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 spread of a scam email that began appearing early Sunday morning in the inboxes of Mesa County employees is … more
Members of local schools and churches took a short walk for a big cause Sunday afternoon at the 27th annual Grand … more
A few days after some Palisade voters discovered two retail marijuana questions missing from their general election … more
A few District 51 elementary schools are set to pilot a system next fall that specializes learning for advanced … more
The Colorado Mesa University Bookstore gained a competitive edge in the textbook-selling market this fall with the … more
Mesa County Commissioner candidates Scott McInnis and Mark Williams spent much of a 30-minute debate Friday … more
Gage Wright resigned from his position as a Grand Junction police officer Wednesday, nearly two weeks after his … more
Concentrating on cracking equations and formulating essays can be tough work for Orchard Mesa Middle School … more
Mesa County’s proposed budget for 2015 includes a bump in revenue and pay increases for employees. But high … more
Renovations to Tomlinson Library on the Colorado Mesa University campus are expected to be complete by the end of … more
School District 51 has eliminated its director of attendance position and replaced it with two new jobs focused on … more
After securing funding Tuesday, Community Hospital began construction Wednesday of its new building at 2351 G … more
Cutting the Demolition Derby from this year’s Mesa County Fair contributed to the July 15-19 event raking in … more
Peyton resident and pilot Mark Shook, 61, was visiting his wife’s sister, 50-year-old Rebecca Molle, in Grand … more
Mesa County will receive $60,000 from the state to purchase equipment and services needed to continue monitoring … more
Students in District 51 are off this week during the district’s first-ever fall break. … more
The Democratic challenger for the 3rd Congressional District seat on the Colorado Board of Education wants board … more
An alleged three-day crime binge involving meth, arson, burglary, assault with a baseball bat and the theft of two … more
It’s probably too late to cancel new standardized testing scheduled to roll out this spring in Colorado, … more
Angel Place made life worth living for O’Neal Blackwell, father of the 11-month-old baby’s first foster … more