Erin covers everything from daily stories to human-interest features and long-term projects. You’ll find her writing about everything from dinosaur bone thieves to corrupt funeral homes, or the separation of church and school to runaway pet snakes. She also has been the Daily Sentinel’s Home & Garden columnist since 2012. Her award-winning work has been recognized by the Colorado Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado Broadcast Association and Garden Writers Association.
Erin graduated from Colorado Mesa University (then Mesa State College!), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in political science.
Erin is a Grand Valley native who never felt the need to leave this beautiful place. She comes from a long line of Coloradans and is proud to say she grew up on a farm in Fruita, home of Mike the Headless Chicken. She’s gained a lot of life experience here - working as everything from a radio news reporter to an elementary school teacher and small-business owner. But reporting is her absolute favorite job in the world.
She lives with her husband, dog and chickens and enjoys hiking, traveling and cooking.
Attendees at the Black Canyon Astronomical Society’s presentation on Wednesday night just thought they were … more
Officials called off the search for an elderly Delta County woman who had been missing almost two weeks, after five … more
When a flash fire ripped through the building of a Whitewater black-powder manufacturer on Monday, an injured … more
After five days of searching for 82-year-old Mary Finnegan of Delta County, officials have suspended the search for … more
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ruled today that an incident at a Whitewater ammunition … more
A Grand Junction band that had more than $20,000 in equipment stolen last week on its fifth national tour is … more
For the second year in a row, public health officials are warning that a disease spread by rabbits and other … more
The beauty of the Colorado National Monument and other public lands is one of the reasons Ken and Sue Thomas moved … more
The search for an 82-year-old Delta County woman continued on Monday, with search and rescue volunteers scouring a … more
An explosion at a Whitewater business on Monday afternoon resulted in at least one person being taken to the … more
The Land’s End Fire Department is monitoring the fire still burning at 1475 Blair Road in Whitewater after an … more
An explosion this afternoon on Blair Road in Whitewater has officials still monitoring the situation and increasing … more
An explosion on Blair Road this afternoon in Whitewater has caused officials to evacuate the area. According Grand … more
Volunteers on four-wheelers and on foot searched much of Sunday in a remote area of the Uncompahgre National Forest … more
Search and rescue volunteers ceased their search in a remote area of the Uncompahgre on Sunday night, expecting to … more
Mesa County Search & Rescue teams are involved in a search in a rugged area in the Uncompahgre National … more
Evelyn Kyle was driving home from the supermarket and noticed the cars looked shadowy. They seemed stacked on top … more
Mesa County has traditionally attracted a larger segment of older folks than the rest of the state, a trend that … more
It seems monsoon season is upon us. … more
MONTROSE – Stepping into Proximity Space is unlike entering any other office. … more