100 years ago: Residents of Ignacio and Oxford, again, were pushing for a highway to be constructed to connect the two towns.
75 years ago: Snow slides in the upper Vallecito River valley were occurring late in the season in places where the river had not yet broken through.
50 years ago: Fort Lewis College football coach Lou Cullen was announced as the winner of the gold Mustang that had been on display since May 2 at City Market.
25 years ago: A woman called Durango Police Department to request that officers go check on a carnival at La Plata County Fairgrounds, where “goldfish and rabbits were being given away as prizes.” The woman thought it was cruel to the animals.
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.