• Peyote For Sale

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    Mauro Morales advertises his peyote business on a sign posted in his yard in Rio Grande, Texas. Morales is one of three people licensed to sell the hallucinogenic cactus peyote in the United States. This profession used to be more common along the Rio Grande, the only place where peyote grows in the United States. But urban development and widespread “root plowing,” which scrapes natural vegetation off the land to replace it with grass for cattle grazing, destroyed many of the peyote fields that once sprawled along the US-Mexico border.

    (Via Activate.)

  • << New Intern Position Posted

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    LeeReedy’s looking for a design intern. Know anyone who’s on the up and up?

  • Know Any Worthy Designers or Art Directors?

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    We’re on the hunt for some more Colorado playas to add to our list of Recommended Talent. Who’s hot? Who’s missing? Throw ‘em in the comments down below. We’ll take it from there.

  • R/GA Presents Tattoo Santa

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    Tattoo a message on Santa. Then send it to a friend. Definitely one of the best agency virals going around this holiday.

  • << Three New Positions Posted

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    Might seem like a slow time of year for some. But not for these three companies. Check out what ccintellect (Interactive Account Executive), Rocky Mountain Institute (Internet Editor and Chief Writer), and Idaho Stew (Web Wrangler) have to offer you.

  • Gerry Graf, On Creativity: Episode 5

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    The TBWA/Chiat/Day ECD talks talent.

  • Free Starbucks For Driving Well

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    This would have been way sweeter if Starbucks actually came up with the idea. Be nice if the cops around these parts could get savvy to this kind of thinking.

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) — Happy holidays. Now pull over to the side of the road.

    Motorists may be in for a surprise if they spot flashing red lights in their rearview mirrors in this Sacramento suburb during the holiday season.

    Police are stopping law-abiding motorists and rewarding their good driving with $5 Starbucks gift cards.

    A traffic officer came up with the idea to “promote the holiday spirit and enhance goodwill between the traffic unit and the motoring public,” police Sgt. Tim Curran said.

    Local businesses donated money to buy the gift cards.

    “They raised a substantial amount of money,” Curran said. “They’ll be pulling over a lot of people.”

  • Tune from Cactus Spot Recognized in Ad Age

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    Big honor for Cactus and their C-Tree spot (part of the youth anti-tobacco effort in Colorado) as Ad Age recognized the track in the piece by CocoRosie as one of the top 10 Best Ad Songs for 2007.

    Check out the spot and the interview with art director Jeff Strahl on Ad Age from back in October.

    Congrats to all.

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