Jon is a sports reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel who covers high school and Colorado Mesa University sports. He also takes photos and writes an occasional column, doing whatever is needed on a day-to-day basis.
Mesa State College, bachelor’s degree (2000) in mass communications with triple emphasis in news/editorial, broadcasting and public relations.
Jon is a Colorado Springs native. He’s worked at several newspapers during his career, including the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the Greeley Tribune and The News Review in Roseburg, Oregon. He was a truck driver when the economy was bad from 2009 until 2013 but freelanced for the Glenwood and Grand Junction papers during that time.
Jon is engaged to April Russell and they are currently planning their wedding. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, running, photography and playing with his dog.
Tuesday at Suplizio Field … more
All Chris Montgomery and Chris McGlade needed Sunday during the second set of their championship match was to … more
Matt Harris and Ryder Searle hadn’t played competitive tennis in more than a year. … more
The players participating in the wheelchair division of the 58th-annual Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis … more
Beth Brownson and Laura Ludlam have fond memories of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open. … more
Thursday at Suplizio Field … more
Hunters and anglers are divided about a proposal by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to increase hunting and fishing … more
Darren Vancil isn’t afraid to admit that Creature Crafts look a little odd. And he’s OK with that. … more
Addie Stehman picked the right time to use someone else’s bat Saturday night. … more
There isn’t much Ray Coca hasn’t done when it comes to wrestling in Colorado. … more
Neil Ryan couldn’t express how happy he was that he wouldn’t have to pitch to Sam Graf anymore. … more
The Junction Velocity roller speed-skating team is reaching new levels of success — even with its … more
The wall underneath the seating area at El Pomar Natatorium was covered with sticky notes. … more
Never playing together as a doubles team before Saturday didn’t keep Julianna Campos and Alexa Jo Willms from … more
Dylan Enwiller already knew a thing or two about Grand Junction before he joined the Rocky Mountain Oysters. … more
Drew Keller isn’t afraid to admit how the no-ad scoring system at the Community Hospital Team Tennis … more
Garry Harrington knew if a running film could get rave reviews during its screening last month, a cycling movie … more
Not many players on the Yavapai College (Arizona) baseball team remember much about the Roughriders’ 2015 … more
A football analogy was the best way Adam Thomas felt his Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Alabama) baseball … more
Iowa Western Community College has a knack for winning national championships in even-numbered years and might be … more