Dale Shrull

Position: Special Projects Coordinator/Editor

Email: dales@cortezjournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Gold is the only goal in mind

A man on a mission.A drastically overused phrase.But it sums up Dove Creek senior Cole Baughman perfectly. He is on a mission.The day was Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. The time was somewhere around 7:45...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

Wade finds fun on the mat again

GRAND JUNCTION - The referee slapped the mat and Wyatt Wade sprang to his feet thrusting a right fist into the air.Satisfied, yes. Relieved, definitely. Expected, you bet.For the past four years,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

He's Lance Armstrong - the man of steal

I couldn't watch. I couldn't listen to a man so arrogant and self-entitled, dispense his tale of woe.Woe is him.A cancer survivor, a hero, a bullet-proof athlete and supreme being. A man who was so...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

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Samora family stays strong after accident

It's been a nightmare. A horrible, unimaginable nightmare.On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, Rudy Samora got a phone call that every parent dreads.An accident, a very bad accident.It was his 17-year-old...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

New approach, same results

Two of the three winningest football coaches in Colorado high school history were at Dove Creek Saturday. Neither one added to their win total and only one was one the sidelines. The other was a...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

The NFL has become a joke

I never thought these words would dribble from my lips: “I’m done with the NFL.”The greatest team sport, with the largest weekly gathering of superior athletes the world has ever known, has...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

The toilet — one heck of an invention

Watching intently as my tugboat turd swirled to its inevitable doom, my thoughts strangely shifted to inventions.Saying goodbye to the solid waste that was once a bacon cheeseburger and fries left...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

This is why the Games are priceless

Every four years, the world gathers and we are amazed.Athletes convene for the Summer Olympics and we are taken for an emotional ride.From humble beginnings to overcoming devastating circumstances...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

A tormenting final night with Dad

My father is going to die today.It was 6:30 a.m. and Grand Junction was about to be bathed with sunshine. I’m sipping coffee in the hospital cafeteria.My dad and I just spent a tormenting night...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

Memories of fire and a lucky day

Less than a quarter mile from my house, the ridge spewed choking black smoke. Ashes drifted through the air like evil confetti. The fire was close. Way too close. But only minutes before, I saw the...

DATE: July 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

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Riding the Rockies is really something special

As we leisurely rolled out of Hotchkiss — a mere 380 or so miles to go — I couldn’t banish the feeling of dread that poked at me like a fourth-grade bully in search of lunch money.Fortunately, I...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

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A sign of a memorable and atomic past

For a younger generation, most will never know the satisfaction and pleasure of going to the drive-in movie.The big screen, the crackling sounds of the movie piped into a car via a metal...

DATE: April 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Dale shrull

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