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 being 89 years old, she doesn’t look so bad. … more
If you planned to have a monument erected in the new section of the Palisade Municipal Cemetery, it may be time to … more
For the second year in a row, flights into the Montrose and Telluride airports during ski season are reaching new … more
In the continuing saga of our remodel, I wanted to keep things simple. So I decided to paint the kitchen, dining … more
Community leaders started a campaign on Friday urging people to open their homes to children needing a safe, stable … more
Students in De Beque had a break from classes on Tuesday, after construction crews hit a gas line during the … more
A 22-year-old Grand Junction man was sentenced to 32 years in prison Monday for killing his girlfriend’s … more
Isaac Ortiz received a 32-year sentence today in the killing of Lyla Blackwood. The girl was 2 years old when she … more
The combination of intense ultraviolet light, harsh winters, extreme temperature swings and rocky soils … more
A piece of history near Fruita needs a little TLC, and you can help preserve it for the next generation. … more
A lawsuit alleging the town of Palisade created an unfair monopoly when it limited the number of medical marijuana … more
Dana Liesegang was 19 years old and had only been enlisted for a few months when she was sexually assaulted by a … more
The Spring Creek 2 Fire grew to roughly 600 acres on Saturday, forcing residents living in the Housetop Mesa area … more
When Ella Moon died in 2013, her white and red farmhouse stood empty, and her family wondered what they would do … more
In response to a growing popularity of vacation rentals by owner, some municipalities are adopting stricter rules … more
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office issued an order for voluntary evacuation order for homes in the Housetop … more
Second chances are a beautiful thing. … more
It’s not a matter of whether Grand Junction should get fiber internet, it’s how it should go about … more
If voters approve a ballot measure in November allowing retail marijuana shops in Palisade, the earliest any of the … more
The majority of the state board of education voted to allow diet sodas to be sold in high schools on Wednesday, … more