100 years ago: A week’s worth of good weather allowed work at Fort Lewis College and the school’s farm to progress rapidly as staff prepared for summer classes.
75 years ago: In preparation for seasonal transport of livestock, Colorado State Patrol issued a request that flag men be posted at the front and rear of each flock or herd being driven on the highway to summer ranges.
50 years ago: City manager Robert Rank clarified to Durango residents that the recently-planted trees in Folsom Park were poplars, not cottonwoods, despite false rumors circulating around town.
25 years ago: After an illegal dig was found less than two weeks before, vandals were reported to have struck again at Falls Creek, with four new holes discovered in the 2,000-year-old Anasazi rock shelter ruins.
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.