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

Fort Lewis College re-examines its past

The symbolic heart of Fort Lewis College, the Clock Tower, presents a series of panels highlighting the school’s history – panels that have drawn scrutiny in recent years for seemingly glossing...

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

New storm expected Sunday in Southwest Colorado

After a late-autumn rain at lower elevations Thursday, another storm system is expected to move into Southwest Colorado around midnight Saturday, and it holds at least a potential to leave some...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Power likely to remain out in S.W. La Plata County until 6:30 p.m.

Crews working to replace a broken power pole around mile marker 18 on Colorado Highway 140 estimate power will be out until 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday for almost 1,000 La Plata Electric Association...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Are low airfares out of Durango too good to be true?

Oh ye hard-boiled, cynical consumers of La Plata County: Yes, those low-priced airfares you’ve seen promoted by Durango-La Plata County Airport are for real. Aviation Director Tony Vicari said the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm targets Southwest Colorado; peaks may get 5 feet of snow

Forecasters have increased their estimate of the strength of a storm expected to extend over Southwest Colorado from Wednesday evening through early Saturday, predicting the heaviest snowfall for...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

MUNIRevs could be Durango’s next big-time business

They say big things come in threes. If so, MUNIRevs – a firm started by the former finance director for the town of Mountain Village – may be Durango’s next big homegrown business following the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Rod Barker ready to handover stewardship of Strater Hotel

Anyone who has entered the Strater Hotel can attest that history is important to Rod Barker. Barker, 64 – whose family has been involved in the operation of Durango’s iconic inn, the Strater Hotel...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting south of Durango sends man to Mercy

A 31-year-old man was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds Saturday evening, and La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the shooting that took...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for attempted murder

One man was arrested around 6 p.m. Saturday night on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder, but few details were released by the Durango Police Department, which has an active investigation...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday snow headed to Four Corners

That holiday feel is likely to be in the air for Thanksgiving week as two snowstorms are expected to move through the Four Corners – with the biggest amount of snow expected to fall Thanksgiving...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundred Club provides 16 scholarships to college students

Sixteen children of law enforcement officers and emergency responders earned scholarships from the Hundred Club this year, a record for the nonprofit that was set up after the 1974 downtown Durango...

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

Backcountry Horsemen recycling tons of hay string

Some 7 tons of polypropylene hay string have been collected by Four Corners Back Country Horsemen over the past year to be shipped Thursday to a recycling center. “The Backcountry Horsemen realized...

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

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