100 years ago: Sheriff Fassbinder was on his way to check on a man who was lying in the middle of a trail in Chicago Gulch. The man reportedly refused to get up.
75 years ago: The city of Durango received another new fire truck with “tremendous power” to help fight fires during the summer.
50 years ago: The Cortez City Council called a meeting to “tackle the thorny problem of dog control” after several citizens gathered to protest the issue.
25 years ago: Some kids were reported to be shooting out car windows with a BB gun in the 500 block of San Juan Drive.
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.