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Position: Education & Business/Real Estate Reporter


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

New gaming store opens in Durango

It might come as a surprise to some that Daniel Perez, the owner of Guild House Games, does not consider himself a gamer. Perez, 47, was encouraged by his longtime girlfriend to open a gaming...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Citizens Tour draws a diverse mix of cyclists

Adam Rothermich traveled from Kansas City, Kansas, with his wife to participate in the McDonald’s Citizens Tour to Silverton with more than a thousand others at the 46th annual Iron Horse Bicycle...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cyclists with Parkinson’s participate in new Iron Horse event

Cyclist Joe Williams has been the face of Parkinson’s disease in Durango since his diagnosis in 2010. Williams, 64, said he has three passions: golfing, fly-fishing and biking, and each activity...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-year-old boy recovering after dog attack

It was like living in a nightmare for Tim Benge when he heard commotion outside his home and opened the door to find his 9-year-old son, Keaton Hankins-Benge, covered in blood with his head in his...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport resuming flights to LAX

The Durango-La Plata County Airport is celebrating the return of seasonal nonstop Saturday service to Los Angeles International Airport by giving away a free weekend trip for two to LA. Airport...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

School District 9-R talks funding libraries, salary increase for teachers

The discussion of the possible closure of satellite public libraries at Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside Elementary schools drew about 20 people Tuesday to the Durango School District 9-R board...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

San Juan Basin health developing action plan to reduce suicides

A campaign to reduce the stigma around mental illness and creation of support groups and suicide prevention awareness programs are likely to be part of a new community action plan to reduce...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante Middle School students raise money for peregrine falcons

The use of DDT pesticides during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s nearly wiped the American peregrine falcon off the map. The birds of prey were critically endangered by 1975, with an estimated 324 nesting...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Ignacio High School students win silver medal at state competition

Two Ignacio High School students won a silver medal in April for a project they presented at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state conference in Denver. Ada Wilmer and Chloe...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

School District 9-R lays out 2017-18 budget plan

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger gave a detailed outline of the proposed 2017-18 budget Tuesday night to about 15 people at Durango High School. The district has...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R hires Needham Elementary principal, COO

Durango School District 9-R has hired a new chief operations officer and a new principal from Idaho for Needham Elementary School, the district announced Monday in a news release. Long-time Board...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Draft plan for e-bikes on trails gets adjustments

The issue of e-bikes on Durango area trails has been a point of contention among community members for nearly six months. The issue continued to garner public attention Monday at a joint advisory...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News