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.
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Jon and Benni St. Peter will be the first to admit they are not on the same level as Rafael Nadal. … more
Three members of a Grand Junction-area youth softball team will play this weekend in a Colorado United States … more
Brothers Dilon and Cole Blecha of Fruita will join hundreds of motocross racers this week at the Rocky Mountain … more
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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
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Thursday at Suplizio Field … more
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