Colo native Brett Van Waus has joined the staff of the Nevada Journal and Tri-County Times as a community reporter.

Most recently Van Waus, 32, was employed as a copywriter/brand strategist at bluespace creative in Denison and spent over eight years holding either a writing or editing position for statewide and/or regional publications in Fort Dodge.

After graduating from Colo-Nesco High School in 2000, Van Waus earned his bachelor of arts degree in communication studies from Central College in Pella in 2004.

Van Waus and wife, Tara, reside in Nevada and enjoy watching ISU sports, traveling and the outdoors.