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Forrest Stone

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...

And the West is History

50 years ago: The Pawnee Tribal Food Ceremony would be held in Ignacio to honor Mrs. Sarah C. Stoneroad, who died June 11, 1968, in Pawnee, Oklahoma. 25 years ago: A small ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Classifieds section advertised the Windsor rooming house for: “good clean beds, large single rooms, and free baths. 30 cents per night.” 75 years ago: Wa...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Durango Fish Hatchery employees were busy distributing trout in the San Juan Basin. One morning, they distributed 140,000 fish in the Chama and Navajo rivers. ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: A report about livestock being sold in the area announced that, although the local demand was still good, the hog supply was limited and trade was “rather quiet.” ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: The bookkeeper for Kellenberger took his first vacation in 10 years and expected to return in three months. 75 years ago: A 7-year-old boy from Cortez, while...

Peter Marshall honored before bidding farewell

Event at Rochester Hotel appreciated longtime resident

La Plata County Humane Society receives $11,000

Funding donated by Durango Kennel Club

And the West is History

100 years ago: A 50-year-old Durango rancher was kicked in the face by a horse, which shattered part of his skull, caused him to lose an eye and did brain damage. He had no memory of the...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Two area men, while placing a smokestack on a boarding house roof, were killed instantly after being electrocuted by a 10,000-volt high-tension power line hanging above th...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Residents were warned to prepare for a railroad strike that was expected to heavily impact transportation and food distribution in the area. 75 years ago: A ...