100 years ago: Durango residents exhibited difficulty paying January bills because of expenses from the holiday season.
75 years ago: La Plata Electric Association proposed to expand its rural electrification line for residents outside the service area.
50 years ago: “A number of Democratic politicians” announced that they had plans to spend a weekend in Durango to hit the slopes at ski areas in the region.
25 years ago: A three-car collision occurred on U.S. Highway 550, just inside the Colorado state line, and caused two minor injuries.
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.