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

State Patrol identifies Arizona man killed on Colorado 145

A 63-year-old man from Arizona driving a GMC pickup was killed in a head-on collision with 10-wheel tar tanker at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday on Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores. After notification of...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Benefit concert supports at-risk immigrants

Musicians, poets, writers and other artists came together Sunday evening at the Durango Arts Center for a night of music and spoken word performance to raise funds in support of the rights of...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense calls for rules to secure guns

Christine Shea, dean of students at Aztec High School, described surviving the school shooting on Dec. 7, 2017, that claimed the lives of two students at a rally Sunday afternoon at Buckley Park....

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tailwind Nutrition finds new home

For Jeff and Jenny Vierling, finding light-industrial and warehouse space off La Posta Road was the culmination of a two-year search for the right manufacturing space to keep their business,...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver TV, county taxes, FLC snub discussed Thursday in Durango

Despite a concerted effort by La Plata County commissioners and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, the county still has no word from the Federal Communications Commission about when it will act...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport lands $6.8 million in federal funding

The Durango-La Plata Airport has been awarded $6.8 million to help pay for a complete reconstruction of its 9,200-foot taxiway. Director of Aviation Tony Vicari said the total cost of the project...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Durango barber hangs up the shears

Tony Gallegos estimates he’s worn out 20 pairs of shears during the 43 years he’s cut hair at College Plaza Hair Design. He won’t be going through a 21st pair; he plans to retire June 13. After...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s tourism rising from the ashes in 2019

All indications point to a strong tourism season in Southwest Colorado, and the headwinds hurting the region last year – drought and fire – look to be but a memory. In fact, last year’s summer of...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Area Tourism Office, former director agree on separation

The Durango Area Tourism Office and its former executive director, Frank Lockwood, have issued a joint news release saying his departure was “a mutual decision based on a difference of opinion...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day rain expected in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s wet spring should continue, with a rainy Memorial Day expected. Also, June, typically the region’s driest month, will likely see more rain than normal. Kris Sanders,...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic business signs buck a politically correct world

In a battle of societal forces with homage to the past duking it out with adaption to en vogue politically correct aesthetics, honoring the past appears the hands-down victor – at least as far as...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Iron Horse: The brand that launches tourism season

Pretty much every business in Durango banks on the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic for a strong entry into summer. But even more important, business owners and business leaders say the cycling classic,...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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