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

Fort Lewis College takes step to lower greenhouse emissions

Efforts to compost food waste at Fort Lewis College have taken a big step forward this year with the school now able to compost all food waste from its main dining hall in the Student Union, up...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R selects common reading to aid ‘cultural proficiency’

Durango School District 9-R has chosen a book, “Opening Doors,” to serve as a guide to aid cultural proficiency among teachers and administrators, as it seeks to close academic achievement gaps of...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County woman hits 1,100 hours volunteering at Humane Society

Yam had a big moment in the play yard for dogs at the La Plata County Humane Society a couple of weeks ago: The shy dog, who usually scurries from strangers, allowed Autumn Tucson’s adviser at Big...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Studio B: Fit body, fit mind

For Stacy Reuille-Dupont, Studio B is the culmination of a career that began in exercise physiology and later branched into psychology as she became fascinated with how her clients’ physical health...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Tri-State board OKs 2% drop in wholesale electricity rates

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s board of directors has approved a 2% rate reduction for the cost of its wholesale electricity, which still must gain approval of a federal...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senior projects presented at Fort Lewis College

Bailey Osmer looked at two sister strains of plants to see which lineage was more efficient at conserving water, and hence better in a drought. Henry Nadell worked on a full rebrand for a music...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College to launch new agricultural program in fall

Beginning this fall, Pueblo Community College will offer a certificate program in agricultural production at its Southwest campus in Mancos. The new program was designed in collaboration with local...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s iconic Strater Hotel sold

Ross Garrett, who has been visiting Durango since the 1960s when he was a 9-year-old growing up in Amarillo, Texas, will be the new owner of the Strater Hotel. Rod Barker, current owner of...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nine active outbreaks reported in La Plata County

Nine active COVID-19 outbreaks were listed in La Plata County this week, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Most of the outbreaks are...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango chamber presents awards, including Citizen of the Year

Bob Wolff, whose passion for water issues helped bring the Animas-La Plata Project to fruition and secured a sustainable water supply for Durango, was named Citizen of the Year on Wednesday at...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools getting millions in aid; here’s how they’ll spend it

School districts across Southwest Colorado are set to receive hefty chunks of federal dollars in the latest round of coronavirus relief aid, leaving administrators with big decisions about how to...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain and snow forecast Wednesday in Durango, but a high of 81 expected Saturday

The week might have started out soggy, but by the weekend, Durangoans should be enjoying barbecue weather. Things should clear out Wednesday night with dry and warm conditions for the rest of the...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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