100 years ago: Tony Micheli, a young man from Mancos, departed for Denver after he enlisted for military service.
75 years ago: An improved water system was the main topic of discussion at a Durango City Council meeting.
50 years ago: A water tank slipped out of the bed of a truck and sat alone momentarily in the middle of the intersection of East Main and Ash streets in Cortez until police and its owner arrived. A wrecker eventually was used to hoist the tank back into the truck bed.
25 years ago: Durango police officers took a 25-year-old man to jail after receiving a report that he was hitting people at Southwest Mental Health, 3473 Main Ave.
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.