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: A classified advertisement from L.R. Cox of Mancos sought “a jockey rider at once.” 75 years ago: The National Labor Relations Board formally filed a complaint about the Sunnyside...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: An advertisement in Classifieds read: “Wanted – Cook, male, 15 to 25 men – Must be good on meats and baking – a cook, not a barnstormer.” 75 years ago: An advertisement for La...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: An advertisement read: “Before you buy a motorcycle, see the displays at Durango Motor Car Co.’s garage. Prices – Twin, $250; Single $200. 922 Second Ave. A demonstration costs...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Examinations to qualify teachers for the approaching school year were being held in Durango. 75 years ago: A motorboat caught fire and sank at Electra Lake. Fortunately, all the...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: H.S. Harden from the International Silverware Co. was in Durango to promote his trade. 75 years ago: The Ignacio Chieftain reported that the annual Ignacio Fiesta celebration...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mrs. Newt Barton and “Miss” Pearl Roberts left Durango and walked all the way to Mancos. They arrived at their destination during the afternoon the next day, after staying overnight...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: Area residents made due with the onset of seasonal rains, including “several mamas and babes” who were caught out in storms but found “an abundance of shelter” and people who lived...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

La Plata Electric Association names 2018 scholarship students

La Plata Electric Association recently announced that it, with contributions from Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, awarded college...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

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...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

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....

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

And the West is History

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...

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

And the West is History

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...

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