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.
Kirby Gamble is looking forward to receiving his high school diploma at the end of his first year at Colorado Mesa … more
Mesa County planning commissioners will consider a conditional-use permit Thursday for a facility that would team … more
Palisade High School ranked 35th in Colorado and 1,478th nationwide in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 … more
Mesa County’s medical insurance budget is getting closer to being in the black this year after increasing … more
Rock Jam is no more. The classic and hard rock festival that takes place late each summer in Mack has been … more
After an amazing rookie year, the local Hi Five robotics team is headed to an international championship. … more
Grand Junction is among 14 places named “America’s Coolest Desert Towns” in the April edition of … more
Expanding International Baccalaureate programming into more grades, decreasing the ratio of students to gifted and … more
Country Jam’s new operators say they are excited to bring more live music events into their repertoire. … more
Despite concerns that the cost would be unsustainable, the new organizers of Country Jam will be billed $50,000 for … more
The U.S. Coast Guard doesn’t limit its presence to the coastlines of the United States. … more
The peak of spring allergy season in the Grand Valley has likely passed thanks to some tree varieties finishing up … more
Chris Martin of Grand Junction wanted to fine-tune his welding skills and further his education. So when he saw an … more
Although the number is dropping, School District 51 had the state’s sixth-highest number of law enforcement … more
Allegations that Grand Junction High School administrators discouraged teachers from giving students D’s or … more
If you visit East, West, Bookcliff or Orchard Mesa middle schools, Peter Schimek and Trent Oney want to be the … more
Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District grants awarded this spring will pay for school security and technology … more
The field of applicants for Mesa County attorney has been narrowed to five Coloradans. … more
It’s nice to have energy again. It’s nice to see a half-inch gone from my waistline. It’s nice to … more
Five Mesa County director positions have been whittled down to two with a goal of saving approximately $350,000 in … more