Erin writes compelling features and human-interest stories, mostly in the Trending and Lifestyle sections of the newspaper. She has also been The Daily Sentinel’s Home & Garden columnist since 2012.
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.
What started out as a movie theater and later became a gym and dance studio will soon be transformed by a local … more
When I was a kid, we could earn extra money in the summertime by killing flies and wasps that came into the house. … more
Ready for the cabin … more
When she was 17 years old, Madalyn Yates’ stepfather kicked her out of the house. She moved in with a … more
Debbie Tucker says she’s not responsible for any of the 170 cremains found in the basement of the funeral … more
Patience is not one of my virtues as a gardener. … more
You would never know what’s under Rachelle Jahnke’s graduation cap. … more
The end of the school year means graduation, turning tassels, lots of quoting Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, The … more
Maybe you thought libraries were about books. Sure, they still have those, but libraries also offer many other … more
Suzie the baby yak has no idea she is being immortalized by an artist. … more
The city of Grand Junction’s forestry board is re-vamping the way it honors beautiful yards this year, and … more
All these years, Ann Szocinski thought her son’s remains were sitting in a box, on top of a cabinet, at her … more
Bethany Wellbrock always wondered who she was. Even as a little girl she knew she was different, that she … more
Some of the students in Michael Delaney’s class had killed people. Others made poor decisions about drugs or … more
Volunteering is just one thing Ardene Trevan and Dawn Collom have in common. … more
This weekend, Shellie Lansang’s two mothers will meet for the first time. … more
I can’t resist this reflex I have. … more
MONTROSE — Baby Boy Weber would have been 48 years old this week. … more
Rescue workers and emergency responders spent most of the day Wednesday extracting an injured hiker from No … more
A man who was driving a stolen vehicle led police on a chase that spanned from Fruita to Clifton on Wednesday, … more