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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

And the West is History

100 years ago: Cave Basin mining representatives hoped that someday a railroad to Cripple Creek and Leadville would be built. 75 years ago: A farmer killed a bear that was ...

CDOT starting roadwork Monday night on U.S. 160

Two road projects will start Monday, one on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango and another - which was postponed due to the 416 Fire - on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango. CDOT and...

And the West is History

100 years ago: An editorial demanded that the modern principles of prison reform be applied in the federal penal system. The author of the letter wrote: “We favor such work for prisoners...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. Hughes “and the boys” entertained the Literary Society at his home. After the program, attendees sang “old time songs” and enjoyed watermelon and ice cream. ...

And the West is History

50 years ago: A 500-acre fire five miles southeast of Bayfield was reported to be under control after containment efforts from four Forest Service slurry bombers, six bulldozers and seve...

And the West is History

50 years ago: The early days of the “love-hate affair between the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway and southwestern Colorado” was the topic of discussion during Southwest Days at Fo...

And the West is History

50 years ago: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the Montgomery Ward and Co. store in Town Plaza shopping center. 25 years ago: Durango Police Department...

And the West is History

50 years ago: Students of Santa Fe artist Janet Lippincott opened a display of their work, which would last throughout the week, in the Oak room at the Strater Hotel. 25 ye...

And the West is History

50 years ago: The District Court awarded a 20-year-old Durango man, who lost his right eye in a car crash, $23,000 in damages in a civil lawsuit against an 18-year-old Durango woman. ...

And the West is History

50 years ago: Eleven fires in the San Juan National Forest were reported to be under control thanks to efforts from firefighters and employees of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Rai...