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 Hide

Rum drinks to be replaced by coffee brews in Silverton

The Rum Bar, which offered mixology and fresh ingredients for cocktails, closed Thursday in Silverton and will be replaced by the Coffee Bear. Lacy Archer, general manager of the Rum Bar, said...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general candidate: Sue when you must, but first look for solutions

Democratic candidate for state attorney general Phil Weiser said he would join a multistate lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin to recover Colorado’s costs stemming from the opioid epidemic. At...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood insurance option open to those affected by 416 Fire

Homeowners who are at risk for flooding, mud flows and debris flows in and around the 416 Fire burn scar might be exempted from the 30-day waiting period most flood insurance requires before it...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, community keep Allison Garage humming

ALLISON – If there’s a secret to longevity and success in a small business, the Simons family, who have run Allison Garage for 50 years, certainly have found it. Heading down Colorado 151, just...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Tercero Townhouse on West Third Avenue rises from ashes

Just over a year after a fire killed one man, left 20 people displaced and destroyed the Tercero Townhouse, owner Caroní Adams is ready to rent again. She’s rebuilt a complex originally developed...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Advisory board backs $5.7 million redesign of Santa Rita Park

A more costly but more elegant plan to redesign Santa Rita Park after the expansion of the wastewater-treatment plant gained favor from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Wednesday. The...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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