100 years ago: An advertisement read, “La Plata Rooming House has changed hands, and under the management of Mrs. Levan the rooms are kept warm and clean. When in the city overnight try this place. Cor. 10th & Main.”
75 years ago: Reports from the state highway office in Durango announced that all highways were still open, despite the 9 inches of snowfall received over the previous two days.
50 years ago: The Miller junior high school winter band concert was canceled “due to illness of so many of the members of the band.”
25 years ago: It was announced that an Albertsons supermarket would open near downtown Durango in 1994, to be in competition with two City Markets and County Market.
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.