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And the West is History

100 years ago: An advertisement read: “Before you buy a motorcycle, see the displays at Durango Motor Car Co.’s garage. Prices – Twin, $250; Single $200. 922 Second Ave. A demonstration ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Examinations to qualify teachers for the approaching school year were being held in Durango. 75 years ago: A motorboat caught fire and sank at Electra Lake. ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: H.S. Harden from the International Silverware Co. was in Durango to promote his trade. 75 years ago: The Ignacio Chieftain reported that the annual Ignacio F...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mrs. Newt Barton and “Miss” Pearl Roberts left Durango and walked all the way to Mancos. They arrived at their destination during the afternoon the next day, after staying...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Area residents made due with the onset of seasonal rains, including “several mamas and babes” who were caught out in storms but found “an abundance of shelter” and people ...

La Plata Electric Association names 2018 scholarship students

Eight students recognized for academic excellence

And the West is History

100 years ago: Although area streams were running low during the end of the irrigating season, seasonal rains arrived early to save the summer yield of local crops. A record crop year wa...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Jim Walsh, a bridge supervisor in the San Juan Basin, was in Durango for the night. He was wearing a plug hat, which was used to “catch rivets” when repairing steel or iro...

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Strater Hotel was hiring area carpenters and plumbers to meet the increasing demand to provide guests with “rooms with bath.” 75 years ago: Construction ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: In sports news, the Smelter baseball team defeated Bayfield 6 to 5. 75 years ago: W. E. Colton donated a site for a ski course in Pagosa Springs. He has gran...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Stockmen were alarmed by rapid spread of “tongue and mouth” disease. The “unknown” disease had extended to all stock-growing sections of the San Juan, and investigators de...

Colorado Department of Transportation to begin two road projects outside Durango

One will be on U.S. Highway 160, the other on U.S. Highway 550