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

UPDATE: Highway 160 between Bayfield, Pagosa Springs reopens after rollover

A single-vehicle rollover closed U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango in both directions between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs for more than an hour Saturday morning. The crash happened at mile marker...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mural celebrates what people love about Durango

A colorful mural celebrating Durango was unveiled Friday at Durango Joes on College Drive. It is the first public art display created by the Local First Creative Arts Initiative , which provides...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine arraignment set for June 29

Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his son, made a brief court appearance Friday morning for a status conference. He is suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan Redwine, in...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to blow up Durango Walmart

A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of trying to blow up the Durango Walmart. Phillip Amabile, 35, was booked at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder....

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police investigate alleged kidnapping, sex assault

The Durango Police Department is investigating an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault that occurred Sunday morning. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said police received a call from a woman about 2:18 a.m. Sunday...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Distractions are leading cause of fatal crashes in Southwest Colorado

Distracted driving is the leading cause of fatal car crashes in Southwest Colorado, said State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. So far this year, three out of five fatal car crashes in Southwest...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

73-year-old Durango woman summits Mount Kilimanjaro

It was 12 degrees below zero with bone-chilling January winds the night before Missy Rodey, 73, summited 19,341-foot Mount Kilimanjaro. It was the hardest thing she has ever done. “The combined...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film industry providing economic boost for Silverton

A movie about the 1925 diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska, and the subsequent serum run by a dog sled team was filmed in Silverton last spring. “The Great Race” is scheduled to be released in...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Seeking: A forever home for donkeys

Banette, a friendly donkey looking for her forever home, would make an ideal hiking companion in the high country because she can carry 80 to 125 pounds of gear. Once a wild burro roaming Bureau...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rock fall injures climbers northeast of Durango

Rock fall injured two women Saturday afternoon at the climbing area north of Lemon Reservoir, about 20 miles northeast of Durango. Tom Brueckner of La Plata County Search and Rescue said a rock...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools superintendent remaining with district

Dan Snowberger, superintendent of Durango School District 9-R, is staying in Durango. Snowberger was one of four finalists for the superintendent position with Thompson School District in Loveland....

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police engage residents to build trust

Encounters with the law can be stressful or scary, including interacting with an officer in blue, whose duty it is to keep people safe. As a result, police departments across the country are taking...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News