100 years ago: Two men from New York were in Durango to start work on the Champion Mine.
75 years ago: The San Juan Basin League Basketball Tournament in Durango continued with second-round games at Smiley Junior High Gym.
50 years ago: The weather forecast for Durango said it would be “cloudy with occasional snow or snow flurries” with a “chance of locally heavy snow in mountains.”
25 years ago: According to a preliminary report by a federal agency, gas wells were responsible for methane contamination in shallow ground water in the Animas Valley.
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.