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Position: Education & Business/Real Estate Reporter


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

11th Street Station to open Monday

The much-anticipated 11th Street Station, a food truck collective on Main Avenue, will open Monday to the public. The ’50s-themed business will also feature a coffee shop and full bar with a...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

At election forum, Durango school board candidates, fire district make pitches

With La Plata County residents receiving their November ballots in the mail this week, the Durango Fire Protection District and Durango School District 9-R board candidates made a final push to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

As suicide rates rise, Durangoans use their stories to help others

Thirteen suicides have been reported in La Plata County this year. A study conducted in 2016 by the American Association of Suicidology found suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort targets locals with new ski lift

A new ski lift could be installed at Purgatory Resort next summer if approved by the Forest Service. The Gelande lift was previously approved by the Forest Service to be a transfer lift, which...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market Profile: Carrots are all-stars at Banga’s Farm

Dave Banga was an artist and potter living in Chicago for most of his 20s. After working for two seasons at the Resource Center’s “City Farm,” he was hooked on agriculture. “I volunteered on an...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Fort Lewis College enrollment down 6.6 percent

Fall enrollment at Fort Lewis College is down 6.6 percent compared with last year – the lowest it has been in more than a decade – prompting the college to increase its effort to boost retention...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Battle against Russian olive trees waged for second year

Mountain Studies Institute and Southwest Conservation Corps continue to wage war against the Russian olive, an invasive species that chokes out native trees and degrades the quality of the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four candidates enter race for Durango School District 9-R board

Four candidates have entered the race for the Durango School District 9-R board in the biennial school election on Nov. 7. Three of the five board seats are up for election, and members serve for...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search committee meets to find replacement for Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas

A search committee has met to begin its effort to replace Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas, who will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year. The 12-person search committee met for the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R school board candidate drops out of race

A candidate for a seat on the Durango School District 9-R board has withdrawn from the race. Cara-Lynn Lappen was one of three candidates vying to represent District E, which includes the area...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District discusses arming staff with guns

IGNACIO – Ignacio School District aims to ramp up school security after the enactment of the Claire Davis School Safety Act in June. A passionate group of more than 30 community members attended...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tercero Townhouse being rebuilt after deadly fire

Construction crews are tearing down the charred remains of Tercero Townhouse, where a deadly fire torched the residential units nearly four months ago in west Durango. Firefighters said the cause...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News