100 years ago: “The Class of 1916 is the largest in the history of Durango High. This year’s graduating class is the largest in the history of the school, numbering 44, including 28 girls and 16 boys.”
75 years ago: ”Bruce Sullivan, La Plata county sheriff, is the man for our money when it comes to a foot race with any other sheriff anywhere near his age. Last Friday afternoon, Bruce calmly stopped to take off his customary cowboy boots with slanted heels, and then raced a fast quarter mile dash across a muddy field to head off a fugitive.”
50 years ago: “Interior Secretary Stuart L. Udall Wednesday transmitted the report to Congress on the revised version of the Animas-LaPlata Project, recommending that the $109.5 million project be authorized.”
25 years ago: “Woodsy Owl, accompanied by U.S. Forest Service Ranger Bill Stransky, visits with St. Columba School choir members who performed Friday at Gateway Park as part of Durango’s Arbor Day ceremony.”Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not be verified.