Mia Rupani

Position: Staff writer

Email: mrupani@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4561

About: Mia Rupani is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Point Park University in 2016 with a double major in journalism and broadcast reporting. ... Prior to moving to Durango in July 2016, she worked as a reporting intern for Downtown Express, a newspaper serving lower Manhattan in New York City.

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to celebrate 50 years in Durango

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango is celebrating 50 years of diversity and inclusivity this month. The Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris, who has been with the fellowship since 2014,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Religion

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More than 300 pieces of jewelry stolen from Durango gallery

Police are asking for the public’s help locating more than 300 pieces of Native American jewelry stolen earlier this week from Toh-Atin Gallery near Ninth Street and Main Avenue in downtown...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mercy leads event to encourage dialogue about death, dying

Death is inevitable, but it is a taboo subject that is often avoided when talking with loved ones. A group of about two dozen people confronted the topic Thursday evening at the Durango Public...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Higher education commission wants more Coloradans educated in STEM

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education announced on Tuesday its master plan, “Colorado Rises: Advancing Education and Talent Development,” as a call to action to increase education levels...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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League of Women Voters of La Plata County evolving with the times

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County is a malleable organization, evolving with the changing times to accommodate new members. Former President Sally Bellerue, who joined the league in the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Pedestrian struck by car on north Main

Northbound traffic was temporarily reduced to one lane Tuesday evening after a pedestrian was hit by a car on north Main Avenue. John Dever with the Durango Police Department said two men were...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mountain Middle students score well in mathematics

Standardized test results show Mountain Middle School students are performing better than the previous year in mathematics but slightly worse in language arts. Mountain Middle sixth-, seventh- and...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Police investigating armed robbery

The Durango Police Department responded to an armed robbery Monday night at Bodo Park Mini Storage, 171 Sawyer Drive. Durango Police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said the robbery occurred about 7:55 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Lt. governor bids for higher state office

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne visited the La Plata County Democrat Office on Saturday after her announcement earlier in the week that she is entering the race for governor in 2018. Lynne, a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Grand Junction councilor will challenge Tipton

Grand Junction City Councilman Chris Kennedy announced his run for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat on Saturday during a visit to Durango. Kennedy, a Marine Corps veteran and Democrat,...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Defend DACA rally draws crowd to Santa Rita Park

Marsha Cohen is a first-generation American who feels strongly about President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “My family immigrated here from...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear Smart Durango launches campaign

Bear Smart Durango is taking a new approach to keeping human food from bears as they prepare for hibernation. The nonprofit launched a campaign to raise $60,000 by the end of the year to help...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News