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.
District 51 is planning a change in how local schools handle students caught with or under the influence of … more
Mesa County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to adopt a 2014 budget and to adjust the 2013 budget to include … more
The internal investigation ordered by the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority to discover why federal agents … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced appointments Monday to the boards of trustees at Colorado Mesa University and … more
The hall of one of the three modular units that make up Juniper Ridge Community School was filled Sunday with … more
Etched into a stone plaque buried at the base of a tree on the far west side of Hawthorne Park in central Grand … more
Pay-for-performance raises for teachers is a topic Darren Cook, president of local teachers union Mesa Valley … more
District 51 School Board members will have a retreat open to the public this morning, but it will take constituents … more
Mesa County commissioners are likely to include in the county’s 2014 budget a $15,000 contribution to the … more
The final cost of the School District 51 election, as measured by candidate campaign spending, is $58,083.94 … more
All Montrose and Olathe schools and offices will be closed Thursday, according to the school district. Classes are … more
Grand Junction trash pick-up is running on schedule today despite cold and snowy weather, according to the city of … more
Eleven central Western Slope schools received statewide honors Tuesday at an awards ceremony hosted by the Colorado … more
School board members Greg Mikolai, Tom Parrish and John Williams were sworn in for four-year terms on the board … more
A cold front blowing into western Colorado around the same time as an arctic air mass will make for a chilly … more
Three current or future District 51 School Board members will take the oath of office at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the … more
The number of students at Central, Fruita Monument and Grand Junction high schools who earned Advanced Placement … more
Retired teacher and current District 51 Budget Oversight Committee Co-Chairwoman Barbara Ann Smith of Grand … more
Grand Junction’s apartment vacancy rate jumped from 3.8 percent in the third quarter of 2012 to 7.8 percent … more
Mold removal will begin Monday in a section of the lower level of the Mesa County Central Library, 443 N. Sixth … more