Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Fort Lewis College grants help students make ends meet

In an effort to reduce accumulated fees and unexpected costs from blocking students continued pursuits of their studies, Fort Lewis College has introduced the Skyhawk Persistence Grant....

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A wet week in store for Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado got hit by a warm winter system, sometimes called a Pineapple Express, Saturday night, and the region can expect a string of storms one after another through the week. A system...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graduation rates: Different issues face neighboring schools

When examining graduation rates, Bayfield and Ignacio high schools face two almost polar opposite challenges. Bayfield High must work to maintain high graduation rates that frequently finish at...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Purgatory-area housing market strengthens

Real estate in the Purgatory area is experiencing a delayed renaissance after taking a hit during the 2008 Great Recession. Since 2017, new construction has become a more common sight in the north...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College plan calls for improved retention, greater enrollment

A new strategic plan that calls for improved retention of students, enrollment growth to 3,700 students within three years and more experiential learning opportunities for students was unanimously...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Service station owner reimburses customers for bad fuel

Donna Cook, owner of the Sonoco gas station in Grandview, earned one loyal customer in an unusual way when she inadvertently sold him a half tank of gas mixed with water. But Mark Guenin of Pagosa...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango airport passenger numbers up in 2018, despite 416 Fire

Commercial passenger traffic at the Durango-La Plata County Airport increased to 378,876 combined arrivals and departures in 2018, an increase of 6,549 passengers, or 1.8 percent, compared with...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Woman rescued near Purgatory

A 50-year-old woman from Oklahoma was with members of La Plata County Search and Rescue on the Purgatory Flats Trail at 8:20 p.m. Monday after she became lost while snowshoeing at the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board backs Snowberger in statement

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members issued a statement backing Superintendent Dan Snowberger after granting an automatic, one-year extension allowing his contract to proceed....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango School District 9-R explores bond election

Durango School District 9-R is examining a request for bond issuance of $75 million to $85 million to improve school security, to maintain aging schools and to deal with a backlog of maintenance...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Frank Lockwood fired from Durango Area Tourism Office

Via an email Friday, Frank Lockwood was informed he had been terminated as executive director of the Durango Area Tourism Office, and in the same email, he was informed the board of directors would...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspended official may sue Durango Area Tourism Office board

Frank Lockwood has given a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday to the Durango Area Tourism Office board of directors to enter mediation to resolve his status with the organization after he was suspended with...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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