Position: Editorial assistant and community editor

Email: herald@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 375-4566

About: Forrest Stone is editorial assistant and community editor.

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

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