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Sept. 9, 2018

50 years ago: Owen K. Hafling from the Animas Valley and Kansan H.W. Fellers “joined forces” to build the “first really modern mobile home park in the area.” 25 years ago: A man from Breen...

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Sept. 8, 2018

50 years ago: Jack Hawkins, the KVFC radio owner in Cortez, was in Rose Memorial hospital in Denver recuperating from a heart attack he suffered the week before. 25 years ago: Durango Police...

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Sept. 7, 2018

100 years ago: The Denver & Rio Grande installed additional electric headlights on tea kettles to allow engineers a brighter view of the tracks as fall approached and the days became darker. 75...

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Sept. 6, 2018

50 years ago: La Plata County Sheriff’s Office received reports of three cases of breaking and entering during the week at the old Bondad store, the Longhorn Lounge in Bayfield and the home of...

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Sept. 5, 2018

50 years ago: Durango police investigated a break-in at Sam Gilchrist Appliances on Main Avenue and a series of other thefts from cars that were reported throughout the week. 25 years ago: La...

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Sept. 2, 2018

100 years ago: Stock inspector Sam Ethridge was in Mancos to pick up a shipment of cattle and then return to Durango. His next big cattle trip would be to Pagosa Springs. 75 years ago: The...

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Sept. 1, 2018

100 years ago: Ignacio carpenters were busy “putting in the counters and shelves in the Aspaas Store building” with others working to finish the upstairs section. The estimated cost for the...

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Aug. 31, 2018

100 years ago: A miner was killed at work in Silverton. He was “tramming ore” and entered the ore bin to loosen a rock that was blocking the chute, when the ore in the bin slid down and “covered...

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Aug. 30, 2018

100 years ago: The train delivered people to Electra Lake for one of the last fishing and hunting outings before winter arrived. 75 years ago: The “library of the Fort Lewis branch of Colorado...

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Aug. 29, 2018

100 years ago: A vein was struck at the Sueno de Oro mine north of Durango, which attracted men from the area who were “engaged in drifting on it.” 75 years ago: The Colorado Game and Fish...

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Aug. 26, 2018

100 years ago: The high temperature in Durango reached 82 degrees with 13.5 hours of sunlight, while the low dropped to 41 degrees at night. 75 years ago: “The Durango Fire Department” responded...

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Aug. 25, 2018

100 years ago: Rumor had it that “when a soldier in France is seen with a girl on each arm, he’s American.” It was “the best definition of the diplomatic expression, ‘entente cordiale,’” that...

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