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.
There are many kinds of deserts and very specific relief from them, so the oasis that appears amid the shimmering … more
The first week is the hardest. That’s when concerned friends lick their thumbs and offer to wipe the stray … more
The We Kare a Lot Preschool experienced another stroke of bad luck Tuesday afternoon when a box of clothes inside … more
Yes, it’s time to talk about Mr. Darcy again (Fitzwilliam to his bosom friends). Is it ever not time to talk … more
Vampires? De-fanged. “True Blood” is done, “Twilight” is done, “The Vampire … more
If only it were so simple as spiders. You spot one, do a few steps of the hand-shaking Eew! Dance and then deal … more
“Make a difference” can mean a lot of things. It can be actions big or small, done anonymously or in … more
Lean in close to hear a secret about growing great big pumpkins, those autumnal favorites and Titans of the garden. … more
A Grand Junction man has been arrested on charges he killed his friend in a drunken-driving all-terrain vehicle … more
Quite possibly, your bologna has a first name and it’s O-S-C-A-R. Further, it likely has a second name and … more
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