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

Ignacio man suspected in wife’s death wants trial, not plea deal

In an expletive-filled statement, an Ignacio man accused of murdering his wife during a New Year’s Eve dispute said he did not want a plea agreement, but instead wanted to go to trial. “This...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School extends in-person learning

Durango High School students will be back in school for four full days a week beginning April 5 as the school district continues to adjust schedules based on declining risk from the novel...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

120 gather in Buckley Park to decry violence against Asians

Saying silence is equivalent to violence, more than 120 people marched down Main Avenue and gathered in Buckley Park to protest violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on Sunday. The...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health Alliance touts efforts to enhance health insurance in region

Southwest Health Alliance estimates it has saved $2.7 million for policyholders of health insurance plans it has brought into La Plata County when compared with the average policy offered locally....

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Friday’s commute might be difficult in Southwest Colorado

The final blow from this week’s three-punch combo of snowstorms hit Southwest Colorado ahead of forecast – with Durango seeing snowfall by late morning Thursday instead of the predicted nighttime...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuition expected to remain flat next year at Fort Lewis College

Students at Fort Lewis College might escape paying for a tuition increase next year while faculty members look to get a 3% annual raise. Those preliminary, not yet set-in-stone numbers emerged...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring delayed in Southwest Colorado with 2 storms this week

A blustery weather pattern muting that spring fever feel should move out of Southwest Colorado on Friday evening, with perhaps a few lingering snow showers in the high country. “This system is...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keep your umbrellas and gloves close at hand

Bouts of rain, rain mixed with snow and snow are in the forecast for lower elevations of Southwest Colorado through Friday. Higher elevations of the San Juan Mountains can expect from 2 to 5 inches...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Series of storms to blow through Southwest Colorado

Saturday may be the first day of spring, but the week ahead may feel more like winter in Southwest Colorado. A series of small storms, each expected to bring rain to lower elevations and snow to...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bump-outs return to Durango’s Main Avenue

Like spring flowers, bump-outs are sprouting along Main Avenue, and a fresh crop of the outdoor retail pods are expected to blossom every two weeks. On March 15, the city of Durango began allowing...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm brings 5 inches to Cortez, only a trace to Durango

A snowstorm that left widely varying accumulations across Southwest Colorado should be departing the region Sunday evening after dumping 18 inches at Telluride Ski Area but leaving only a trace in...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snappy, scalable street structures

Fifth century B.C. Chinese general Sun Tzu famously noted “in the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” Durangoans Maggie Kavan and Michael Carrier are proving him right – forming MODSTREET ...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

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