50 years ago: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the Montgomery Ward and Co. store in Town Plaza shopping center.
25 years ago: Durango Police Department received a report of a swarm of bees in an East Fourth Avenue resident’s backyard. An officer told the resident that “it was just nature” and nothing could be done about it.
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.