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

Plans for Durango Mesa Park receive nod of approval

How hard could it be to approve an early plan for a 1,900-acre park with visions of a new fairgrounds, athletic and sports fields, and a cultural and special-events center that would provide a...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Consignment shop makes move to downtown Durango

The business of mother-and-daughter team Julie Dunn Brown and Paige Denier was bursting at the seams at its location off Florida Road. Their business, {re} Love, a furniture, arts and book...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Drier weekend expected after Friday flood scare

Southwest Colorado may see some isolated thunderstorms this weekend. However, the chance for rain strong enough to trigger a flash-flood warning like the one that had emergency officials scrambling...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cleared of mud, County Road 203 is fully reopen

Here’s the latest on the rain and mudslides in the Animas Valley. 5 p.m. La Plata County Road 203 was cleared of mud, silt and some debris and fully reopened around 4 p.m., said Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

AlignTec and GitPrime chosen as businesses to watch

AlignTec is a relative veteran, founded in 1996, while GitPrime is but a toddler, founded in 2015, but both companies have caught the eye of people sizing up Colorado’s business environment for the...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Small-business grant awarded to San Juan County

San Juan County has received a state grant for about $20,000 to help small businesses in Silverton. The Blueprint 2.0 grant will be used to create a Certified Small Business Community in...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Unforeseen breaks helped firefighters during 416 Fire

Wildland firefighters liken their work to poker hands, and when it comes to Southwest Colorado, odds are you’re going to be dealt some ugly cards. “I talked with an incident commander who told me:...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Portion of Spanish Trails Inn & Suites will be redeveloped

Bill Hermesman, owner of Northpoint Home Furnishings, has purchased 26 units at Spanish Trails Inn & Suites. He plans to remodel and convert them to rental apartment units with tenants signing...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash flood warning issued for 416 burn scar

Rain remains in the forecast through Wednesday for Southwest Colorado, but after mid-week, expect hot, dry weather to return to Southwest Colorado. Megan Stackhouse, a National Weather Service...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Effort to create hemp conglomerate lands in Bodo Industrial Park

If things break CJ Murphy’s way, Durango will be known for hemp the way Detroit is known for cars and Silicon Valley is known for high-tech. In an out-of-the-way location in Bodo Industrial Park,...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

House destroyed in fire near Oxford

A log house was destroyed and two dogs died in an early morning fire Thursday northwest of Oxford. Scot Davis, spokesman with the Durango Fire Protection District, said the call came in at 1 a.m....

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pitch made for downtown arts and events center

The desire to build an arts, conference and events center in downtown Durango is gaining new steam from residents, who say the need is real and the potential economic impact would be a boon....

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News