50 years ago: A 500-acre fire five miles southeast of Bayfield was reported to be under control after containment efforts from four Forest Service slurry bombers, six bulldozers and several ground tankers proved successful.
25 years ago: Sudden, high winds shook the home of Sheryl and Chris Hyde, destroyed their barn, uprooted trees, tore posts out of concrete and swept 400 hay bales from their 18-acre field. They said it looked like a tornado had struck there.
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.