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And the West is History

100 years ago: The city of Durango reported that its treasurer paid a $1,000 bond, which reduced the city debt to $295,000. 75 years ago: The local airport reported that an...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. John Sponsel of Thompson’s Park returned home with his “rig,” which received attention from Durango residents. 75 years ago: A prospector, after travelin...

Silverton lets discs fly with Kendall Mountain course

Kendall Mountain Disc Golf Course opened late July

And the West is History

50 years ago: Durango police officer David Morris investigated two “almost identical” city vehicle crashes that occurred the same day within a few blocks of each other. Both instances in...

And the West is History

50 years ago: The Durango Chamber of Commerce reported that, in the last three days, the number of visitors in Southwest Colorado took “a whopping jump.” Tourists flooding the area had o...

And the West is History

100 years ago: One of the heads of the Kittimac Mine passed through Durango on his way back to the Silverton area, where he would conduct a mining inspection. 75 years ago:...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Frank Grubb was in the Animas Valley to purchase beans from local farmers. 75 years ago: The Durango Municipal Band was becoming the main musical outlet for ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The Durango band” presented a stage production, directed by Mrs. J.M. Sulivan, of the comedy-musical “Pocahontas.” 75 years ago: Local residents were remind...

And the West is History

100 years ago: A local contractor returned from a trip to Ignacio, where he noted progress of the Werner Cottage construction project. 75 years ago: The enrollment count at...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Bill Harding, who worked in the shoe department at Graden’s, returned from “a purchasing trip” on the East Coast. 75 years ago: The city police department re...

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Herr family departed Durango for San Diego, where they would “spend their winters.” The community would miss them, “yet envy them.” 75 years ago: The “bu...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. “Ballsy” Kyrn arrived in Durango from his goat ranch after spending the morning shaking off sunflower seeds to insure “a good yield” next year. 75 years ...