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 new business that uses hemp for home-building materials was approved for the Colorado Rural Jump-Start program on … more
More than 50 leaders from across Mesa County gathered Tuesday to begin a yearlong process of facilitating change … more
An insect threatening the Colorado wine industry is more widespread than originally thought, and officials are … more
A new community radio station will be hitting the airwaves in Grand Junction, with a goal of providing another … more
The former principal of Wingate Elementary School said she left against her wishes and has been reassigned, … more
Doris Truong remembers one of the first times she was mistaken for being the same as others with Asian heritage. … more
Mesa County officials will consider adding three more species to the list of pests and diseases that threaten the … more
Winter is a challenging time for chickens, who generally despise snow. I seem to have a particularly fraidy-chicken … more
The court system can be a confusing place to navigate, even for adults. … more
More than 20 local organizations are coming together to present a week of events centered on getting people … more
A federal court judge has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a deceased child’s estate, … more
If you notice that some fields across the valley remain bare when others are sprouting with crops this spring, … more
Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to get that fire hazard out of your living room. … more
The deaths of children known to the foster care system continued to raise questions as their suspected killers were … more
As a girl who never wondered where she would be sleeping at night, questioned whether her parents loved her or if … more
Bruce Bauerle is famous for teaching college students how to rip the legs off grasshoppers and eat them for … more
OURAY — Tall spires of ice dangle from the canyon walls, like craggy teeth clinging to the maw of a giant … more
Yes, Colorado. There is a Santa Claus. … more
Here, let me help you. … more
Colorado is set to be in the top 10 states for job growth, will experience an unemployment rate lower than many … more