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

Man to face seven counts of attempted murder in Durango shooting

A district court judge on Wednesday found probable cause to try Michael Quirova on seven counts of attempted murder for firing at least seven gunshots into the 8th Avenue Tavern on Jan. 29,...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police officers take stand in 8th Avenue Tavern shooting

District Judge William Herringer heard more than 3½ hours of testimony Tuesday from law enforcement officers who responded to a chaotic scene earlier this year at the 8th Avenue Tavern, where...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College requires students to get COVID-19 vaccination for fall semester

Fort Lewis College is among the first colleges or universities in the nation to require students to have the COVID-19 vaccination for the fall semester, a move quickly followed by several other...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salary, benefits announced for Durango School District’s next superintendent

Karen Cheser, who will assume the reins as Durango School District 9-R superintendent in July, will make $200,000 annually and receive a more generous benefits package than the current...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College dean focuses on the lexicon of learning

Jenni Trujillo, who is eight months in as dean of the Fort Lewis College School of Education, is no stranger to the campus or Durango. This is Trujillo’s third stint at the Fort. She met her...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 women, 1 child injured in U.S. Highway 160 crash

Three women and a child were injured and sent to Mercy Regional Medical Center on Saturday evening in a three-car crash east of Elmore’s Corner. Colorado State Patrol Master Sgt. Gary Cutler said...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun pulled in mask dispute at Wildcat Canyon Liquor Store

A dispute about someone failing to wear a mask led another person to pull out a gun at Wildcat Canyon Liquor around 1 p.m. Saturday, but no shots were fired and no one was injured. La Plata County...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wells Group brings out its crystal ball

A year ago, many people scoffed when John Wells, owner-broker of The Wells Group, predicted the then-emerging novel coronavirus, the first serious viral pandemic since the Spanish Flu of 1918,...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango schools want to hear from parents interested in preschool, kindergarten

Families looking for preschool and kindergarten classes for their young children next school year are encouraged to register their interest as soon as possible with Durango School District 9-R....

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rockwood residents want relief from train departures north of Durango

Rockwood residents are concerned another summer filled with heavy traffic from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will overburden infrastructure and disrupt life in the quiet subdivision...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bigger, better and safer: Bump-outs make return to Durango’s Main Avenue

Downtown’s popular bump-outs will proliferate through spring with the city expecting the number to exceed last year’s total, when 23 small businesses along Main Avenue created some sort of the...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ag class puts focus on helping feed less fortunate

Bailey Gaskins and Flint Gervais, two 14-year-old eighth graders, learned more than the importance of crop rotation and soil health in their agriculture class at Escalante Middle School. The pair,...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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