100 years ago: The Durango Exchange remodeled the layouts of its rooms, which included the addition of a reading room and the relocation of Secretary Wilson’s office.
75 years ago: Delbert Shreck of Durango made the first shipment of lambs to the market, according to railway officials.
50 years ago: Mesa Verde National Park Co. President Roger Hall was named the Durango-Cortez Herald citizen of the month for September.
25 years ago: A man reported that his neighbor was constantly shooting a gun in the El Rancho Florida subdivision. When deputies contacted the man, he said he was firing blanks to train his dog not to get into the chickens.
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.