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July 13, 2018

100 years ago: Although area streams were running low during the end of the irrigating season, seasonal rains arrived early to save the summer yield of local crops. A record crop year was even...

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July 12, 2018

100 years ago: Jim Walsh, a bridge supervisor in the San Juan Basin, was in Durango for the night. He was wearing a plug hat, which was used to “catch rivets” when repairing steel or iron bridges....

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July 11, 2018

100 years ago: The Strater Hotel was hiring area carpenters and plumbers to meet the increasing demand to provide guests with “rooms with bath.” 75 years ago: Construction of the state highway...

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July 8, 2018

100 years ago: In sports news, the Smelter baseball team defeated Bayfield 6 to 5. 75 years ago: W. E. Colton donated a site for a ski course in Pagosa Springs. He has granted a five-year lease...

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July 7, 2018

100 years ago: Stockmen were alarmed by rapid spread of “tongue and mouth” disease. The “unknown” disease had extended to all stock-growing sections of the San Juan, and investigators declared...

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July 6, 2018

100 years ago: Cave Basin mining representatives hoped that someday a railroad to Cripple Creek and Leadville would be built. 75 years ago: A farmer killed a bear that was “robbing” his bee...

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July 5, 2018

100 years ago: An editorial demanded that the modern principles of prison reform be applied in the federal penal system. The author of the letter wrote: “We favor such work for prisoners as shall...

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July 4, 2018

100 years ago: Mr. Hughes “and the boys” entertained the Literary Society at his home. After the program, attendees sang “old time songs” and enjoyed watermelon and ice cream. 75 years ago: The...

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July 3, 2018

50 years ago: A 500-acre fire five miles southeast of Bayfield was reported to be under control after containment efforts from four Forest Service slurry bombers, six bulldozers and several ground...

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July 2, 2018

50 years ago: The early days of the “love-hate affair between the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway and southwestern Colorado” was the topic of discussion during Southwest Days at Fort Lewis...

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July 1, 2018

50 years ago: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the Montgomery Ward and Co. store in Town Plaza shopping center. 25 years ago: Durango Police Department received a report of...

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June 30, 2018

50 years ago: Students of Santa Fe artist Janet Lippincott opened a display of their work, which would last throughout the week, in the Oak room at the Strater Hotel. 25 years ago: Someone...

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