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 bring-your-own-marijuana gathering that would have been a first in Mesa County has been canceled. … more
Mesa County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept a property deed and adopt a contract to acquire land … more
Riverside Educational Center has expanded its reach by moving high school tutoring services to Grand Junction High … more
Grand Junction experienced one of the biggest drops nationwide in real Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, year over … more
Parents of gifted and talented students in School District 51 say they’re worried that the elimination of … more
When her pen pal in Kenya told her last year she walked 550 yards once or twice a day to get water, 11-year-old … more
Grand Junction attorney Mark Williams says he’s running as a Democrat against Republican Scott McInnis for … more
District 51 School Board members adopted a revised version of their tobacco-free schools policy at a board business … more
Fifty western Colorado residents from 22 countries spanning the globe became U.S. citizens Tuesday morning by … more
District 51 School Board members said Tuesday night they want to discourage underage use of marijuana but they may … more
The leader of a local constitutionalist group on Monday asked Mesa County commissioners to appoint an outside … more
Colorado Mesa University will receive the nearly $18.46 million it has requested from the state to complete an … more
Both Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction experienced the biggest year-over-year sales tax collection hike of … more
A recent phone survey of 400 registered voters in Mesa County found 46 percent support marijuana legalization and … more
A report released Wednesday warns drought, insect infestations, longer wildfire seasons and climbing temperatures … more
A nearly 5 percent dip year over year this fall in Colorado Mesa University enrollment is linked primarily to … more
Twelve-year-old Grand Junction resident Delaney Clements got a special visitor after school Wednesday — … more
The June release of a U.S. Airways in-flight magazine featuring a spread on Mesa County coincided with an uptick in … more
Mesa County commissioners agreed Monday morning to sign a $394,902 contract with Sorter Construction for work on … more
The results of a survey of School District 51 parents, employees, students and community members conducted this … more