Primarily writes arts and entertainment articles for Out & About. Melinda also writes the Breakfast for Dinner blog with Rachel Sauer.
Melinda is an Iowa native. Prior to moving to Grand Junction in 2007 she spent five years working in Steamboat Springs. Melinda also interned with the U.S. Olympic Committee and The Sporting News.
Melinda enjoys football and fashion. She also loves sipping on wine or espresso while looking at fine art or listening to great music in the Colorado outdoors.
The bounty of farms, ranches, orchards and vineyards in western Colorado has made agritourism an increasingly … more
Walk, run, ride: Miles of paved paths extend along the Colorado River from 33 1/2 Road in east Grand Junction to … more
No cell phones. Director Quentin Tarantino was adamant about it, so Daniel Ford didn’t have the chance to … more
Like a tiny yellow bird cutting through a clear blue sky, my golf ball flew — straight I might add — … more
Most parents, it could be argued, want their child to live a successful and fulfilling life, but the steps parents … more
The story of “Foxcatcher” isn’t a happy one, but it was a story Michael Coleman thought would be … more
Every hunt starts with a plan. … more
As a teenager, Collin “C.L.” Reese saw Jimi Hendrix play guitar and made one simple decision: … more
Friday, Nov. 21 … more
With Thanksgiving — and the month of December — still about two weeks away, it may be too soon to put … more
It was nearly impossible to wipe the smile off Gloria Clement’s face as she packed a shoebox with gifts she … more
Outdoor adventure, the environment and Colorado wilderness are among the topics to be celebrated during two … more
Admittedly, there isn’t much that’s wild about Redlands artists George Callison, Dan Logé and … more
Whether it’s the romanticism of a classic ballet or the street vibe of hip hop, dancers have entertained for … more
The Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling band Linkin Park has been named a headliner for next … more
As a way to honor the late Carolyn Love’s memory and passion for art and music, her husband Bill Love … more
Here are some events coming to Colorado and Utah. … more
Concerns about the implementation of two relatively new state standardized tests drew more than 300 people from … more
Candy tampering isn’t considered a large problem in the area, but law enforcement still suggested adults … more
The Country Jam 2015 festival got a major lineup boost Thursday with the announcement that four-time Grammy Award … more