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.
A California fugitive on the run for more than three years has been caught in Grand Junction. … more
District 51 will go live Monday with an online survey geared toward finding out what people believe about the … more
The thought of going to the principal’s office would scare most children. … more
A debris path estimated to be 125 feet wide will take some time to clear for Colorado Highway 65 in Plateau Canyon … more
Kindergarten registration season for 2014-15 will kick off Friday with kindergarten roundup at District 51 … more
The road to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for some BMX athletes could run through Grand … more
District 51 School Board members voted Tuesday to adopt a subscription agreement for a solar energy project in Pear … more
Re-applying for grants for a new administration building at Grand Junction Regional Airport is likely to cost the … more
Some Grand Valley private schools have seen an uptick in interest following a decision to move the cutoff date for … more
Forty days of restraint and reflection start Wednesday for Christians who celebrate Lent. But Sunday, it was time … more
Clifton library branch patrons will have more room to peruse the stacks pending the completion of an amended lease … more
Computer labs will be available at four locations and all District 51 school offices as the School of Choice … more
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died this afternoon at a crash scene in the 1900 … more
Parents concerned about the new age cutoff for District 51 kindergartners questioned why they weren’t given … more
United Way of Mesa County raised $970,557 in its 2013-14 campaign, falling shy of a $1.1 million goal and short of … more
Parents with questions about School District 51’s newly changed kindergarten entrance policy are invited to … more
A BMX venue built to accommodate Olympic qualifying events, a covered arena for animal shows and 45 recreational … more
Colorado Mesa University’s financial health passed a checkup by staff of the legislature’s Joint Budget … more
It’s not an increase in truancy cases causing a stir in School District 51. Those numbers have been … more
Starting this year, children will have to turn 5 years old by July 15 in order to start kindergarten in August in … more