100 years ago: Especially attractive decorations, which bespoke the Eastertide, characterized the luncheon given by Mrs. John Wilmer at the Hotel Savoy. The color motif was green and white. Spirited games of 500 filled the afternoon hours with pleasure.
75 years ago: Twelve carloads of people who had been stuck in snow drifts on Wolf Creek Pass for 24 hours arrived safely in Durango in late afternoon. Although it was bitterly cold on the pass the motorists used their car heaters often enough to keep them from suffering.
50 years ago: This item appeared in the section called Junior High Jottings: The Science Club Dance, held in the Miller Cafeteria, was really a success. The cafeteria was decorated with streamers, balloon planets and stars. You that didnt attend missed a real bash.
25 years ago: East Third Avenue residents erupted against suggestions that their landmark median be cut to improve safety at the intersection with Sixth Street. Traffic engineers suggested five alternatives for the intersection to reduce the number of left-turn accidents. Three of the options would cut into the broad, tree-lined median known as the Boulevard. They range from rounding off the curb only slightly to installing 120-foot left-turn lanes that could hold five cars.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.