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

Animas Surgical Hospital expanding off site

Animas Surgical Hospital is building an ambulatory surgery center in a medical office complex in the Escalante area, next to the new dual-sited Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites with opening day...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain Middle School to break ground on expansion

Construction will begin next month at Mountain Middle School on a 7,000-square-foot, $3.5 million expansion to the south of the main building that will add classrooms for an additional 60 fourth...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vigil held in Buckley Park to remember Daunte Wright

“Same problem, different day,” Tracy Jones told a crowd of about 70 people gathered in Buckley Park on Wednesday evening to remember Daunte Wright, a Black man who was shot and killed by a...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R superintendent granted leave of absence

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger was granted a leave of absence to help his wife who had spine surgery April 5 and to provide care for his father who suffers from...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group offers help to restaurants in Southwest Colorado applying for federal aid

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is offering assistance to restaurant owners seeking to apply to a new federal program that will provide grants from $1,000 to $10 million to...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frontier Airlines to offer flights from Durango to Denver and Las Vegas

Frontier Airlines will add year-round nonstop flights from Durango to Las Vegas and Denver in June. The airline plans to begin flying from Durango-La Plata County Airport to McCarran International...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School program helps students reach new academic heights

Raelee Lucero, 18, a Durango High School senior, is on track to graduate, something she couldn’t imagine a year ago in the depth of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I did really badly my freshman and...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community support impresses new superintendent of Durango School District

Overwhelming community support for a bond issuance to raise more than $114 million for schools was one of the big impressions Durango School District 9-R’s next superintendent, Karen Cheser, took...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Studies Institute to hold online youth summit about environmental issues

Mountain Studies Institute is looking for students and adults interested in participating in its virtual Resiliency Youth Summit, which will allow students to present their projects about...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida Road rollover takes out internet along 7 blocks

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday afternoon after rolling his Saturn coupe at Florida Road (County Road 240) and Ball Lane. No one was injured in the...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango hardware store still thriving at 100

Two tenets of business have kept one of Durango’s oldest businesses, Kroegers Ace Hardware, vibrant since its founding 100 years ago: a willingness to adapt to change and a belief in putting the...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College begins to address housing costs

Durango’s high cost of housing has Fort Lewis College looking at ways to help employees, faculty and staff members with homeownership costs. FLC’s board of trustees heard results from a survey of...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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