Position: Education, business & real estate reporter

Email: [email protected]

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

Animas High students bring fresh eyes to homelessness issue in Durango

The final grade will be assigned by Ashley Carruth, who teaches humanities to a group of Animas High School juniors that chose to study issues surrounding homelessness. But if Brandon Hayes, who...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango rally calls for guaranteed health care

About 100 people gathered around in Buckley Park on Tuesday to mark the fifth anniversary of a United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide guaranteed access to health care for all...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s lack of snow doesn’t deter Christmas shoppers

Christmas sales look merry and bright so far in downtown Durango despite the unseasonably warm weather or maybe even because of it. Downtown Durango shop owners and managers’ opinions varied on...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

4 small fires started Friday along Goeglein Gulch Road in Durango

A juvenile was arrested Friday on suspicion of starting four small wildfires along a powerline that runs next to Goeglein Gulch Road. Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal said a city employee in the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

TSA changes at Durango airport cause slight delays

Recent changes in airport security screening procedures hit Durango this week. After some initial day delays, Tony Vicari, aviation director at Durango-La Plata County Airport, expects the flow at...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango therapists offer tips for supporting traumatized children

Parents should trust their gut in dealing with children who are experiencing traumatic events, said two consultants with Pediatric Partners of the Southwest. Other helpful practices would include...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dryside blaze, weather forecast worry fire marshal

The 15- to 20-acre grass fire that began Wednesday evening in western La Plata County has the Durango Fire Protection District worried about an unexpected Christmastime fire season. “People need to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carbondale lawyer Karl Hanlon visits Durango in trek to topple Tipton

Karl Hanlon visited Durango Monday on his first day on the road in his quest to knock off U.S. Rep Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and flip the Republican-leaning 3rd Congressional District in Colorado to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College will fill enrollment position with an interim hire

As Fort Lewis College struggles with lagging enrollment, it will fill the position of vice president for enrollment management with a temporary, interim hire. President Dene Kay Thomas informed the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC adds education master’s program

A new master’s program in the Teacher’s Education Department has been approved by the Board of Trustees of Fort Lewis College. The degree’s title will be Master of Arts in Education: Culturally and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Professor Andrew Gulliford seeks to recover legal costs from Fort Lewis College

Andrew Gulliford, professor of history and environmental studies at Fort Lewis College, has requested the school’s Board of Trustees reimburse him for $37,000 in legal fees he incurred fighting...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tacos and tequila on the menu at newest downtown eatery

Mountain Tacos & Tequila, the recently opened restaurant at 741 Main Ave., is the final product of an idea Tad and Vilma Brown have been discussing for years: bringing the iconic Mexican street...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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