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.
Two local nonprofit organizations are committed to increasing access to technology for School District 51 students, … more
There are more than $58 million in critical repairs needed at School District 51 facilities, and district officials … more
On Friday afternoon, the staff at the Roice-Hurst Humane Society is juggling many things at once — Executive … more
Mesa County officials are seeking community input on a proposed relocation and enhancement of the Intermountain … more
They’re a flash mob of kindness — a small group of local folks who want to help those in need. … more
For Colorado Mesa University student Cody Kem, the most challenging part of going to class isn’t waking up … more
School District 51 announced the sudden mid-year reassignment of an elementary school principal on Friday. … more
More new students at Colorado Mesa University are returning for a second year, the result of an increased effort to … more
It took eight hours, two dinners, and an untold amount of discussion among the more than 50 people who attended two … more
Two Grand Junction education institutions are seeking to improve outdoor recreation for local children through … more
School District 51 will likely see a marginal increase in state funding for the coming fiscal year thanks to a … more
Build a wall, deport them all. … more
The American Red Cross of Western Colorado will install 500 free smoke detectors in Grand Junction neighborhoods … more
More than 40 people gathered at Jouflas Campground in Rabbit Valley on Saturday to celebrate the late Chris … more
Colorado Mesa University trustees on Thursday approved the purchase of a seven-acre, $590,000 parcel of land to … more
The suicides of two School District 51 students this year are still sending waves of concern and change through … more
Over the course of 10 years, the Riverside Educational Center has grown from a small tutoring center for a handful … more
Students at Wingate Elementary School are more talkative than ever, according to Principal Carol Wethington, though … more
On Wednesday morning, Central High School teacher Scott Finholm went to work anticipating a wide range of reactions … more
Local businessman and entrepreneur Page Tucker received the Entrepreneur Excellence Award at the Colorado … more