Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango School Superintendent Dan Snowberger defends résumés against criticism

Durango School Superintendent Dan Snowberger is defending himself against allegations by a citizen-comprised accountability group that says he has misrepresented his educational career in résumés...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango tourism director is suspended

Frank Lockwood, executive director of the Durango Area Tourism Office, has been suspended, but the chairwoman of the group’s board of directors declined to comment about the matter. The suspension...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango mayor to aid economic development alliance

Jasper Welch, who served on Durango City Council from 1991 to 1999 with two stints as mayor, has been hired as a consultant to help guide the La Plata Economic Development Alliance as it searches...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango School District explains notification effort after bomb threats

Durango School District 9-R sent an initial notice about 3:30 p.m. Monday to families that were affected by bomb threats made to Park, Needham and Riverview elementary schools, said Julie Popp, the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Food Bank holds donation drive at Walmart

The Durango Food Bank collected more than 4,200 pounds of nonperishable food items Sunday at its first Dump Hunger Food Drive. Sarah Smith, executive director of Durango Food Bank , credited the...

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

Petsense store in Durango to close

Durango’s Petsense outlet will close on Dec. 22. Chris Romero, an employee at the Durango store, said a lack of sales led to the decision to close the outlet. “With the lease coming up, the...

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

Durango Natural Foods in cash crunch

Durango Natural Foods is facing a cash crunch and is conducting a fundraising campaign to raise $150,000, most of which would be used to pay past-due invoices from vendors. Jamie Matthews, a board...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New 103-room hotel at Purgatory Ski Resort gets initial OK

A new 103-room hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort received a green light this week from the La Plata County Planning Commission. The commission voted 4-0 Thursday to recommended approval for a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City holds open house to examine climate change

Wednesday night provided an opportunity to share ideas, gather information and build cooperative efforts to address how Durango might cope with a warming planet. The city held an open house at the...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board plans midyear review of Superintendent Dan Snowberger

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education said Tuesday it plans to examine how Superintendent Dan Snowberger handled an incident at Needham Elementary School in October in which 911 was...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group calls on board to fire Durango superintendent Snowberger

A group of about 40 residents, employees and former employees concerned about the leadership at Durango School District 9-R, is calling for the termination of Superintendent Dan Snowberger’s...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College business plan contest adds high school division

The Hawk Tank competition, which awards monetary prizes for the best business plans from Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni, will expand to add a high school division in 2019. Southwest...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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