100 years ago: A proposed update to The Durango Exchange was announced to further development in the San Juan Basin.
75 years ago: Durango contractors struggled with termite infestations, which they continued to uncover as they worked on homes in town.
50 years ago: Because of icy road conditions, Michael Upchurch of Cortez, who was driving north on East Sixth Avenue, was hit by another car, which was being driven by Mary McKelvey of Durango.
25 years ago: Vandals in Durango left graffiti on the inside and outside walls of buildings in the city limits and conducted other acts of vandalism, including slashing tires, smashing car windows and egging houses.
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.