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.
School District 51’s graduation rate dipped below the state average last spring for the first time in five … more
While R-5 High School has no immediate plans to move, the Downtown Development Authority has shown interest in the … more
While the number of applicants more than doubled for vacant positions in School District 51 year-over-year for … more
An anticipated dip year over year in kindergarten enrollment this past fall, paired with an unanticipated stagnancy … more
District 51 School Board members will resume their “Coffee with the Board” events Jan. 31 at Colorado … more
Colorado Mesa University was placed on lockdown Sunday night after a Jeep SUV barreled across the main campus … more
The first recreational marijuana store east-bound drivers encounter after crossing the Utah-Colorado border on … more
Mesa County administration is shuffling some job duties amid Frank Whidden’s promotion earlier this month … more
Colorado Mesa University’s Grand Junction campus was placed on lockdown tonight after a car crashed on … more
Grand Junction Police officers are investigating a report of shots fired shortly after 6 tonight at 445 Chipeta … more
Nearly one in five District 51 kindergarten through third-grade students are at risk of not reading at grade level … more
School District 51 experienced its second Internet and phone service interruption in three days on Friday, forcing … more
Get in here and get it fixed — that’s the abbreviated version of a three-paragraph letter sent … more
The November 2016 election is just shy of 22 months away, but Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese has already … more
UPDATED: A man who allegedly stabbed his father Wednesday morning at 482 Melody Lane has been taken into police … more
The biggest voice on campus has gone silent with the recent death of Regis Tucci, a Colorado Mesa University … more
Journalists, researchers and curious citizens will be able to submit requests for access to Mesa County records … more
A $30,000 grant from the Daniels Fund will help pad Riverside Educational Center’s operating budget. … more
Scott McInnis received some advice from a now-deceased legislator moments after he was sworn in as a U.S. … more
The State Board of Education narrowly passed a resolution Thursday directing the Colorado Department of Education … more