100 years ago: An advertisement in Classifieds read: “Found – A lady low-cut slipper, with a paper sole, in front of a store in the block between 10th and 11th streets on Main Avenue. If the wearer of such a slipper during the heavy snow of yesterday has the nerve to call for it, the finder has agreed to pay the doctor bill when the owner comes down with pneumonia.”
75 years ago: It was announced that Bayfield would have “dial telephone service” installed sometime in late summer. The service was promised to be “fully modern and efficient.”
50 years ago: After being stranded by a late-December snowstorm in the Dryside area, 86 starving goats were taken by truck from a ranch in Marvel to New Mexico, according to La Plata County Sheriff Walter Conrad. Fifteen goats were dead when Fred Isgar of Marvel found them. It was not yet decided if charges would be brought against the owner of the goats.
25 years ago: A bag that contained $6,000 in cash, three Brazilian passports, three Italian passports and airline tickets was turned into Durango Police Department.
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.