100 year ago: The successful sales conducted by the Graden Mercantile Company attest to the value of newspapers as a supply and demand medium. The establishment had some excellent bargains to offer and the patrons learned of them for the most part from the daily papers.
75 years ago: As agreed at the monthly meeting of the Durango Merchants Roundtable Durango stores will once more remain open on Saturday nights, beginning tonight. Shoppers will be able to do their buying on Saturday until about 9 p.m.
50 years ago: Al Merrill, 1964 United States Olympic Nordic coach and ski coach at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., was in Durango to meet with Adolph Kuss, Durango 1964 United States Olympic cross country ski coach and La Plata County recreation director. The two men informally discussed plans to select and train the skiers who will represent the United States in cross country and Nordic combined in the 1964 Olympic Winter games at Innsbruck, Austria.
25 years ago: Running on the same platform as he did two years ago business, education, dignity for the elderly and farm issues state Rep. Jim Dyer announced his bid for re-election. The Durango Democrat was elected in 1986 as the representative to the 59th District.
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.