50 years ago: Eleven fires in the San Juan National Forest were reported to be under control thanks to efforts from firefighters and employees of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
25 years ago: Durango Police Department received a report of “many” stray cats living under the floor of a shed behind the post office on Eighth Street. After arriving at the location, an officer allegedly sprayed mace under the shed to “discourage the cats.”
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.