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J.Fargo’s in Cortez has its own little microbrewery

During our most recent trip to Cortez, it occurred to us that we had been to every brewery in Montezuma County ... except one. To an outside observer, J.Fargo’s Family Dining & Micro Brewery looks like a restaurant. But as its full name states, it is indeed a microbrewery. So we stopped in for a meal and...

The Gospel of Wake Self: After his passing, the lyrics and activism of Andrew Martinez are felt in N.M. and beyond

On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, Andrew Martinez was scheduled to headline a release party at Santa Fe’s Meow Wolf for “Ready to Live,” his sophomore album as hip-hop artist Wake Self. The Sunday night prior to the show, however, Martinez was driving with mural artist Kevin Allende when his car was struck by a...

Looking for new movies? The American Indian Film Fest is online this November

It’s getting cold outside again, and the number of outdoor events we can participate in while safely socially distancing ourselves is drying up. As such, we’re back to looking for things we can do indoors. The only problem is, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there aren’t a ton of those either.

After struggling for a...

Sipping cider at EsoTerra Ciderworks, Dolores’ newest tasting room

When it comes to local libations, we’ll drink pretty much anything you throw at us. So when we found out that a second cidery had opened in Montezuma County, we knew we’d have to pay it a visit.

EsoTerra Ciderworks opened on Sept. 25 in Dolores in what used to be the old Mountain Sun Juice factory. We imagine that much...

Local country-rocker Dave Mensch spreads humor and music around the region

For as long as we can remember, Dave Mensch has shown up in regional events calendars, playing his brand of rock/country fusion in bars and other venues across the Four Corners and Colorado. We figured it was time to sit down with him and find out what makes him tick.

Mensch’s repertoire of covers and originals largely...

What’s the newest creepy trend on TikTok? Skinwalkers

Halloween has come and gone, but spooky stories about things that go bump in the night linger on ... especially on TikTok. One of the most recent hashtags to pick up steam on the video-sharing social network is #skinwalker.

In Navajo culture, skinwalkers are a kind of witch-like people who can turn into or disguise...

Where do COVID-19 masks and art intersect? Denver University, it turns out

Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that we’re sick of wearing masks everywhere. But as far as we can tell, they’re still very necessary and not going anywhere anytime soon.

So we might as well have fun with them and use them as vehicles for self expression. That’s the idea, at least,...

Can you fight City Hall (Cafe & Grille) in Pagosa Springs?

On our latest journey through Pagosa Springs, we took the advice of one of our colleagues and stopped by City Hall.

No, not *that* city hall — we weren’t applying for a zoning permit. We stopped by the City Hall Cafe & Grille at 2151 Eagle Dr. The restaurant specializes in wraps, sandwiches, and burgers during lunch...

“Durango Horror Story” brings a spooky variety show to the Fairgrounds

With an invisible (and microscopic and pathogenic) killer on the loose, Halloween 2020 is bound to be a bit muted. The Four Corners Alliance for Diversity is doing everything it can, though, to liven up the spooky season.

The organization is hosting “Durango Horror Story: Haunted Haus,” a Halloween variety show that...

Why do people disappear north of Pagosa Springs?

Traveling north from Pagosa Springs on U.S. Highway 160, one passes out of Archuleta County and into Mineral county before ascending a few switchbacks to journey over Wolf Creek Pass. This area immediately south of the Pass doesn’t seem terribly remarkable. It’s a beautiful area with Treasure Falls on one side, a trail to...

Trying out Durango’s water-adjacent Animas River Beer Garden

We don’t know about you, but it’s been a lackluster year for us when it comes to beer. Don’t get us wrong, we live in an area with a ton of great breweries, and our liquor stores are great about introducing us to new brews from afar.

But in an alternate universe — one not stricken by COVID-19 — we’re just getting back...

Stillhouse Junkies wrap up a summer of shows, headline a concert, and bust out a solo album

Staring down the gun barrel of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic back in May, the Stillhouse Junkies weren’t sure how many, if any, live shows they would have this year. By that point, the Durango-based roots band had already canceled a tour of Great Britain and was hemorrhaging pretty much every other show it had...

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