100 years ago: Durango schools encountered, again, the problem of certain grades being overcrowded, as a result of a rise in attendance that had continued for three years. The overflow was reportedly caused by new students from surrounding areas enrolling at Durango schools.
75 years ago: Three Durango boys who “wanted to see some more of this world,” but didn’t want to register for military service, departed Durango to take a trip up north.
50 years ago: Thirty-two bulls were sold at an average of $439 each at the first annual San Juan Basin Hereford Assn. bull sale at the Cortez Livestock Commission Co., in Cortez. The highest-selling bull was purchased for $590 by Reed Bayless of Monticello, Utah.
25 years ago: A man with white hair and a goatee allegedly assaulted someone at the Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village.
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.