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

Delinquent property tax list published in print editions of Herald

Property owners who have forgotten or failed to pay 2018 property taxes may have been in for a surprise when the La Plata County Treasurer’s Office published a list of delinquent taxpayers last...

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

Candidates for state House, Senate debate health insurance

The cost of health insurance, especially pricey on the Western Slope, is clearly on voters’ minds, and that was reflected Tuesday night at a candidates forum for state Senate District 6 and state...

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

Fort Lewis College celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day, which has been celebrated at Fort Lewis College in place of Columbus Day since 2016, included a Parade of Nations with some Native American students in traditional clothing...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State House District 59 race: Bipartisanship takes center stage

In an era of hyper partisanship, state Sen. Barbara McLachlan touts her record working with Republican lawmakers in Southwest Colorado to drive beneficial legislation for state House District 59, a...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rancher vs. engineer battle in state Senate District 6

State Sen. Don Coram, a veteran lawmaker with a reputation as a moderate Republican, is facing Democrat Guinn Unger, an active backer of the single-payer health care measure in the 2016 election in...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unsettled pattern expected to keep Durango damp for a while

A storm system stalled over south-central Utah and north-central Arizona is expected to continue to produce rain through Tuesday in Southwest Colorado. In addition, a weak to moderate El Niño...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Craft Spirits goes big on small-batch liquors

Durango Craft Spirits expects to open a 1,500-foot expansion by the end of the month, which will mainly help it double production of its craft bourbon from two barrels a month to four. “We just ran...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Tenured Fort Lewis College professors gain buffer year before a layoff

If future layoffs are required at Fort Lewis College, tenured faculty will be granted a terminal year of employment before they are dismissed under changes approved to the Faculty Handbook on...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seasons restaurant, a mainstay in downtown Durango, is for sale

Karen and Wayne Barger, owners of Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, a mainstay on Main Avenue in Durango, have listed the fine dining restaurant for sale for $2.25 million. Karen Barger said after the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steaming Bean pours its last cup of coffee, calls it quits

With sales lagging after a tough summer of fires and floods and the opening of a competing business next door, the Irish Embassy Pub has pulled the plug on the Steaming Bean coffee shop that...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver firm buys San Juan Basin oil wells

Encana Corp. announced Monday it has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan Basin assets, located in northern New Mexico, for $480 million to Denver-based DJR Energy. DJR Energy currently...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

416 Fire inspires new Red Cross volunteer

A combination of factors – moving to Southwest Colorado at the start of the 416 Fire, a previous stint with the American Red Cross and some time on her hands – merged to place Madeline Marquardt in...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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