100 years ago: “The County Commissioners at their meeting granted J. O. Taylor, theater; Martin Verce, one pool table; Sanford & Jamison, four pool tables; and Charles Snyder was granted a building permit to erect a stone cellar at the rear of the Anheier Confectionery Store.”
75 years ago: “Durango’s Western Union office is now up to par with others in the state after a new ‘tele-print’ machine was installed. The new machine does away with the Morse system, and is a great improvement in both accuracy and speed.”
50 years ago: “New president of the Durango City Council, more commonly known as mayor, is R. E. (Pat) O’Brien, former owner of radio station KIUP.”
25 years ago: “Rep. Jim Dyer, D-Durango, will run unopposed in his bid for reelection as 59th District state representative, Republicans concede. And although a few Republicans have expressed slight interest in challenging Democratic incumbent District Attorney Vic Reichman, it appears likely he also will go to the November ballot unopposed, Republicans say.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.