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November 9, 2017

And speaking of smoke, actress Whoopi Gold-berg is the latest star to hop on the potrepreneur bus. This week, Whoopi and edibles-maker Maya Elisabeth launched their “Whoopi & Maya” line of cannabis products in Colorado. The “female-centric” line includes rubs, chocolate edibles, tinctures and bath salts that are designed for personal wellness and, ahem, that time of the month.

November 9, 2017

Whoopi isn’t the only green news in Denver. Seems the city’s “Green Roof Initiative” was poised to pass with a slim margin as of press time. The initiative, which would require rooftop gardens on new buildings (and some existing ones) over 25,000 square feet, had garnered 52.17 percent of votes, according to the Denver Post.

November 2, 2017

If you’ve been holding out all week for Friday night so you can binge watch Season 2 of “Stranger Things” with the family, you may want to have the earmuffs handy. According to the Provo-Utah smut police “VidAngel,” the highly popular Netlix series’ second season contains 43 percent more sexual content, 43 percent more alcohol and drug use, 40 percent more objectionable language, 28 percent more violence and gore, and five more uses of the F word vs. Season 1.

November 2, 2017

Wait! Don’t smash that pumpkin. The City of Durango, in conjunction with Bear Smart Durango and the CSU Extension Office, will be collecting jack-o-lanterns and other “festive squash” to be distributed to local farms and ranches as livestock feed.

November 2, 2017

The weather’s cold, trails are slick and digits frozen, which can mean only one thing: cross season has arrived. This Saturday marks the beginning of the Four Corners Cyclocross series – which will run for six weekends (taking a week off for Thanksgiving on Nov. 25)

October 26, 2017

It’s been eight years since eccentric Santa Fe millionaire Forrest Fenn allegedly stashed his yet unfound treasure high in the Rocky Mountains. Fenn, an 86-year-old Vietnam fighter pilot, self-taught archaeologist and art dealer who thought he was terminally ill at the time, said he hid the treasure as a way to cheer up a recession-weary county.

October 19, 2017

Feeling underappreciated? Applebee’s Grill & Bar (of which there is one in Durango) announced it will be serving up $1 margaritas – “Dollaritas” if you will – all month long in honor of Neighborhood Appreciation Month.

October 19, 2017

If you’ve been a loyal Telegraph reader over the years, you have likely encountered the words of Burt Baldwin, a frequent poetry contributor in our Soapbox section. Normally newspapers don’t believe poetry has a place in journalism. Some even consider it fake news. But to set the record straight, Baldwin is real.