100 years ago: The fire department was called out shortly after two this morning to extinguish a blaze in the building on the north side known as the old corner grocery. The loss is estimated at $1,500. The fire is supposed to have originated from a defective flue.
75 years ago: In an experiment to determine the feasibility of dry farming in Redmesa, J.F. Frye will farm 50 acres near Marvel as a rural rehabilitation project. Federal ag experts will survey the farm, for contour plowing, plan crop planting and rotation and lay out a working plan which Frye will follow.
50 years ago: It will be a couple of weeks before the Durango mill of Vanadium Corp. of America is shut down. It will take some time after that to decide just what is to be done with the physical plant.
25 years ago: Ray and Cindy Loose cuddled Laura Emiline Loose at Mercy Medical Center. Born at 11:43 a.m. Laura was Durangos only leap day baby.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.