And the West is History

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 4:08 PM
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: The city of Durango reported that its treasurer paid a $1,000 bond, which reduced the city debt to $295,000.

75 years ago: The local airport reported that an airplane arriving in Durango had to “fly around for nearly an hour” before air traffic cleared and it was able to land.

50 years ago: Durango Police Chief Cloyd Hubertus reported a string of thefts, all individual incidents, which included a pickup, sedan and “pop machine” that were broken into, as well as a wallet and purse that were stolen.

25 years ago: The Durango Police Department reported that a 40-year-old man threw a chicken skin out of his car window, which hit an officer’s vehicle. Police cited the man for driving without a license or proof of insurance.

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