Ear to the ground

“I guess I stuck a dollar bill in his g-string with my teeth, but I don’t really remember.”

– A local woman trying to recall what happened at one of last weekend’s International Hunks


Destination Aztec

“They’re back!”

Xenophiles and UFO buffs from around the country will return to the Four Corners this weekend. The 13th annual Aztec UFO Symposium blasts off March 26-27.

The upcoming symposium is sited in the New Mexico town where a UFO allegedly crashed in 1948. According to accounts, “16 humanoid bodies” were recovered along with an undamaged craft north of Aztec in Hart Canyon in March of that year.

The symposium opens on Friday with a meet-and-greet dinner. The following day, a panel of speakers will cover everything from crop circles and cattle mutilations to underground bases and alien abductions. Forums include: “Did Eisenhower meet the ETs at Holloman AFB in 1955?” and “The most scientifically documented human extraterrestrial encounters case in the world!” There will also be free guided tours of the crash site. All events benefit the Friends of the Aztec Library.

For more information or to register for the symposium, visit www.aztecufo.com or call (505) 330-4616.

A local bonus

Durango Mountain Resort will roll out a corn buffet for locals this weekend. In a surprise move, the ski area has added a last-minute Locals Day to the calendar. Durangoans can take in spring conditions at a reduced rate this Sunday.

March 28 marks the final of Purgatory’s now five Locals Days of the season. Lift tickets will again be discounted to $39 for adults and $25 for children and are available for purchase with a coupon available in this week’s edition of the Durango Telegraph (see facing page). Coupons can also be found online at www.skipurg.com/locals. Once again, good turns and good karma go hand-in-hand on Sunday, as proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County.

Locals Days came into being after the resort received applications from more than 30 nonprofits seeking to be the beneficiary for DMR’s annual Benefit Day.




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