100 years ago: It was proclaimed that “a coal miner getting 80 cents per ton and the consumer paying $6.25 for coal” was “the damnedest robbery ever perpetrated on the victims of a civilized community.”
75 years ago: “A little” new snow fell in the high country the night before, though “a heavy windstorm seemingly drove away the white moisture from Durango and lower elevations.”
50 years ago: Mrs. Roberta Barr of Animas Valley Grange and Joseph Stolworthy, “junior granger” and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stolworthy, were winners in the photography division of the centennial convention of the National Grange in Syracuse, N.Y.
25 years ago: A report was called in to Durango Police Department that said a boy was allegedly setting fire to toilet paper in a restroom at Turn of the Century Mall.
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.