100 years ago: It was announced that the Colorado-New Mexico Fair was going to be “the best fair ever held in the Southwest.”
75 years ago: A meeting in the Elks ballroom to discuss the formation of a club for those who had lived in La Plata County for 50 years or more received a bigger-than-expected turnout.
50 years ago: Durango City Council scheduled a public hearing to discuss the 1968 city budget.
25 years ago: A vehicle and horse trailer with Missouri license plates rolled off the side of Missionary Ridge Road (County Road 253) and had to be towed out of a ravine.
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.