100 years ago: W.L. Stanley purchased about 145 sheep near Hesperus and planned to add them to his stock of several hundred in New Mexico.
75 years ago: It was announced that the seasonal movement of sheep from summer ranges in the high mountains to lower ranges in the foothills had started.
50 years ago: Robert B. Sawyer was elected by the board of directors as senior vice president of First National Bank of Durango, after he first joined the bank as a cashier in 1955.
25 years ago: A man with short hair was seen running around naked near the Durango School District 9-R administration building, at 201 E. 12th St.
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.