Position: Police & courts reporter

Email: mrupani@durangoherald.com

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

Woman’s body found Saturday morning along Florida Road

A 40-year-old woman was found dead Saturday morning in the 1500 block of Florida Road (County Road 240). Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop with the Durango Police Department said officers responded about 7:15...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of making threats to Durango police identified

A man with an outstanding arrest warrant out of New Mexico who allegedly made threats to police Saturday afternoon has been identified as 41-year-old Mark Lindsay. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop with the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man pleads not guilty in shooting death of Durangoan

A Texas man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Durango resident in May pleaded not guilty Friday. Michael Jones, 20, also faces charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man who sexually assaulted child gets 90 days

A La Plata County man found guilty of sexual assault on a child was sentenced Thursday to two years probation and 90 days in jail. The man, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, exposed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charges dropped against Durango man suspected of double stabbing at homeless camp

Prosecutors dropped charges against a Durango man suspected of stabbing two men at a homeless camp west of city limits in August after repeated attempts to reach the victims were unsuccessful....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm dumps a foot of snow in high country, 9 inches at Purgatory Resort

After weeks of waiting, the first substantial winter storm hit Southwest Colorado this week, dumping upwards of a foot of snow in the high country. Snow continued to fall Wednesday night on the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No arrests in December shooting near Ignacio

No arrests have been made in connection with last month’s shooting near Ignacio that left two people injured, according to U.S. attorney spokesman Jeff Dorschner. Dorschner said the investigation...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police and fire integrate services with community

Police departments across Colorado and nationwide are working more closely with residents on crime prevention and reporting, and more officers are wearing body cameras in an effort to build public...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman brings healing touch to veterans, others in need

Janna Schaefer brings a healing touch to people across Colorado and those in developing nations such as Nepal. Schaefer is a fourth-generation Durangoan who has a range of interests: She is the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect for San Juan Mountains

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the San Juan Mountains, including the towns of Silverton, Telluride, Ouray and Hesperus, with up to a foot of snow expected at...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm could bring 6 to 10 inches of snow to high country around Durango

A storm is expected to move into the region over the weekend, bringing 6 to 10 inches of snow to the high country. “We are watching a storm coming in,” said Meteorologist Andrew Lyons with the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Children playing with lighter started wildfire in Durango West I subdivision

Two juveniles playing with a lighter started last week’s wildfire that burned 3 acres in the Durango West I subdivision, about eight miles west of Durango city limits, authorities said Thursday....

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News