History

Lowry Pueblo celebrates 50th year with look into mysterious past

Bureau of Land Management volunteers celebrated Lowry Pueblo’s 50th year as a landmark on Saturday by guiding visitors through its distant past. Lowry Pueblo was built in the 11th century by...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indigenous knowledge helps untangle mystery of Mesa Verde

Long ago in the north Lies the road of emergence! Yonder our ancestors live, Yonder we take our being. Yet now we come southwards For cloud flowers blossom here Here the lightning flashes, Rain...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Animas Museum marks 100th anniversary of World War I

The Animas Museum is marking the service of hundreds of people from La Plata County who served in World War I this year with activities and a new exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde migration to New Mexico gets new evidence

To help prove that cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde National Park migrated south to the Rio Grande pueblos in New Mexico during the late 13th century, researchers turned to an unlikely source: ancient...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores celebrates Escalante Days and Nights

“Where the Wild Still Lives: The Great Dolores Outdoors” is the theme of this year’s Escalante Days and Nights on Aug. 11-12. The hometown festival celebrates Dolores’ pioneer roots and continues...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Author writes history of Durango Police Department

Durango was born in the Wild West, and early visitors included the Texas Kid, Jesse James and Wyatt Earp. In 1881, these outlaws came to town to “get a bit of coin.” The Texas Kid threatened Robert...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: The paper received several complaints about grasshoppers, cut-worms, and wire-worms that were attacking crops. The paper ran a recipe for Grasshopper Control Poison to help counter...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: A notice was sent to the city by mayor Harry Jackson, which prohibited irrigation within city limits until further notice, due to the condition of city pipelines. 50 years ago: ...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: A driver lost control of his car and drove off a bridge. The driver “was about to advance and put on his brake when his good wife, not linking the situation, interfered by taking...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: An advertisement read, “Strater Hotel. Leading hotel of Durango. All rooms steam heated and cleaned by vacuum.” 75 years ago: The state of Colorado announced that the Colorado...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: Information reached Durango from La Plata City that a rich strike of ore was discovered just west of Mancos. 75 years ago: A survey of potential evacuation facilities began...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

County historic group recruits young new member

To live in Southwest Colorado is to live with history, as evidenced by relics scattered throughout the San Juan region that span the centuries, including remnants of ancestral Puebloan cliff...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News