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: Stockmen were alarmed by rapid spread of “tongue and mouth” disease. The “unknown” disease had extended to all stock-growing sections of the San Juan, and investigators declared...

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

Colorado Department of Transportation to begin two road projects outside Durango

The Colorado Department of Transportation will start two roadwork projects Monday, one on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango and another – which was postponed because of the 416 Fire – on U.S....

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: Cave Basin mining representatives hoped that someday a railroad to Cripple Creek and Leadville would be built. 75 years ago: A farmer killed a bear that was “robbing” his bee...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: An editorial demanded that the modern principles of prison reform be applied in the federal penal system. The author of the letter wrote: “We favor such work for prisoners as shall...

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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. Hughes “and the boys” entertained the Literary Society at his home. After the program, attendees sang “old time songs” and enjoyed watermelon and ice cream. 75 years ago: The...

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

And the West is History

50 years ago: A 500-acre fire five miles southeast of Bayfield was reported to be under control after containment efforts from four Forest Service slurry bombers, six bulldozers and several ground...

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

And the West is History

50 years ago: The early days of the “love-hate affair between the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway and southwestern Colorado” was the topic of discussion during Southwest Days at Fort Lewis...

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

And the West is History

50 years ago: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the Montgomery Ward and Co. store in Town Plaza shopping center. 25 years ago: Durango Police Department received a report of...

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

And the West is History

50 years ago: Students of Santa Fe artist Janet Lippincott opened a display of their work, which would last throughout the week, in the Oak room at the Strater Hotel. 25 years ago: Someone...

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