100 years ago: The Denver & Rio Grande train on the Silverton branch, which went up Animas Canyon, was stopped by a dead buck deer on the tracks that looked like it was killed by a mountain lion.
75 years ago: The Durango Chamber of Commerce mining committee met with coal producers in the area to organize an association to improve the local industry.
50 years ago: The Southern Ute Community Action Program received a $65,057 grant, according to a telegram received at The Durango Herald from the Washington Office of Economic Opportunity.
25 years ago: During the Snowdown Light Parade, one of the parade floats turned too sharply and hit a vehicle at Seventh Street and East Second Avenue.
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.