Position: Reporter

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 970-564-6034

About: Michael Maresh is the education, county and public lands reporter for the Journal. Maresh grew up in Phoenix Ariz., and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in the late 1990s and has been a reporter for various newspapers for the last 15 years, most recently with the Rio Grande SUN in Española, N.M. which is 23 miles north of Santa Fe.
When not working, Maresh likes to run, hike, barbecue and is a sports fanatic to the fullest when it comes to football, basketball and baseball.
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More funds for flume?

The Cortez Historical Society is hoping to receive grant funding to do more work on a piece of Montezuma County history.Cortez Historical Society Board President Linda Towle asked the Montezuma...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez aims for grant

The Cortez City Council Tuesday night approved a resolution that supports the application for a grant between the city and the Colorado Historical Society to continue its inventory of properties...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

A question of federal versus state law? Amendment 64 would legalize small amounts of marijuana

As voters statewide prepare to cast their ballots to legalize or to not legalize marijuana proponents and opponents are looking at the federal law as well as what the proposed regulation would...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for causing fire

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon arrested a 53-year-old Dolores man in connection with starting the Roatcap Fire.The suspect, who the Montezuma County Court identified as...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Minding the inmates

A lot has changed since 2001 when the location for the Montezuma County Detention Center changed from the 48-bed facility to the 104-bed facility in the same building where the sheriff’s office is...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s a helpful tool

Since the beginning of the year, many Montezuma County defendants have been allowed to remain free pending trial with certain conditions set by the courtThe pre-trial services program started Jan....

DATE: Oct. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funds pour into 3B bond issue

The Cortez 21st Century High School Committee has raised nearly $22,000 in its efforts to try to convince voters to support a $21.25 million bond to build a new high school.Around 75 percent of the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

City wants graffiti gone

The Cortez City Council is looking into ways to curtail the graffiti problem in the community, but conceded it will not be easy.City Manager Shane Hale said it takes less than a few minutes to...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County bores hole in drilling complaint

The Montezuma County Commission Monday afternoon declined to take away the two high-impact permits from the Bill Barrett Corp. after a Lewis resident claimed an explosion occurred under her...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funds to aid Cortez airport

The Cortez Municipal Airport will be receiving $2.4 million in capital improvements in the near future. Airport manager Russ Machen said the federal government will pick up $1.92 million of the...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prepare to keep your home safe in the winter

As the temperatures drop, more residents are turning to a fire source for warmth.With more fireplaces being used, there is always a danger if precautions are not followed, the Cortez Fire...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion kills five sheep

The Colorado Division of Wildlife euthanized a mountain lion Thursday morning that killed five sheep off of County Road G.The mountain lion got into an enclosed building Wednesday morning then...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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