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Student Spotlight, Feb. 16, 2019  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction High School graduate Mary King was named to the fall 2018 semester dean's list at Colorado School of Mines.

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.

Your Town, Jan. 27, 2019 | Columns  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Guilty as charged. In this, the fifth and last week of the month, I wound up robbing Peter in the effort to pay Paul. Because of the lull in club and organization ...

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.

Weekly Calendar: Feb. 3-9  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Feb. 3. Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, 3 p.m. first Sunday of each month, Traders Coffee, Seventh Street and Patterson Road, 216-9842.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Congratulations to the GJHS Class of 2018!

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

Tigers show they're Warriors  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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

Fruita school squeeze  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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."

More snow expected Tuesday; Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio schools cancel classes  The Durango Herald

Blizzard-like conditions buried Southwest Colorado in another layer of *fresh* snow Monday, leading to chain laws on mountain passes, canceled...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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: ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Blotter: Nov. 25, 2018  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GJ police investigating. vehicle vs. pedestrian crash. A pedestrian hit by a Jeep at an intersection near Grand Junction High School on Friday night has ...

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 ...

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.

On Stage: 'Annie'  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

'ANNIE'. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a ...

'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 ...

Local marching bands qualify for state competition  KKCO-TV

Area marching bands were packed into Stocker Stadium Thursday.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

How High School Journalists Covered Classmates' Suicides In Grand Junction  Colorado Public Radio

A student reporter and her faculty adviser had to consider the possibility of copycat suicides as they decided how the Grand Junction High School paper would ...

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.

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 ...

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.

GJPD: suicide in Grand Junction High School parking lot  KKCO-TV

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Emergency crews responded to a suicide Wednesday in the Grand Junction High School parking lot. The Mesa County ...

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 ...

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.

Local high schooler to represent US in worldwide running competition  KKCO-TV

A local high schooler was chosen to run for the United States in the World Mountain Running Championship in Europe.

Authorities on alert after threats made toward several schools  KKCO-TV

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Local authorities said it is safe for students to school Wednesday morning, as they investigate rumors of possible threats ...

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.

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.

Tigers in the swing  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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

Woman in car vs. pedestrian crash dies

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.

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 ...

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' dynamic duo  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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

HS Wrestling: City honors GJ wrestling  KKCO-TV

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

Student of the Week: Palisade High School senior Maxwell Weckerly  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.01. Favorite book and its author: "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. Favorite TV show: "The Office". Favorite band or musician: Oh Wonder. After-school activities: ...

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.

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 ...

Tigers in control  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction High School boys lacrosse team is still working out kinks under a new coaching staff.

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.

Real estate update: Housing shortage in Grand Valley

The housing market has been booming for over a year now. Vortex Engineering wants to develop a new 60-acre subdivision near 19 Road in Fruita.

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 ...

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 ...

These Colorado high schools produced the most Harvard, Princeton and MIT grads  Denver Business Journal

A new report examines the Colorado high schools that sent the most alums to the top-three-ranked universities on U.S. News & World Report's latest list: No.

Students let their voices be heard on violence in schools  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Hundreds of students in schools across the Grand Valley stood up from their desks and silently walked out of class Wednesday morning — not in agreement on ...

Rider solidifies status as one of GJ's best with third title  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

DENVER — Cole Allison didn't hesitate to share his thoughts about what kind of wrestler Josiah Rider is.

Residents hopeful City of GJ will cover flood costs  KKCO-TV

Some Orchard Mesa residents are still without their homes because of a burst City of Grand Junction pipe, but there is some good news. The City says they've ...

'What is girl power?' Powerhouse academic team makes state history  KKCO-TV

Three girls on the Grand Junction High School Academic Team were part of the first majority female team to win the State Quiz Bowl Championship.

Fruita nursing home to close

A nursing home in Fruita will soon close, after years of struggling to keep up with the times. Colorado Care Center will close on December 1 and that means all ...

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 ...

GJFD to public: don't wear clothing that displays logo  KKCO-TV

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Grand Junction Fire Department has recently turned down members of the public who have requested ...

Championship aspirations  Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Towering over the heads of the Grand Junction High School wrestling team every day at practice are names. Lots of them.

Genova, first female Democrat to serve county, dies  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Known for her dedication to her community, her tenaciousness in getting things done and her long-range outlook, lifelong Grand Valley resident and four-term ...

Drone racer to chase dream at national contest  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

It was Thanksgiving 2016 when Jonathan Ficklin first watched a drone racing competition on television. As a gamer with a background in aeronautics, he knew ...

Making the jump  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Isabel Manzanares still has fond memories of her time playing No. 3 singles for Grand Junction High School's girls tennis team.

HS Basketball: Grand Junction benefits from tough schedule

Due to a competitive non-conference schedule the Tigers will be better in ht long despite losing games.

GJHS knowledge bowl team wins "matchwits" trophy for 8th time  KKCO-TV

The Grand Junction High School academic team is once again proving just how smart they are. The team claimed the top trophy on the Rocky Mountain PBS ...

Battle over solar panels heating up in Palisade  KKCO-TV

A proposal to put in a solar farm off of 38 Road has many neighbors worried it will ruin the beauty of their neighborhood.

Sunset Mesa cremains tested by CMU will soon be returned  KKCO-TV

A group of Colorado Mesa University forensic students are busy testing 128 different sets of cremains, all from the Sunset Mesa Funeral home in Montrose.

"ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA KIDS" | Calendar |  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating ...

GJHS Class of 1971 celebrates 45th year reunion  KKCO-TV

The Grand Junction High School Class of 1971 is celebrating their 45th year class reunion on Saturday, September 24 at 5 p.m. at Blue Moon Bar and Grill on ...

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 ...

3 Colorado students arrested, accused of making school threats this week  The Denver Channel

At least three Colorado students face misdemeanor charges for making threats to their schools this week, just days after 17 people were shot and killed at a ...

Should teachers tote guns?  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

President Donald Trump has voiced support for training teachers to carry guns as a way to deter school shootings, but School District 51 officials and Mesa ...

Redlands Rotary Club hosts Scott and Kennedy for debate

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- With less than a month until Election Day, Ray Scott and Chris Kennedy met up for a debate over the seat for State ...

Brown Ton earns first win for women's wrestling  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Sierra Brown Ton's singlet will one day be framed and hung in the wrestling room at Colorado Mesa.

Bike tour checks bounce all over  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A statewide bike tour that stopped in six western Colorado communities this summer left behind a trail of bounced checks and missed payments.

Heavy snowstorm creates hazardous road conditions  The Durango Herald

Winter weather covered area roads with slush and snow Thursday – sending scores of vehicles sliding off roads or spinning out of control, and the Colorado ...

Grand Junction High School names new principal  KKCO-TV

Come July 1st, Ari Goldberg will take over as principal of the Grand Valley's most populous high school, replacing Jon Bilbo who retired in December.

Fourth Mesa County student arrested in uttering threat case  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Law enforcement arrested the fourth local student in a week for allegedly making school-shooting threats on Wednesday. Police arrested a fifth-grade boy who ...

Man caught taking down campaign signs; says law is on his side  KKCO-TV

He was seen taking down two Sen. Ray Scott campaign signs off of power poles in Grand Junction.

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