100 years ago: The most damaging winter storm to have “visited this section in years” caused a complete telephone service outage, which limited communication to the railroad and Western Union wires to the east.
75 years ago: Voters of Animas City approved a bond issue for construction of a waterworks and sewer system.
50 years ago: An acute viral respiratory disease, which was “probably the flu virus,” hit Southwest Colorado, along with several cases of strep, mumps, chicken pox and “some other illnesses.”
25 years ago: The Durango Police Department received a report that a man, who looked about 50 years old, was preaching and being rude and obnoxious to passers-by in front of Kmart in the Durango Mall.
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.