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Student journalists investigate conditions at Grand Junction High School  KJCT8.com

GJHS student journalists investigate the quality of their school building in an in-depth special report.



Student Spotlight, April 20, 2019  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Trace Levinson of Fruita, a 2016 graduate of Palisade High School, was named to the 2019 winter quarter dean's list at Denver University. He is a computer ...



Music Scene: Part & Parcel and other area shows for April 19–25  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Word whizzes will agree that "part and parcel" is an idiom describing a component or integral part of something.



Student of the Week, Grand Junction High School senior Luke Aubert  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 3.9. Favorite book and its author: "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. Favorite TV show: "Friends". Favorite band or musician: Nirvana. After-school ...



CMU President Tim Foster Presents to Mesa Valley District 51 Board of Education  CMUnow

Grand Junction, CO – CMU President Tim Foster believes the data is clear: middle class families in much of western Colorado are squeezed out of education ...



Student Spotlight, April 13, 2019  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Ryland Curtsinger of Grand Junction was named to the dean's list of distinguished students for the 2019 winter term at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.



Weekly Calendar, April 14, 2019  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

April 14. River City Singles, bowling 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Orchard Mesa Lanes, pre-register at 263-8462; Early Start Breakfast, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Denny's, ...



Music Scene: Drake White and other area shows for April 12–18  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Drake White is set to treat western Colorado to the rhythm and soul of the Appalachian foothills.



Board moves to replace Grand Junction High School  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction High School could be entering its twilight years as School District 51 leaders move forward with plans to replace the sprawling 63-year-old ...



Police presence at Grand Junction High School  KKCO-TV

Police have one person in custody after a report of someone with a gun near Grand Junction High School.



District 51 looking at possibility of new Grand Junction High School building  KKCO-TV

Teachers and staff from GJHS and the district traveled to other schools around the nation to see what designs they liked the most. At Tuesday night's planning ...



Student of the Week: Grand Junction High School senior Samuel Adamson  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.22. Favorite Book and its author: "The Complete Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Favorite TV Show: "Parks and Recreation". Favorite band ...



Teen with BB gun arrested near Grand Junction High School  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a witness reported seeing him with a gun in the parking lot of Grand Junction High School. The Grand Junction Daily ...



Academic team from GJHS wins state tournament  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction High School academic team's win at the Colorado Knowledge Bowl on Tuesday came down to the wire.



Western Slope native talks about his success during CMU-hosted event  Montrose Daily Press

Matt Rissell, when talking about how his business operates, sounds like a football coach giving a rousing halftime speech.



Student of the Week: Grand Junction High School senior Donovan Marshall  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.35. Favorite book and its author: "To Have and Have Not" by Ernest Hemingway. Favorite TV show: Mad Men. Favorite band or musician: Mac Miller.



Student of the Week: Grand Junction High School senior Shelby Rose Leatherman  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.04. Favorite book and the author: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Favorite TV show: "Grey's Anatomy". Favorite band or musician: Taylor ...



GJHS Students learn about real estate  KKCO-TV

A real world, hands-on lesson in business for students of Grand Junction High School Wednesday.



Student of the Week: Grand Junction High School senior James Rasmussen  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.25. Favorite book and its author: "The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy. Favorite musician: Frank Sinatra. After-school activities: Academic Team, ...



Student of the Week: Grand Junction High School senior Gabrielle Deters  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 3.9. Favorite book and its author: "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. Favorite TV show: "Friends". Favorite band or musician: Shawn Mendes. After-school ...



Georgia Constantine (Lepinotes) Kamboris | Obituaries  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CASPER—Georgia Constantine (Lepinotes) Kamboris, 79, fell asleep in the Lord, March 18, 2019 unexpectedly while vacationing in Las Vegas. Georgia was ...



GJHS welcomes new US citizens  KKCO-TV

Grand Junction High School made history Wednesday. 18 people from across the world became United States citizens right in their auditorium. A first for the ...



Final farewell from Grand Junction high school's longest running teacher  KKCO-TV

Journalism and English teacher Sutton Casey is retiring after 31 years in District 51. She's one of Grand Junction High School's longest running teachers.



Congratulations to the GJHS Class of 2018!  KJCT8.com

Grand Junction High School graduates dressed in black and orange to turn their tassels Wednesday morning. Nearly 370 students walked across the stage at ...



Schools panel recommends funding full-day kindergarten, upgrading district's buildings  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

School District 51's Board of Education should fund infrastructure for full-day kindergarten and improvements to Central and Fruita Monument high schools in the ...



Fruita school squeeze  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A new elementary school could be on the horizon for Fruita.



'Race to Failure': GJ swimming using veteran coach, freshman stars and new training strategy to succeed  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

One of the oldest adages in sports is "slow and steady wins the race."



2018 GJHS Holiday Extravaganza: The Polar Express  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

“Hot! Hot! Oh, we've got it!” Join the Grand Junction High School choirs for their 21st annual Holiday Extravaganza! Performances will take place at the First ...



Sophomore surge  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

After a 10-5-1 season last season on the feet of fantastic freshmen, the Grand Junction girls soccer team hoped there wouldn't be a sophomore slump.



School getting health center  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

School District 51 is moving forward with adding a school-based health center at Central High School, the first of its kind in Mesa County.



Past meets present: Students dive into GJHS history  KKCO-TV

Museums of Western Colorado and Grand Junction High School are teaming up to teach students about the Grand Valley's history, one yearbook, sports trophy, ...



Student Spotlight, March 16, 2019  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Sanford Atkinson of Grand Junction, a member of DePauw Men's Lacrosse team at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, was named to the university's fall ...



UPDATE: Police can't confirm report of gunman; schools to release normally  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The area around Tope Elementary School in Grand Junction was a beehive of law enforcement activity this afternoon after police received a report that someone ...



Student Spotlight, Feb. 9, 2019  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Janae Norman of Grand Junction, Desiree Smith of Austin, Nishiko Thelen of Meeker and Tye Wedhorn of Parachute were named to the fall 2018 semester ...



Tigers show they're Warriors  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction High School wrestling programs is all about big shoes.



Strong second half carries Tigers past Liberty  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Coming off last week's loss to cross-town rival Central, the Grand Junction High School football team was in dire need of a confidence-builder.



Youth, inexperience define Tigers' boys hoops team  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Mystery and intrigue is great for Hollywood, but not so much for a high school basketball team.



GJ girls prepare to put winning streak on the line at Montrose  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

For the seven seniors on the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team, this season is a special one, and not just because it's their final time wearing the ...



Tigers' pool party  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Inside the friendly confines of El Pomar Natatorium on the campus of Colorado Mesa University, the Grand Junction High School swim team picked up numerous ...



Normally a soccer star, Fruita Monument's Lila Dere succeeding on the hardwood  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Lila Dere's sport is soccer. It's the sport that has defined her over the years. Soccer is the game of her past, present and future. But she decided to shift gears this ...



Grand Junction High School students earning college business credit  KKCO-TV

Grand Junction High School students are scoring above average in their business classes, and they're only in their second year. The program is the only one ...



Life sentence for fatal stabbing  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A man who fatally stabbed 30-year-old Carl Gomez Jr. during an altercation in a Fruitvale mobile home in February will spend the rest of his life in prison without ...



Trio of Colorado Mesa athletes ready for indoor track nationals  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Sometimes, stumbling upon an event or an athlete just works out.



Student Spotlight, Jan. 5, 2019  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Fifteen students from School District 51 have qualified for the All-State Choir performance in Denver in February.



You Said It, March 17, 2019 | You Said It  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

After reading the March 2 article about Nancy Taylor and her beloved trees, I can't help but wonder just how much effort, if any, was put into trying to save.



Marsh leaving Central to coach at Eaglecrest  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Shawn Marsh is headed east. After six years at Central High School, Marsh resigned on Friday to become the head football coach at Eaglecrest High School in ...



District 51 schools have not been tested for radon in about a decade, are they safe?  KKCO-TV

It seeps up from the ground as decayed uranium that eventually turns into radon gas. The entire state of Colorado has high concentrations of it. On the Western ...



Graduates overcome challenges  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Thirty-five years after her father delivered a valedictory speech at his Grand Junction High School commencement, his daughter, 2018 valedictorian Tia Sewell, ...



One more question for a legendary Grand Junction High School teacher  The Denver Post

Lorena Thompson proved that a hard-working and talented teacher can bridge the appalling achievement gap or put our top scholars among the best in the ...



Area holiday craft shows, bazaars planned  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Area holiday craft shows, bazaars planned. Here are details on some of the holiday arts and craft shows and bazaars happening in the area: □ A craft fair will ...



Hospital: Pedestrian hit by Jeep in critical condition  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A 32-year-old woman remains hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a Jeep while walking near Grand Junction High School this weekend.



Finalists for interim school boss  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

School District 51's Board of Education selected three finalists for the post of interim superintendent on Thursday, picking a former District 51 administrator and ...



FIDDLER ON THE ROOF  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his ...



Battle of the bands at Stocker  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

For six years in a row, the Palisade High School Marching Band has earned second place at the annual state competition.



Parents welcome wee one, first of 2019  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Eydelin Higuera Ibarra had been looking forward to meeting her new son for months.



Briefs, Dec. 18, 2018 | Briefs  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Woman hit by car last month dies. A Grand Junction woman has died from injuries she sustained after being hit by a car while near Grand Junction High School ...



Good first impression  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Seth Latham knows there are no gimme matches when you wrestle in college, unlike the occasional quick-pin victory in high school.



District 51 shakeup begins to take shape  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

After three months of applications, interviews and anticipation that followed School District 51 Superintendent Ken Haptonstall's announcement of a sweeping ...



GJHS student arrested for allegedly threatening shooting  KKCO-TV

A 15-year-old Grand Junction High School student has been arrested for allegedly making threats of a mass shooting at the school.



'I love ya. Tomorrow!' Family to play big role in The Theatre Project's 'Annie'  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Either become a redhead or wear a wig, those were the options. Elie James didn't hesitate. She would cut her hair, go red and curl it up to become orphan Annie ...



Experienced 'Dogs  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

When it comes to basketball, Clay Kame might be one of the most charitable men in the Grand Valley.



GJHS students ready for the spring break trip of a lifetime  KKCO-TV

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- Spring break is coming up for students in School District 51 and some students at Grand Junction High School are ...



Coaches preach core values  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Shawn Marsh stood before his team of Central Warriors and welcomed them to a new football season.



GJHS football players want coach, assistant fired  KKCO-TV

Six Grand Junction High School football players are speaking out, saying they want their head coach and an assistant fired.



Strong first impression  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Carson Loveridge's first varsity start for the Grand Junction High School football team couldn't have gone any better.



Local marching bands qualify for state competition  KKCO-TV

Area marching bands were packed into Stocker Stadium Thursday.



FRIENDLY FOES  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A little more than a year ago, Max Nikkari and Brandon Miller were doubles partners for the Grand Junction High School boys tennis team. On Saturday, they ...



Music Scene: Kyle Emerson and other area concerts set for March 1–7  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Denver singer/songwriter Kyle Emerson will play a show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Copeka Coffee, 1012 N. Fifth St.



GJPD: suicide in Grand Junction High School parking lot  KJCT8.com

Emergency crews responded to a suicide Wednesday in the Grand Junction High School parking lot.



Crews investigate small fire at Grand Junction High School  KKCO-TV

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Crews are investigating what caused a small fire in the math building at Grand Junction High School. It happened ...



Motorcyclist's family decries sentence in fatal wreck  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A visiting judge gave half the maximum sentence to a Grand Junction man who was convicted of three prior DUIs, was on probation and had consumed drugs ...



Quick Picks: TEDx Grand Junction; Art Stroll; Up With People 'Live On Tour 2019'  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Saturday, March 9. *Fresh* ideas. The second annual TEDx Grand Junction has the theme "We Are Creators" and a day full of ideas. There are 16 presentations ...



West Slope Beer Fest at Edgewater  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Kannah Creek's Edgewater Brewery invites beer lovers, 21 and older to the West Slope BeerFest, on March 16, 2019, at 905 Struthers Ave. Grand Junction, CO.



Nikkari leads trio of Tigers into Western Slope Open semifinals  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Max Nikkari had the opportunity to help prepare the Grand Junction High School girls singles players last spring as the team's manager. Nikkari is taking what he ...



Student of the Week: Grand Junction High School senior Abram Sanchez  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.21. Favorite book: "Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Favorite TV show: "The Office". Favorite musician: ...



Community Concerts of the Grand Valley begins its 2018-19 season with a tribute  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A tribute to music legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper is the first concert in the Community Concerts of the Grand Valley's 2018–19 season.



Music Scene: 'A Grand Valley Christmas' with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and Five By Design  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Favorite holiday classics will be performed in two Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra concerts featuring the vocal quintet Five By Design.



Weekly Calendar, Feb. 24-March 2  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Feb. 24. Winter Sports Festival, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, bottom parking lot, opportunity to demo the latest winter ...



Blotter, Sept. 6, 2018  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Police: Offenses by exes. A woman and her ex-husband were both arrested Tuesday night following alleged criminal behavior by each of them. Sarah M.



Tigers in the swing  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Busy is how best to describe Cameron Weckerly's start to the fall sports season.



Board OKs shakeup in District 51 administration  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

School District 51 Superintendent Ken Haptonstall's administration shakeup will mean new positions for more than 20 top leaders, a few new faces and a few ...



Marjorie C. Ellis (June 16, 1953 — November 18, 2018)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Marjorie C. Ellis, 65, of Grand Junction passed away surrounded by family in her home on November 18, 2018, after a battle with cancer.She was born on June ...



TIGERS UNITE  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The 2018 version of the Grand Junction Tigers won't sugarcoat how divided the players were in the past.



Fruita Monument holds off Grand Junction to earn win  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Some quick scoring spurts gave the Grand Junction High School girls lacrosse team a chance against Fruita Monument on Tuesday. A quick response each time ...



Woman hit by Jeep  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A woman, age unknown, was hit by a Jeep at the intersection near Grand Junction High School, spokeswoman Heidi Davidson said. Police were in contact with ...



GJHS Academic Team wins 19th State Knowledge Bowl in 22 years  KKCO-TV

Grand Junction High School's Academic Team won its 19th Governor's Cup in 22 years at the State Knowledge Bowl. The tournament took place Tuesday at ...



Music students "Rock Out" to raise money  KJCT8.com

Music students at Orchard Mesa Middle School had a day off from class Monday, and they spent it in the gym, rockin' out. But they did it with rocking chairs, not ...



Mystery surrounds ancient remains  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Fifty years ago this winter, Grand Junction High School was abuzz with the story of an Indian mummy — the desiccated remains of an ancient Native American ...



Eric Edwin Hawkins…April 28, 1964 – December 3, 2018  The Prowers Journal

Longtime Elizabeth, Colorado, resident Eric Edwin Hawkins passed away peacefully at home with his wife Lora and four children Megan, Hillary, Shelby and ...



HS Wrestling: City honors GJ wrestling  KKCO-TV

The school came together to recognize the state champion Grand Junction wrestling team.



Tigers' dynamic duo  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Riley King ripped a wicked forehand winner that clipped the baseline.



Woman in car vs. pedestrian crash dies  KKCO-TV

A woman who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in late November has died, according to police.



Grand Junction students, parents rally against bullying after video goes viral  The Denver Channel

Parents and students at Grand Junction High School braved very cold temperatures Tuesday morning to send a message that bullying has no place in their ...



Grand Junction High School Reunions - BEACON Senior News  The Beacon

The sixtieth reunion for Grand Junction High School's Class of 1957 will be held September 8–10 at the Grand Vista Hotel. For more information, contact ...



THE LATEST: Central High School evacuated after threat; no threat found, MCSO says  KKCO-TV

Students at Central High School were evacuated to Palisade High School due to 'unconfirmed threats' at the school on Tuesday.



Peak Performers, April 1, 2019 | Sports  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Each week during the school year, the Daily Sentinel sports department picks two Peak Performers — one boy and one girl — as the area's top prep athletes.



Student tops the teacher  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Brandon Gregg knew he was in for a challenge Wednesday at the Western Slope Open — despite being more than 20 years younger than his opponent.



Music Scene: Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra's 'A Swinging Holiday' other area shows for Dec. 14–20  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

An assortment of holiday favorites will be performed at the Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra's "A Swinging Holiday" concert. The performance will begin at 7 ...



Music Scene: Western Colorado Chorale's 'Songs of Hope and Joy' and other performances for March 8–14  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Colorado debut of a fairly new work by composer Dan Forrest will highlight Western Colorado Chorale's spring concert titled "Songs of Hope & Joy."



Chef brings experience, good taste to high school culinary program  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Between the salad station and the grill "is where the magic happens," Christina Horn said with a motion of her arm toward the cook line.



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