100 years ago: Repairs to the Silverton tramway were being conducted under the direction of Ike Camp, an experienced tramway man for the San Juan district.
75 years ago: Durango police officers were having a busy week that included an unusually high number of arrests and court fines for various offenses.
50 years ago: Cub Scout Pack 504 held its annual Blue and Gold Awards Banquet at the Riverview school, where the boys’ achievement projects were displayed.
25 years ago: Fifteen people, the majority being employees of Mercy Medical Center, were airlifted by a helicopter from St. Paul Ski Lodge at the top of Red Mountain Pass after mountain pass closures days before had stranded them.
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.