100 years ago: A report about livestock being sold in the area announced that, although the local demand was still good, the hog supply was limited and trade was “rather quiet.”
75 years ago: A vein of ore “of stupendous magnitude” – that measured thicker than 74 feet – was found at Columbus Mine on Lewis Mountain in the La Plata range, according to miners who worked there.
50 years ago: Don Hudson, an employee at a local insurance company, lost an estimated $2,500 in cash while fishing in the Florida River. Hudson said the money he dropped in the river was taken out of a company account.
25 years ago: Law enforcement officials recovered the body of an unidentified man on an island in the Animas River just north of the New Mexico state line.
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.