100 years ago: Under the direction of W.E. Duggan, secretary of Durango Trust Co., “Patriotic gentlemen” Patrick Sheridan, “genial kitchen engineer” of the Western Power Co.; Richard Nelson, secretary of the Durango Exchange; A.R. Springer; C.A. Ball; and Henry Cordes volunteered as salesmen for Liberty Bonds to do their “bit” for Uncle Sam.
75 years ago: Mrs. O.C. Ufford, Colorado State PTA president, addressed the morning session of “The War and Our Children.”
50 years ago: A fire, caused by an electrical-switch box that exploded, destroyed the sawmills at Colorado Forest Products Inc., three miles southwest of Dolores.
25 years ago: Durango City Council held a public hearing to discuss the 1993 budget of about $16.5 million, and “nobody came.” The lack of interest puzzled city officials in light of polls that showed Colorado voters were in support of Amendment 1, the “so-called Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights” on the Nov. 3 ballot. It begged the question: “Are citizens really interested in managing, or as opponents of the amendment say, ‘micromanaging,’ their local governments?”
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.