Leads a team of roughly three dozen talented and dedicated journalists.
Bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Mesa State College in 1998.
Mike grew up in Aurora, but the slow pace, laid-back nature, natural beauty and friendliness of the Grand Valley makes this place his home. He has been an employee at the Sentinel since 2001. Prior to joining the Sentinel, he worked for two years at the Glenwood Post in Glenwood Springs.
Mike is married to Erin, a Fruita native. They have Maxwell, a dog. Mike enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, golf and travel.
The Grand Valley’s tourism industry showed signs in 2014 it’s breaking out of the doldrums that have … more
In life, Ben Burkey was never shy about expressing what he thought should be done with the rectangle of land his … more
Danny Graham knew something was wrong with Simba even before he saw his pup. … more
A Grand Junction man allegedly stabbed by his son on Wednesday told police his son threatened to kill him the day … more
Mesa County commissioners on Wednesday fired off a letter to Charter Communications, expressing frustration with a … more
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that the family of a 2001 murder victim has the right to be present in … more
A woman was killed and a man seriously injured in a shooting at a Fruita home Sunday night, Fruita police said this … more
A winter weather advisory for the Grand Valley has expired and snow has mostly tapered off, but only after a steady … more
Snow-lovers received an extended Christmas gift, as a slow-moving storm lingered in western Colorado on Friday, … more
A Mesa County resident has died from influenza, as the number of hospitalizations from the virus continues to … more
The Grand Valley could see snow on Wednesday, although little or no accumulation is expected, according to the … more
A fire late Wednesday night severely damaged an Orchard Mesa home and put eight people out in the cold, according … more
A Mesa County judge on Monday ordered a Grand Junction man held on a $2 million cash-only bond after prosecutors … more
A snowy weekend is on tap for the higher elevations of western Colorado, as a storm could bring up to nearly two … more
Tope Elementary School is closing this afternoon due to a high rate of student and staff illness, School District … more
A blast of moist, cold air that has settled over western Colorado could bring a chance of rain and snow in the … more
A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a dog Monday night after the dog bit him while deputies were … more
Two men from New York have been arrested on felony drug distribution charges after authorities found 300 vials of … more
A Grand Junction man with a lengthy felony criminal history told a judge Friday he didn’t stab another man in … more
A convicted felon accused of killing his mother at her Grand Junction home and dumping her body in the desert … more