100 years ago: Interest in the proceedings of the Cox, Graves and Carmen trial in the district court is paramount. When court convened, nearly every available seat in the room was taken. Elizabeth Truby was the first witness called by the prosecution. She gave her age as 66, her residence as Elco and her business as cattle raising. Since the death of her son, Sam, the cattle had little care. Cox, Graves and Carmen were accused of killing Sam Truby.
75 years ago: Cheering news comes from the D. & R. G. W. headquarters in Durango with the announcement that Wednesdays train from the east may be able to make it over Cumbres Pass.
50 years ago: The last batches of uranium-vanadium ore to be treated in the Durango mill of Vanadium Corp. of America started through the processing early this week, and will be completed the first of next week. The roasters in the processing mill are now shut down, and Brinker estimated that the plant was down to about a half crew. It will be another week before most of the employees are laid off.
25 years ago: Artist Clyde Doney accepted a $200 check and a $500 savings bond from Save Our Stack Committee at the site, near the Durango Area Chamber of Resort Association building, for a planned monument to Durangos early mining and smelting industries. Doney won a monument-design competition sponsored by the committee. Construction of the memorial, however, is waiting on donations of more money and materials.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.