100 years ago: B. Fisher, “who was pinched” for assault and battery, was fined “five and costs and advised to join the army if he wants to fight in justice court.”
75 years ago: W.C. Sweinhart, Colorado director of agriculture, advised that housewives, “especially those in the smaller towns,” contact their grocers for peaches “to be assured of an ample supply.”
50 years ago: Five new faculty members were appointed at Fort Lewis College, which included mathematics, art and botany departments.
25 years ago: Two bike patrol officers saw what they thought was a woman sleeping on the ground in the 200 block of East Eighth Avenue. The officers determined that it was a man dressed as a woman, who told police he had a quarrel with his companion and was planning on going back to Denver. Police told the man not to sleep there.
Most items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not be verified.