100 years ago: “William Hard, manager of the ladies’ and misses’ shoe department at Graden’s has returned from an extended purchasing trip through the east and is now busily engaged in unpacking the very latest in footwear to attract the trade.”
75 years ago: “In recent months some 14 dogs have been poisoned in Durango. ... Whoever he or she may be, the poisoner of dogs in Durango would be roughly treated if ever brought to justice.”
50 years ago: “Biggest sighs of relief – or exhaustion – at the conclusion of the 1963 Spanish Trails Fiesta came from the Durango Police Department and the La Plata County Sheriff’s office. They handled what probably was a record number of calls and reports, but had practically no serious incidents on their reports.”
25 years ago: “Noncompetitive salaries in School District 9-R caused the delay in hiring two new administrators, Superintendent Harvie Guest told the Board of Education. ‘Candidates were eligible but they were far out of our salary range and they had to be disqualified because of that,’ Guest said.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.