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And the West is History

100 years ago: “The valuable team of work horses stolen from the Paul Ritter ranch at Ignacio was recovered at the mouth of the Florida by Sheriff Fassbinder. Evidently fearing the officers were close on their trail, the thieves abandoned the animals.”

75 years ago: “Several weeks ago Durango skiers regretfully wrapped the towback at Haviland Lake in mothballs and turned their backs upon it until another skiing season arrived. Little did they suspect that it would arrive so soon. Last Sunday 15 local skiers wound the motor up again, greased the cable, and enjoyed one of the best skiing days of the year. Which just goes to prove that you can have any sort of weather you want in this part of Colorado, provided you don’t want spring weather.”

50 years ago: “Farmers and ranchers are happy with the moisture, and apparently fruit growers haven’t been hurt by sub-freezing temperatures.

25 years ago: “The Main Avenue repaving project began. Main Avenue from Fifth Street to Sixth Street is being closed for the first phase of the project and every weekday the city of Durango is offering free ‘park and ride’ bus service from the Roosa Park area to the corner of Ninth Street and Narrow Gauge Avenue.”

Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not be verified.

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