Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

La Plata County Humane Society to close high-end shop

La Plata County Humane Society will close a retail shop that opened in April and featured high-end donations. The franchise will be consolidated into the existing thrift store at the Humane...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College honors Martin Luther King Jr.

A blustery, cold day with a few flakes of snow in the air didn’t dissuade about 200 students from rallying and marching across campus at Fort Lewis College to honor Martin Luther King Jr. “I...

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

MLK Day storm could leave 1-3 inches in Cortez area

Southwest Colorado can expect a Martin Luther King Jr. Day storm to leave 1 to 3 inches in the Cortez area and up to 8 inches in the high country of the San Juan Mountains. The National Weather...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chamber of Commerce honors Durango’s outstanding people, businesses

Joanne Spina, who capped a 30-year career in public service by leading La Plata County as manager during a time of declining revenue, was named Citizen of the Year on Thursday night at the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

First-year Fort Lewis College students to ski Purgatory, Hesperus free

Ardent skiers have another reason to attend Fort Lewis College: free passes to Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area for full-time, first-year students. “We’re so grateful for this partnership...

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

Durango Natural Foods sets vote to shutter operations

Member-owners of Durango Natural Foods will vote later this month on whether to dissolve the cooperative or elect a new board in an attempt to make the nonprofit financially stable. DNF is...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Experts say economic expansion should run through 2019

A clock is ticking on the current U.S. economic expansion, the second longest on record, but three economists who delivered their economic forecasts for 2019 expect the good times will continue...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman’s lawsuit accuses funeral home of illegally harvesting mother’s body parts

A La Plata County woman has filed a lawsuit accusing a Montrose funeral home and a business that harvests and sells body parts of dismembering her mother and selling the body parts without her...

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

Bayfield-area house damaged in fire

Firefighters saved a home early Sunday near Bayfield. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bruce Evans said hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage container outside the garage of a house...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Online schools free K-12 students from tyranny of the clock

Michele Carver, 17, a Durango high school student who frequently travels for dance competitions, has found a perfect school to accommodate her trips: Southwest Colorado eSchool, where classes are...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Consignment shop to move into old Pizza Hut location

Chase and Jen LaCroix, owners of Durango Outdoor Exchange, are gutting the old Pizza Hut on north Main Avenue for a remodel ahead of their planned move to the space in early April. The outdoor gear...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Update: Four injured in crash east of Mancos

Four people each suffered multiple fractures Wednesday morning when the Ford Explorer they were in was hit head-on by a box truck that had lost control on ice on U.S. Highway 160, east of Mancos....

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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