100 years ago: The funeral of Filmore Hand was scheduled for 2 p.m. the next day at the Goodman undertaking parlors.
75 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rae left Durango for Phoenix “on Frontier” for a short business and pleasure trip in Arizona. Mr. Rae was employed as an agent for Frontier at the city-county airport office.
50 years ago: An investigation resulted in a joy-riding conviction of three youths in La Plata County Court, according to a report by the District Attorney’s Office. The incident involved a 1966 pickup that was stolen from a Hesperus resident’s property and found shortly afterward several miles south “on the road to New Mexico.”
25 years ago: A one-car rollover crash occurred on Highway 172 about nine miles outside the Durango city limits. The crash inflicted minor injuries on the driver and front-seat passenger. A 2-year-old girl, who was sitting in a child-restraint seat, escaped the crash unscathed.
Most 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.