100 years ago: Tobe Apperson, “a prosperous rancher from the Salt Creek district,” transacted business in Durango. For clarification, the local news item also said, “By the way, the place of his abode is not the Salt Creek that is frequently mentioned in fiction, but a real country.”
75 years ago: The Junior Chamber of Commerce “Light a Bumper” campaign would be moved to the City Market parking lot, members decided during a meeting.
50 years ago: Mike Valentine, Chamber of Commerce manager, was scheduled to assume managership of the Santa Fe chamber sometime in February. He accepted the position for a salary increase of $2,300.
25 years ago: The Southern Ute Indian Tribe proposed construction of a 40,000-square-foot casino, with a 50-room hotel and restaurant, 2 miles north of Bondad on the west side of U.S. Highway 550.
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.