100 years ago: The bookkeeper for Kellenberger took his first vacation in 10 years and expected to return in three months.
75 years ago: A 7-year-old boy from Cortez, while herding cattle in a canyon near the city, was bitten by a rattlesnake and died before he was found two hours later, according to a report from the Montezuma County coroner.
50 years ago: A Durango youth was arrested and taken to Montezuma County Jail after he and several other boys from Durango and Farmington were involved in a brawl against youths who lived in Mancos. Cortez police and Montezuma County Sheriff personnel described the Durango and Farmington youths as “hippie types.”
25 years ago: A string of small brush fires was started after a report of kids setting off fireworks near Ferringway Condominiums.
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.