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.
R-5 High School will host its second-ever reunion — and possibly the last in its current building — for … more
Even fewer District 51 students are expected to participate in the second round of Partnership for Assessment of … more
Some people pour blood, sweat and tears into a project. Stephen Cochran, Cooper Parsons and Clinton Pruitt decided … more
The cheers, the applause and the whistles that rang through Fruita Monument High School’s south gym Thursday … more
Three Palisade High School seniors have blended their shared passions of music and art to create a scholarship … more
District 51 School Board members are asking state legislators to share the wealth of increasing state revenues with … more
The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal, single vehicle crash at mile-marker 89 on U.S. Highway … more
Hungry kids can pocket their quarters for the ice cream man this summer because they won’t need any cash for … more
Grand Junction High School has the top Knowledge Bowl team in the state once again. … more
The 15-year-old boy who died following a crash late Friday on Interstate 70 near Rifle has been identified as … more
It may not go anywhere, but the search for a new location for R-5 High School is on. … more
It feels good to be a founding member of a sorority chapter. … more
De Beque’s town marshal for three and a half years, Michael Lorsung, has been fired. … more
Two Holy Family Catholic School students who took first and second place in the middle school category of a … more
A new fundraiser for New Emerson Elementary will help the school beef up the technology portion of its focus on … more
A Grand Junction man was arrested Monday evening in Clifton for allegedly shooting a gun at a pickup truck on … more
A 29-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested over the weekend after a mother reported her daughter was receiving … more
A Mesa County Fairgrounds policy has been tweaked to clarify that law-abiding gun owners can carry their firearms … more
A four-year state grant that created six new jobs in District 51 geared toward getting chronically absent students … more
Mesa County’s newly hired chief financial officer’s first tasks will include going over the … more