100 years ago: Elder Meek of Kline has returned from a three months trapping expedition in New Mexico, having caught 14 bobcats, 39 coyotes besides lesser game. He modestly admits having cleared $250 on the trip. Mancos Times-Tribune
75 years ago: With a blizzard still raging on Cumbres Pass, there will be no train from the East on the D. & R. G. W. The eastbound train from Durango will only go as far as Chama.
50 years ago: No tickets! No gasoline! Too much baggage! Tickets again! And the small group of relatives and friends on hand to see members of the Durango junior ski team off on their journey to the National Junior Ski Championships at Jackson, Wyo. breathed a sigh of relief as the plane winged on its way from La Plata County Airport.
25 years ago: Smiley Junior High School students will be able to take more Independent Study classes next fall under a program approved by the Board of Education. ... The classes will be a pilot program to be studied before beginning a similar program at Miller Junior High 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.