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.
Anything is better than what you have now. … more
It became obvious when Joe Higgins jotted down his job duties as executive director of Mesa County Partners that it … more
A resolution hastily added to a Garfield Re-2 School Board agenda and approved unanimously Tuesday morning will … more
Members of the Garfield Re-2 School Board voted this morning to adopt a resolution that will lead to the end of … more
Five years after it made a summer-long appearance at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, a robotic Tyrannosaurus rex … more
Mesa County commissioners voted Monday to wait until Aug. 10 to consider establishing a new sewer improvement … more
Three central Western Slope communities are among the 21 recipients of this year’s Starburst Awards from the … more
Children quietly sorting through picture books Wednesday afternoon in the children’s section at Mesa County … more
For most of the year, Colorado Mesa University junior Amanda Hurst avoids the elevator that connects the parking … more
The direction of Sarah Hecht’s career in education changed the day parents of a second-grader at the school … more
Operators of the Deer Creek wastewater disposal facility in Whitewater hope by fall to rid their disposal ponds of … more
Mesa County Public Libraries Director Joseph Sanchez hopes to go statewide with the library district’s newest … more
Five firefighting crews from the Rocky Mountain region gathered on Sunday morning in Grand Junction to board a … more
Bus service between Grand Junction and Durango has slowly gained ridership in its first year. … more
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday as 71-year-old … more
Colorado Measures of Academic Success science and social studies test results released Thursday show improvement … more
Results of this spring’s Colorado Measures of Academic Success science and social studies tests, released … more
Caprock Academy, a state charter school in Grand Junction, recently hit a milestone in its recycling efforts by … more
Colorado Mesa University’s remedial education rate for bachelor’s degree-seeking students dipped from … more
Changes taking place over the summer on the Colorado Mesa University campus include building parallel sidewalks for … more