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

Durango crafts wording for tax increase proposal on November ballot

Durango city councilors began crafting the wording for a potential tax-increase question on the November ballot. At a work session Tuesday, councilors suggested general wording be refined to be as...

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

Animas High School graduate to take a trip back in time

Not everyone is in a position to turn down a Fulbright Scholarship, but Ellie Ellis, a Durango native and a 2014 graduate of Animas High School, is young, and she figures she’ll reapply for the...

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

Items stolen from unlocked cars in Durango

Items were stolen from several unlocked cars in Durango late Friday night or early Sunday morning. Most thefts occurred in the Crestview neighborhood, said Sgt. Nick Stasi with the Durango Police...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Williams Partners sells Four Corners assets for $1.125 billion

Williams Partners LP will sell its natural gas pipeline and gathering operation in the Four Corners to Harvest Midstream Co. for $1.125 billion in cash and use the proceeds to help finance its move...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango restaurants try to accommodate customers with dogs

Sarah Trask and her pal Kenosha, a collie-mix, have found their downtown spot: 11th Street Station – where Trask can nibble and Kenosha can chill at her feet at a puppy parking lot provided by...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Surgical Hospital gets OK for new building

A new building that would allow Animas Surgical Hospital to split outpatient and inpatient operations into separate buildings was recommended for approval by the Durango Planning Commission. The...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plans for Durango Mesa Park receive nod of approval

How hard could it be to approve an early plan for a 1,900-acre park with visions of a new fairgrounds, athletic and sports fields, and a cultural and special-events center that would provide a...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Consignment shop makes move to downtown Durango

The business of mother-and-daughter team Julie Dunn Brown and Paige Denier was bursting at the seams at its location off Florida Road. Their business, {re} Love, a furniture, arts and book...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Drier weekend expected after Friday flood scare

Southwest Colorado may see some isolated thunderstorms this weekend. However, the chance for rain strong enough to trigger a flash-flood warning like the one that had emergency officials scrambling...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cleared of mud, County Road 203 is fully reopen

Here’s the latest on the rain and mudslides in the Animas Valley. 5 p.m. La Plata County Road 203 was cleared of mud, silt and some debris and fully reopened around 4 p.m., said Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

AlignTec and GitPrime chosen as businesses to watch

AlignTec is a relative veteran, founded in 1996, while GitPrime is but a toddler, founded in 2015, but both companies have caught the eye of people sizing up Colorado’s business environment for the...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Small-business grant awarded to San Juan County

San Juan County has received a state grant for about $20,000 to help small businesses in Silverton. The Blueprint 2.0 grant will be used to create a Certified Small Business Community in...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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