100 years ago: A man was found not guilty in La Plata County Court after he was charged with selling cattle that he did not own.
75 years ago: Prairie dogs in the area were being poisoned by thallium that had seeped into the groundwater from “pest eradicators” being used at the time.
50 years ago: Plans were being formed to name a mountain after Hartley Lee of Rico, a former mayor of the town who died in 1966.
25 years ago: The property value of a three-bedroom house in Durango was reportedly $105,000 in 1993, which was compared to 1990 when the same property would have cost $74,100.
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.