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.
Montrose County School District staff and Board of Education members will present a proposal next month to the … more
Mesa County commissioners announced Wednesday they have selected a single finalist for the vacant county attorney … more
District 51 School Board members have committed to working with partner agencies to expand the Outdoor Wilderness … more
Mesa County commissioners have announced they have a single finalist for the position of Mesa County Attorney. The … more
District 51 staff and school board members expressed their displeasure with the rapidly unfolding changes in state … more
The race for Mesa County Assessor has two contenders: Republican Ken Brownlee and third-party candidate Steve … more
Few students made the grade in Colorado’s first attempt at testing new statewide curriculum standards in … more
De Beque voters will have two extra ballot measures to consider this fall: 2C, which requests permission from … more
The race to head the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is a battle between two former colleagues: … more
An ordinance that would allow licensed drivers to use off-highway vehicles on Mesa County roads is set to take … more
The results of the state’s first-ever round of Colorado Measures of Academic Success exams in science and … more
The Mesa County Board of Commissioners will get a new member at the start of 2015, when either Republican Scott … more
Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Taylor used an app on his smartphone to help him determine how to vote this year. … more
The off-white stone mausoleum that sits atop a hill overlooking the wide expanse of Grand Junction finally looks … more
Grand Junction Republican Marcia Neal didn’t originally seek a second, six-year term on the state board of … more
Results of the newest in a series of tests to debut in recent years in Colorado classrooms are due to be released … more
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