Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

La Plata County Search and Rescue retrieves missing skier

A teenage girl who was separated from her party on the Purgatory Flats Trail while cross-country skiing was retrieved and brought to safety around 9 p.m. Wednesday. “She’s fine. No medical was...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More snow expected this week for Southwest Colorado

Don’t expect to put away the snow shovels anytime soon – Southwest Colorado is expected to be hit by another snowstorm beginning Sunday night and extending to sunrise Tuesday. To top it off, the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graduation rates: Different issues face neighboring schools

When examining graduation rates, Bayfield and Ignacio high schools face two almost polar opposite challenges. Bayfield High must work to maintain high graduation rates that frequently finish at...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Partial shutdown stifles craft breweries, including Ska

As the partial federal government shutdown extends to a month, craft brewers like Ska Brewing Co. are feeling the pinch. Craft brewers that distribute across state lines need approval from the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Bayfield-area house damaged in fire

Firefighters saved a home early Sunday near Bayfield. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bruce Evans said hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage container outside the garage of a house...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Update: Four injured in crash east of Mancos

Four people each suffered multiple fractures Wednesday morning when the Ford Explorer they were in was hit head-on by a box truck that had lost control on ice on U.S. Highway 160, east of Mancos....

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader

Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development manager for the Permanent Fund of the Southern...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

LPEA deepens study of new electricity sources

A consulting firm has been hired to explore the realities of purchasing electricity on the open market if La Plata Electric Association buys out its contract with its current electricity supplier,...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Veterans Day Parade honors World War II vets

Herman Todeschi has seen more than his fair share of war - fighting up the bootleg of Italy, then southern France, the Balkans and eventually along the Rhine River in Germany itself during World...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Dealing with painful loss, Bayfield EMT finds his calling

Eleven years ago, Dan Miller tragically lost his toddler son, Thomas. But in his journey to deal with the boy's death, he found his true calling - working as a paramedic and firefighter. "It was a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Student videos explain ballot measures in nonpartisan way

American government students at Fort Lewis College have produced nonpartisan, informational videos to aid voters as they decide how to cast their vote on 11 of the 13 ballot measures they’ll face...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain expected Monday through Wednesday

A warm storm system from the south is moving into Southwest Colorado on Monday night with a good chance of rain lasting through early Wednesday. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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