100 years ago: A “certain” young man who lived in the area was a week late on his promise to return a horse he borrowed from the mesa.
75 years ago: Dolores residents were upset about a “false report circulated by the various news agencies” of alleged flood conditions in and around the town.
50 years ago: The Durango School District 9-R Board agreed to employ James Hunter and Associates of Boulder as planners of a “much-discussed” community center after planning committee chairman Leo Lloyd urged that the motion be passed.
25 years ago: Attorneys for San Juan Basin residents who claimed their well water was contaminated from natural gas drilling withdrew lawsuits from federal court to revise and refile them in 6th Judicial Court.
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.