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

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Durango Pressed Brick Co. residence and office building, at the yard on the Lightner Creek, were to be painted and beautified. 75 years ago: The meeting of Preceptor Mu...

DATE: March 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The people of the San Juan Basin” would be “interested in several illuminating letters,” that would be published in The Ignacio Chieftain. 75 years ago: Mr. Bowe left for Durango...

DATE: March 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Durango Police Department develops strategic plan to better serve the community

The Durango Police Department has worked for more than six months on developing a strategic plan to tackle hot-button issues in the community. Chief of Police Kamran Afzal and other officers will...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mr. Jerry Griggs had tired of his friends and “delights of the shining mahogany” after acquiring his ranch home, located down Long Hollow on the lower La Plata. 75 years ago: ...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Police investigating Sunday burglary at Mutu’s Italian Kitchen

The Durango Police Department is investigating a burglary at Mutu’s Italian Kitchen. Detective Bryan Heaton said a man broke into the restaurant on the corner of Seventh Street and East Second...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County takes legal action against state judicial branch

Archuleta County commissioners have filed a petition with the Colorado Supreme Court seeking a mandate that would require all court proceedings to return to the Archuleta County Courthouse. The...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango film panel to tackle women’s struggle in entertainment industry

The 4 Corners Film Office will facilitate a discussion about women in the entertainment industry as actors continue to come forward with stories about sexual misconduct and sexism in Hollywood. The...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Public Art Commission identifies two possible locations for ‘LOVE’ sculpture

The Durango Public Art Commission voted Tuesday to adopt an aluminum sculpture that will be donated by the nonprofit Tiospaye. The 9-foot-tall, 500-pound art installation features four human...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango couple opens home to the convicted and downtrodden

Gerry Geraghty's private house is a revolving door for people hoping to overcome their run-ins with the law. Since 2001, he estimates more than 100 people have taken shelter in his six-bedroom home...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman found on Florida Road died from alcohol poisoning

Toxicology results show a 40-year-old Bayfield woman found dead in January along Florida Road died of alcohol poisoning. The Durango Police Department responded to a report of a dead body the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT will carry worker’s ashes from Denver to Pagosa Springs

Colorado Department of Transportation workers will carry the remains of fallen employee Nolan Olson from Denver to his hometown of Pagosa Springs on March 2. Olson, 64, was filling potholes Feb. 2...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many fatal car crashes in La Plata County happen on U.S. Highway 160

Federal and state data show the majority of fatal car crashes in La Plata County happen on U.S. Highway 160. The 1,465-mile-long highway starts in Colorado at the New Mexico state line southwest of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News