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: The Durango Chamber of Commerce reported that, in the last three days, the number of visitors in Southwest Colorado took “a whopping jump.” Tourists flooding the area had occupied...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: One of the heads of the Kittimac Mine passed through Durango on his way back to the Silverton area, where he would conduct a mining inspection. 75 years ago: Officials were...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Frank Grubb was in the Animas Valley to purchase beans from local farmers. 75 years ago: The Durango Municipal Band was becoming the main musical outlet for high school graduates,...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The Durango band” presented a stage production, directed by Mrs. J.M. Sulivan, of the comedy-musical “Pocahontas.” 75 years ago: Local residents were reminded that a copy of the...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: A local contractor returned from a trip to Ignacio, where he noted progress of the Werner Cottage construction project. 75 years ago: The enrollment count at Durango’s five public...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: Bill Harding, who worked in the shoe department at Graden’s, returned from “a purchasing trip” on the East Coast. 75 years ago: The city police department reported that, in the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Herr family departed Durango for San Diego, where they would “spend their winters.” The community would miss them, “yet envy them.” 75 years ago: The “buying public of the...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. “Ballsy” Kyrn arrived in Durango from his goat ranch after spending the morning shaking off sunflower seeds to insure “a good yield” next year. 75 years ago: Durango fishermen...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Excavation work, conducted by a crew led by Mr. Morris, was “progressing rapidly” at the Aztec Ruins. No notable finds had been made, though “several tubs of human bones” had been...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Grasshoppers were “dying fast” in the Spring Creek section, according to reports from fishermen catching them for bait, who said they found maggots attached to the heads of many of...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: W.N. McTaggert of the Fort Lewis Mesa; Roy French and his mother of the lower Florida; Tobe Aperson of Salt Creek; and Q.A. Cross, J.J. Zink and Bill Chitwood of the Animas Valley...

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

Hot, dry summer calls for wise watering

Colorado has faced higher-than-normal temperatures this summer, with several fires burning and severe fire restrictions declared statewide. The hot weather is anticipated to continue into...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life