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Forrest Stone

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 ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Durango Planing Mill and Lumber Co. sawmill, a mill with a 30,000-foot capacity on Junction Creek Road, “burned to the ground” from a blaze of unknown origin. ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: A 300-foot traveling belt conveyor was placed between the Godfrey ore roaster and the Dwight machines as part of an improvement campaign at “the Smelter.” It would reduce ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Newlyweds from Heritage, Missouri, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Coon, were in Durango for the night during their honeymoon. 75 years ago: Jackson Clark, who had recentl...

Residents get tips for tree health during drought

Parched soil stresses root systems

And the West is History

100 years ago: Fabian Martinez was issued a $100 fine in Ignacio court after he was found guilty of “importing intoxicating liquors” into the state without a permit. 75 yea...

Initiatives created for relief from 416, Burro fires

Several efforts were announced to help the community

Durango woman glows with life at 104 years old

Josefita Herrera celebrated her birthday on Thursday

And the West is History

100 years ago: J.C. Keeton, freighter for the Marshall mill, delivered a walking beam, the length of which was described as the inspiration for a report that a skyscraper would be built ...

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mercy Hospital announced that the wife of James Moore was recovering smoothly after she underwent an operation for varicose veins. 75 years ago: The U.S. Arm...

And the West is History

100 years ago: A canning demonstration was conducted by W.E. Valpon from the Boys and Girls Club at the Miller residence in Durango. 75 years ago: Residents discovered that...