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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...

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Looking to have a few when you’re the DD? Not cool, bro

I’m sure many people have experienced being in an uncomfortable position with someone under the influence who is adamant about driving. Why is it that we let these individuals drive intoxicated? Why is it so hard to not let someone drink and drive?

For college students, the excuse may be, “Well, she was the designated...

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When it gets too serious, turn a shopping cart into a recliner

Most of the work in Mike Brieger’s show “Slavery Days,” which opened at the Durango Arts Center on Friday, was expectedly dark and unsettling, full of sepias and black and whites, ghostly washes and crude sculptures (crude on a couple levels). There were heavy reminders and depictions of ugly eras in human history – Anne...

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Savage Love: Sexless marriages, the last word

DEAR READERS: Two weeks ago, I announced I would be taking a nice long break from questions about miserable sexless marriages. (I don’t get questions about happily sexless marriages.) I tossed out my standard line of advice to those who’ve exhausted medical, psychological and situational fixes (“Do what you need to do to stay...

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Love it or hate it: IPA

Love it

OK, let’s say you walk into a room. If this room were a lager, it would be a studio apartment,minimally decorated with stuff you’d find on the walls at a Comfort Inn. If the room were a stout, it would be dark and shadowy, a musty, bitter stench coming from the aged carpet. If there were enough light to see the...

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So far, so fun: Photos from DGO’s launch party

With a resounding “cheers” and a clink of glass, DGO was released to the world! A crowd of partiers, local movers and shakers and strangers-turned-friends welcomed the launch of our new magazine and website at The Steaming Bean last Thursday. Face painting, dancing and all-around merriment ensued.

Thanks for...

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Horoscope: Settle your debts, Scorpios!

ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

In some clever fashion, today you might see a way to restructure debt or get better use out of shared property or the wealth and resources of others. Keep your eyes open!

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

This is a good day to sit down with friends and partners to discuss how to...

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Cheers to yoga and beer at Ska

For many, the words “namaste” and “cheers” may not seem synonymous, but that hasn’t stopped instructors of YogaDurango from marrying the two wellness activities of simple yoga and beer drinking. Only at Ska Brewing Co. does “happy hour” have a whole new meaning.

Offered Mondays at 5:30 p.m. every week, YogaDurango...

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Welcome to DGO. We think it’s cool and are sure you will, too

So, what is DGO?

Some people think it’s the name of our airport. But no, our airport code is DRO, in case you weren’t sure. DGO belongs to Durango, Mexico, which apparently got airplanes before we did. On Urban Dictionary, DGO stands for “Dude got owned.” Sorry about that, dude.

But around these parts, anyone...

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Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

You’re in a curious frame of mind today. You want to understand everything and know what others are talking about. Conversations with siblings, neighbors and relatives will be significant.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

Money, earnings and cash flow are your focus today. You might...

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How to do Zombie March and not get arrested

What do handcuffs, partial nudity and the undead have in common? Typically nothing unless you’re into some weird fetish. But in Durango on Halloween night, all those things are commonplace.

The annual phenomenon known as Zombie March, which takes over Durango’s Main Avenue at the witching hour of Halloween Night, is...

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Half-past Delinquency: The kids may be young and dumb, but haven’t we all been there?

Stages in life are something most adults have forgotten to acknowledge. We are so wrapped up in our own busy lives that we overlook what defined who we are today.

I miss the golden years, those years between the ages of 4 and 9. At the time I didn’t realize I was living them; I imagined they were still to come. This...

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Savage Love: Should a cheating, HIV-positive husband be sent to jail?

I am a straight, married, 38-year-old woman. My husband and I have two children. I have been with my husband for 12 years, married for six. Three years after we were married, we found out that he was HIV positive. We had both had multiple tests throughout our relationship because of physicals and the process we went through...

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