Position: Police & courts reporter

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. Read More Hide

Woman killed in two-car crash in southwest La Plata County

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Monday night on Colorado Highway 140 near the New Mexico line. State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the head-on crash occurred shortly before 11...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students create event to fight teen isolation during ‘The Main Event’

Kids made new friends and learned healthy coping mechanisms on Saturday during an event held in collaboration with a party on north Main Avenue. “The Main Event” was organized by the Business...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man killed after being hit by vehicle

A Durango man was fatally struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 160 near the intersection of County Road 225A. Capt. Adrian Driscoll of the Colorado State Patrol identified the...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault charges against filmmaker Kody Dayish dropped

A felony sexual assault charge against a New Mexico filmmaker was dismissed Friday in District Court. Kody Dayish, a 29-year-old from Shiprock, was arrested last month for an incident that occurred...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango students join national walkout on anniversary of Columbine shooting

Durango students put down their pencils and participated in a national walkout Friday morning to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton....

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

There is the World Wide Web – the primary tool billions of people use to access information on the internet – and then there is the notorious dark web, a collection of websites that exist on an...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College undergraduates shine at research symposium

Fort Lewis College senior Kyser Seaney hopes to become a high school chemistry teacher after graduation. On Thursday, Seaney gave a presentation on the energetics involved in chemical reactions and...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office temporarily relocating homeless camp

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will temporarily relocate campers after a small fire started Tuesday afternoon in the homeless camp north of the Durango Tech Center. Firefighters with Durango...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian fatalities hit all-time high in Colorado

The number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths in recent years, including in Colorado where pedestrian fatalities reached an...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supporters of La Plata County commissioner’s recall short more than 2,000 signatures

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker on Tuesday said the petition a trio of residents filed in an effort to recall La Plata Commissioner Gwen Lachelt fell just more than 2,000...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democratic 3rd Congressional District candidates advance to primary ballot

Democrats Diane Mitsch Bush and Karl Hanlon will appear on the June primary election in a race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Mitsch Bush, a state legislator from Steamboat Springs,...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

54th annual Hozhoni Days celebrates Native American culture

Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College was awash with color Saturday as more than 50 tribes from around the nation were represented at the 54th annual Hozhoni Days Powwow. Hozhoni Days – a Navajo...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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