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.
Discussion of the future of Gateway School has been placed on pause following School District 51’s decision … more
The next shift in local education has already begun. … more
Meetings scheduled for March 4 and 11 to discuss the future of Gateway School have been postponed. The Daily … more
Mesa County commissioners agreed Monday to spend more than a quarter-million dollars to hire an engineering firm to … more
District 51 parents can begin submitting School of Choice applications online for 2015-16 enrollment at 10 a.m. … more
Lisa Ricks and her daughter decided together that the Palisade High ninth-grader will not participate in this … more
Personnel of the De Beque Fire Protection District hope building a larger fire station will make their operations … more
If you want to keep getting law enforcement services for free, you better curb underage drinking. … more
More than three years after it was last occupied, Mesa County is selling a downtown Grand Junction building to … more
Mesa County commissioners effectively ended a seven-year relationship with the Grand Junction-based consultant to … more
Mesa County commissioners Monday morning approved both a $54,000, one-year contract with Segal Consulting and the … more
District 51 will seek public input Tuesday on the future of Gateway School. … more
State Board of Education members learned Thursday that there are two ways for Colorado to cut ties with Common … more
When it came time for Janie VanWinkle to pay college tuition, she sold cows. … more
District 51 School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to continue starting school on the first Monday of … more
Mesa County commissioners on Tuesday directed Mesa County Attorney Patrick Coleman to draft a notice of intent to … more
Following their unanimous decision not to charge the operators of Country Jam and Loudwire Music Festival for the … more
Mesa County commissioners today directed Mesa County Attorney Patrick Coleman to draft a notice of intent to sue … more
Parents of kids starting kindergarten this August in District 51 will be able to register for school starting March … more
Native Germans, German Americans and Germans at heart got a little taste of the homeland Sunday afternoon at the … more