And the West is History

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 2:12 PM

100 years ago: The superintendent of La Plata County schools was in Durango visiting the local school.

75 years ago: A blockade on U.S. Highway 550 near Red Mountain caused by an avalanche held up four Durango men who were trying to get back to the city.

50 years ago: A 9-year-old Durango girl was struck by a car at the intersection of Main Avenue and Camino del Rio and received multiple injuries, including a “possible” concussion, compound fractures of the right leg, multiple cuts and bruises, and loss of some teeth. Her condition was said by Mercy Hospital to be improving.

25 years ago: The Colorado Division of Wildlife announced that it may have stumbled across more evidence of methane contamination with a discovery of diseased fish in the Animas River near a natural gas well in Bondad.

Most items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Accuracy of content may not be verified.