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

Independent candidates fail at the polls

The number of unaffiliated voters in Southwest Colorado is skyrocketing, but those numbers have not translated to tangible victories by Independent candidates on Election Day. And there’s evidence...

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

Durango School District 9-R forming diversity, equity, inclusion panel

Durango School District 9-R is forming an advisory committee that will offer guidance on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion to enhance the quality of education provided to minority, LGBTQ...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District receives 26 applicants in superintendent search

Twenty-six candidates have applied to be Durango School District 9-R’s next superintendent, and the board of education plans to whittle the pool down to seven to 10 people in the first cut in its...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers, staff to receive COVID-19 vaccine en masse

Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held for Durango School District 9-R teachers and staff members on Saturday – one at Durango High School and one at Escalante Middle School. The clinic at...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango chamber awards ceremony moves to end of March

The Durango Chamber of Commerce has tentatively moved its annual awards program, Durango Rocks!, to the last week of March with a virtual program planned. The event, usually held in the first two...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County, Colorado, moves to Level Yellow on COVID-19 dial

San Juan County, Colorado, was moved down to Level Yellow on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 dial, which the state describes as its “concern” level for the novel...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango liquor stores navigate a changing legal environment

Small, independent liquor stores have seen a sea change to the laws guiding their business since 2016, and the new rules of the game do not appear to be in their favor. You would expect liquor...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango airport fared better than most in 2020

The number of passengers traveling through Durango-La Plata County Airport decreased 49% in 2020, but the airport is recovering faster from the impacts of COVID-19 than many U.S. airports. The...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools, city hear from those too young to vote

Amiah Hanson is only a 16-year-old sophomore at Durango High School, but she might be playing as big a role as anyone not sitting on Durango’s Board of Education in finding the district’s next...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Noted photographer spends week shooting in Southwest Colorado

Scottish fine-art and wildlife photographer David Yarrow got his prized shot this morning around 8 a.m. at Horseshoe Curve on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s route through the San...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccinations for educators in La Plata County could come next week

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for educators within Durango School District 9-R could come as soon as next week, and eligibility for inoculations will extend to teachers and staff members from...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is a new grocery store in Durango’s future?

Most Durangoans are familiar with the city’s big four grocery stores – two City Markets, an Albertsons and a Walmart. Could we soon see five? The answer to the question depends on whom you are...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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