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.
LAKEWOOD — Jacob Hahn had every reason to feel grateful Saturday afternoon at the Class 5A state track and … more
LAKEWOOD — The Class 2A team championship for the Paonia girls track and field team has been a long time in … more
LAKEWOOD — Jay Shuman has been fighting shin splints all season long. But after winning the state … more
Several eyebrows were raised when the members of the District 51 Griffins boys swimming team saw the heat sheets … more
Metaphorically speaking, Adam Thomas couldn’t have said things much better Wednesday about the way the … more
The Paonia High School girls track and field team has a chance to join an elite group this weekend. … more
The carrot dangling in front of the Fruita Monument High School boys track and field team looks too tempting to … more
Tom Goff didn’t hesitate to talk about how excited he is for the boys relay teams on Fruita Monument High … more
Delta High School’s baseball team has gone a long time in between postseason victories. … more
The last thing Avery Hill wanted to be a part of was another playoff. Thanks to her hot start, she missed a … more
The senior-night atmosphere Palisade High School’s girls soccer team experienced during its regular-season … more
All of the training Palisade High School senior Jay Shuman has had over the past two months has been leading up to … more
Fruita Monument High School sophomore Sarah Fleming lost momentum and confidence in the second set of … more
Kat Geisler and Rachel Driscoll just missed reaching the Class 5A girls tennis state tournament last season. … more
There’s a big difference between playing a regular high school tennis match and playing in the state … more
Just because the chances of Colorado Mesa’s men’s lacrosse team advancing past this weekend … more
The way Abby Simpson found out she was the 2016 RMAC women’s lacrosse coach of the year Tuesday might have … more
Nick Adams has soaked in all of the positive feedback he’s gotten this weekend from the participants at the … more
A Grand Valley BMX official said he doesn’t believe a lawsuit involving the BMX track at the Mesa County … more
The proverbial snowball effect followed Colorado Mesa University’s softball team throughout its RMAC … more