100 years ago: Mrs. Burr Putnam of Hesperus was making a satisfactory recovery from an operation she had the week before.
50 years ago: Colorado State Patrolman Carl Bushey reported that nobody was injured in a vehicle collision at the city dump, when a parked car rolled backwards and hit another car, which was being unloaded by two Durango residents.
25 years ago: A woman walked into the lobby of La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and told deputies she thought that her husband had hired someone to kill her.
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.