Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Marijuana taxes aren’t a silver bullet for school funding

Tax revenue generated by legal recreational marijuana is nice to have for some noneducational building costs, but it’s not going to turn around the tight school funding situation in Colorado any...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drones becoming essential to businesses

In 2014, by Richie Fletcher’s estimation, two people were using drones in Durango. Today, Fletcher, owner of media production firm Solo Arts and a drone enthusiast, estimates 36 people are now...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally plans a return this year to Durango

The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally will return to Durango over Labor Day weekend, and the organizer said Durangoans can count on a revitalized and more family-friendly event. Trevor Bird, owner of...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New method examined to bring fiber optics to homes

The difficulty and expense of connecting a home to a fiber-optic network led Cedar Networks of Durango to explore alternatives to make that “last mile” hookup more affordable and practical for...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hickenlooper praises perseverance during Fort Lewis College commencement

Gov. John Hickenlooper told graduates at Fort Lewis College’s Spring Commencement Ceremony “to feed your dreams, not your nightmares” as they face challenges and setbacks in life. Saturday’s...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students compete in First Nations Launch competition

Up on the mesa, three out of five Native American students from Fort Lewis College just returned from the First Nations Launch, where they tied for second in the presentation portion of the contest...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jenna Bush Hager speaks of family, service to others in Durango

Barbara Bush had one last surprise for her granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager. It was a letter that arrived two weeks ago alerting her to a longtime friend and prep school roommate, Dee Stites, who...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to shed, brush fire in Grandview area

Firefighters doused a shed and small brush fire Tuesday afternoon that broke out in the Grandview area, said Rod Allen, battalion chief with the Durango Fire Protection District. A crew of 15...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stillwater now offering private music lessons

Stillwater Music has taken on the private lesson program offered by the now-closed Katzin Music. Jeroen van Tyn, executive director of Stillwater, said given his organization’s mission of providing...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Business plans battle for supremacy in the Hawk Tank

Ever think about enjoying a fine dining experience while floating in a hot-air balloon over the Animas Valley – the San Juan Mountains’ magnificence in the background? Tristan MacLean and Megan...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Online surveys available for Fort Lewis College presidential candidates

Fort Lewis College has created online feedback surveys for community members to comment about the three finalists vying to become the school’s next president. The surveys for each candidate are...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Should Durango High School close its campus?

Closing Durango High School’s campus, a debate that springs up about once a decade, has been rekindled – returning this year after a rash of shootings at schools across the country, including in...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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