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.
The 13 Caprock Academy seniors who graduated from the K-12 charter school Friday were known as the … more
Mesa County plans to stop airing content, including weekly commissioners meetings, on Government Access Channel … more
The Colorado Department of Human Services will allocate four additional case management positions to Mesa County in … more
The cost of in-state tuition for undergraduates at Colorado Mesa University will increase by 5.5 percent … more
With just seven members remaining and each one north of 70, the Silver Bell Rebekah Lodge No. 115 in Fruita could … more
District 51 School Board members and members of the local teacher’s representation group, Mesa Valley … more
A small sign tucked beneath the chin of a stuffed animal resting on the grass at the northwest corner of 29 Road … more
Six bus riders were injured Wednesday morning when the driver of a bronze sport-utility vehicle ran a red light at … more
Colorado Mesa University’s international student programs will be housed in Rotary Hall, the new name given … more
The names of those involved in Tuesday’s crash and officer-involved shooting have been released by the Mesa … more
A small, gray plaque posted on a free-standing brick wall outside Lowell Heiny Hall on the Colorado Mesa University … more
The operators of a wastewater disposal facility near Whitewater are on “Plan C” with odor mitigation … more
There’s a hiking trail for everyone in the Grand Valley and surrounding areas, whether you have two feet or … more
Receiving two honors at two sports stadiums in one day seems fitting for multi-sport Special Olympics athlete Cory … more
The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority plans to ask the Federal Aviation Administration for nearly $2.3 … more
As complaints about a smell emanating from the Deer Creek wastewater disposal facility near Whitewater continue to … more
Grand Valley third-graders will have an opportunity to learn about the high desert ecosystem around them this week … more
Some say it’s about showcasing the talents of the senior class. Some say it’s about honoring those who … more
The results of the latest anonymous survey of Colorado educators show School District 51 teachers and building … more
Bookcliff Middle School students and staff are collecting money to help a Bookcliff teacher’s family in Nepal … more