100 years ago: The pupils of the Whittier school were “very active in the service of their country and have shown their patriotism by investing $125.25 in war stamps.”
75 years ago: The La Plata County Rural Electric Association sold “the big diesel engines and other machinery of the Bayfield electric plant” to the Gallup Machine works for $14,000.
50 years ago: The State Board of Agriculture increased the tuition rate at Fort Lewis College $22.50 per trimester for Colorado residents and $50 for nonresidents.
25 years ago: An assistant principal at Durango High School reported to Durango Police Department that someone spray-painted obscenities on her car while it was parked in the 3500 block of Bennett Street.
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.