Position: Education, business & real estate reporter

Email: patrick@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4507

About: Patrick Armijo begin his career in journalism as an agate clerk at The Albuquerque Journal in the 1980s.
After studying in the master's program at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Armijo worked as in intern at the Denver Bureau of the Associated Press.
He worked in the early 1990s at The Greeley Tribune. In the mid-90s he moved to The Albuquerque Journal, working at The Journal North bureau in Santa Fe covering the Los Alamos National Laboratory and businesses in northern New Mexico.
He also covered business, the westside of Albuquerque, and he spent three years as the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for The Albuquerque Journal.
He came to The Durango Herald in 2002 as night editor.
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Firefighters respond to shed, brush fire in Grandview area

Firefighters doused a shed and small brush fire Tuesday afternoon that broke out in the Grandview area, said Rod Allen, battalion chief with the Durango Fire Protection District. A crew of 15...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Chamber of Commerce to hold tech conference

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will hold its Tech-Knowledge 2018 conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the DoubleTree Hotel. Michael Genest, a 37-year veteran of NASA’s human spaceflight...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names new president

Tom Stritikus, deputy director of K-12 Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was named the next president of Fort Lewis College on Monday by the Board of Trustees. Stritikus will take...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango waitress reflects on 52 years waiting tables

If you’ve been in Durango for any length of time, there’s a good chance you’ve been served a meal by Janie Wilson. She’s been waiting tables in Durango for the past 52 years. Her latest outpost,...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State budget includes $3 million for exercise science expansion at FLC gym

After a dreary budgetary season, Fort Lewis College received some good financial news Thursday. Funds of $3 million have been included in the 2018-19 state budget to be used in the design and...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business plans battle for supremacy in the Hawk Tank

Ever think about enjoying a fine dining experience while floating in a hot-air balloon over the Animas Valley – the San Juan Mountains’ magnificence in the background? Tristan MacLean and Megan...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Trustees hear comments on Fort Lewis College presidential candidates

Fort Lewis College trustees opened the floor to public comments on the three candidates vying to be the next president at the school, and support was voiced for all three. The finalists for the...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary recounts Ignacio woman’s mysterious death

IGNACIO – Forty-four years ago, an Ignacio prom queen who had led the Chicano movement at the University of Colorado Boulder was killed by a car bomb near the campus – her unlikely path to activism...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stillwater now offering private music lessons

Stillwater Music has taken on the private lesson program offered by the now-closed Katzin Music. Jeroen van Tyn, executive director of Stillwater, said given his organization’s mission of providing...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College announces $4.16M budget cut, layoffs

Fort Lewis College will cut almost $4.16 million from its 2018-19 academic year after enduring an 11 percent decline in enrollment over the past nine years. The cuts include laying off 11 staff...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

We asked, you responded: Are Facebook users considering quitting the service?

We asked online readers of The Durango Herald if they were bothered by Facebook’s use of personal data and if they are considering quiting the social media website. Here are the responses: Ralph...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First National Bank of Durango sold to Texas company

First National Bank of Durango will be sold to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas for $134.4 million in the third quarter of the year. In addition, Triumph will purchase Citizens Bank of Pagosa Springs...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business