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

Fort Lewis College visionary dies at 84

Bob Dolphin, the longtime Fort Lewis College administrator who led buildout of the campus in the 1990s, died Saturday in Phoenix at the age of 84. Dolphin first came to FLC in 1984 to serve as...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s hotel row moving south

Charles Albert, who has run an inn in Durango for 40 years, has joined a migration that began several years ago as motels move from north Main Avenue to south Durango. Speaking from the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Haircuts, clothing and more provided to Four Corners vets

Thomas Parks came looking for camaraderie and got a free haircut. Glen Baumert came looking for warm socks and got to showoff his 2½-year-old Great Dane, Sweetheart. Parks and Baumert were expected...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Where are the ballots? Durango voters have been waiting

Mail-in ballots for the Nov. 5 election were expected to begin arriving in Durango mailboxes Thursday, Oct. 17 – six days after they were sent, said La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker. This year,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

List of delinquent La Plata County property taxpayers published

A list of 707 businesses and individuals who are delinquent in paying their 2018 property taxes will be published in print copies of The Durango Herald on Oct. 16, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport looks at expansion plans

An array of long-term planning options to guide expansion and development of a more efficient terminal and grounds at the Durango-La Plata County Airport were presented to the public Monday evening...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

50 volunteers spend Sunday cleaning homeless camps

Work gloves on, rakes, shovels and hoes at the ready, about 50 civic-minded residents dedicated their Sunday afternoon to cleaning up scores of recently active homeless camps in Overend Mountain...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Area Tourism Office has new leader

Rachel Brown, the marketing and communications director for Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefits District , will be the new executive director for the Durango Area Tourism Office. Brown, who will...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ballots in the mail: Voters to decide taxes, schools and library district

Mail-in ballots for the November off-year election that will determine if the state can exceed revenue caps set by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and if sports books will be allowed in Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

National popular vote debated at Fort Lewis College

A movement to elect the president by winner of the national popular vote would create a system that values every voter equally, according to a proponent. But a critic said the change would simply...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports wagering might be coming to Southwest Colorado

If voters approve Proposition DD on the November ballot, sports books will be allowed not only at state-licensed casinos in Central City, Blackhawk and Cripple Creek, but also at Sky Ute Casino in...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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