Patrick Armijo

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Lachelt recall supporters turn in 2,168 more signatures

Recall supporters turned in an estimated 2,168 additional signatures Wednesday in their second go-around to oust La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. "I think we got it. I feel confident,"...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Documentary recounts Ignacio woman's mysterious death

Forty-four years ago, an Ignacio prom queen who had led the Chicano movement at the University of Colorado Boulder was killed by a car bomb near the campus - her unlikely path to activism and her...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Texas bank buys First National Bank of Durango

First National Bank of Durango will be sold to Triumph Bancorp of Dallas for $134.4 million in the third quarter of the year. In addition, Triumph will also purchase Citizens Bank of Pagosa Springs...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado recall laws liberal but challenging

Colorado laws on recall elections date back to the early 20th century and are designed to ensure voters have the power to determine the validity of any reasons cited for the ouster of an elected...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

SkillsUSA competition spotlights students who know their way around a table saw

Dylan Burress, 19, a Bayfield High School senior, has made Netflix binge-watching sessions a little more classy in the family living room with a walnut and cherry television stand. "It's by far the...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt vows to fight recall effort

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt has launched a "Stop the Recall" campaign to persuade county residents to reject an effort by three county residents to oust her from office. The...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County treasurer to seek re-election

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele announced Friday she will seek re-election this November. Aichele, a Democrat, said she has upgraded the office to be more efficient and effective using...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Boy who died in four-vehicle crash identified

The 10-year-old boy who died in a four-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 550 on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Dominic Mannin. Dominic was riding with his mother, Angelica Hernandez, and...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Sun shines on nation and state economies, partly cloudy in Four Corners

A happy and bright economic picture with only a few foreboding shadows was painted for the nation and the state at the 2018 SW Economic Outlook held Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Veteran officer Brett Deming named Fort Lewis College police chief

Brett Deming, a veteran officer of the Fort Lewis College Police and Parking Services Department, has been named chief of the agency after the retirement of Arnold Trujillo. "It's a unique animal...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Road Runner bus line to join state network

New teal-painted buses sporting the Bustang logo will be coming to Durango as Road Runner Stage Lines formally joins the Bustang network. The merger is slated for July 1. New, smaller and more...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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