And the West is History

Monday, July 30, 2018 10:14 AM
The cornerstone was laid for the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, No. 507, in 1925 at Ninth Street and East Second Avenue. Durango Elks Lodge still uses the same building today, at 901 East Second Ave.

100 years ago: Grasshoppers were “dying fast” in the Spring Creek section, according to reports from fishermen catching them for bait, who said they found maggots attached to the heads of many of “the hoppers.”

75 years ago: It was the last chance for locals to audition to win an appearance on the “Colorado Hour” broadcast on the KOA radio station in Denver.

50 years ago: Precipitation figures for Durango were reported to be down an inch and a half from the year before, in 1967.

25 years ago: La Plata County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a woman who hitched a ride with a couple on U.S. Highway 550, but wanted to get out of the car because they were fighting and one of them was bleeding. Deputies reportedly found the couple, cited the man with assault and took him to jail.

Items in this column were selected from The Durango Herald archives. Accuracy of content may not be verified.