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.
In an effort to treat the whole student, Colorado Mesa University plans to locate its mental health and physical … more
Peyton Behl didn’t mind that his reading partner on a recent weekday afternoon at the Fruita library licked … more
The president of Colorado Mesa University hopes to attract more students downtown and entice more community members … more
Two District 51 schools are expanding their administrative staffs this year thanks to a boost in state funding. … more
One or two cancellations each month of weekly administrative meetings for Mesa County commissioners have become the … more
Mesa County commissioners will consider adopting a policy in the coming weeks aimed at encouraging and protecting … more
Law enforcement officers found a 22-year-old Delta robbery suspect hiding in a trash can shortly before they … more
Brittany Nacole Mason of Delta, a suspect in the Aug. 20 robbery of Olathe’s Bank of Colorado branch, was … more
Luxury housing is coming to Gateway Canyons Resort following a Mesa County commissioners’ vote Tuesday to … more
One person is dead following an officer involved shooting today in the 1700 block of Grand Avenue, according to the … more
A Fruita Monument High School band director is in the running for a Grammy. … more
District 51 special education teacher Janet Ryan is being recognized for her 16 years of work providing specialized … more
If construction plans go as scheduled for a new facility, this will be Independence Academy’s final school … more
Grand Junction High School business and information technology teacher Brent Welch is one of 30 recipients … more
Not even a year after his second deployment in Iraq ended and one month after he finished active service at … more
I am no stranger to the long car trip. … more
District 51 filled nearly 300 open teaching, administrative and support positions this summer following a domino … more
Members of the community will have two chances in September to speak informally with District 51 School Board … more
Two rabbits have tested positive for the bacterial disease tularemia in the last two weeks in Mesa County, … more
Colorado Mesa University made the Forbes magazine list of America’s Top Colleges for the sixth-consecutive … more