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 extremely, happily married to his wife, April. They have a daughter, Kahlan. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, running, photography, playing with their dogs and spending time with his family.
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Jeremy Latham showed Thursday night he was making progress against one of Colorado’s best lightweight … more
Central High School’s girls basketball team, just 11 games into the season, has already matched its win total … more
The University of Nebraska matching T-shirt and stocking cap Josiah Rider wore at the Jackpot Duals tournament this … more
Seth Latham had a full three weeks to dwell on his loss to E.J. Barrera. The Grand Junction High junior took … more
Robbie Koos didn’t sugarcoat anything when asked about why the Grand Junction Glacier Yetis junior hockey … more
Every wrestler who stands atop the podium after winning a state championship has their own unique backstory on how … more
Paonia High School’s girls track and field team reached a milestone at the Class 2A state track and field … more
Colorado Mesa University big man Ryan Stephan made a big splash on a national stage after he was selected as the … more
Ryan Moeller has all kinds of memories about how he wound up playing football for Colorado — and how it … more
Fruita Monument had some. Palisade had several. Central was represented, too. … more
Dawson Collins knew he had it. The toughest part for him was waiting. … more
On the days when Josiah Rider isn’t on the wrestling mat, he’s in a pig pen. … more
Three Western Colorado kids with different wrestling backgrounds will be vying for one prize today at the Warrior … more
All of the youngsters on the Montrose High School boys basketball team showed they could weather a storm Thursday … more
A fire-and-brimstone speech at the end of the first quarter woke up the Palisade High School girls basketball team … more
Isaac Madison was the worst critic of his team’s success Tuesday night. … more
The Colorado High School Activities Association is exploring the feasibility of adding girls wrestling as a … more
Three consecutive trips to the Class 4A Sweet 16 have made Palisade High School’s girls basketball team one … more
Just because the Central High School girls basketball team seems like it’s in start-over mode this season … more