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’s Main Avenue retail merry-go-round takes a spin

Autumn is a time for change and that is true not only for the weather but for the retail scene on Main Avenue, where several shops and restaurants are relocating and some new ones have opened....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County likely sees record midterm turnout

La Plata County voters cast 28,523 ballots Tuesday, setting what is believed to be a record midterm turnout of 62 percent. There are 45,647 registered voters in the county. “I’m so proud of La...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McLachlan bests independent challenger in state House race

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, cruised to victory in House District 59 with 56 percent of voters favoring her and 44 percent backing independent challenger Paul Jones of Gunnison,...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don Coram holds on to Senate District 6 seat

State Sen. Don Coram, a Montrose Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Guinn Unger, a Bayfield Democrat, with 55.13 percent of voters favoring the incumbent and 44.87 percent preferring the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lady Falconburgh’s drinking wall to come down

A noted landmark honoring long nights drinking in downtown Durango – the brick wall associated with the now-closed Lady Falconburgh’s Barley Exchange – will be coming down. The Cavern Bar and Grill...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dealing with painful loss, Bayfield EMT finds his calling

Eleven years ago, Dan Miller tragically lost his toddler son, Thomas. But in his journey to deal with the boy’s death, he found his true calling – working as a paramedic and firefighter. “It was a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow coming Sunday night in higher elevations

A weak storm system from the northwest is expected to move over Southwest Colorado Sunday evening, bringing snow to Silverton and elevations above 9,000 feet and a chance of rain to Durango. The...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landis Boot & Shoe Repair closes after 90 years

Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, which has operated continuously since 1928, closed its doors at the end of the month. “We had a few offers to buy it, but they never came through, and I wanted to...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Big Picture High students celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Paola Lerma took her fellow Big Picture High School students on a journey of cultural discovery during a four-week session examining grief, remembrance and the Mexican celebration of Dia de los...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal rescue deals with suspected poisonings

Karen Corcoran-Watkins has a mystery to solve that hits too close to home. On Thursday morning, she woke to find three of her beloved pygmy goats dead. That came after two of her goats died...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse to close for season

Lake Nighthorse will close for the season Nov. 14 and reopen sometime in April. Durango Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz said visits to the lake and revenue projections are below...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students propose ideas to cool warming planet

Inspiring people to combat climate change, protecting and growing forests and increasing the use of wind turbines were keys three high school students suggested to avoid the predicted catastrophic...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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