100 years ago: Mr. Hardy, a marksman working for Peter’s shells, arrived in Durango from Denver to educate people about firearms.
75 years ago: Wayne Brewer made an employment transfer to the Turner Brothers Motor Service for a mechanical job.
50 years ago: “The Purgatory ski area” reported “good to excellent skiing,” with 60 inches of snow at midway.
25 years ago: La Plata County commissioners were finalizing their response to the U.S. Geological Survey preliminary report on groundwater contamination.
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.