100 years ago: Durango Fish Hatchery employees were busy distributing trout in the San Juan Basin. One morning, they distributed 140,000 fish in the Chama and Navajo rivers.
75 years ago: In response to the mentality that Durango was not the “good old prosperous mining town” it used to be, the city was being promoted as a fisherman’s paradise and businesses were encouraged to focus on tourism.
50 years ago: A 24-year-old Cortez man accidentally shot himself in the foot while attempting to unload a .22-caliber Ruger handgun in his car, which was parked near Bayfield High School.
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.