Position: Reporter

Email: lukeg@cortezjournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6033

About: Luke Groskopf joined the Cortez Journal in November 2012 as a reporter covering the county and education beats. Luke grew up in Wisconsin and migrated to Southwest Colorado with his family in 2001. He graduated from Wheaton College in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in International Relations, envisioning a career at diplomatic posts overseas. Instead, he ended up back home in Durango, where he interned at the Durango Herald for six months before transferring to Cortez. He likes telling the stories of a town and its people via journalism. Luke is a travel bug who doesn't mind wandering aimlessly; if he can't physically go places he settles for reading about them. In his spare time he enjoys soccer, skiing, documentaries, cooking with mixed results and exploring the mountain bike trails around Cortez. Read More

Child Fair offers safety tips, free screenings and fun

Parents with young tykes, take heed. In partnership with other organizations, the Montelores Early Childhood Council is putting on its fourth annual Early Childhood Fair and Celebration Day. The...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Beauty salon opens on Main Street

From the black-and-white checkered linoleum floor to the pressed-tin ceiling overhead, Rhonda Tucker’s new salon, Hairvolution, has a few vestiges from the past. But her take on hair and nails is...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Cultural Center hires new director

Six months ago, the Cortez Cultural Center was in fiscal panic mode. Almost $20,000 in the red, the nonprofit was forced to release its executive director, Shawn Collins, to remain solvent. Now,...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Child Fair offers safety tips, free screenings — and fun

Parents with young tykes, take heed. In partnership with other organizations, the Montelores Early Childhood Council is putting on its fourth annual Early Childhood Fair and Celebration Day. The...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County picks new attorney, vets officer

Two prominent Montezuma County jobs have been filled. The Board of County Commissioners on Monday announced that John Baxter had been chosen as the new county attorney, and Enrique “Rick” Torres as...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County administrator search begins

Two weeks after the sudden resignation of Montezuma County Administrator Ashton Harrison, the search is on for his successor. The Board of County Commissioners on Monday approved the job...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

How strong is the flume?

The multi-stage project to return the McElmo Creek Flume to its former glory is poised to take another step forward. The coalition of groups spearheading the effort has, after some delays,...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Locals only

Much like the packs they bought, the shoppers came in all shapes and sizes: young and old, tall and small, svelte and rotund. But all were tinged with the unmistakable sun-kissed hue of outdoors...

DATE: April 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Probation for Baird in sexual assault

A district court judge accepted the plea agreement of Dolores resident Colin Baird on Thursday, regarding an incident of inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. Judge Todd Plewe sentenced Baird...

DATE: April 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Do it yourself’

It’s back to the drawing board for Paul Hollar, Montezuma County’s deputy emergency manager. Hollar asked the Board of County Commissioners on Monday for $2,075 to help pay for a county-wide...

DATE: April 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sing it loud, sing it proud

It took opera singer Curtis Storm time to overcome his stage fright. Belting out powerful, emotion-laden melodies before an audience made him nervous and self-conscious. While still not fully at...

DATE: April 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

More school days

The theme for next year's Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 calendar: Don't rock the boat. Administrators have chosen to maintain the status quo, with some minor exceptions. The calendar is to...

DATE: April 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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