100 years Ago: “O.F. Boyle had on his shipping suit, and we judge that a string of Herefords will hit Kansas City soon, and the prices are always higher and the cattle taken through in good shape when “Tony” is on board. He prefers the price of an extra car to crowding his cattle.”
75 years ago: This appeared in the section called Sunnyside News, “The Pacotti boys left with their bean thresher, for the Redmesa bean fields, but were forced to return home later in the week on account of the driving storms.”
50 years ago: “Two bombers, a lead plane, two detection planes and two helicopters are in use or standing by as the San Juan National Forest moves to cope with a dozen scattered forest fires ignited in the tinder-dry timber by lightening. All available personnel in the forest is either on the fire lines, or standing by to relieve those who has so far coped with the blazes.”
25 years ago: “A bigger produce section, remolded delicatessen, lower prices and larger grocery selection are some of the changes taking place at the Bayfield Market. New owners Red Pennington, his son Ted Pennington and son-in-law Buddy Dewey purchased the Bayfield Market on Oct. 1. The trio owns the Farmers Market in Bloomfield and a grocery store in Farmington.”
Most items in this column are taken from Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Their accuracy may not have been verified.