Position: Reporter

Email: rachels@cortezjournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6032

About: Rachel comes to the Journal as the business/arts and entertainment reporter. She grew up in Amarillo, Texas and received her associates in journalism from Amarillo College in May 2012. This is Rachel's second time making her home in Cortez, the first time, taking classes at Pueblo Community College and working retail while getting through school. She returned to Texas to finish her degree only to have her love of the outdoors and fear of 110-degree weather lead her back here. She has a passion for music, books and writing and enjoys taking her clumsy Rottweiler, Sir Harrison, on walks through the neighborhood. She lives here in Cortez with her fiance and their adorable daughter. Read More Hide

Preview American Hitmen’s rock springs from war-torn sands of Fallujah

The desert is an unforgiving place. When brothers Tim and Dan Cord deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004, music became their solace. To thwart the mental and physical destruction of their...

DATE: June 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Seattle-based folk singer Cohen performing Saturday in Cortez

The music industry can be tricky. Independent artists are often left to connect the dots on their own, including booking their own gigs. Jill Cohen, an Americana folk singer from Seattle, is no...

DATE: May 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Four Seasons earns national recognition

Gail and Vic Vanik put the green in greenhouse. The owners of Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery have recently put Cortez on the map by receiving the 2013 Revolutionary 100 national award from...

DATE: April 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Four Seasons earns national recognition

Gail and Vic Vanik put the green in greenhouse. The owners of Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery have recently put Cortez on the map by receiving the 2013 Revolutionary 100 national award from...

DATE: April 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Taking a bite out of books

Books aren't just for satisfying the urge to read. Once a year they are used to appease hunger as well.The International Edible Books Festival made its way to Cortez on Saturday, March 23 when the...

DATE: March 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

Broadway taps into Cortez

Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano, Two on Tap, are tapping their way to the Montezuma-Cortez High School stage on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m., in the last concert for the SouthWest Colorado Concert...

DATE: March 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

The Beautiful Losers are back

It's been a year and a half since The Beautiful Loser Society has played around the Cortez area. The announcement of their return has spread like wildfire throughout the community. This band was...

DATE: March 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Brunk, others recognized for community efforts

More than 150 community members, business owners, officials and more attended the annual Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Awards on Saturday, March 23. Five awards were given to outstanding...

DATE: March 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Brunk, others recognized for community efforts

More than 150 community members, business owners, officials and more attended the annual Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Awards on Saturday, March 23. Five awards were given to outstanding...

DATE: March 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mind, body, spirit .

A peaceful mind is a happy mind. It may be hard to find that balance in today's fast-paced society, but Monique Alvarez has discovered the secret - yoga.Her new business, Cortez Yoga and Meditation...

DATE: March 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Artist Q&A: Inspiration in the wild

For the past 30 years, Jay Whitewolf has been creating art. Oils, pastels, watercolors and sculptures are all areas of creativity that she dabbles in. Whitewolf, who is originally from Texas,...

DATE: March 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Rural America meets gothic flavor

DOLORES - There are dark undertakings among rural America. They hide under the rocky muck and mire - whispering to those who sympathize. The artists and musicians in these small towns are...

DATE: March 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment