Katie writes about education issues and stories coming from Mesa County Valley School District 51, Colorado Mesa University and surrounding area schools.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado.
Katie is a Colorado native and joined the Daily Sentinel in 2015 after working as an education reporter at the Montrose Daily Press.
She loves live music, being outside as much as possible, coffee, cooking, baking and travel. Her Mini-Australian Shepherd, Cooper, is responsible for at least 50 percent of her sanity on a daily basis.
School District 51 board members are looking to Colorado case law from 2001 and 1980 in deciding whether to declare … more
Of the dozens of community members who showed up to build houses on Saturday for Habitat for Humanity’s … more
As the only blind man to summit Mount Everest, Erik Weihenmayer could easily talk about his accomplishments for … more
Palisade police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the C&F Food Store, 208 W. Eighth St. in … more
Seven months after Palisade High School freshman Justin Burns died in a hunting accident, Palisade students are … more
Student expulsions in School District 51 have plummeted by more than 50 percent since 2014, and a 22-year-old high … more
When Colorado Mesa University junior Josie Carlson started studying engineering, she didn’t anticipate that … more
When School District 51 student advocate Belinda Howery talks about working with homeless students every day, she … more
A man found dead on a Colorado River bank near Orchard Mesa on Saturday afternoon died before first responders … more
Dozens of volunteers and neighbors braved the brisk weather and cloudy skies on Saturday to help plant 38 shade and … more
Six months after School District 51 mistakenly certified Paul Pitton as a school board candidate because he lived … more
If waiting on college acceptance letters is the most nerve-wracking part of spring for a graduating high school … more
After months of anticipation and legal battles over what kind of materials are allowed in Delta County schools, … more
DELTA — More than a dozen Delta parents and students gathered around the high school flagpole Thursday night … more
It’s a little bit of “Antiques Roadshow” and a whole lot of Native American history, a perfect … more
Allegations that the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction used inappropriate scheduling tools turned … more
When Grand Junction native Carlos Romero answered a restricted phone call while standing outside of his … more
Jenn Moore worked across the country before starting as the new executive director of the John McConnell Math and … more
As tax season hits its peak, Colorado nonprofits are ramping up efforts to remind people that filling out tax forms … more
elaney Clements’ life was celebrated on Saturday exactly the way she lived it — with joy, bright … more