100 years ago: A shortage of gasoline was reported, and “there seemed to be a rustle on the part of several to stock up.”
75 years ago: A dance at the Long Lane school was held to benefit “the boys of the community” who were leaving for Army and Navy service.
50 years ago: Eight people had submitted nominating petitions as candidates for Cortez City Council positions by the filing deadline, in anticipation of the Nov. 7 municipal election.
25 YEARS AGO: A report was called into Durango Police Department of someone who allegedly broke into a car at Sixth Street and Main Avenue, and stole a Sparkomatic stereo, Mossfit amplifier and blue tape case, a value of $750 at the time.
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.