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

100 years ago: Nat Goodwin had “gone broke” and said he couldn’t pay his debts from “undertaking so many marriages.” 75 years ago: Marana Army Air Field in Tucson, Arizona, reported that Cpl....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: William Silver and G.N. Alkire, who were “members of the state constabulary,” arrived in Durango to “bring in the alleged horse thieves and jail breakers” from Ignacio. 75 years...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: The highest temperature in Durango was 79 degrees and the lowest was 51, with 13.5 hours of sunlight during the day. The sun rose at 6:29 a.m. and set at 8:01 p.m. 75 years ago: ...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: John B. Gray was a visitor to Durango and was said to be “a good man for Graden Co.” because he “knew a hog better than the hogs’ ancestors.” 75 years ago: A lightning strike...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Archuleta County resident William South killed a male gray wolf with his six-shooter while riding a horse at the West and Hott ranch in Pagosa Springs. 75 years ago: Mrs. M. B....

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

Man from old Animas City releases book

Raymond F. Schaaf, a 93-year-old World War II veteran who grew up in old Animas City, now part of Durango, recently published a book about his life called “Time Flies: Memories of One of the Last...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The apple crop in the lower country” was projected to fall short of the yield from the year before, with “Fancy Jonathans” to be sold for $1.50 and other varieties for less than...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Thomas R. Henahen was an arrival “on the Southern” after he inspected the La Plata Mining District. 75 years ago: Local agent for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, L.M....

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: The city of Durango reported that its treasurer paid a $1,000 bond, which reduced the city debt to $295,000. 75 years ago: The local airport reported that an airplane arriving in...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. John Sponsel of Thompson’s Park returned home with his “rig,” which received attention from Durango residents. 75 years ago: A prospector, after traveling through Kennebec...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Silverton lets discs fly with Kendall Mountain course

A 10-person crew installed baskets and leveled out tee pads July 28-29 to open a nine-hole disc golf course at the base of Kendall Mountain Ski Area in Silverton. Since it opened, the town’s first...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

And the West is History

50 years ago: Durango police officer David Morris investigated two “almost identical” city vehicle crashes that occurred the same day within a few blocks of each other. Both instances involved...

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

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