100 years ago: “Saturday evening there was high jinks in the local Odd Fellowship when several local candidates were initiated into the mysteries of the Sarah Rebekah Lodge of Odd Fellows.”
75 years ago: “The high school auditorium has been chosen as the place where auditions will be held to give aspiring radio artists of the San Juan Basin a chance to start up the ladder of fame. Jack White, famous talent scout formerly with the National Broadcasting Company will hold auditions.”
50 years ago: “The D&RGW will have as passengers Colorado’s First Family as Gov. A. Love, Mrs. Love, and their daughter Becky become tourists for the historic train ride.”
25 years ago: “Swept to victory by a strong rural vote, Jeff Bryson defeated Bill Tarpley to win the Republican nomination for La Plata County Commissioner District 2.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.