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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

Details emerge in alleged carjacking, kidnapping case at Fort Lewis College

A Durango man accused of armed carjacking at Fort Lewis College is being held on $50,000 bail at the La Plata County Jail. Roger Chase Brassard, 25, made his first appearance Monday in 6th Judicial...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cash-only businesses shun digital age

RGP's Flame Grilled Wraps, a longstanding business in the Main Mall, will start to accept credit cards for the first time in its existence. Owner Jesse DeKrey said the sandwich shop was cash-only...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson visits Durango

In the Colorado governor's race, Republican Doug Robinson is an outsider – a trait he celebrates. Robinson is a former investment banker and a self-proclaimed conservative. He is also a first-time...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of state talks primary elections in Durango

Next year, unaffiliated voters in Colorado will be able to help pick the Democratic or Republican nominee in a governor's race for the first time without adhering to a party. Coloradans voted in...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nine-time felon sentenced to 24 years in prison

A Durango man found guilty of two counts of first-degree criminal trespass and attempt to commit aggravated motor vehicle theft was sentenced Friday in District Court to 24 years in prison. Louie...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man who burglarized pawn shop sentenced to 90 days in jail

A Bayfield man found guilty of burglarizing Pine River Pawn earlier this year in Bayfield was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail and three years of probation. John Joseph Mulloy Jr., 34, was also...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man suspected of attempted robbery charged in District Court

A La Plata County man arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery who led police on a multi-hour pursuit north of Bayfield was charged Wednesday with multiple felonies. Michael Fisher Wilson, 20,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man pleads guilty to biting firefighter near Hesperus

An Arizona man was sentenced to 18 months probation Wednesday as part of a plea agreement for biting a firefighter who tried to help him after a rollover crash south of Hesperus. Joe Benally, 20,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

American Airlines to resume summer flights between Durango and Los Angeles

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will resume seasonal nonstop Saturday service to Los Angeles International Airport next summer for a third consecutive year. Nonstop Saturday flights to Los...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College begins to seek feedback about possible name change

Fort Lewis College has begun its process of considering renaming the school, in part to counteract enrollment decline. Talk of a name change has been taking place for at least the last five years....

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Lose your soul’ to chocolate at Animas Chocolate Company

Chocolatier Carley Snider discovered a latent talent for confectionery creation after finding an old chocolate recipe book tucked away at Tall Timber Resort north of Durango. The resort, which...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Wildfire near Electra Lake grows to 60 acres

Efforts to contain the wildfire near Electra Lake north of Durango continued Saturday as firefighting crews doused hot spots. The fire was reported at about 11:40 a.m. Friday in the 42000 block of...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News