100 years ago: “Miss Olive Fazier who had just finished teaching school at Elco, has contracted to teach the school at Sunnyside for the next term.”
75 years ago: “With only nine more days to go, the concurrence of opinion is that the Spanish Trails Fiesta parades will pass all expectations in the matter of number and quality of entries.”
50 years ago: “More than three-quarters of an inch of rain, accompanied by blazing lightning and thunder cooled the air and muddied the arena at the Fiesta grounds. Some areas received more than an inch.”
25 years ago: “Police believe the damage to a Durango church was the work of a 15-year-old ‘self-styled Satanist’ not associated with a cult. However, signs of Satanism as a fad among local teenagers can be seen in several areas of Durango, and its spread has concerned authorities throughout the Four Corners.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.