100 years ago: A local contractor returned from a trip to Ignacio, where he noted progress of the Werner Cottage construction project.
75 years ago: The enrollment count at Durango’s five public schools was 1,231, a decrease from the year before.
50 years ago: Montezuma County resident John Alber won a blue ribbon for his outstanding puff pastries in the senior division of the 4-H Home Economic Demonstrations.
25 years ago: A man at Angler’s Wharf in Vallecito called the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office to report that he found a boat someone lost, but the man refused to give it back unless he was given a reward.
Items in this column were selected from The Durango Herald archives. Accuracy of content may not be verified.