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 woman who denied any knowledge of more than 300 marijuana plants growing in the home she occupied with her … more
A woman who begged law enforcement officers to take her to jail after her significant other was arrested ended up … more
Not all wasps are jerks. … more
The watchdog agency charged with reviewing complaints about child-protection issues in Colorado has examined 20 … more
Frustrating. Overwhelming. Difficult. Inconsistent. Conflicted. Poorly organized. Challenging. Roller coaster. … more
Something didn’t add up for doctors when Lyla Blackwood was brought to them on July 24, 2015. … more
As soon as Misty Blackwell held 2-month-old Angel Place in her arms, she felt like she was hers to protect. The … more
Police are investigating a jewelry theft that was reported this week, when two people entered a local shop and … more
Rarely do you find such irony in nature. … more
The estate of a child who was beaten to death two years ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against four … more
I like growing souvenirs. … more
The man shot and killed by a Grand Junction police officer on Sunday was holding two children hostage in a … more
Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper confirmed that the man killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday at … more
LITTLETON — A lizard scurries under the waving fronds of blue grama grass and a hummingbird dives to stick … more
Winter visitors to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park might have to pay the same amount to enter the park … more
The wind blows over the adobe hills, encountering little resistance from the stubby scrub brush. The horizon … more
When Brittany Frasco was pregnant with her first child, she was in so much pain from the weight she gained that the … more
When Brittney Frasco was pregnant with her first child, she was in so much pain from the weight she gained that the … more
More than 90 kids are on a waiting list to have a well-adjusted adult be a positive influence for three hours a … more