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.
A national campaign to recruit members of the Ku Klux Klan reached Grand Junction earlier this month, when some … more
Human resources officials with the county said there is no easy way to tell how many of the county’s … more
A man who criticized a Mesa County commissioner for comments she made about employees receiving raises was asked to … more
The last thing you are probably thinking about is dragging out a hose and watering your yard. … more
Fruita’s first charter school is hosting an open house this weekend at the farm that will house the Grand … more
Officials will no longer allow 24-hour access to Grand Junction’s downtown post office, after continual … more
Outdoor recreation industry, economic development, marketing and conservation leaders talked with about 100 … more
Kevin and Iris Foltz were having a pleasant Valentine’s Day. … more
If you think about it, seeds are amazing things. Seeds allow plants a chance to spread, to delay emergence if the … more
Jane Fine Foster wasn’t expecting to see her mother last Friday. … more
Every day has been worth it for Mike Allen. … more
A man who allegedly harassed his ex-fiance with hundreds of unwanted text messages, threatened to kill her and her … more
Two people suspected of ramming a stolen vehicle into a motel wall and a police car and running from law … more
To say the least, Kristi Davis was excited about getting her new driver’s license photo taken. … more
Their journey started in Liberal, Kansas, near the Oklahoma panhandle, and brought them west. The first driver … more
Vineyard owners will not pursue a quarantine on a grapevine-decimating pest found in both of Colorado’s … more
Leslie Eslava and Jenni Lopez have a lot in common. … more
Knowing the signs that a child has been sexually abused and how to react if a child discloses that he or she has … more
Almost half the calls made to a statewide child-protection hotline concerning children in Mesa County were from … more
COLONA — In the shadow of the San Juans, near the Cimarron Mountains lies a secret, one that won’t be … more