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

Manna hires new executive director

Ann Morse has big shoes to fill when she takes over as executive director of Manna this spring. She will replace Kathy Tonnessen, who has held the position since 2013 and expanded Manna’s programs...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vigil planned for Bayfield resident facing deportation

Community members have organized a candlelight vigil for Bayfield resident Edin Ramos, a native of Honduras, who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in early February. The silent...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police looking for suspect in hotel bomb threat

The Durango Police Department has not yet identified a suspect in Tuesday’s bomb threat at Holiday Inn & Suites, which closed U.S. Highway 160 for more than two hours in west Durango. A man called...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office rejects managing new homeless site

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said it will not manage a proposed campsite adjacent to the Durango Dog Park where Durango City Council plans to allow homeless residents to sleep. City...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify man killed on Wolf Creek Pass

A Texas man who was killed Thursday on Wolf Creek Pass was standing outside his vehicle when a second car struck him, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The victim was identified as Jian Wang,...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating murder-suicide

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide in the Pagosa Lakes subdivision, about six miles north U.S. Highway 160 as it runs through Pagosa Springs. The Sheriff’s...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department creates crime analyst position

The Durango Police Department typically has only four officers roaming the city at any given time. With such limited resources, it is crucial to deploy them to the most strategic locations. That...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

ICE revokes Bayfield business owner’s permission to stay in U.S.

The fate of a Bayfield resident who owns two businesses is uncertain after Immigration and Customs Enforcement suddenly detained him when he showed up to a regularly scheduled appointment with ICE...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter rescued Friday night in Falls Creek area

A 46-year-old man was rescued Friday night in the Falls Creek area north of Durango. Ron Corkish with La Plata County Search and Rescue said they received a call about a stranded hunter shortly...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to community corrections in robbery, police pursuit

A La Plata County man was sentenced Friday to three years in community corrections after leading police on a multi-hour pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson was charged with aggravated...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man sentenced to prison for robbing Durango marijuana dispensary

An Arizona man who robbed a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle in April was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Alexander Johnson pleaded guilty to the armed robbery at The...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Share the Light’ program raises money for suicide prevention

Durango High School senior Brooke Buccowich wants everyone to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long or dark it might seem. To help raise money for suicide...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News