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Student news, April 25, 2019 | Western Colorado  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Gregory Gibson, a 2015 graduate of Grand Junction High School, is the 2019 valedictorian for the University of San Diego School of Business. He will graduate ...



Student Spotlight, June 15, 2019 | Lifestyle  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Thomas Beightel of Grand Junction graduated with honors May 4 from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.



Student Spotlight, June 1, 2019 | Lifestyle  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Anna Hartman of Montrose was named to the spring 2019 semester dean's list at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.



The trouble with Grand Junction High School  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Our halls are filled with all sorts of historical memories and achievements. But what's buried deep beneath the surface within our hallway walls are a few things ...



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.



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 ...



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 Alyssa Benson  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 3.95. Favorite book and its author: "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Favorite TV show: "Grey's Anatomy". Favorite band or musician: Destiny's Child.



D51 considers bond measure for GJHS  KJCT8.com

Another tax increase for D51 could be on your ballot, as early as this November.



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 ...



Academic team from GJHS wins state tournament | Western Colorado  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.



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.



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 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 ...



GJ wins regional, Fruita sends players to state  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction High School girls tennis team put on a clinic Thursday morning at the 4A Region 8 Tournament with every singles player and doubles team ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



High school-to-college alliance gets high marks  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A collaboration between Colorado Mesa University, School District 51 and Montrose County School District to get more high school graduates to attend college ...



Stocker Stadium Hosts High School Track meet  KKCO-TV

Grand Junction High wins 13 events in Track & Field Invitational.



GJHS locked down after teen seen with gun  KJCT8.com

Grand Junction High School was locked down after reports came in about a male subject with a gun on campus, but he wasn't on the loose for long.



District 51 surveys for $175 million bond measure | Western Colorado  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

How likely are you to vote for a $175 million bond measure to build a new Grand Junction High School and upgrade Palisade, Fruita Monument and Central ...



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.



Dozens of entry points, building layout pose security concerns at GJHS  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

"If somebody is really hell-bent on causing harm, then they're going to figure out a way," Tim Leon, safety and security director, said. "I wake up and worry, ...



Fruita school squeeze  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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



Mesa County grad rates beat state average  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Nearly every high school in Mesa County improved their graduation rates this year, according to Colorado Department of Education data released Wednesday.



A look at D51 security amid front range school threat  KKCO-TV

D51 says they take the safety of their students seriously every day and Wednesday was no exception. All external doors were locked, entrances had extra ...



A GJ runaway  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Round 2: Grand Junction. Riding the momentum of an emotional comeback victory Tuesday night, the Grand Junction High School baseball team beat Central ...



Grand Junction rallies past Fruita in last regular season game  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A late five-run rally by the Grand Junction High School baseball team propelled it to a narrow 8-7 win over Fruita Monument Monday evening.



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 ...



Colorado West Invitational highlights state ensembles | Entertainment  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

More than 200 middle and high school performance ensembles from across Colorado are set to come to Grand Junction to participate in the annual Colorado ...



Tigers show they're Warriors  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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



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.



Police respond to call of man with gun, schools shut down  KKCO-TV

There's still a lot of confusion surrounding what happened after reports of shots fired near an elementary school in Grand Junction.



'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."



Student Spotlight, May 4, 2019 | Lifestyle  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Natasha Weimer of Grand Junction was initiated recently into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She is pursuing degrees in foreign languages and ...



THE VALLEY'S BEST  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Daily Sentinel High School Sports Awards celebrated and recognized District 51 student-athletes at the Avalon Theatre Wednesday night.



Student Spotlight, Feb. 9, 2019 | Lifestyle  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 ...



CHSAA approves new sports and modifications | High Schools  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) will implement structural changes to numerous sports as well as introduce new sports within the next ...



Is the Grand Valley really "cursed?"  KJCT8.com

Legend has it, the Ute tribe “cursed” the land after European settlers kicked the Natives off. The Lloyd Files Research Library said there are many versions of it.



CMU President Tim Foster Presents to Mesa County 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 ...



The Daily Sentinel 2019 High School Sports Awards  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The 2019 Daily Sentinel High School Sports Awards celebrates the accomplishments of our local District 51 high school athletes in twenty-one CHSAA sports.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



HS Track & Field: 2019 Frank Woodburn Track Meet  KKCO-TV

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) It was a beautiful day for Stocker Stadium to host the 2019 Frank Woodburn High School Track Meet. This weekend, 16 ...



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 ...



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 ...



District 51 jumpers soar at state track meet  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

LAKEWOOD — No wonder Colin Morrison wants to be a pilot.



National Tragedies Inspire Local Heroism  WesternSlopeNow

February 14th is the one year anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, Florida. We spoke with one local school resource officer ...



Local track athletes try to trim their times with state championships looming  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Scores of high school track and field athletes from across the Western Slope tried to shave minutes, seconds and fractions of seconds at the Grand Junction ...



Weekly Calendar, May 19-25  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

May 19. Texas Hold'em Poker Fundraiser, 2:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50, must be 21 to play, cash bar, prizes, snacks, $25 entry, proceeds ...



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 ...



Another chance to hit  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Is giving a football player a stick so they can hit people with it a good idea?



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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

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



You Saw It, March 2019 | You Saw It  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Photos submitted by Daily Sentinel readers during March 2019. Come back soon, this gallery is updated weekly.



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 ...



Four-goal outburst to end game lifts GJ boys lacrosse team to win  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction High School boys lacrosse team scored four goals in the final 5 minutes, 26 seconds Tuesday at Canyon View Park to blow open a close ...



Your Town, May 19, 2019 | Columns  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Congratulations to area high school and Colorado Mesa University graduates. Your achievements are to be commended, and I wish you gobs of success going ...



Students focus on acts of kindness | Western Colorado  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

High school students across the Grand Valley are focusing on kindness this week with actions, large and small, meant to encourage their peers and community.



Mesa, GJHS standout Heinsma gets invite to Texans' camp  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Tyler Heinsma is a case study in finding a way to get on the football field — and getting noticed.



Local marching bands qualify for state competition  KKCO-TV

Area marching bands were packed into Stocker Stadium Thursday.



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 ...



Friends and family remember longtime coach, teacher Al Fetter  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Whether it was his children or his students or athletes, Al Fetter's focus was always centered on the kids.



FIDDLER ON THE ROOF | Calendar  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 ...



'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 ...



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.



Sports Briefs, May 10, 2019 | Briefs  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Prep Tennis. Tigers have success in first round, lose in quarters at 4A state tourney. The Grand Junction High School girls tennis team had players in six of 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



Marc Andrew Cadez | Obituaries  Montrose Daily Press

Mr. House of the Blue Lights, Marc Andrew Cadez died of natural causes on Monday April 15, 2019 at his home. He was born in Grand Junction, CO to ...



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.



Friday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge girls' tennis gets six positions into Grand Junction finals  Colorado Springs Gazette

GIRLS' TENNIS. Western Slope Open. At Grand Junction: Skip Wells had already witnessed history, and the day was only halfway over at the Western Slope ...



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 ...



Student Spotlight, March 16, 2019 | Lifestyle  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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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: ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Snowstorm drops a bundle; more expected at week's end  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Western Colorado foothills towns are enjoying bragging rights when it comes to an early-December snowstorm that whitened Grand Junction, with more ...



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.



Cardenas now has top time in the 800 meters  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

David Cardenas turned in one of the top track and field performances for a Western Slope athlete so far this season, competing at the Dakota Ridge Invitational ...



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, ...



CMU Graduate Studies having a national impact on education  CMUnow

Colorado Mesa University alumnus Brig Leane, MBA, learned the difference between 'teaching students' and 'ensuring student learning' through what is called ...



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.



HS Football: Tigers looking to take the next step in 2018  KKCO-TV

There are new faces on the offensive and defensive ball for Grand Junction football, but the Tigers are looking to turn things around in 2018.



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