100 years ago: The Durango Planing Mill and Lumber Co. sawmill, a mill with a 30,000-foot capacity on Junction Creek Road, “burned to the ground” from a blaze of unknown origin.
75 years ago: Lieutenant Albert E. Gibbs was transferred to Kelley field, Texas, and made plans to depart from Durango.
50 years ago: Police Chief Cloyd Hubertus reported that officers were summoned to a Durango home after a 15-year-old boy who lived there returned drunk and threatened his family with a knife. The boy fled the residence after the police were called and was jailed when officers found him.
25 years ago: According to a report from Durango Police Department, Fort Lewis College physical plant employees found a sick prairie dog on campus and called the Division of Wildlife to report the incident, and allegedly received a response to “knock it on the head and take care of it yourself.”
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.