75 YEARS AGO: “Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the Kiva: Rita Hayworth, Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell in ‘Blood and Sand,’ in magnificent Technicolor.”
50 YEARS AGO: “Final okay for Durango’s water grant: Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., has given final approval to Durango for its $321,100 water and sewer facilities grant application, according to Congressman Wayne Aspinall. The information was received by the Herald in the form of a telegram this morning.”
25 YEARS AGO: “Durango and La Plata County law enforcement records: Specialized Stumpjumper 21-inch multicolored mountain bike stolen from backyard on Arroyo Drive, 12:05 p.m. Theft of videotape ‘Blood Sport’ from Movies to Go, $58 value, 12:31 p.m. Two gunshots allegedly fired at man on County Road 516 over dispute with neighbor regarding irrigation ditch, 9 a.m. Theft of a riding saddle and eight bits with head gear from County Road 321, value $1,600, 10:39 a.m. Theft of a 15-gram gold nugget from necklace on the bar at Virginia’s Steak House, value of nugget not specified, 4:54 p.m.”
Most items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and the Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not be verified.