Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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 | UPDATED: 18 hours 58 minutes ago | 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 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | 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

Work to begin this week on upgrades to Durango-La Plata County Airport

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will break ground Thursday on a $1.6 million project to enhance the functionality of its 30-year-old terminal. The project, expected to be completed Nov. 1, will...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College offers scholarships to San Juan College students

Students at San Juan College in Farmington with an associate’s degree and a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be offered scholarships to make up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition....

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cloud commuting, social media changing small business

Technology may be moving at a pace that strains small businesses’ ability to adapt, but improving technology can make businesses more efficient and even lower costs. The increasing dominance of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Power restored at Gold King water-treatment plant

Electrical power has been restored to the Interim Water Treatment Plant at the Bonita Peak Superfund site in Gladstone after the facility lost power Thursday evening because of snowfall. Richard...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center looks to grow

Matt Karkut, the new executive director at Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center in Durango, is looking to strengthen and expand programs and services as well as revamp the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Above the Rim

Storm heads to Southwest Colorado; Red Mountain Pass remains closed

Another storm is anticipated to move in Sunday night and remain through Wednesday night, bringing snow to the high country and rain to Southwest Colorado’s river valleys, according to the National...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two bodies found at residence south of Oxford

Two people were found dead inside a residence south of Oxford after SWAT teams from the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and the Durango Police Department were called to assist the Southern Ute...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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