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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 ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Excavation work, conducted by a crew led by Mr. Morris, was “progressing rapidly” at the Aztec Ruins. No notable finds had been made, though “several tubs of human bones” ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Grasshoppers were “dying fast” in the Spring Creek section, according to reports from fishermen catching them for bait, who said they found maggots attached to the heads o...

And the West is History

100 years ago: W.N. McTaggert of the Fort Lewis Mesa; Roy French and his mother of the lower Florida; Tobe Aperson of Salt Creek; and Q.A. Cross, J.J. Zink and Bill Chitwood of the Anima...

Hot, dry summer calls for wise watering

Homeowners can learn tips to save water and money

And the West is History

100 years ago: Judge McFeeley of Denver, who was “heavily interested in operating mining properties in the Silverton district,” spent a day in Durango before he left for home. ...

Ohana Kuleana garden to offer open house

Event will celebrate gardener Marye Jackson’s 90th birthday

And the West is History

100 years ago: It was announced that Miss Helena Kreder was employed to teach at the Hermosa school. 75 years ago: Wayne (Tiny) Laudenberg of Durango was announced as the l...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Cowmen Dee Brindle of the Pine Valley and C.Y. Cook “from north of town” were in Durango and reported that “the range was fine this year.” 75 years ago: Mrs....

And the West is History

100 years ago: Reid Coppinger returned from Rochester, New York, and would depart to operate a sheep camp the next morning in the area. 75 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Stra...

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Graham family returned to Durango from a four-month trip through the East and Canada. Mrs. Graham said they enjoyed every minute. 75 years ago: Bargains,...