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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

Boys & Girls Club celebrates 10 years

Molly Matava was among the first kids who went to the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County 10 years ago. Like others who came behind her, going to the club changed her life. “The club influenced my...

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

Fire engulfs home on Florida Road

Firefighters responded to a blaze at 4214 Florida Road (County Road 240) on Thursday afternoon that engulfed a three-bedroom home. Neighbors reported the fire around 3:45 p.m., said Karola Hanks,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R board appoints District D representative

The Durango School District 9-R school board appointed Joe Kusar on Tuesday as the new District D representative. Kusar will replace Matt Sheldon, who resigned from his position in August. District...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News