Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Hyperbaric chamber now offered by private practice in Durango

A father’s quest to aid his autistic son, a midlife marriage and a woman’s recovery from traumatic brain injury helped lead to the opening of Mountain Hyperbarics in Durango. The business, at 100...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort

A new 103-room hotel with a ballroom to handle 300 people and meeting space is being proposed for Purgatory Resort just south of the base area. If approved by La Plata County, the hotel, in a...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango names interim police chief

The city of Durango named Cmdr. Bob Brammer as its interim police chief Thursday. “Cmdr. Brammer has served with distinction as a commander and sergeant with the Durango Police Department,” said...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board discusses communication with media, public

Durango School District 9-R board members backed the actions of Superintendent Dan Snowberger after a 911 call was placed last month by staff at Needham Elementary School, but they say the district...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comics fan uses superheroes to fight indigenous stereotypes

Using the power of popular culture to combat stereotypes of Native Americans drives Lee Francis, a self-described “indigenerd” who grew up with a passion for comics but who rarely saw portrayals of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA deepens study of new electricity sources

A consulting firm has been hired to explore the realities of purchasing electricity on the open market if La Plata Electric Association buys out its contract with its current electricity supplier,...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chef finds new career helping homeless

Heather Hinsley, who many Durangoans will know from her baking talents that made her cakes and desserts the go-to sweet fix at downtown coffeehouses and restaurants, is now using her culinary...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Study: Short-lived economic hit from wildfires

A Fort Lewis College professor has some hopeful news to those worried about the economic impact of wildfires: At least in Southwest Colorado, past fires have had limited and short-lived impacts. In...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s new on Southwest Colorado’s slopes

James Coleman, owner of Mountain Capital Partners, the owner of Purgatory and Hesperus ski areas, is probably the happiest person in Durango to see 2018 in the rearview mirror given the paucity of...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunt is on for industrial, office space in La Plata County

In an effort to help existing businesses expand and to attract new firms, an inventory of light industrial and office space available for lease or purchase is being compiled in La Plata County....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

Cori Davis, 10, a fifth-grader at Park Elementary School, discovered she could connect a bunch of squares to make a wheel “that really spins.” Her partner, Canyon Tucker, 10, a fellow fifth-grader...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely sees record midterm turnout

La Plata County voters cast 28,523 ballots Tuesday, setting what is believed to be a record midterm turnout of 62 percent. There are 45,647 registered voters in the county. “I’m so proud of La...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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