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.
More than 400 District 51 teachers and staff filled Palisade High School Monday to learn about a … more
Attendance dropped at the second annual Grand Valley Peace & Justice resource fair on Friday and Saturday, … more
Dozens of professional tree climbers descended on — or somewhere above — Lincoln Park on Saturday for … more
A 53-year-old man allegedly drove a stolen Jeep into oncoming traffic and through residential areas at high rates … more
Grand Junction Fire Department officials still don’t know what caused a small fire on the roof of Caprock … more
Sports Authority stores in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs and Montrose will shutter their doors before the … more
Colorado Mesa University students can now earn a degree in civil engineering, university officials announced … more
Every weekday morning, Tim Leon gets dressed, eats breakfast and catches up on the news to learn of anything that … more
With many District 51 schools at varying levels of safety and security, the new R5 High School leads the pack as a … more
A group of teenagers caught on video caused $15,000 to $20,000 in damage to nine District 51 school buses on … more
Rescue teams searched the Colorado River until dark Wednesday for the body of a 17-year-old boy who went under the … more
A District 51 employee accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy resigned her position as an elementary school … more
A Grand Junction man allegedly involved in a shooting at the St. Mary’s Hospital parking garage Saturday is … more
As a longtime teacher, Creative Avenues owner Joy Potter knows that children need to be engaged in order to learn. … more
Though Colorado National Monument will likely see record-setting attendance during the National Park … more
A 23-year-old man is in police custody after officers responded to reports of a shooting at the St. Mary’s … more
Barbara Graff remembers selling milk in glass bottles from her back door in 1964, and to see a line of people … more
With no fire restrictions in place, Mesa County residents are free to celebrate Independence Day with some spark … more
Although Brad McCloud is not a Grand Junction native, the 2016 Lion of the Year was honored as an irreplaceable … more
While most folks sought air conditioning and swimming pools during the triple-digit temperatures last week, a … more