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

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

Police chase car-theft suspects from Silverton to Purgatory Resort

A man and a woman were in La Plata County Jail on Thursday after leading police on a high-speed chase that started Wednesday night in Silverton and reached speeds of 90 mph on U.S. Highway 550. The...

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

Looking to compete in American Ninja Warrior? Jungle Gym DGO has you covered

Durangoans who hope someday to compete in “American Ninja Warrior” now have a place to train with the opening of a new gym. Jungle Gym , 151 E. 15th St., offers obstacle course training, group...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound identified

A man found dead Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area in the 3000 block of County Road 126, about 13 miles southwest of Durango, was identified Thursday as 39-year-old Sean...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police create ‘Family Feud’ parody to catch fugitives

In a new twist on the popular game show “Family Feud,” community members can have fun while helping the Durango Police Department locate wanted fugitives. On DPD’s Facebook page, people can play...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Need a lift? No shortage of rides in Durango

The taxi and limousine market in Durango has grown over the years to include three 24-hour transportation services, each trying to edge out the competition, particularly on busy downtown streets....

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

One person in serious condition after shooting near Ignacio

Two victims involved in a shooting Thursday night near Ignacio were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, which is investigating the case. The tribe...

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

Firefighters contain wildfire in Durango West I subdivision

Firefighters contained a wildfire near homes in Durango West I subdivision, about eight miles west of Durango city limits Friday afternoon. Durango Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Rod...

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

Mother killed in ATV crash south of Durango identified

The woman killed in an ATV crash Thursday south of Durango was identified as 35-year-old Lisa Roque of Arizona. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Roque was in Durango visiting relatives who...

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

Mother killed in ATV crash south of Durango

A 36-year-old mother was killed in an ATV crash Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of Camino Iglesia off La Posta Road (County Road 213), about 13 miles south of Durango. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

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