100 years ago: Weather observer Baileys report shows that during February eight clear days, 10 partly clear and 10 cloudy days were Durangos portion. The highest temperature for this period was 55 and the lowest zero. The total snowfall was 21.7 inches.
75 years ago: This item appeared in the section called Sunnyside News: Merl Short who spent several days in Durango hospital with a very sore throat is at home once more, enjoying her mothers cooking.
50 years ago: Damage is still being assessed, but it has been estimated that ultimate loss will exceed $10,000 in the fire which broke out during the noon hour in the law office of E.B. Hamilton in the Jeffery Building, 842 Main Ave. Fire gutted the private office of Hamilton and the reception room, and water and smoke damaged the office of William S. Eakes in the front portion of the building.
25 years ago: The Colorado Department of Health will lift all measles quarantine restrictions on Fort Lewis College and the Durango and Bayfield public schools according to the San Juan Basin Health Unit. Students and teachers barred from the schools because they werent immunized against measles will be allowed to attend school.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.