100 years ago: C. C. Graham the juror who fainted on the witness stand was able to return to his duties so the Cox, Graves and Carmen trail has been in progress again since 9:30 a.m. The district court room was filled with interested spectators, about 50 ladies being among the number. Cox, Graves and Carmen were accused of killing Sam Truby.
75 years ago: J. R. Cheney, division engineer of the State Highway Department, returned to Durango via Wolf Creek Pass. He reports that he hit the muddy stretch on this side of Wolf Creek Pass and spent a good share of time being hauled or dragged through the muddy holes by caterpillar tractors and trucks. Although cars are being snaked through the mud, they are usually damaged in the process by high centers.
50 years ago: Whether pupils from the Thompson Park School about a dozen in number, will be sent to Mancos on a tuition basis or will be brought to other schools in District 9-R, will be discussed at the regular meeting of the directors. After conferring with families of children in the Thompson Park area recently, Durango directors decided to close that rural school next year.
25 years ago: Dedication ceremonies were to take place for the new Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal. The ceremony culminates years of effort by local officials, led by the Airport Commission, to build a terminal building to replace the cramped one that had served for 25 years.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.