Position: Education, business & real estate reporter

Email: patrick@durangoherald.com

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

Are local government TV channels in danger?

Could Durango’s municipal government channel, DGOV, be in the early process of melting away? An order from the Federal Communications Commission issued earlier this month has officials not only in...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hey, business owners: It’s not tough being green

If greenies made a poster featuring the most sustainable, environmentally friendly business in town, they could do worse than picking Maria’s Bookshop. “We must get 15 to 20 boxes a day, and we try...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hula dancing brightens community garden’s open house

Ohana Kuleana Community Garden celebrated its open house and the 91st birthday of its master gardener with hula dancing, grilled veggies and a birthday carrot cake on Sunday. Ananda Foley, founder...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold Case Gear aims to beat the heat (or the cold)

Avid outdoor adventurers Jon and Dierdre Rosenberg were frustrated during winter expeditions when the temperature would affect Dierdre’s photography. “We’re from Minnesota, and we do a lot of...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County Fair bids farewell until 2020

Rabbit shows, rooster-crowing contests, the crowning of the county’s best apple pie maker. All this and more came to a conclusion on Sunday. The 2019 La Plata County Fair came to an end with...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man rams deputy’s vehicle after high-speed chase

An Aztec man was arrested Saturday evening after he rammed a La Plata Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car with his Dodge Dakota after a high-speed chase that began on Main Avenue. No one was injured...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth-grader’s idea sprouts family board game company

At 11 years of age, Eric Schadt is likely Durango’s youngest entrepreneur. With the aid of his older sister, Jennifer, 21, and his older brother, Paul, 16, Eric has turned his fourth grade science...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

CU president touts closer ties with Fort Lewis College

Ties between Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado might grow tighter as the schools examine partnerships on everything from degree programs to routine purchases of new computers....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trimble hot springs has new owners

Two Durango men have purchased Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs with plans to quickly replace the Olympic-size pool that has failed and to rename the business. Bryan Yearout and Dan Carter plan to...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keeping the county fair on track

It’s not exactly the equivalent of organizing a space shot, but when roosters are crowing, sheep are baaing, children are amped and parents are stressed, the team behind the scenes that has worked...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning-sparked 577 Fire at 35 acres

The lightning-sparked 577 Fire 10 miles southeast of Bayfield was listed at 35 acres Saturday evening, burning at low-intensity and is being managed to improve the health of the forest – clearing...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tech aids growing child care business

When Vivienne McIntyre started Nifty Nanny, offering babysitting and child care camp in fall 2014, she wondered if her endeavor would ever be busy enough to truly be called a “business.” Now, after...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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