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

Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents

Jai Fallows, Deandra Shideler and Cooper Machicek, freshmen at Animas High School, are budding historians. But rather than starting with something as auspicious as World War I or 14th century...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More rain, and perhaps a hint of snow in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s especially wet spring is expected to bring more precipitation toward the end of the week – with even a slight chance of snowflakes mixed with raindrops Friday night and...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocket scientists in training head to Washington, D.C.

A little wiser and with an even greater appreciation of the importance of details, the Cloudbusters, Animas High School’s rocketry team, will return to Washington, D.C., this week to compete in the...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New business incubator coming to downtown Durango

A new downtown business incubator, the Launch Pad, is planned in the 1100 block of Main Avenue by a longtime Durango family, the Turners. Launch Pad will offer flexible office space in some 5,000...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango landscape architects integrate form and function

As Southwest Colorado’s decades-long economic evolution from resources extraction and ranching to recreational, historical and agricultural tourism and retirement communities continues, towns are...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

DHS students return to building after no gas leak detected

Durango High School students returned to their classes around 10:30 a.m. Monday after the school was evacuated about 80 minutes earlier because of an odor of natural gas. Utility workers and...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kicking up a storm at the Rochester Hotel

For Britany Rodriguez, Cinco de Mayo is great mainly because she gets to perform the tilingo lingo, a Mexican folk dance filled with swirling skirts. Britany, 8, and some two dozen other dancers...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

GitPrime acquired by Utah company for $170 million

GitPrime, a Durango homegrown startup that creates software to help engineering and computer programming teams improve their productivity, will be acquired by Pluralsight of Farmington, Utah, for...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School seeks $21 million grant for new school

Animas High School officials should know by May 17 whether they will get a $21 million BEST grant for a new school. The application is complicated by a local match AHS must raise if it is awarded...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Natural Foods looks at revival

The Durango Natural Foods continued its efforts to revive its operation Sunday evening at its annual meeting, which kicked off with voting for four positions on its board of directors and a bylaw...

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado seeks overseas visitors

International visitors to Colorado increased almost 8% in 2017 compared with 2016, and according to a study conducted for the Colorado Tourism Office, Southwest Colorado is in a good position to...

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Methodist Thrift Shop in Durango turns 50

Before community organizing was cool, the United Methodist Thrift Shop had already raised $50,000 to help pay off its sponsoring church’s mortgage and was well down the road of helping community...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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