Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Company in Durango uses 3D printing to design rocket engines

Since 2009, Daudi Barnes and his team at Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test has offered state-of-the art testing facilities for rocket engines on a 2-acre site east of the Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Juvenile detention center remains shuttered in Durango, with no new contractor

A juvenile detention center in Durango remains closed almost two months after the Colorado Department of Human Services suspended the license of Rite of Passage, the private company contracted to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, region find LEDs to be a bright idea

Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs will save about $180,000 a year in electricity costs and reduce their carbon emissions by about 3 million pounds a year by switching from 2,500...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day, which has been celebrated at Fort Lewis College in place of Columbus Day since 2016, included a Parade of Nations with some Native American students in traditional clothing...

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

Rancher vs. engineer battle in state Senate District 6

State Sen. Don Coram, a veteran lawmaker with a reputation as a moderate Republican, is facing Democrat Guinn Unger, an active backer of the single-payer health care measure in the 2016 election in...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Craft Spirits goes big on small-batch liquors

Durango Craft Spirits expects to open a 1,500-foot expansion by the end of the month, which will mainly help it double production of its craft bourbon from two barrels a month to four. “We just ran...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Tenured Fort Lewis College professors gain buffer year before a layoff

If future layoffs are required at Fort Lewis College, tenured faculty will be granted a terminal year of employment before they are dismissed under changes approved to the Faculty Handbook on...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seasons restaurant, a mainstay in downtown Durango, is for sale

Karen and Wayne Barger, owners of Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, a mainstay on Main Avenue in Durango, have listed the fine dining restaurant for sale for $2.25 million. Karen Barger said after the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver firm buys San Juan Basin oil wells

Encana Corp. announced Monday it has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan Basin assets, located in northern New Mexico, for $480 million to Denver-based DJR Energy. DJR Energy currently...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High graduate uses biology to predict stock prices

Professionals on Wall Street are highly paid to predict where stocks and stock markets are headed. The most prescient, think Warren Buffet, are billionaires. Izzy Simpson, 18, who graduated last...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fire destroys mobile home near Gem Village

GEM VILLAGE – A mobile home just west of Gem Village was destroyed Wednesday afternoon by a fire of undetermined origin. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said no one was in...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board backs statewide tax hike for education

The Durango school board voted 4-0 to endorse passage of a ballot measure that will increase state taxes $1.6 billion annually to fund preschool through high school education across Colorado....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

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