100 years ago: The blockade which was caused by the heavy storm on Cumbres bids fair to be raised before night.
75 years ago: Two Farmington men were given sentences in justice court for stealing gas from cars in Durango. The driver of the car the men used drew a $50 fine as well as a 30-day jail sentence.
50 years ago: Seven members of the Study Committee of the Ecological Society of America among the most well-known men in the nation in the area of the biological sciences are to be the guests of Dr. and Mrs. John F. Reed. The committee is in the process of re-defining the role of ecology in modern society. The group studies the relationships of organisms to their environment, particularly as these relationships present problems for the modern world.
25 years ago: The man found in his tent after five months in the Weminuche Wilderness died of strangulation, Hindsdale County Undersheriff Rich Neisen said. Neisen would not comment on how Franklin Gary Walker was strangled, but said suicide and homicide remain possibilities in the death. The body of Walker, 38, was found March 12 in a sleeping bag in a tent by cross-country skiers near Little Emerald Lake, deep in the Weminuche Wilderness. Walker had been missing since Oct. 20, 1987, the last time he was seen alive.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.