50 YEARS AGO: “Unusually warm fall here: In case you thought it was unusually warm Friday, it was. The temperature registered a high of 87 degrees for Friday and 80 degrees for Saturday. Usually, it has frosted by this time, and never gets real warm after the first frost.”
25 YEARS AGO: “Durango Police records: Reports of elderly man in Durango area stopping young boys to ask for directions, then quoting Bible verses, reported 2:43 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.