100 years ago: “The San Juan Creamery closed its record week last night with the manufacture of 800 pounds of butter and 100 gallons of ice cream for the week.”
75 years ago: An advertisement read: “For your vacation try the Lemon Ranch on the upper Florida, 16 miles from Durango. Fishing - Cabins - Pack Trips - Real Saddle Horses. Your limit in fish guaranteed.”
50 years ago: “There has not been a case of Poliomyelitis reported in the San Juan Basin area for the past three years. This should serve as a reminder to everyone how important it is for any one under 30 years of age that did not receive the oral polio vaccine last year to do so at once.”
25 years ago: “The Ignacio School Board will review a report that recommends a formal curriculum for AIDS education within the school district, and provides two programs to meet that end. The AIDS Committee, a community group of 13 people, will submit the report following three months of studying various health education curricula from throughout the country.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.