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

Suspended official may sue Durango Area Tourism Office board

Frank Lockwood has given a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday to the Durango Area Tourism Office board of directors to enter mediation to resolve his status with the organization after he was suspended with...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County home prices increase as inventory shrinks

A slew of factors is constraining the construction of new houses as retiring baby boomers and second-home owners who find La Plata County a desirable place to live push home prices up to levels at...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R superintendent receives one-year contract extension

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger received a one-year contract extension Tuesday at the Board of Education meeting after receiving the backing of 11 principals in the wake...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College honors Martin Luther King Jr.

A blustery, cold day with a few flakes of snow in the air didn’t dissuade about 200 students from rallying and marching across campus at Fort Lewis College to honor Martin Luther King Jr. “I...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

MLK Day storm could leave 2-4 inches in Durango

Southwest Colorado can expect a Martin Luther King Jr. Day storm to leave 2 to 4 inches in Durango and up to 8 inches in the high country of the San Juan Mountains. Meteorologist Chris Cuoco with...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Architects find home in 1100 block of Main

The transformation of the 1100 block of Main Avenue continues, with an architectural firm planning to move into space formerly occupied by Durango Dance in early March. Steve Gates, principal owner...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Chamber of Commerce honors Durango’s outstanding people, businesses

Joanne Spina, who capped a 30-year career in public service by leading La Plata County as manager during a time of declining revenue, was named Citizen of the Year on Thursday night at the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partial shutdown stifles craft breweries, including Ska

As the partial federal government shutdown extends to a month, craft brewers like Ska Brewing Co. are feeling the pinch. Craft brewers that distribute across state lines need approval from the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

First-year Fort Lewis College students to ski Purgatory, Hesperus free

Ardent skiers have another reason to attend Fort Lewis College: free passes to Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area for full-time, first-year students. “We’re so grateful for this partnership...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Humane Society to close high-end shop

La Plata County Humane Society will close a retail shop that opened in April and featured high-end donations. The franchise will be consolidated into the existing thrift store at the Humane...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School examines two plans for a new home

Animas High School has two conceptual plans to build its permanent facility, and school officials are gathering input from the teachers, staff members, parents, students and community members about...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weak system moving through Southwest Colorado

Durango can expect 2 to 4 inches of snow from a weak system moving through Southwest Colorado Sunday, and more snow is expected later this week from similar weak cells. Jimmy Fowler, a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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