Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Fire destroys mobile home near 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 the mobile home...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Candidates for treasurer debate office's costs

In an era of declining revenues for La Plata County, Colton Black, who is challenging incumbent Treasurer Allison Aichele, said the office's budget has grown 38 percent in the last four years, an...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Gem Village now a stop on information superhighway

Tracy McCracken, owner of Valley Feed and Ranch Supply in Gem Village, is looking forward to the end of September - when she expects to merge onto the information superhighway after struggling for...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town's first bank, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In Durango, the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio School District improves state rating

The Ignacio School District improved its rating from the Colorado Department of Education for 2018, one of six low-performing districts in the state to earn an upgrade. The ratings come in part...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County commissioners get zoning tutorial

The saga of whether zoning will be adopted in La Plata County may have entered the beginning of its end stage Wednesday. Commissioners kicked off a series of four work sessions that is expected to...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Family, community keep Allison Garage humming

If there's a secret to longevity and success in a small business, the Simons family, who have run Allison Garage for 50 years, certainly have found it. Heading down Colorado 151, just before you...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Williams Partners sells Four Corners assets for $1.125 billion

Williams Partners LP will sell its natural gas pipeline and gathering operation in the Four Corners to Harvest Midstream Co. for $1.125 billion in cash and use the proceeds to help finance its move...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield teen found dead Monday

A 17-year-old girl died by suicide around 11:30 a.m. Monday in Bayfield, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith declined to identify the teenager Monday night, saying she wanted to protect...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Silverton shop owners feel economic squeeze from 416 Fire

SILVERTON - The collateral damage inflicted by the 416 Fire hit more than homeowners and businesses within a few miles of the blaze; it also hit owners of shops and restaurants dozens of miles...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Three Democrats looking to 'topple' Rep. Scott Tipton debate in Durango

Three Democrats competing to upend U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican, in November talked about impeachment during a debate Monday at the Durango Public Library, but the subject wasn't...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

358 Fire now 95% contained

The 358 Fire that began Friday afternoon in the Texas Creek area was 95 percent contained Sunday evening, said La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham in a news release. A pre-evacuation order...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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