Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

If you wanted a historian on how the ever-changing economy has altered lifestyles in Southwest Colorado, you probably couldn’t find anyone better than Con Kemple. Kemple is closing Farmers Supply...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

11th recreational marijuana shop opens in Durango

The Homestead Dispensary, Durango’s latest recreational marijuana outlet, which opened Nov. 23, is selling marijuana it grows at a related farm in Saguache County. Kwinn Varney, marketing director...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas High School students study genocides

For the past semester, students in Lori Fisher’s 10th-grade Animas High School humanities class studied a complex and dark subject in history: genocides. What they learned is a mixture of stresses,...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

In new space, craft food maker has room to grow

Durango Artisan Foods has escaped cramped quarters on Colorado Highway 3 and is now enjoying elbow room in a kitchen double its old size. The additional space has allowed the craft food maker to...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County Search and Rescue retrieves missing skier

A teenage girl who was separated from her party on the Purgatory Flats Trail while cross-country skiing was retrieved and brought to safety around 9 p.m. Wednesday. “She’s fine. No medical was...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

A new era has begun for the 137-year-old Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with the arrival of Southern Pacific No. 18, an oil-burning locomotive. The new era is not necessarily of D&SNG ’s...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More snow expected this week for Southwest Colorado

Don’t expect to put away the snow shovels anytime soon – Southwest Colorado is expected to be hit by another snowstorm beginning Sunday night and extending to sunrise Tuesday. To top it off, the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

K-9 Betty shows off on her 2nd birthday

If only all of us had Betty’s mentality: For her, a day at work as the canine half of Durango Police Department’s K-9 unit is all play. While Betty has had months of training to detect illicit...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council to vote on sign code update

The Business Improvement District is encouraging business owners to offer their views about the sign code update at the Durango City Council meeting Tuesday. Tim Walsworth, BID executive director,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Tri-County Head Start toddlers may have been given adult sleep aid

Toddlers at the Roberta Shirley Center may have been given Emergen-Zzzz, an adult nighttime sleep aid, and the lead teacher in the Tri-County Head Start Prickly Pears program has resigned in lieu...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman seeks seat on La Plata County commission

Marsha Porter-Norton, who has led a nonprofit in La Plata County and worked as a facilitator of meetings on numerous public policy issues, announced her candidacy for the county commission...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 storms expected this week in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado should remain in the path of storms forming in the Pacific and moving through the region after first hitting the Pacific Northwest, California and the Sierra Nevada Mountains...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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