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.
Sixteen-year-old Tyler Crosby doesn’t mind spending a week of spring break in a classroom; not if he has a … more
Palisade High School librarian Ronda Scroggins is usually a quiet person. But after having to lock the library … more
Mesa County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved new zoning for a 54.3 acre parcel of land north of Fruita … more
Puffy winter coats and cozy mittens stayed tucked away in most Grand Junction closets for good reason this winter … more
Palisade High School student Tiana Menon kicked off her spring break by winning a trophy. … more
After receiving a $1.2 million grant for a makeover of North Avenue, the city of Grand Junction is seeking … more
Powderhorn Ski Resort is closing for the season Monday. Powderhorn released the following statement Sunday from … more
Cloudy, cooler weather is predicted for much of this week in the Grand Valley, according to the National Weather … more
MOAB, Utah (AP) — A 31-year-old Colorado man was killed after driving an ATV off a 65-foot cliff in … more
Verizon Wireless is looking to add two cellphone towers in the Grand Valley — one near the School District 51 … more
Mesa County commissioners and Mesa Land Trust executive board members plan to meet sometime in April to discuss … more
Innovation school approved in Montrose … more
A $5 million remodeling project in one of Colorado Mesa University’s oldest residence halls will add new … more
School District 51 has hired the next principal of Grand Junction High School. … more
A second community meeting addressing Gateway School’s financial future will take place at 6 p.m. tonight at … more
School District 51 will start the 2015-16 school year with a new, five-year bus contract and a fleet of 140 … more
As of Monday afternoon, an estimated 1,349 School District 51 students have opted out of at least one Partnership … more
After a brief absence from the list, the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens are a step closer to rejoining a roster … more
Mesa County residents can dispose of most types of garbage without getting charged between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. … more
Colorado Mesa University has no immediate plans to use Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and … more