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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 ...



Survey: Most back bond plan to build new GJ High School  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Slightly more than 50 percent of Mesa County residents said they would support a bond measure to rebuild Grand Junction High School, according to a School ...



Bond measure to rebuild Grand Junction High School on ballot  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

School District 51 Board of Education members on Monday unanimously approved putting a $179.5 million bond measure on the November ballot to rebuild ...



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 ...



High school students hold "Stopping the Stigma Stride"  KJCT8.com

Today high school students and many others from the community gathered at Lincoln Park for a “Mental Health March.”



Photos: Grand Junction High School 2019 Graduation | Multimedia  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Scenes during the Grand Junction High School class of 2019 commencement ceremony at Stocker Stadium on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.



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.



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.



Student of the Week, Grand Junction High School senior Makayla Moran  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.39. Favorite book and its author: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Favorite TV show: "Friends". Favorite band or musician: The Lumineers ...



D51 considers bond measure for GJHS  KJCT8.com

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



282 Grand Junction High students receive diplomas  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

For Grand Junction High School Valedictorian Makayla Moran, perseverance is what she will remember most from this season of life.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



GJHS Students learn about real estate  KKCO-TV

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



New safety measures for District 51 schools  KJCT8.com

With school just a few weeks away, Mesa County School District 51 wants to make sure that safety is a top priority.



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 ...



GJHS wins Knowledge Bowl for 21st time  KKCO-TV

Eight teens competed in Fort Collins. The Knowledge Bowl is a jeopardy style team challenge. Players have to buzz in first, answer correctly and get points.



KKCO - Student journalists investigate conditions at Grand Junction High School  KKCO-TV

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



Grand Junction wins Palisade Invitational  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction put together a strong team effort to win the Palisade Invitational at Lincoln Park Golf Course on Monday.



Caps and Gowns: A guide to a week filled with high school graduations  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

This week is packed with turning tassels as area high school seniors bid farewell to high school with commencement exercises.



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 ...



Stocker Stadium Hosts High School Track meet  KJCT8.com

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



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 ...



Watery pitfalls, sunken soil plagued Junction High from very beginning  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Should voters approve a bond measure aimed at constructing a new Grand Junction High School, District 51 leaders will look to avoid the underground lakes ...



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.



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

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Water under GJHS may impact future building plans  KKCO-TV

D51 says water underneath Grand Junction High School could be a factor if voters approve a bond measure come November.



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.



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 ...



'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."



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.



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 ...



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.



Blotter: June 30, 2019 | Blotter  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Teen accused of vandalism. A 19-year-old man faces possible burglary and criminal mischief charges for allegedly breaking into Grand Junction High School ...



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 ...



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.



Fruita school squeeze  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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



Tigers show they're Warriors  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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



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 ...



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.



'It's pretty special'  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Owen Taylor still gets the same goosebumps walking under the archway, past the giant Casey at the Bat statue at Suplizio Field that he did when he was a kid.



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 ...



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, ...



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.



Things to keep in mind for the Grand Junction Air Show  KJCT8.com

With Navy Week wrapping up with the Air Show this weekend, there are a few things people need to keep in mind before heading out to the airport.



Reflective object seen high over Grand Junction  KKCO-TV

As of Sunday afternoon, we've got a few calls to our newsroom about an unidentified object above Grand Junction.



Durango High School boy's and girl's basketball play Grand Junction  The Durango Herald

Durango High School boy's and girl's basketball take on Grand Junction High School on Friday night at DHS.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Central High School adds more STEM certified teachers and classes  KKCO-TV

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Focusing on project based learning to solve real world problems in high schools. At Central High ...



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 ...



Future focus  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Early on in her life, it was apparent Sarah Fleming had a future in tennis.



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

Crews are investigating what caused small fire at Grand Junction High School.



PASSING THE TORCH  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

On Court 6 at Elliott Tennis Center on Sunday, the Grand Valley's most recent tennis standout faced off against someone who could be the next to carry that torch ...



FMHS students support special athletes  KJCT8.com

It was a big day for Special Olympics athletes in District 51. The Track and Field meet was held at Stocker Stadium.



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

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



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 ...



Kylie and Natalie Hanks team up for Mesa County junior tennis tournament  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Throughout the years, Ron Elliott's tennis tournament for young players has had numerous identities.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Ready to Rock  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

One year after a second-place finish in the Pioneer League, the Grand Junction Rockies are ready to take the field in 2019 to improve on that finish.



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 ...



District 51 schools show off their speed at state track meet  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

LAKEWOOD — Track athletes from the Grand Valley threw a brick through the glass ceiling of speed at the state track and field championships on Saturday.



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.



Two of three GJ singles players lose in Western Slope Open semifinals  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Tennis players from 12 teams from around Western Slope and Front Range schools braved snow, sleet and rain at different times on Friday afternoon at the ...



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 ...



Man killed in car vs. pedestrian crash  KKCO-TV

A man died after being hit by a car early Sunday morning on Highway 50 in Grand Junction.



All in the family  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Growing up, whenever relatives were in town for the Western Slope Open, the Hughes household was a tad over capacity.



Thank you and farewell, Tillie Bishop | Columns  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

"Tillie." I'm trying to think, as I write this, about anyone else here in Mesa County, or the Western Slope for that matter, immediately identifiable by only a ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Free Shuttle is Best Way to Get to Grand Junction Air Show  kool1079.com

There's no question about it. The best way to get to the Grand Junction air show this weekend is on the free shuttle bus.



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.



Fizzling on the Fourth  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

With a patriotically dressed, season-best crowd on hand, tailgates happening across Lincoln Park and a fireworks display in the evening, Suplizio Field was the ...



High speed chase ends in arrest  KKCO-TV

A woman is taken into custody after allegedly sending law enforcement into a high speed chase. She allegedly had been eluding law enforcement for days.



Woman identified after arrest at FMHS  KKCO-TV

We now know the name of woman who police say crashed a car high on drugs and boarded a school bus filled with students headed to Fruita Monument High ...



UPDATE: Missing teen found safe  KKCO-TV

MCSO posted an update on their Twitter account saying Hailey was found safe.



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 ...



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 ...



Late rally by Ogden sinks GJ Rockies  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Minor League Baseball. Ogden rallies to beat GJ Rockies. In line for their first win of the 2019 season, defense and the bullpen let down the Grand Junction ...



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 ...



D51 moving forward with full-day kindergarten, regardless of what happens at capital  KKCO-TV

Governor Polis wants to spend more than $227 million to make full-day kindergarten a reality. D51 says they're adding it, whether the governor can make it ...



Salvation Army welcomes new officers to Grand Junction  KJCT8.com

Sunday was the official welcome for Captains Joe and Amber West as the new Corps Officers of Grand Junction.



It's ride your bike to work day  KKCO-TV

Riding your bike is a great way to reduce pollution and increase community morale. That's according to Mesa County Public Health, who has deemed ...



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 ...



Big 5 now open in Grand Junction  KJCT8.com

Grand Junction has a sporting goods store again, Big 5 had their grand opening Friday.



Local marching bands qualify for state competition  KKCO-TV

Area marching bands were packed into Stocker Stadium Thursday.



6 vying for seat on City Council at public forum  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Six residents of Grand Junction's District E who want to replace Duncan McArthur on the City Council introduced themselves as candidates for the seat and ...



HS Wrestling: City honors GJ wrestling  KKCO-TV

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



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 ...



Veterans Monument rededicated  KKCO-TV

An 80-year-old monument is back at Orchard Mesa Cemetery after being refurbished.



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