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

Girl seriously injured in U.S. 160 crash

One girl was seriously injured and three other people suffered minor injuries Saturday night when a van hit a tow truck on U.S. Highway 160 just west of Bayfield in front of Lon’s Automotive. Upper...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

LGBTQ community struggles to find adequate health care

Gaps in health care remain a problem in communities across Colorado, according to One Colorado, an advocacy group for the LGBTQ community, which held an informational and educational session Sunday...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans enjoy day on the Animas River

About 150 veterans and family members enjoyed a sunny Sunday, rafting on the Animas River at Santa Rita Park for the second annual Veterans Float & Picnic. With the river flowing about 3,900 cubic...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Transportation schedules busy work season

About $85 million will be spent on highway construction and traffic-improvement projects in south-central and Southwest Colorado this summer. The 30 projects, in 16 counties in Colorado Department...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

One killed in early-morning crash on U.S. Highway 160

One person was killed about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when the driver of an eastbound Subaru strayed into the westbound lane and struck a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 160 between Twin Buttes and Lightner...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Speedway gas convenience stores come to Southwest Colorado

Several former Conoco and Shell gas stations and Giant convenience stores in Southwest Colorado are now sporting Speedway signs. The new moniker comes as Marathon Petroleum Corp. , Speedway’s ...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Italian restaurant opens on College Drive

After trying several concepts at the restaurant space next to East by Southwest, Sergio Verduzco thinks he’s finally got a keeper – traditional, “old school” Italian. About two weeks ago, Verduzco...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Cortez man injured in head-on crash at U.S. 160/491 intersection

A 25-year-old Cortez man was in stable condition Monday morning at Southwest Memorial Hospital after suffering broken bones in a head-on crash Sunday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trimble hot springs looking to replace pool

Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs remains open for the summer despite closing its Olympic pool, which will have to be removed and replaced. “We’re trying to dispel the rumor that we’re closed. The...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State treasurer discusses PERA, unclaimed property

A bill requiring an examination of the risks of climate change to the retirement investments of Colorado’s public employees died in the recent session of the Colorado General Assembly – a proper...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bountiful hay harvest begins in Southwest Colorado

Rusty Hall has already made a first cutting on 80 acres of leased land in McElmo Canyon, setting up what he expects will be a banner year for hay production in Montezuma County. “Last year was...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

FCC clears way for Denver TV in Southwest Colorado

La Plata and Montezuma county residents are a step closer to receiving Denver television stations, at least if they receive their signal through a satellite provider. The Federal Communications...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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