Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Doctors tout direct primary care

With the penalty for dropping health insurance or a noncompliant Affordable Care Act policy set at $0, alternatives are expanding and, in some ways, Durango is ahead of the curve. Direct primary...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats charge ahead to take on Sen. Cory Gardner

Entrants into the Democratic primary to take on U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner are likely to be numerous, perhaps more than double the seven entrants now announced, according to two observers of Democratic...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School co-founder honored in Denver

Dr. Jesse Hutt, a co-founder and decadelong supporter of Animas High School, was named Charter School Advocate of the Year by the Colorado League of Charter Schools at the league’s annual...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Shop class stars strut their stuff at regional competition

Seth Thornburg, 17, a senior at Durango High School, is pretty handy with a miter saw and a router – skills enhanced in carpentry and woodworking classes. Seth and 85 other students from five...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Stormy week expected in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado can expect an unsettled wet week ahead, with three storms expected to bring rain to river valleys and snow to San Juan Mountains. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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