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.
A swimming pool and outbuilding in the Redlands caught fire on Monday night after burning weeds came into contact … more
The Montrose County School District is one $12.5 million step closer to replacing a 60-year-old middle school that … more
Dr. Brian Davidson, the new president of St. Mary’s Hospital, was preparing for the job of running the … more
Colorado Mesa University will offer the only viticulture and enology program in the state starting in the fall, … more
District 51 school board member Paul Pitton has sufficiently proven that he intends to move into the director … more
When 8-year-old Hayden Roswell reads her favorite books, she experiences it differently from the other students in … more
The Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday that petitioners in the case of school board member Paul Pitton’s … more
Colorado Mesa University’s Board of Trustees approved borrowing $15 million on Monday to build a new … more
“Romeo and Juliet” still ends the same way and there are still the same number of electrons in an atom … more
Central High School graduates focused on the future while celebrating the past at their commencement ceremony … more
Vietnam War veteran Rodger Holmes did not receive adequate follow-up care at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs … more
Some of the best things in life take time — that’s the message Jessica DeCasper, keynote speaker at … more
While the small after-school music program at Dual Immersion Academy is only a few months old, the elementary … more
When 48 students walked across the Avalon Theatre stage at Grand River Academy’s graduation on Thursday … more
School District 51 teachers and students will have a little more peace of mind next year with the installation of … more
Hundreds of students apply for a handful of coveted spots at Dual Immersion Academy every year. It’s the only … more
Montrose’s broadband expansion efforts are getting a boost from the federal government through a technical … more
Educators from across western Colorado met with state officials in Grand Junction on Wednesday to discuss the new … more
The District 51 Board of Education must make a definitive statement on the status of Paul Pitton’s District B … more
After two years and 68 miles of fiber optic cable installation, School District 51 is one of the first and largest … more