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 Libraries has broken ground on a 3,000-square-foot building north of the Central Library that will … more
The number of marijuana-related expulsions in School District 51 was cut nearly in half year-over-year in 2014-15, … more
Mesa County commissioners on Monday voted to sign one letter protesting the proposed greater sage-grouse land-use … more
Mesa County residents are invited to offer their opinions on what wireless communication expansion should look like … more
School District 51’s technology department has proposed spending nearly $20 million over the next five years … more
Seven-year-old Nathan Hester liked his grandma’s new haircut. … more
There was a big dam celebration Saturday in Palisade. … more
The Lunch Lizard lives — at least for another three weeks. … more
The Lunch Lizard, the School District food truck that supplied summer meals free of charge to children in a pilot … more
The owners of a 54-acre property north of Fruita covered in 40,000 to 50,000 tires will have to wait until next … more
Fourteen-year-old Savanah McGuire of Clifton was inspired by her brother to learn how to code. … more
Three members of the Palisade High School speech and debate team placed third overall at the USA World Schools … more
De Beque School District 49JT is counting on passage of a bond issue this November to help pay for demolition of … more
The line forms immediately when the District 51 Lunch Lizard rolls into a parking lot. … more
It’s far from a perfect relationship. But the connection between Mesa County and the Mesa Land Trust is one … more
The Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup on Monday. … more
When it comes to performance-based learning, the district would like to hear from the community. The district … more
LEARNING FROM LINDSAY: This four-day series focuses on School District 51’s interest in performance-based … more
In the most basic terms, performance-based learning means allowing students to earn credit for consuming curriculum … more
School District 51 School Board members cleared the way for construction of a new R-5 High School and a permanent … more