100 years ago: Mercy Hospital announced that the wife of James Moore was recovering smoothly after she underwent an operation for varicose veins.
75 years ago: The U.S. Army was seeking unmarried, 21- to 28-year-old men in Durango to apply for “highly paid” pilot jobs.
50 years ago: Durango Elks Lodge announced it would observe Flag Day by offering a special program, which included a presentation of the colors; singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner”; speeches by Mac H. Randall, Glen Chapman and Bob Atkins; and two songs by Mrs. B.J. Bautts.
25 years ago: A resident found a Denver Post newspaper machine that had washed up on the banks of the Animas River in the 600 block of Sawmill Road.
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.