Patti is a sports columnist and covers Colorado Mesa University sports, plus leads coverage of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series and the Grand Junction Rockies.
University of Kansas, School of Journalism, 1981.
Patti grew up in Overland Park, Kan., and is the only member of her family to leave the greater Kansas City area. She worked at the Lawrence Journal-World and the Olathe (Kan.) Daily News before heading West in the fall of 1985. She has covered everything from trapping snapping turtles to Major League Baseball and the NFL, and among her career highlights are covering the World Series in Denver and photographing a Kansas-Kentucky basketball game, sitting on the sideline of Naismith Court at Allen Fieldhouse.
Patti shares her home with Sneakers, the world’s happiest yellow Labrador. Sneakers also loves the Jayhawks, but doesn’t like it when Patti yells at them during basketball games. Patti and Sneakers spend lots of time at the park and playing fetch or just chasing birds in the backyard, and like to take road trips together. Patti enjoys playing really bad golf, reading and movies, especially when the popcorn is fresh.
Kabir West can’t wait for the turkey. … more
Their hearts sank when the Colorado Mesa volleyball players and coaches heard Regis University was the No. 8 seed … more
They’re still stinging over being left out of the NCAA Division II playoffs, but several Colorado Mesa … more
On nights like Tuesday, Ali Svorinic figures she just might be the luckiest setter in the Rocky Mountain Athletic … more
When Abby Ney arrived on Colorado Mesa’s campus four years ago, volleyball coach Dave Fleming wasn’t … more
They might as well get the shirts printed, because the mantra for the 2016 football season at Colorado Mesa … more
No. 21 Colorado Mesa (8-2, 7-1 RMAC) at Western State (4-6, 4-4) … more
It wasn’t a question of if, but who. … more
Chuck Pipher started his weekly news conference by breaking a chair. … more
Tony White is a little shy when you first meet him. … more
The preseason player of the year is out for the season with torn ankle ligaments. … more
The big guy is back. … more
Curt Schilling remembers every minute of his Grand Junction adventure. … more
The Mavericks are back on the outside looking in. … more
Bodies flew without regard for the bruises to come. Players used cat-quick reflexes to keep the ball in play, … more
Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” blared over the loudspeaker Friday night, and every … more
No. 16 Colorado MESA (8-1, 7-0 RMAC) at No. 4 csu-pueblo (8-1, 7-0) … more
This game has been four years in the making. … more
Colorado Mesa opens the women’s basketball season next weekend as the No. 19 team in the nation. … more
If you watch Erin Perez on the volleyball court, you’d swear she’s two different people. … more