100 years ago: Miss Elizabeth Hawkey, “a very attractive little lady,” arrived from the east the night before to take charge of the millinery department at Stein’s.
75 years ago: U.S. Highway 550, Durango to Silverton, was blocked by several snow slides.
50 years ago: There were nearly twice as many births as there were deaths in 2017, according to Basin Health Unit records.
25 years ago: Bill Sexton, San Juan National Forest supervisor, announced he would leave his position to accept a promotion in Washington D.C.
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.