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

Seattle woman killed in Ouray County avalanche

A 44-year-old Seattle woman was killed Saturday when a falling block of ice caused an avalanche above her on the Dungeon Ice Climbing Route south of Ouray. Ouray County Emergency manager Glenn Boyd...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado may see a bit of snow Tuesday and Wednesday

A weak system that might bring snow flurries in lower valleys of Southwest Colorado and accumulations of up to 5 inches in the San Juan Mountains is expected to come through Tuesday. Erin Walter,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

SCAPE to participate in national development program

Southwest Colorado’s program to diversify the local economy by aiding startup companies that look like promising job-creators has been chosen to participate in a national program to support rural...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-wage employees benefit from tight labor market

A booming economy is driving up wages for low-skilled and entry-level jobs across the nation. It’s true in Durango as well, and entry-level and younger workers appear to be the beneficiaries. “It’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Ellen Roberts earns Citizen of the Year Award

Longtime state legislator and current Fort Lewis College Trustee Ellen Roberts was named Citizen of the Year on Thursday at the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s Durango Rocks award ceremony. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman unhurt after wandering off County Road P

Bev Muir is safe and sound after wandering off Montezuma County Road P and rolling her small SUV shortly after noon Tuesday, but she hopes her inattention and bad luck prompts pavement fixes....

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Snowstorm likely to bring up to 3 inches in Durango

A snowstorm that will favor the eastern San Juan Mountains – with Wolf Creek Pass expected to receive between 12 to 16 inches – will move through Southwest Colorado on Thursday evening and Friday...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance names Michael French as new leader

Michael French, who in 2007 found Durango the ideal location to telecommute while raising a family, has been named the new executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Market now charging for cash back

For folks looking to avoid being nickel-and-dimed at ATMs, getting cash back at the grocery store has been a popular – and until recently – free option in Durango. However, City Market, a division...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Light snow expected late Sunday, early Monday

A small snow-producing system is expected to move through Southwest Colorado Sunday night and Monday morning with a stronger system likely to come through Thursday and lingering into Friday. “We...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economists don’t see recession in 2020, including Southwest Colorado

With the United States in its longest economic expansion ever, worry about when the next recession hits and how it might harm Southwest Colorado seemed to be a shadow looming over the 28th annual...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man armed with machete arrested in attempted murder

A Mancos man remains in the Montezuma County Detention Center after he was arrested Sunday on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder after he allegedly jumped on a woman’s car on Main Street...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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