100 years ago: Anna Fredlund was listed as a visitor in Durango. She was in the city to transact business deals.
75 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bodo, local contributors to the sport of skiing, returned to the city after a 10-day vacation that was spent in Denver.
50 years ago: “The Purgatory ski area” reported excellent skiing conditions, with 61 inches of snow at midway and 1 inch that was fresh.
25 years ago: “Purgatory-Durango Ski Resort” reported a 102-inch base, with a recorded total snowfall of 314½ inches for the season.
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.