most magical time of the year in Durango. This year’s theme is Comic-Con, which means you get to dress up like, well, whatever the hell you want to. Want to be Eleven from Stranger Things? Go for it. How about some obscure anime character that no one will...

Ar 190109690

Activists are trying to decriminalize magic mushrooms in Denver, giving even more clout to the Mile High City moniker

Shrooms. Eat the right ones and you might end up with super cool hallucinations. Eat the wrong ones and you’ll be bordering on death. You win some, you lose some, right? Pro tip: DON’T EAT THE ALL WHITE ONES. Those are NOT magic.

Anyway, some activists in Denver are looking to win a different kind of mushroom battle....

Ar 190109696

Montrose funeral home is being sued for allegedly selling body parts of their deceased clients without permission

We’re not even sure what inappropriate joke to make about this one. Apparently a Montrose funeral home and its owner are being sued for the third time for allegedly harvesting and selling body parts without permission. YES. SELLING BODY PARTS. You read that right.

Terri Thorsby, a La Plata County resident, found out...

Ar 190109909

Extreme rescues: La Plata County Search and Rescue takes on the difficult task of saving wayward daredevils, finding the lost

The first rescue Search and Rescue veteran Ron Corkish ever went on was when a young man whose overeagerness to rappel, despite his lack of experience, got him stuck on the side of a cliff.

The college-aged man had visited a climbing area near Turtle Lake to practice rappelling, since he was new to the...

Get Social