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.
Mesa County’s Colorado Open Records Request policy is getting a few tweaks, including a rate increase for … more
Colorado slipped one slot to 22nd place in the annual Kids Count Data Book released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey … more
A day-old amendment to Mesa County policy clarifies that it’s OK for citizens and employees to openly carry … more
Fresh whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots (a hybrid of plums and apricots) sold at City Market and other … more
More new amenities are coming to Colorado Mesa University, including an outdoor events venue, a Starbucks in the … more
The last flyable B-29 Superfortress bomber on the planet will be on display in Grand Junction today through … more
Mesa County had a 6.5 percent unemployment rate in June, capping a spring season that boasted the lowest jobless … more
School District 51 families who meet income criteria can register online now at http://www.applyforlunch.com to … more
Grand Junction City Council members approved a resolution Wednesday night ratifying Mesa Land Trust’s … more
Haven’t seen anyone selling a litter of fluffy puppies or kittens out of the back of a car lately? … more
The number of Colorado Mesa University students who took remedial courses in hopes of catching up in English and … more
Teachers aren’t the only ones reviewing their first evaluation scores under new statewide guidelines this … more
Mesa County commissioners plan to revise and adopt policies on threats and violence in county buildings at an … more
A proposed compensation plan change for Mesa County employees would cost an estimated $8 million to administer, … more
No fire restrictions will be in place during the July 4th holiday weekend, although local agencies urge caution … more
School District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz may have gotten a bump in pay with the new contract he signed last … more
Mesa County plans to save a quarter million dollars by eliminating four positions through attrition and has … more
Construction has begun on a solar array project at 2930 D 1/4 Road expected to generate $5.3 million in energy … more
Palisade’s board of trustees became the latest local government entity Tuesday night to decide not to pay a … more
A Mesa County policy on threatening behavior in county buildings is getting a second look five months after its … more