Position: Herald Staff Writer

Richard Ballantine recognized for service to education

Richard Ballantine, a member of the Fort Lewis College Foundation board, has been awarded for his service and contributions to education. The award, the Council for Advancement and Support of...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: Durango schools encountered, again, the problem of certain grades being overcrowded, as a result of a rise in attendance that had continued for three years. The overflow was...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: An advertisement said, “Dandruff causes a feverish irritation of the scalp, the hair roots shrink, loosen and then the hair comes out fast. To stop falling hair at once and rid the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: Sheriff G.S. Todd of Montezuma County arrived in Durango from Pueblo, where he took a youth to be placed “in the home of the feeble-minded.” 75 years ago: Ida Fracassini at...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: An advertisement read, “La Plata Rooming House has changed hands, and under the management of Mrs. Levan the rooms are kept warm and clean. When in the city overnight try this...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Bulldozer Mine, which had been out of business “for quite some time,” would open as soon as the necessary repairs could be made to the property. 75 years ago: A 12-year-old...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: The most damaging winter storm to have “visited this section in years” caused a complete telephone service outage, which limited communication to the railroad and Western Union...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Powerhouse reflects on 2017 to ignite a bright 2018

The Powerhouse Science Center took strides during 2017 and stayed true to its mission statement and slogan: “exploring the past – igniting the future.” Powerhouse staff and volunteers, while...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Rev. R.C. Byers of Silverton arrived in Durango from Denver and “was much put out” after the train didn’t run up north, preventing him from getting home to receive a collection...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: A specimen of ore that was brought to Durango from a property two miles north of Needleton was conservatively estimated at “$30,000 to the ton.” 75 years ago: It had been 14 years...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: Miss Elizabeth Hawkey, “a very attractive little lady,” arrived from the east the night before to take charge of the millinery department at Stein’s. 75 years ago: U.S. Highway...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: It was rumored that Woodrow Wilson would not give an inaugural ball at the White House March 4. 75 years ago: A blizzard on Cumbres Pass held up trains from the east. 50 years...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History