Happy new year! And it's happier still because 2012 won't see the end of the world!

Latest Word scribes -- and the Westword office -- are taking today off, celebrating the fact that the world is not going to end in 2012, since local heroes at PeaceJam have revealed that people are misreading the Mayan calendar when they predict doom heading our way on December 21, 2012. So there's plenty of time to make your to-do list for the new year. For inspiration, read the bucket lists of Governor John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock.

We'll be back tomorrow morning to officially start 2012...Mayan prophesies willing.

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