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

Bonds for Sale!

It's safe to say Cortez is heavily invested in the new high school. Thousands of voters cast ballots for it last fall, hundreds lobbied for it, and countless others threw their goodwill behind the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

From Towaoc to Washington

For Michela Alire, secretary for Ute Mountain Ute Chairman Gary Hayes, the last week can best be described as a whirlwind. Alire, 47, left the humble confines of Towaoc - population 1,087 - and...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building a wish list

The chance to build a school building from scratch doesn't come around often. With the design phase for the new Montezuma-Cortez High School looming, requests for desired amenities are pouring in....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County files appeal over Boggy-Glade travel plan

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners filed an official appeal Thursday against the U.S. Forest Service's travel management plan for the Boggy-Glade landscape.Concerned that the plan would...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Captivated by Council

Stereotypes work in a vicious cycle. They discourage people from speaking thoughtfully to one another - if you know everything about somebody already, why bother? But when they don't speak, they...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

Tipton nominates Mancos senior for service academy

They've burnt the midnight oil studying, awakened early to run and lift weights, and volunteered free time to various causes. The hard work is done. Now comes the waiting game. Last month, Rep....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Education

Students earn service academy nominations

They've burnt the midnight oil studying, awakened early to run and lift weights, and volunteered free time to various causes. The hard work is done. Now comes the waiting game. Last month, Rep....

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taking a bite out of bark beetles?

The deep freeze that engulfed Southwest Colorado in recent weeks was cold, no doubt. Whether it's enough to make a dent in bark beetle populations remains to be seen. "I think it will. Some years...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

New commissioners get to work

It's a new year, but the impassioned debate over motorized access to public lands isn't going away. In early December, Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla released a final decision - Modified...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS revises lunch policy

Jason Wayman, first-year principal at Montezuma-Cortez High School, hoped it wouldn't come to this. But he, and other administrators, saw no other recourse. Citing widespread truancy and periodic...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coram in charge of District 58

Long accustomed to looking eastward for representation in the Colorado General Assembly, Cortezians now turn north. As usual, the most recent U.S. Census in 2010 prompted redrawing of district...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fine print details: Re-1 returns rebate

When serendipity strikes, it can seem too good to be true. And sometimes it is. At December's school board meeting, Doug Sparks, member services manager for Empire Electric Association, delivered...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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