100 years ago: “Mrs. Julia Bird was a passenger bound for the Bonnie Girl Mill in the La Platas, where she will confer with Dave Bayles about the operations of her pack trains.”
75 years ago: “Mrs. M.E. Skaggs of Durango, picked up the Herald-Democrat and read a feature story about a woman sheriff in Missouri. That woman, Mrs. Pauline Anderson, is a sister of Skaggs. The story concerned Anderson’s work as sheriff, being one of the few women in the United States to serve in that capacity. She succeeded her husband after his death.”
50 years ago: “The famous Camp Bird Gold Mine near Ouray has been sold by its British owners to the Federal Resources Corp. of Salt Lake City. Selling price is said to be more than $1 million.”
25 years ago: “The new owners of Durango’s defunct radio station KDGO plan to resume broadcasting by the middle of November, 30 days after receiving the expected approval by the Federal Communications Commission. The station’s format will be all-live and adult contemporary, with a heavy emphasis on local news and community involvement.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.