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.
All Montrose and Olathe schools and offices will be closed Thursday, according to the school district. Classes are … more
Grand Junction trash pick-up is running on schedule today despite cold and snowy weather, according to the city of … more
Eleven central Western Slope schools received statewide honors Tuesday at an awards ceremony hosted by the Colorado … more
School board members Greg Mikolai, Tom Parrish and John Williams were sworn in for four-year terms on the board … more
A cold front blowing into western Colorado around the same time as an arctic air mass will make for a chilly … more
Three current or future District 51 School Board members will take the oath of office at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the … more
The number of students at Central, Fruita Monument and Grand Junction high schools who earned Advanced Placement … more
Retired teacher and current District 51 Budget Oversight Committee Co-Chairwoman Barbara Ann Smith of Grand … more
Grand Junction’s apartment vacancy rate jumped from 3.8 percent in the third quarter of 2012 to 7.8 percent … more
Mold removal will begin Monday in a section of the lower level of the Mesa County Central Library, 443 N. Sixth … more
Mesa County commissioners will not fund half of a Riverfront Commission job in 2014 but will provide an extra … more
Milla Wong wanted to challenge herself. … more
Former Grand Junction Mayor and ex-Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority board member Bill Pitts asked Mesa … more
Palisade High School students have plenty of reasons to raise money for a scholarship fund and an annual party to … more
Tim and Cathy Dorland thought they were through raising kids. That is, until they met Ethan. … more
Colorado Mesa University will offer two nursing degree programs online starting next summer. … more
The Grand Junction Police Department received 67 theft from vehicle and criminal mischief reports between Oct. 20 … more
Another residence hall is coming to Colorado Mesa University. … more
Mesa County commissioners indicated during a budget meeting Tuesday they plan to keep funding for the District … more
Lead Custodian Robert Lesko was a common, friendly sight at Redlands Middle School for 21 years. … more