100 years ago: Allen Syrett of Cortez, who was “interested in a drug store in that town,” spent the night in Durango before he traveled to Pueblo to enlist in the Navy.
75 years ago: Miss Harriet Wheeler of Trinidad, a new employee at the Herald-Democrat, was “trained in the art of newsdom” from experience at the Trinidad Chronicle News and Monte Vista Journal and knew about newspapers “from the business of laying out ads to reading proofs, mastering the teletype and writing the Society.”
50 years ago: W.D. Weller was named president of the Durango Chamber of Commerce for 1968 and would succeed Charles Gordon when New Year’s Day arrived.
25 years ago: A foot of snow dumped on Durango, which canceled high school basketball games and commercial flights, while inspiring “glee among snowball throwers and skiers and dread among motorists.”
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.