Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader

Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development manager for the Permanent Fund of the Southern...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: 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. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Veterans Day Parade honors World War II vets

Herman Todeschi has seen more than his fair share of war - fighting up the bootleg of Italy, then southern France, the Balkans and eventually along the Rhine River in Germany itself during World...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Dealing with painful loss, Bayfield EMT finds his calling

Eleven years ago, Dan Miller tragically lost his toddler son, Thomas. But in his journey to deal with the boy's death, he found his true calling - working as a paramedic and firefighter. "It was a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Rain expected Monday through Wednesday

A warm storm system from the south is moving into Southwest Colorado on Monday night with a good chance of rain lasting through early Wednesday. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Al Harper: 'Every crisis makes you better'

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's struggle with fire and flooding in June and July was not its first bout with nature for a line that traces its origins to 1881. The roundhouse was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Climber suffers critical injuries in fall at Transfer Park

A 19-year-old man was flown to Albuquerque Saturday night with critical injuries after falling 65 feet while free climbing at the Transfer Park north of Lemon Reservoir. Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Delinquent property tax list published in print editions of Herald

Property owners who have forgotten or failed to pay 2018 property taxes may have been in for a surprise when the La Plata County Treasurer's Office published a list of delinquent taxpayers last...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

State Senate candidates Coram, Unger differ on ballot issues

Wants are many but resources are scarce; it's a division that frequently separates views on public policies. In state Senate District 6, the southwest corner of the state, how far government should...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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: News

Unsettled pattern bringing rain to area

A storm system stalled over south-central Utah and north-central Arizona is expected to continue to produce rain through Tuesday in Southwest Colorado. In addition, a weak to moderate El Niño...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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