100 years Ago: A classified advertisement read: “Wanted Position – Competent housekeeper, or will accept waitress or chambermaid position. Apply 694 Fifth Ave.”
75 years ago: “In one of the best attended meetings of the San Juan Basin Press Association, 28 newspaper people gathered at Cortez as guests of H.H. Beaber, of the Cortez Sentinel, and D.F. Brown and C.D. Brown of the Montezuma Valley Journal.”
50 years ago: “Fort Lewis College was granted a one-year option for the purchase of 32.6 acres of land for expansion of the college facilities. The property comprises the present campground operated by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and 10.7 acres of land west of the access road to the Hillcrest Golf Course, and now under lease to the Durango Municipal Recreation Corp.”
25 years ago: “Even if legislation crucial to the Animas-La Plata water project wins approval this week, don’t expect the bulldozers to start rolling in 1989. The Indian water-rights settlement now pending in the U.S. Senate is only one of the keys to construction of the $380 million reservoir project.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.