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.
Fruita police are investigating the death of a man who appears to have crashed on a motorcycle into a canal … more
Getting to the root of Fruita’s feral cat problem lies in limiting future litters of kittens, experts told … more
“Colorado’s oceans.” … more
Some folks think raking leaves and winterizing their sprinkler systems are the only fall garden chores. … more
From the time a soon-to-be mother needs help getting the proper nutrition to the time when an elderly person with … more
If you’ve been waiting to settle your debts with the library over that book you turned in late, you can do it … more
Only one person was arrested at Donald Trump’s rally Tuesday in Grand Junction, though dozens of protesters … more
Steve and Darleen Gsell are looking for like-minded folks to join their fight against their most-hated … more
As the father of six children, Alberto Alfaro has changed a lot of diapers over the years. … more
As many as five times a week, Carrie Benham responds to a problem related to feral cats in Fruita. … more
All good things must come to an end. … more
Dr. Thomas Motz has found himself saying a particular phrase more in the last four months than he has in the past … more
Prosecutors said Monday they will not file criminal charges against a Grand Junction police officer who fatally … more
A man arrested for allegedly keeping a sex slave chained in his basement reported to law enforcement that the woman … more
After an eight-year effort, firefighters in De Beque finally have a fire station to call home. … more
A man suspected of killing a 24-year-old woman in Glenwood Springs was arrested by the Grand Junction SWAT team on … more
Gold is king in Colorado’s fall color scheme. … more
As the overnight low temperatures dip down into the 30s, it has some Mesa County residents thinking about when to … more
A two-vehicle accident on the Interstate 70 Business Loop on Wednesday morning resulted in serious injuries for one … more
A lot of moving parts have assembled to form the Factory of the future. … more