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.
Colorado Mesa University will receive a $350,000 settlement from a New York architecture firm as compensation for … more
Colorado Mesa University students who started classes Monday are enjoying more than just a clean slate for grades … more
The Western Slope Center for Children has seen a large influx of child victims of physical and sexual abuse over … more
Six-year-old Cooper Rens carries a pumpkin that’s nearly heavy enough to tip him over, but that doesn’t … more
Investigators and law enforcement officials never were able to determine the exact cause or location of Paige … more
Riina Krauss fell in love with Colorado more than 20 years ago as a high school foreign exchange student from … more
A 23-year-old Grand Junction man died of blunt force head injuries after crashing his Jeep Wrangler on Redlands … more
A 12-year-old boy who was struck by a Jeep while crossing the street near West Middle School on Monday morning was … more
The Spring Creek 2 wildfire burning southeast of Parachute was 70 percent contained on Monday, according to the … more
The number of people pursuing teaching degrees in Colorado has steadily declined for the last five years, a … more
Colorado lawmakers this year created incentives for teachers in training to start their careers in rural school … more
An argument between a husband and wife escalated into a house fire in Mack on Sunday night, according to the Mesa … more
Bobby, a 14-year-old client of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mesa County, often rides a different … more
For Theresa Jones, cancer takes up a lot of time. … more
A small, passionate group of bicyclists rode around Grand Junction on Sunday to raise community awareness about the … more
There will be 100 more local students walking to school this year as School District 51 and its bus provider, … more
Grand Junction is making a name for itself in the technology industry, and local innovators and businesses are … more
A student-teacher culinary team from Western Colorado Community College will be immersing themselves in all things … more
To those who regularly drive over cracked, uneven pavement on Horizon Drive or dodge potholes on First Street, … more
Montrose manufacturing companies Gordon Composites and Polystrand were sold to an international polymer production … more