100 years ago: Sheriff Arthur Fassbinder and DA Geo. W. Lane made a personal call on all the saloon keepers and places where it is alleged gambling has been conducted, notifying all that here after gambling must cease. In the past month many such notices have been served but it is said after a few weeks of inactivity gambling would resume.
75 years ago: Attention boys! The Western Colorado Power Company reports a minor accident that might easily have been a major accident. Some boys flying kites at the corner of Third Avenue and 11th Street got one of their kites tangled up on the electric light wires, and in trying to pull it out, brought two wires in contact in such manner as to cause a short, and burn out an armature at the plant. Nobody was hurt. These high voltage wires carry easily enough current to kill. Dont fly kites where either kite or string may possibly contact any electric light wires. Dont use metal strings or thread anywhere.
50 years ago: Water content of the northern snowpacks, which had been about 50 percent when measured the end of January, picked up to about 70 percent of the longtime average when measured Feb. 27.
25 years ago: A Durango womans home at 3955 County Road 240 is cracking apart as unstable soils around the foundation slough down a steep hillside toward Florida Road 60 feet below. The woman claims the county road and bridge department caused the slough by improperly cutting into the existing slope when it reconstructed 2.2 miles of Florida Road (County Road 240) the summer of 1986. She is suing the county for $150,000, the amount she says could buy her a new house on a comparable piece of property.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.