And the West is History

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 9:15 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.

50 years ago: Durango police officer David Morris investigated two “almost identical” city vehicle crashes that occurred the same day within a few blocks of each other. Both instances involved rear-end collisions of vehicles that were stopped in traffic to wait for drivers to make illegal left turns.

25 years ago: The Durango Police Department reported someone had painted graffiti that read the word “Sicko” on both Smiley buildings and the Durango School District 9-R Administration Building.

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