Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Fish power brings couple home to Montezuma County

Jeff and Tammy Coulon started aquaponic farming as a test – just for produce for the family dinner table at their farm near Ainsworth, Nebraska. It proved so successful it turned out to be key to...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Skiers make waves Sunday at Purgatory

PURGATORY RESORT – Josh Steinlauf of Durango handled his pond skimming run like a pro: right through the water, not a drop on him. Purgatory Resort is beginning its end-of-the season craziness,...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funerary objects will be returned to Native American tribes

Hundreds of items collected by amateur archaeologists and treasure hunters from the 1930s to the 1960s are being returned to Native American tribes for repatriation by Center of Southwest Studies....

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Maria’s Bookshop, once listed for sale, will stay in the family

Evan Schertz, the son of Maria’s Bookshop owners Peter Schertz and Andrea Avantaggio, is joining the family ownership and will soon lead the store after graduating in May from the Colorado School...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Fort Lewis College pleased with steady enrollment projection

Fort Lewis College expects enrollment to be flat for 2019-20 – viewed as a win by school officials who have been battling declining enrollment since the Great Recession. For budgeting purposes, the...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning, preparation urged by school safety expert

The importance of planning, practice and attention to small details to keep schools safe were highlighted Monday by John-Michael Keyes, who started the I Love U Guys Foundation in 2006 after his...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Focus groups to consider how river data is presented

Volunteers are wanted to participate in two focus groups next week in Durango that are aimed at improving how National Weather Service websites present data on current river conditions and...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis says funds identified for full-day kindergarten

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan predicted state funding for full-day kindergarten, one of her main legislative goals, will become a reality during the current session of the Colorado General Assembly....

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deep snow helps, but isn’t necessarily key for businesses

While the generous winter snowpack has definitely helped Purgatory Resort, word about the expected fat spring runoff and the benefits it will bring to other businesses is principally confined to...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango superintendent confronts controversies in student newspaper

In an interview with the El Diablo , the student-run newspaper at Durango High School, Superintendent Dan Snowberger repeated incorrect information and criticized The Durango Herald ’s...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R looks at tight budget for 2019-20

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members heard about a tight budget situation taking shape for the 2019-20 school year as state lawmakers debate how much aid they’ll provide for...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs changes to sign code

The city of Durango Planning Commission on Monday unanimously recommended approval of amendments to the city’s sign code that would allow temporary signs, including sandwich boards, and banners for...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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