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.
For years, Grand Valley vineyards were isolated from a pest that plagued other winemaking regions of the world. … more
Thirty-three years went by in a hurry for Calvin Pearson. … more
All summer, it hung precariously in the locust tree. … more
Shoppers parking their cars downtown will soon be able to pay for parking using an app on their phones, as part of … more
Somehow, they make supper happen six days a week at Grand Valley Catholic Outreach’s Soup Kitchen. … more
Fred Pierce and Jerry Tufly have done so many things together over the past 35 years. … more
Bob Kline is familiar with the emotional side of driving. … more
Colorado needs to adapt its infrastructure to help its aging population find safe and affordable transportation … more
Every Friday, Mary Finnegan drove from her house in Pea Green to the bowling alley in Montrose. … more
Oh, glorious squash. Indeed, fall is here when I see bins of winter squash adorning the grocery store entryways. … more
Kasey Creech has known her children since the day they were born, though they weren’t hers officially until … more
After helping people celebrate their most special occasions for 52 years, a Grand Junction landmark is closing its … more
A Colorado Mesa University professor who invited a political activist to recruit his students to stump for a … more
Sometimes, it takes a different environment than a counselor’s ear and a box of tissues to make progress in … more
When Grand Junction native Jeff Dykstra and his family were living in Zambia a decade ago, he was paying up to $7 a … more
An 11-year-old boy died after being shot during a sleepover in a Pear Park home on Saturday night. … more
On Veterans Day, David Bryant was packing his Army-issued duffel bag again, starting a new chapter in his life. … more
Although almost 300 voters in the De Beque area agreed to create a mosquito-control district this week, it appears … more
Despite improved safety, lower maintenance costs and other benefits, some Redlands residents still have mixed … more
Voters in rural areas of Mesa County approved requests to increase property taxes for a fire-protection district … more