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

La Plata County meets COVID-19 Level Orange metrics

La Plata County this week moved into Level Orange on the state’s COVID-19 status dial, an improvement over Level Red, giving 54 restaurants that have achieved 5-Star certification the ability to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wednesday storm could bring 8 inches of snow to San Juan Mountains

A storm expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday could bring between 4 to 8 inches of snow in the San Juan Mountains with up to half an inch of accumulation in Durango and Pagosa Springs....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life springs back at Fort Lewis College

Dee Redsteer is a self-proclaimed “Zoom hater.” For her, Monday was a long time coming – the first day of in-person classes at Fort Lewis College since mid-November, when spiking COVID-19...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warning shot fired after snow shoveling dispute

A dispute about snow shoveling Saturday evening among three men at the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park led to a warning shot being fired into the ground. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

18 active COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Montezuma County

Montezuma County has 18 active COVID-19 outbreaks, with 63 total positive cases, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The latest...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School floats new ideas for how to meet BEST grant

Animas High School presented more options to pair a second building with a proposed high school on the campus of Fort Lewis College, including either housing Big Picture High, the 9-R therapeutic...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanctuary movement will call on Biden to free Rosa Sabido, others in sanctuary

Leaders of the National Sanctuary Collective will hold a virtual news conference Tuesday calling on President Joe Biden to free about 45 people who are in the country illegally and have taken up...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dave Woodruff steps up in crunch time

Dave Woodruff has kept a lot plates safely spinning in the air since the arrival of the coronavirus in March. Imagine your schedule if you were the go-to person representing Durango’s restaurants...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango photographer Branson Reynolds dies at 74

Durango photographer Branson Reynolds, known for his love of the mountains, deserts, rivers and Indigenous people of the Four Corners, died Jan. 14 after suffering complications from heart surgery....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango details big plans for north downtown area

A plan to boost redevelopment on the north end of downtown could conservatively generate up to $10.3 million in a 25-year period to devote to attainable housing the area. An analysis of the area...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Electric Association joins contract buyout lawsuit in Adams County

La Plata Electric Association has joined a civil lawsuit initially filed by United Power of Brighton claiming Tri-State Generation and Transmission broke Colorado law by adding three nonutility...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected through Tuesday in Southwest Colorado

A multiple-day storm brought a second wave snow into Southwest Colorado early Sunday, and a third burst of powder is expected Monday evening before the storm clears the area. A high-pressure ridge...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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