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 Hide

Durango school board plans midyear review of Superintendent Dan Snowberger

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education said Tuesday it plans to examine how Superintendent Dan Snowberger handled an incident at Needham Elementary School in October in which 911 was...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Group calls on school board to fire Durango School Superintendent Dan Snowberger

A group of about 40 residents, employees and former employees concerned about the leadership at Durango School District 9-R, is calling for the termination of Superintendent Dan Snowberger’s...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis marketing class aids Humane Society

Enhancing efforts to present a strong, attractive social media presence and adopting guerrilla marketing strategies were key ideas Fort Lewis College business students offered La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

December snow could help close tough retail year in Durango

Shop owners and managers on Main Avenue are looking for Christmas shoppers to put in a strong final month to what has been a tough retail year that was pinched by little winter snow, the 416 Fire,...

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

With recent hire, digital advertising to play greater role in marketing Durango

The Durango Area Tourism Office has hired Suzanne Harrison to oversee marketing strategy and is aiming to increase its focus on digital advertising. Harrison, who has more than 25 years of sales...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger apologizes for recent behavior

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger apologized in a letter that was posted to the district’s website Thursday for his handling of a 911 call that involved a district employee...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader

Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development manager for the Permanent Fund of the Southern...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College business plan contest adds high school division

The Hawk Tank competition, which awards monetary prizes for the best business plans from Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni, will expand to add a high school division in 2019. Southwest...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two drivers cited in crashes involving superintendent’s wife

Two drivers involved in crashes on Friday night that injured Olga Snowberger, wife of Durango School Superintendent Dan Snowberger, have been cited by the Colorado State Patrol. Trooper Jeff...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Car crash injures Durango school superintendent’s wife

Olga Snowberger, the wife of Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger, was seriously injured Friday night in a multiple car crash east of Durango and flown to Denver for medical...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango bibliophile offers book giveaways

Susan Johnson of Bayfield makes it a point to visit the Durango Book Rescue the first Sunday of each month, looking for a discarded treasure for herself or others, and she can’t beat the price –...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango can expect 3 inches from Sunday’s storm

Chain laws are in effect for U.S. Highway 550 on Coal Bank and Molas passes, but light Sunday traffic is keeping problems to a minimum on roads in Durango. Durango Police Department Cpl. Travis...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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