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.
Taking online classes, creating websites and viewing digital simulations of science experiments on a laptop screen … more
Mesa County’s adoption of an amended agreement with the health benefits company that connects employees on … more
Whether the book “Ender’s Game” could cause bullying was the focus of a presentation to the … more
Mesa County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to continue using a Grand Junction accounting firm for auditing … more
A projected 2 percent increase in sales-tax revenue year-over-year hedged by a slight dip in property tax … more
A month after School District 51 celebrated its first year with full district accreditation, the district has its … more
Mesa County commissioners are expected to vote next week whether to continue having a Grand Junction accounting … more
After more than seven years at the school’s helm, Grand Junction High School Principal Jon Bilbo is retiring … more
Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., went to shelter-in-place status briefly this morning, starting just … more
Mesa County Valley School District 51 wants to know what people think of the district’s recent shift to a … more
Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved a $229,000 contract with Community Hospital to continue operating the … more
Mesa County’s next administrator will start work Jan. 1 under an employment contract signed Monday by Mesa … more
Colorado Mesa University will host its fourth-ever December commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Brownson … more
Sitting by a crackling fireplace, holding a dessert in one hand and a glass of port in the other, while the snow … more
Mesa County employees and family members on the county’s health insurance plan will be encouraged to seek … more
In an attempt to ward off bullying and anonymous threats, School District 51 has placed digital … more
A group of 22 Colorado Mesa University students and staff is working on ways to reduce sexual assault and substance … more
Two Mesa County schools are among the nine recipients of a new statewide award for test score improvement. … more
Orchard Mesa Middle School, 2736 C Road, will close at 12:15 p.m. today due to a gas leak in the area. Students … more
A Colorado consumer research group warns parents and other shoppers to check their gift lists twice this holiday … more