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Position: Education & Business/Real Estate 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

Trails 2000 starts work on 2 new trails

Volunteers with Trails 2000 worked to build the long-awaited connection between Sugar and Skyline trails this week on Raider Ridge. The trail construction follows an environmental analysis passed...

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

Woman dies after jumping off bridge on U.S. Highway 550/160

A woman died Wednesday evening after jumping off the bridge over the Animas River on U.S. Highway 550/160 near the intersection of Colorado Highway 3, commonly referred to as the High Bridge. Cmdr....

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

Durango school board candidate filed incorrectly with state but will remain on ballot

Emily Newcomer will remain on the ballot for a seat on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education despite failing to file correctly with the state. Newcomer, a licensed psychotherapist,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man’s wooden toys built to survive generations

Bill Bader’s handmade wooden toys can be found throughout La Plata County. His passion for woodworking stems from a 40-year career as a manager at various lumberyards around Durango. People deal...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s century homes: Historical and haunted?

Durango’s rich Western history as a 19th-century railroad and mining town includes sordid stories of brothels, gunfights in the streets and bands of outlaws. Some of the town’s oldest, and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Late Colorado State Patrol officer honored in Durango

Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Richard Edstrom paid the ultimate sacrifice on Oct. 28, 1959, when he died from wounds received in a gunfight with escaped convict J.L. West outside the Strater Hotel on...

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

Durango Farmers Market closed Saturday

An unseasonably-warm growing season means Reid Smith was able to sell cherry tomatoes at the last Durango Farmers Market of the season Saturday. Smith, with Adobe House Farm in Durango, called the...

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

One-man business in Durango dials in on device repair

Nash McNichol, owner of Tech-Nichol, is one of the youngest business owners in Durango. McNichol, 20, a self-taught technician, opened the electronic repair business at 736 Main Ave., Suite 6, in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango explores improvements to Chapman Hill ski area

The city of Durango unveiled the first draft of its master plan for the Chapman Hill ski area that includes more than $1 million in improvements over a span of 10 to 15 years. The in-town municipal...

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

Economic summit in Ignacio pushes for collaborative business efforts

IGNACIO – The 11th annual Economic Summit kicked off Wednesday morning in Ignacio with a focus on growing the local economy, leadership and partnership. Organized by the La Plata County Economic...

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

Durango School District 9-R adds multipurpose student IDs as safety measure

Durango School District 9-R started a new multipurpose student identification card program that is expected to increase student safety across the district. Student IDs can be used to track...

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

Farmers Market Profile: Best farmer friends

Max Fields and James Plate have been best friends since kindergarten. Together, they moved from Denver to Durango and began farming on a plot of land at the Old Fort in Hesperus. The farm incubator...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food