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

Bayfield firm looks to revolutionize wastewater treatment

BAYFIELD – A small, 3½-year-old firm is talking to venture capitalists and angel investors looking for $1.3 million in investments by May to commercialize a chemical compound to clean wastewater...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Grocery shopping: There’s an app for that at local stores

Twenty-first century technology waits for no one, not even Durango’s grocery market. The Pickup program in place at north City Market since August 2017 is perhaps the most obvious evolution of...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Search and Rescue retrieves missing skier

A teenage girl who was separated from her party on the Purgatory Flats Trail while cross-country skiing was retrieved and brought to safety around 9 p.m. Wednesday. “She’s fine. No medical was...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School students study genocides

For the past semester, students in Lori Fisher’s 10th-grade Animas High School humanities class studied a complex and dark subject in history: genocides. What they learned is a mixture of stresses,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Are local businesses hurting or benefiting from storms?

When it comes to snowstorms, it’s typically feast or famine for businesses, unless you’re the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, in which case it’s complicated. If you sell ice cream,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism office details its work on behalf of Durango

At the request of the city, the Durango Area Tourism Office has compiled documents detailing the work it does to sell the town to tourists and to manage the Durango Welcome Center. Drafts of the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In new space, craft food maker has room to grow

Durango Artisan Foods has escaped cramped quarters on Colorado Highway 3 and is now enjoying elbow room in a kitchen double its old size. The additional space has allowed the craft food maker to...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

More snow expected this week for Southwest Colorado

Don’t expect to put away the snow shovels anytime soon – Southwest Colorado is expected to be hit by another snowstorm beginning Sunday night and extending to sunrise Tuesday. To top it off, the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

194 new apartments on the way in Durango

Durango’s tight rental market is about to get some relief with the gradual opening of 194 new apartments as construction finishes at Rocket Pointe apartments. Rocket Pointe, 1255 Escalante Drive,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

A new era has begun for the 137-year-old Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with the arrival of Southern Pacific No. 18, an oil-burning locomotive. The new era is not necessarily of D&SNG ’s...

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

Heavy snowstorm creates hazardous road conditions

Winter weather covered area roads with slush and snow Thursday – sending scores of vehicles sliding off roads or spinning out of control, and the Colorado State Patrol warned road conditions were...

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

Campaign to dissuade handouts to homeless may expand in downtown Durango

An effort to funnel downtown shoppers’ donations away from panhandlers and toward human service agencies through the Make It Count campaign in downtown Durango may be expanding. Members of the...

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

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