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Your Town, Dec. 16, 2018 | Columns  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

What a glorious day! Finally, the ever-snaking line of orange cones is gone. The "roadwork ahead" signs are gone and the backhoes, dump trucks and flaggers ...

Weekly calendar, Dec. 16, 2018  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Because the Christmas holiday nears, a number of the weekly and monthly clubs and organizations may not be meeting this week.

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: '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.

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 ...

'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 ...

Music Scene: Casey Donahew and other area shows Nov. 30-Dec. 6  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

It seems only natural a musician who grew up on a farm in Texas, loved riding horses and team roping, would one day become a country music star.

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

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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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!

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

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 ...

Fruita school squeeze  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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

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.

Officials: GJHS student made mass shooting threat | Breaking  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A 15-year-old Grand Junction High School student is in custody after allegedly talking about contemplating a mass shooting at the school on Thursday, ...

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 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 ...

GJHS welcomes new US citizens

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 ...

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 ...

Student Spotlight, Sept. 29, 2018 | Lifestyle  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

John S. Wiman, a 2014 Grand Junction High School graduate, received a geophysics degree from Colorado School of Mines in Golden. He will continue studies ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

Peter and the Starcatcher  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Get your seats for Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher produced by the Grand Junction High School Theater. This fun theatrical adaptation will be shown ...

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: ...

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.

D51 increasing security at all high schools starting Tuesday  KKCO-TV

School District 51 is increasing security at all district high schools starting Tuesday, Feb. 20, with extra security officers on campus during school hours.

Local marching bands qualify for state competition  KKCO-TV

Area marching bands were packed into Stocker Stadium Thursday.

Late-game Tigers  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction High School soccer team honored its senior players Tuesday night before its game with Central.

Several valley prep athletes sign national letters of intent  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

During Wednesday's National Letter of Intent Day, several student-athletes from Grand Junction, Fruita Monument and Central signed on to continue their ...

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.

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 ...

You Said It, Nov. 11, 2018 | You Said It  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Sixty-six percent of the House District 54 voters should be ashamed for voting for a man who clearly misrepresented where he lived when he registered as a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tigers in the swing  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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

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.

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: ...

GJHS hosts first club fair to help bring school together  KKCO-TV

Grand Junction High School hosted its first club fair Thursday. Students in the Business Leadership Class organized the event to bring everyone closer together.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

HS Wrestling: City honors GJ wrestling  KKCO-TV

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

Having a ball  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

In a flash, Spencer Campbell was there to lead the Grand Junction Soccer White team at the Colorado Special Olympics State Summer Games.

Board OKs shakeup in District 51 administration | Western Colorado  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Students pie teachers to showcase leadership  KKCO-TV

For some local students, success meant getting to pie their teachers Monday. For the teachers, it's all worth it to see their students succeed.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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.

HS Basketball: Grand Junction benefits from tough schedule  KKCO-TV

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

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 ...

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 ...

On your mark  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Janet Ryan is thrilled with how well her Grand Junction High School girls swimming team is performing.

Chasing their tail  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

There were bright spots in the Grand Junction High School baseball team's game Thursday morning.

Viral video appears to show bullying between Grand Junction students

A police investigation is underway after a video of an altercation between two local students went viral.

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.

3 More Colorado Students Arrested For Alleged School Threats  CBS Denver

DENVER (AP/CBS4) — Three more students are accused of making threats against Colorado schools. The Jefferson County School District said Wednesday ...

Breaking through  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

It took most of the game Tuesday, but the Grand Junction High School girls soccer team finally got a ball past Central goalkeeper Nikki Madaris.

America’s Most Beloved Musical! Annie!  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Leapin' Lizards! America's most beloved musical, ANNIE, is coming to Grand Junction, Dec. 7-8 and 14-15, giving a whole new generation the chance to ...

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.

Tigers' dynamic duo  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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

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.

Bike tour checks bounce all over | Western Colorado  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.

Shooting Fears Cancel Basketball Game in Fruita  WesternSlopeNow

An overnight shooting incident at a home near Fruita-Monument High School has raised safety concerns, to the point that scheduled basketball games Friday ...

Triumphant Tigers  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Kieran Thompson's current nickname is the latest version of his original one.

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 ...

Music students "Rock Out" to raise money

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 ...

GJHS Class of 1971 celebrates 45th year reunion

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 ...

GJHS wins Knowledge Bowl  KKCO-TV

Some local high school students are headed to a national competition, after beating out other students across the state.

Poudre’s Jacob Greenwood becomes 21st four-time state champ in Colorado high school wrestling history  The Denver Post

Over the course of the pursuit of a prep wrestling championship four-peat, there always seems to be a defining match or two that either makes or breaks the ...

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.

Poe evermore: The Theatre Project, The Art Center begin collaboration with 'Eldorado'  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Death was guarded by shadows even for the macabre mind of Edgar Allan Poe. In the end, he unconsciously created a mystery that has driven enthusiasts of ...

No. 5: State wrestling success propelling Tigers this season  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction High School wrestling team entered the Class 5A state tournament this past February looking for a trophy finish.

Book it: Friends schedule fall sale  Business Times of Western Colorado

The Friends of the Mesa County Libraries has scheduled its fall book sale. The sale is set for Oct. 18 to 20 at the First Congregational Church, located across the ...

'She wrestles like a girl' — Central freshman wins girls wrestling state title  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Laurence Gurule didn't need to take a lot of time to say the most complimentary thing he could think of about Myah Arrieta.

Pay floor rising  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

No matter who you are, voter -approved Amendment 70 is likely affecting your pocketbook.

PC Record Times | Dean Bryan Beck  Platte County Record Times

Funeral services for Dean Bryan Beck, 90, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church in Wheatland with Pastor Casey Schroeder ...

New parking rules cause uproar at GJHS  KKCO-TV

Dozens of students at Grand Junction High School stormed the front office after school on Friday to protest a change to the school's parking system.

Printed Letters: Oct. 23, 2018 | Opinion  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Mitsch Bush as a record of working across party lines.

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 ...

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.

Woman's fatal fall investigated  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A 20-year-old Grand Junction woman who fell "from a significant height" at Grand Junction's popular Get Air at the Silo facility Thursday afternoon has died, ...

Local prep athletes sign to continue education, sports in college  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

When Sami Feller verbally committed to Arizona State University women's soccer team as a sophomore at Palisade High School, she was surprised when the ...

Schools add extra security after events and threats  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

School District 51 officials say their decision to hire 10 temporary private security officers this week was made out of "an abundance of caution" tied to ...

Jussel: This is the end | Columns  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

It's a bit early for my last rites and an obituary, not yet time for the requisite trip to the nursing home.

GJ Havoc dominates at state tournament to win U16 title  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Havoc lost only one game at the Under-16 USSSA state softball tournament last weekend in Loveland.

GJ coach kicks way to win at Cage Wars  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

It's fitting that, in an mixed martial arts fight, a soccer coach would use her legs.

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