100 years ago: W.D. Noland of Aztec, who had been in town for several days for stock business, went to “Bayfield country” with Walter Weightman of Durango to look at some sheep they expected to purchase. Noland “and friends” planned to conduct contracting work on the new roadbed grade.
75 years ago: The U.S. Employment Service moved from 126 W. Ninth St. to a new location, formerly occupied by the Durango Drug Co., in the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave.
50 years ago: La Plata County commissioners met with attorney Franklin McKelvey to discuss fees for the protest of the proposed abandonment of the narrow gauge railroad that ran between Alamosa, Durango and Farmington. A sum of $7,000 had been collected to save the railroad.
25 years ago: Notice was given that changes were made to the city of Durango traffic control schedules.
Most items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Accuracy of content may not be verified.