100 years ago: A canning demonstration was conducted by W.E. Valpon from the Boys and Girls Club at the Miller residence in Durango.
75 years ago: Residents discovered that the city water coming out of their taps had turned brown and gritty from unusually high volumes of mud in the Florida River.
50 years ago: The Cortez City Council held a meeting to consider enforcing a more stringent dog-control ordinance, according to Mayor Marshall Denton.
25 years ago: Someone called Durango Police Department to report that a porcupine was stuck in a tree at 89 Riverview 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.