100 years ago: A former Durango resident was reported to be “getting along nicely” at training camp in Fort Sheridan. He said that he was lonesome for The Democrat, and his name was added to the “ever-swelling list of subscribers.”
75 years ago: Philip Voight, retired Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad man and Durango resident, died of an unspecified illness. His remains were accompanied back to Concordia, Missouri, where he was born.
50 years ago: Virgil R. Holgate was elected to succeed Emil Arndt as the president of La Plata Motors Inc.
25 years ago: After a Bureau of Land Management review of a proposal to double the number of coal-bed wells that occupied a four-square-mile section of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, the state commission voted not to approve the gas production company’s plan.
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.