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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. Read More Hide

Hickenlooper: We transformed the way we think about the state

Gov. John Hickenlooper touted an improved view of Colorado across the nation as his biggest accomplishment in his two terms. Hickenlooper , who leaves office in 83 days, met with The Durango Herald...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County home prices rise; number of units sold drops in 3rd quarter

The number of home sales lagged slightly but median prices continued to rise across most of Durango and La Plata County, according to third quarter sales data released Wednesday from the Durango...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students present videos about state ballot measures

Julie Marqua is probably ahead of most voters in coming to a decision about Amendment Y, which would create a 12-member commission to redraw Colorado’s congressional districts after each census....

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Temperatures dip; Purgatory Resort brings out snow guns

After last year’s unseasonably dry and warm winter, things appear to have started out better for winter 2018-19: Purgatory Resort was able to begin making snow at 10 p.m. Sunday. Kim Oyler,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Work on South Camino del Rio expected to run through Oct. 29

Traffic on South Camino del Rio will be pinched between Santa Rita Drive and Sawyer Drive as the city of Durango completes final repairs to the road surface after dealing with a sewage line break...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sears outlet in Durango to remain open

Durango’s Sears store will remain open and is not part of the Sears Holding Corp. bankruptcy filed Monday. The Durango store is a franchise of a separate corporation, the Sears Hometown and Outlet...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber suffers critical injuries in fall at Transfer Park

A 19-year-old man was flown to Albuquerque Saturday night with critical injuries after falling 65 feet while free climbing at the Transfer Park north of Lemon Reservoir. Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Company in Durango uses 3D printing to design rocket engines

Since 2009, Daudi Barnes and his team at Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test has offered state-of-the art testing facilities for rocket engines on a 2-acre site east of the Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Juvenile detention center remains shuttered in Durango, with no new contractor

A juvenile detention center in Durango remains closed almost two months after the Colorado Department of Human Services suspended the license of Rite of Passage, the private company contracted to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, region find LEDs to be a bright idea

Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs will save about $180,000 a year in electricity costs and reduce their carbon emissions by about 3 million pounds a year by switching from 2,500...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Delinquent property tax list published in print editions of Herald

Property owners who have forgotten or failed to pay 2018 property taxes may have been in for a surprise when the La Plata County Treasurer’s Office published a list of delinquent taxpayers last...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates for state House, Senate debate health insurance

The cost of health insurance, especially pricey on the Western Slope, is clearly on voters’ minds, and that was reflected Tuesday night at a candidates forum for state Senate District 6 and state...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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