100 years ago: “Just 250 feet of ice, between 4 and 5 feet thick,” on the Rio Grande between Durango and Silverton, was removed to clear the rails for travel.
75 years ago: A fire, which spread through the interior of the building, destroyed a repair shop near the west end of 11th Street in Durango.
50 years ago: Governors of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah attended a meeting of the Four Corners Development Commission in Farmington.
25 years ago: A city snowplow driver reportedly hit a vehicle that he thought was a pile of snow in the east 400 block of 11th Street.
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.