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May 10, 2018

100 years ago: Al Foutz of Fruitland “had a narrow escape from death” when he drank a cup of water that had been “dipped from a barrel containing blue vitriol mixture.” 75 years ago: It was...

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May 9, 2018

100 years ago: The Bayfield Blade reported that Joe Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner, was “in the officers’ training camp at Jacksonville, Fla.” 75 years ago: Sheepman George Lemome...

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Ar 180509616

May 8, 2018

50 years ago: Gordon Rowe, assistant football coach and wrestling coach for Durango High School, was named manager of the county swimming pool. 25 years ago: Vandalism was visible from a ridge...

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Ar 180509617

May 7, 2018

50 years ago: More than 400 La Plata County cattlemen, their wives and special guests crowded the cafeteria at Fort Lewis College for the annual La Plata County Cattlemen’s Association banquet. ...

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May 6, 2018

50 years ago: City work crews were picking up trash piled on the curbs within city limits during spring cleanup. 25 years ago: Someone was throwing eggs at cars in the west 200 block of 25th...

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May 4, 2018

50 years ago: Holt Sheet Metal of Durango and Monte Vista was awarded a $7,450 contract to install air conditioning at the Durango Public Library. 25 years ago: Someone reported to the Durango...

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Ar 180509945

May 3, 2018

50 years ago: “One of the most serious and senseless acts of vandalism in recent years was discovered” at the Little League baseball fields in Cortez. Someone had shot out 33 of the lights used to...

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Ar 180509975

May 1, 2018

MAY 2 50 years ago: It was reported that “fewer traffic accidents and more injuries and deaths have occurred in Montezuma and Dolores counties during the first four months of 1968.” Highway Patrol...

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April 29, 2018

100 years ago: Lt. Gus Adrianson was home in Durango on “a short furlough,” which was used to greet friends and receive congratulations for winning a commission in the Army. 75 years ago: Sugar...

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April 28, 2018

100 years ago: Vol Anderson appeared before Police Magistrate Myers after being charged with public drunkenness and was fined $50 or 25 days of work on the street. “The inebriant” was picked up by...

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April 28, 2018

50 years ago: La Plata County treasurer Arthur E. Lundy died at age 56 after “a long illness.” County commissioners would name a treasurer to fill his place after the general election in November....

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April 27, 2018

100 years ago: Mrs. E.G. Salabar, P.S. Hobson, Mr. and Mrs. George Cantwell and W.E. Cooper were Ignacio residents who were in the city the day before. 75 years ago: The financial statement of...

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