100 years ago: The Cox, Graves and Carmen case will go to jury this evening. The attorneys commenced their argument this afternoon. Both sides agreed not to prolong their respective pleas to exceed three hours. Cox, Graves and Carmen were accused of killing Sam Truby.
75 years ago: Highway reports from Wolf Creek Pass told of a blizzard. The swirling snow driven by high winds cut the visibility down to practically nothing, and the added moisture is making the muddy stretch of highway at the foot of the pass more difficult to traverse.
50 years ago: Snow sheds are the answer to all-weather travel on Wolf Creek Pass. Estimates on a tunnel for Wolf Creek were $55,000,000 and the highway department cannot see any justification for such an expense. A tunnel would only take care of one of the five avalanche areas, leaving the other four without protection.
25 years ago: Formal charges are still pending against two Californians who were arrested near Cortez for possession with intent to distribute 709 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1 million in street value. The drug bust is one of the biggest ever in Montezuma County.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.