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.
Less than a month into the 2015 fiscal year, Mesa County commissioners are discussing options for the … more
School District 51 Early Access applications are available through the last Friday in February for parents … more
The end of work for the state’s Standards and Assessment Task Force likely marks the beginning of work for … more
Representatives from local government and Club 20 gathered Monday morning on the steps of the Mesa County … more
Mesa County pets will remain eligible for low-cost spay or neuter procedures this year, thanks to a continuing … more
The Olathe Middle/High School eighth-grader who died Friday afternoon while skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort … more
An Olathe Middle/High School eighth-grade boy died Friday as a result of an incident at Crested Butte Mountain … more
Two elderly people walking a dog Sunday afternoon on the west side of 32 Road just south of F Road were seriously … more
The climax of more than half a year’s worth of work will come Wednesday morning, when Colorado’s … more
Tobacco Free Colorado and Resolution Research are recruiting Grand Valley students between the ages of 11 and 13 … more
The male driver of a pickup truck crashed into two people walking a dog Sunday afternoon on the west side of 32 … more
School District 51’s graduation rate dipped below the state average last spring for the first time in five … more
While R-5 High School has no immediate plans to move, the Downtown Development Authority has shown interest in the … more
While the number of applicants more than doubled for vacant positions in School District 51 year-over-year for … more
An anticipated dip year over year in kindergarten enrollment this past fall, paired with an unanticipated stagnancy … more
District 51 School Board members will resume their “Coffee with the Board” events Jan. 31 at Colorado … more
Colorado Mesa University was placed on lockdown Sunday night after a Jeep SUV barreled across the main campus … more
The first recreational marijuana store east-bound drivers encounter after crossing the Utah-Colorado border on … more
Mesa County administration is shuffling some job duties amid Frank Whidden’s promotion earlier this month … more
Colorado Mesa University’s Grand Junction campus was placed on lockdown tonight after a car crashed on … more