Finding the stories in our community’s K–12 schools and higher education institutions and reporting on Mesa County commissioners and county government.
Bachelor’s degree and graduated cum laude from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Emily is a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and moved to Grand Junction in 2006. She was a reporter intern for the Waterloo Courier in Waterloo, Iowa, in 2005 and a reporter intern for the Peoria Journal Star in Peoria, Ill., in 2006 before coming to the Grand Junction Free Press in Sept. 2006. She worked there until December 2008 and started at the Sentinel the next year. She has been covering education in the Grand Valley for more than five years.
Mesa County officials plan to begin billing other counties for time its attorney’s office expends on mental … more
A Fruita 8/9 social studies teacher suspected of hitting a student earlier this year is back in the classroom and … more
The former operators of a Ouray County silver ore mine are facing a fine of more than $1 million following the … more
There were fewer drug-related arrests in 2013 than in 2012 on Colorado Mesa University’s main campus, … more
A so-called “phishing” scam invaded the email inboxes of some Mesa County employees starting in the wee … more
The spread of a scam email that began appearing early Sunday morning in the inboxes of Mesa County employees is … more
Members of local schools and churches took a short walk for a big cause Sunday afternoon at the 27th annual Grand … more
A few days after some Palisade voters discovered two retail marijuana questions missing from their general election … more
A few District 51 elementary schools are set to pilot a system next fall that specializes learning for advanced … more
The Colorado Mesa University Bookstore gained a competitive edge in the textbook-selling market this fall with the … more
Mesa County Commissioner candidates Scott McInnis and Mark Williams spent much of a 30-minute debate Friday … more
Gage Wright resigned from his position as a Grand Junction police officer Wednesday, nearly two weeks after his … more
Concentrating on cracking equations and formulating essays can be tough work for Orchard Mesa Middle School … more
Mesa County’s proposed budget for 2015 includes a bump in revenue and pay increases for employees. But high … more
Renovations to Tomlinson Library on the Colorado Mesa University campus are expected to be complete by the end of … more
School District 51 has eliminated its director of attendance position and replaced it with two new jobs focused on … more
After securing funding Tuesday, Community Hospital began construction Wednesday of its new building at 2351 G … more
Cutting the Demolition Derby from this year’s Mesa County Fair contributed to the July 15-19 event raking in … more
Peyton resident and pilot Mark Shook, 61, was visiting his wife’s sister, 50-year-old Rebecca Molle, in Grand … more
Mesa County will receive $60,000 from the state to purchase equipment and services needed to continue monitoring … more