100 years ago: An “epidemic of colds” hit most of the Flora Vista population, but “a few old mossbacks” escaped it. They were “too slow to catch anything but a nap.”
75 years ago: Iver R. Hansen, who formerly represented the U.S. Employment Service in Durango, was named Private Hansen in the Army and stationed “somewhere in the United States.” He said he could not disclose how long he would be gone or where he was at the time.
50 years ago: The Red Barn, a barbecue restaurant in the Animas Valley, was sold by Mr. and Mrs. K.K. Moore to J.M. Properties, Inc. of New Mexico.
25 years ago: Forecasters at the newly created Silverton avalanche information office said their experience, combined with quick action and communication, should help save the lives of motorists traveling on the avalanche-prone Red Mountain Pass during winter.
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.