Position: Special Projects Coordinator/Editor

Email: dales@cortezjournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

About: Dale Shrull joined the Cortez Journal in June 2011 as Special Projects Coordinator. His duties range from working on special sections and projects to writing stories and columns. He is a western Colorado native and has written a book on the early history of his hometown of New Castle, Colo.
Prior to graduating from Metropolitan State College of Denver at the age of 31 and getting into journalism, Shrull dabbled in a variety of professions. Some of his jobs included coal mining, carpentry, truck driving, cook , waiter, landscaping, pizza delivery and cemetery worker.
He enjoys cycling, hiking, fishing, traveling and watching his cat drink out of the toilet.
Shrull has won numerous awards from the National Newspaper Association, Inland Press Association, Colorado Press Association and the Associated Press.
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Soar like an Eagle Scout

Landan Wilson stands in the Sylvan Cemetery near Pleasant View looking pleased and proud. There are now 58 gravesites that have cement headstones because of Landan. The Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: April 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

A sliver of Hollywood

A little sliver of Hollywood, Calif., right here in Cortez?That's what new business owner Denise Nunez had in mind when she opened her clothing store.Nunez, 19, opened A Bit of Heaven on Jan. 15...

DATE: April 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

The accidental seamstress

Marilyn Young hasn't packed her bags yet. But she's certainly bagged a lot of packs.Back on Oct. 31, 1990, Young went to work for Osprey Packs.That's when Osprey owner and founder Mike Pfotenhauer...

DATE: April 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

Wade earns second silver medal

DENVER - Wyatt Wade's dreams of a state wrestling championship ended when he fell victim to a wicked hold called the iron cross.It was swift and disappointing end to a season rich with success for...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - Sports

Ebberts earns bronze medal

DENVER - Dove Creek senior Tyler Ebberts earned a hard-fought bronze medal in the Class 2A 138-pound division Saturday."It was OK," Ebberts said about his third place, still disappointed that he...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wade earns second silver medal

DENVER - Wyatt Wade's dreams of a state wrestling championship ended when he fell victim to a wicked hold called the iron cross.It was swift and disappointing end to a season rich with success for...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Silver for the senior

DENVER - Two young men embraced their fathers, tears flooding their eyes.For one it was tears of joy while his father smiled and hugged him tight.The other, Cole Baughman, wept tears of agony while...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - Sports

Dove Creek sends 9 to state

GRAND JUNCTION - At this point in the season, there are few surprises on the mat.But on Saturday, Dove Creek's Dalton Randolph surprised almost everyone when he moved from 152 pounds down to 145...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

A muddy mule rescue

As patient as a mule?No, that's not the adage, but this mule didn't have a choice. Two Bit Loretta Lou was stuck in a mudhole. Getting stuck in the mud may not sound like an emergency but when it...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ride the Rockies stopping in Cortez

There will not be a professional bicycle race coming to Southwest Colorado in 2013, but there will be a couple thousand cyclists pedaling into Cortez this June.The annual Ride the Rockies cycling...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mabel makes an emotional return

It was an ominous day at the Cortez Airport."Where's Mabel?" "Has anyone seen Mabel?"Suddenly, it was clear that this was not a normal day.Mabel was missing.The call went out, search parties were...

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