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

Hundreds gather for Durango’s #MeToo rally against sexual violence

Merkin Karr was 19 years old when she found herself in an abusive relationship, but for many years, she refused to believe she was a victim. “I thought that smart, strong women like me don’t have...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced for car crash that killed teenager

Family and friends on both sides of the courtroom gallery suppressed sobs Friday as District Judge Todd Norvell sentenced 22-year-old Benjamin Keil to the maximum sentence of six years in prison...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College mascot goes drag on Valentine’s Day

Dinner dates aren’t for everyone, and for those down on their luck in love, there was an alternative to spending the evening alone: a drag show. The second annual “Valentine’s A Drag” show in the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second winter storm wallops high country Wednesday night

Winter storms are expected to deliver a one-two punch to the high country this week as a second storm system moved into the region Wednesday night. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual assault, harassment

Durangoans will stand in solidarity with those who have experienced sexual assault, harassment and victimization as they gather Saturday to say, “Me too.” The Durango #MeToo March and Rally is...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who hit bicyclist sentenced to two years of probation

A 22-year-old Durango woman was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation for careless driving causing bodily injury, a Class 1 misdemeanor, after hitting a bicyclist on north Main Avenue in...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

DREAMers ask for support ahead of legislation deadline

A group of immigrants and their supporters made an impassioned plea for action Saturday morning ahead of the looming March deadline for DREAM Act legislation. The Colorado Immigrant Rights...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police could cite non-Native American drivers under new traffic code

Proposed revisions to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe traffic code would allow the Southern Ute Police Department to issue civil citations to non-Native Americans traveling within the exterior...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT announces traction law in effect for Red Mountain Pass

Drivers traveling in the high country this weekend should exercise caution as a winter storm moves into the region Saturday. Colorado Department of Transportation announced that traction law was in...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway worker hit by car suffered severe brain damage

A Colorado Department of Transportation worker who was struck by a vehicle last week west of Pagosa Springs suffered severe injuries to his legs and irreversible brain damage, according to a family...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police to hold meeting about rash of car break-ins in Crestview

Police are working with Crestview residents to form a neighborhood watch in response to about a dozen vehicle burglaries reported last month in west Durango. The Durango Police Department is also...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT worker in serious condition after being struck on Highway 160

A 64-year-old Colorado Department of Transportation worker is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle last week west of Pagosa Springs. Nolan Olson was filling potholes Friday morning...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News