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

Woman injured in Ignacio-area rollover crash

A 56-year-old Ignacio woman was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center on Sunday evening with serious injuries after she rolled her pickup truck north of Ignacio.Trooper Stephanie Clewley with the...

DATE: July 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sailor honored 40 years after Vietnam service

Forty years after dodging bullets in firefights more numerous than he cares to remember aboard small patrol boats onthe Cua Lon and Bo De rivers in the Cam Mau Peninsula of Vietnam, Boatswain Mate...

DATE: June 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington woman dies in crash

A single-car rollover killed a 26-year-old Farmington woman Thursday afternoon on Colorado Highway 140, about one mile north of the New Mexico border.A second accident occurred at the scene when a...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter heating bills forecast to drop

Amid the worst recession since the Great Depression and a year after Wall Street's implosion tanked many 401(k) plans, it looks like consumers finally are set to catch a break: cheap winter heating...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

GOP Senate candidate visits Durango

An Aurora city councilor who is hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in 2010 with his call for greater fiscal restraint and an "all-of-the-above approach to energy development"...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango post office loses routes

The Durango post office is dropping its number of carrier routes in town from 10½ to 9½ beginning Saturday, a move that will change the times everyone in Durango receives their mail.Acting Durango...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single vehicle crash sends two to Mercy

A pickup went of U.S. Highway 84 about 10 miles north of the New Mexico line in Archuleta County about 6 p.m. Sunday sending a 4-year-old girl and a teenage boy, both from Pagosa Springs, to the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small, local bankers deal with tough economy

Local banks, including those in Durango, have a marketing problem on their hands, says one of Colorado's top banking officials: Much of the public is categorizing them with their leverage-happy,...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

2 women stabbed in local brawl

Two women suffered stab wounds to their arms that were not life-threatening in a brawl involving two men, two women and a juvenile female at a house in the west 100 block of 32nd Street.Cpl. Greg...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News