100 years ago: San Juan Basin Wool Growers Association announced that it would give a reward to residents who provided information about criminals stealing sheep from its pastures.
75 years ago: Fishing would not be allowed at Electra Lake until June 10, despite the opening of the Colorado fishing season at the end of May.
50 years ago: The Durango Police Reserve Force held an organizational meeting that only two people attended. Another meeting was scheduled with hope for a better turnout.
25 years ago: The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation proposed that it would acquire additional water rights to increase the fish and wildlife pool at McPhee Reservoir from 25,400 acre feet to 36,500 acre feet.
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.