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

Durango woman who crashed into Main Avenue bump-out pleads guilty to DUI

The woman who plowed into bump-outs this summer on Main Avenue, sending four people to the hospital, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence of alcohol and four counts of reckless...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT back on air in Durango after antenna feedline repair

KSUT-FM’s main frequency in Durango, 90.1, went back on the air Monday after a crew repaired a damaged antenna feedline that took the frequency off the air Feb. 5. Tami Graham, KSUT executive...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s East Second Avenue hotel project still lives

The long-dormant dual-branded hotel project on East Second Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets – that has left a giant scrape of land across from Gazpacho Restaurant – still lives. After more...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Grants up to $3,000 available for 2021 bump-outs in downtown Durango

Matching grants of up to $3,000 are available from the city of Durango to downtown businesses that want to participate in the 2021 bump-out program. A total of $60,000 is available – $50,000 from...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R wins grant for an electric school bus

Durango School District 9-R has been awarded $328,803 to purchase and install a fully electric school bus and related charging infrastructure, thanks to a joint grant application by the school...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Juniper School hires new leader

The Juniper School has hired a new head of school from an Aurora combined elementary and middle school, a model the Durango charter school plans to adopt beginning next year with the addition of a...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association sees state court as key in Tri-State contract buyout

La Plata Electric Association has yet to be formally added as a plaintiff to a lawsuit brought by United Power of Brighton that claims Tri-State Generation and Transmission illegally added three...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main lift at Purgatory Resort resumes service after chair-spacing problem

Purgatory Resort’s main chairlift, Purgatory Village Express Lift 1, went down with a chair-spacing issue Monday but resumed service about 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Amanda Anderson, marketing director...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District superintendent search down to 10 candidates

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education narrowed its list of superintendent candidates to 10 people from 26 total applicants in a closed session Tuesday. “As a group, these are people...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado catching up on snowfall

Snow is expected to ease throughout the day Sunday, but an unsettled weather pattern looks to bring more snow to Southwest Colorado later this week. “There’s not going to be much more today. It’s...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

January can’t cool La Plata County’s hot housing market

Total home sales in January in La Plata County likely set a monthly record. That seemingly answers the question: Would the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine and the cold month’s slow selling period...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Across Southwest Colorado, number of unaffiliated voters swells

Shauna Blaylock describes herself as a libertarian on economic issues and a liberal on social and cultural issues. A registered Republican in 2018, she switched to unaffiliated in 2020, saying she...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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