100 years ago: S.I. Fizzell received county bounty on two coyote skins.
75 years ago: The Four Corners Rock Club was scheduled to meet at the Brookside clubhouse. Chalcedony would be the subject of discussion.
50 years ago: Dr. Patrick Luter was the winner of the Purgatory Ski Area “Name the Trail” contest with the name “Mercy.” He took home a free pair of Head skis as a prize.
25 years ago: The Weminuche Wilderness area, one of the most rugged and remote in the country, claimed one helicopter and the life of one climber, and kept La Plata County Search and Rescue busy during 1992 with 12 rescues and 15 searches.
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.