100 years ago: An advertisement read: “Why throw your old furs away? We still remodel or repair them and make them look like new. Costs very little. If you have skins, we make them into any style furs you want. Fur catalog, showing latest styles sent free. We pay highest prices for raw furs. Write us A.B. Dupler wholesale and retail furriers, Denver, Colo.”
75 years ago: “Durango has been ‘touched’ several times recently by forgers and short check artists, but the crime slate of that particular indoor sport is now pretty well cleaned with the announcement that two of the forgers, a man and wife have been arrested in Columbia, Mo.”
50 years ago: “Someone in Durango – or two someones – has two sets of expensive books with a missing link each. The missing volumes are in the office at Smiley Junior High School – Volume 19 of the ‘World Book Encyclopedia,’ and a volume of The World We Live In.”
25 years ago: “Animas-La Plata water project legislation will go to the floor of the U.S. House. The Colorado Ute Indian Water Rights Settlement Act (HB2642), the key legislation for the $380 million project proposed for southwest of Durango, is one of 32 bills scheduled for a House vote.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.