Tells the stories of life and people in this unique area, especially focusing on religion, and home and garden topics.
Rachel graduated Brigham Young University with a bachelor of arts in journalism and English.
In addition to The Daily Sentinel, Rachel has been a reporter at The (Fort Smith, Ark.) Southwest Times Record, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette and The (West Palm Beach, Fla.) Palm Beach Post. She also taught English for about two years at a public school in northwest China.
Golden summer evening, the blast furnace heat of day mellowing into a feather-light dusk. Settled onto the … more
The Grand Junction Fire Department will soon be out of the billing business for its ambulance services. … more
Leaning in toward the steaming pots of soup, Debbie Maher clutched her ceramic bowl in both hands and asked … more
It isn’t something I normally discuss ever under any circumstance, but 12,000 miles from home, hemorrhaging … more
He goes by Sergei, though it’s not his real name. … more
Before Spencer Robbiano came home from overnight summer camp exclaiming that he’d gone kayaking, his mom, … more
The problem is their invisibility. Unseen monsters are so much worse than the ones that charge at us in full … more
Two adults died when a helicopter crashed into the Colorado River near Fruita on Saturday evening. … more
It was the second song that lifted boogie-ing butts from their seats Wednesday night. … more
This isn’t so much a story about stopping for supplies and smuggling jobs on Persephone or blocking the … more
It’s time to “set the table a little more fairly when it comes to public education,” Chris … more
When he bought the truck in 1967, it was a utilitarian green and fairly beaten up — it had been part of the … more
The races, obviously, are the thing, but there’s something to be said for appreciating the second-annual … more
If you’ll pardon the French, #@*&%. … more
Somewhere in the middle of the evening, around 10 p.m., just before “The Giver” ended, Pamela Friend … more
If the summer day is hot enough, the line to the drive-up window snakes down the curved drive at Graff Dairy, 581 … more
Oh, the eternal weight of love — the swoons and devotion, the drama and sighs, the euphoria and imperfection. … more
Before any of the other staff arrive, before the sun is anything more than a teasing hint at the eastern horizon, … more
A change in method and a temporary computer glitch didn’t stop hunters from snapping up more than 14,800 … more
In the end, it almost came down to counting the kernels: Were there more remaining on Becca Stout’s 11th cob … more