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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.



Video indicates Fruita Monument teacher made student 'blacklist'  KJCT8.com

A Fruita Monument High School teacher was caught on camera apparently making a 'blacklist' of male students, in it she also uses several sexual references.



Threat made against Fruita Monument High School  KKCO-TV

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- District 51 says they got a Safe2Tell tip on Thursday night about a threatening social media post directed at Fruita ...



Student of the Week: Fruita Monument High School senior Maggie Williams  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.283. Favorite book and its author: "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut. Favorite TV show: "Arrested Development". Favorite band or musician: Cage the ...



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.



Student of the Week: Fruita Monument High School senior Michael Ash  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.48. Favorite book and its author: "A Prayer For Owen Meany" by John Irving. Favorite TV show: "Futurama". Favorite band or musician: Microwave.



Student of the Week: Fruita Monument High School senior Abigail Brown  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.5. Favorite book and its author: "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie. Favorite TV show: "Friends". Favorite band or musician: Ed ...



FMHS Teacher Put On Leave  WesternSlopeNow

It's been exactly one month since a video involving a Fruita Monument High School teacher getting into an altercation with a student in a school hallway went ...



Fruita Monument to host Class 5A wrestling regional  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Fruita Monument High School will be host the Class 5A Region 1 wrestling tournament on Feb. 15-16.



Your Town, May 5, 2019 | Columns  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

I'm amazed by the variety of green hues that spring has to offer this year, especially since we've had so much rain.



Campus changes coming?  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Fruita Monument High School could soon have a brand-new look as School District 51 officials consider building a new main entrance, enclosing the school's ...



D51 lines up ducks for new Fruita elementary school  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

School District 51 leaders are making progress on the new elementary school in Fruita, with a property under contract and firms hired to design and construct the ...



Student of the Week, Fruita Monument High School senior Kaden Jolley  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.1. Favorite book and its author: "Mistborn" by Brandon Sanderson. Favorite TV show: "How I Met Your Mother". Favorite band or musician: The old Taylor ...



Tigers' turnaround  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction girls basketball team celebrates Friday night after defeating Fruita Monument 39-36. After trailing by 10 points in the first quarter, the Tigers ...



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 ...



Fruita Monument cleaning up after flood  KKCO-TV

Fruita Monument High School is busy cleaning up after a flood caused by a burst pipe.



Student of the Week: Fruita Monument High School senior Charlize Geer  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.4. Favorite book and its author: "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. Favorite TV show: "Parks and Recreation". Favorite band or musician: Khalid, ...



First and foremost  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Since Lila Dere's late winner against Denver East on March 16, the Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team has run with that momentum and dropped ...



Students protest 'blacklist,' teacher put on leave  KKCO-TV

Students at Fruita Monument High School walked out of class, in reaction to a video showing a teacher apparently talking about a 'blacklist.'



Fruita scores decisive win over Montrose  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

After being under pressure in a loss last weekend, the Fruita Monument High School soccer team was the one applying the pressure Wednesday night.



On Stage: 'The Wizard of Oz'  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

'THE WIZARD OF OZ'. Follow the yellow brick road to Fruita Monument High School, and you'll find yourself in the Land of Oz. The high school's students will ...



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 ...



'Cats struggle with cold, Indians' running game in loss  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

LOVELAND — As the Fruita Monument High School football team took the field at Ray Patterson Stadium on Saturday, the conditions were like nothing the ...



Fruita Monument String Quartet to join bands in rock 'n' roll showdown  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Fruita Monument High School String Quartet is momentarily giving up classical music for classics of another kind. The four students will join two touring ...



'Cats chase 'Dogs  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The roster looks a little different this season, but the Fruita Monument High School volleyball team will still be competitive.



Student of the Week: Fruita Monument High School senior Riley Trujillo  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 3.9. Favorite book and its author: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. Favorite TV show: "Dexter". Favorite band or musician: Harry ...



Woman arrested after hitching ride on school bus in Fruita  FOX 31 Denver

FRUITA, Colo. — Authorities say a woman in western Colorado crashed her SUV and then lied to a hitch a ride on a school bus carrying students. KJCT-TV ...



Wildcats wear down Tigers  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Fruita Monument's Treyton Queen can't escape the tackle of Grand Junction's Christian Hafey on Friday night in the Wildcats' 34-9 victory at Stocker Stadium.



DETAILS MATTER  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The 2017 season didn't end the way the Fruita Monument High School football team wanted.



Fruita school squeeze  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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



Coming to fruition, in Fruita  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Katlyn Staats wasn't supposed to be graduating high school.



Woman arrested after boarding school bus  KJCT8.com

An odd situation in Fruita; A woman is in custody after she crashed an SUV, but she didn't stop there.



Survey: Most students say they're disengaged from school experience  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A majority of middle and high school students in School District 51 feel disconnected and disengaged from their peers, teachers and education, according to a ...



Ungrounded threats panic Fruita  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A day filled with rumors and panic, fueled by unfounded reports of threats to two Fruita schools, began at 8:20 a.m..



New leadership, similar results  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A large senior class can be both a blessing and a curse. The skill and experience the seniors bring can propel a team to great heights, but they take all.



Montrose scores two late-game goals to beat Fruita  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Adapting and adjustments are the norm for the Fruita Monument High School soccer team this season.



'Cats capture crown  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Fruita Monument's Gabby Rigsby tips the ball over the net for a winner Tuesday night as Grand Junction's Gina Giannangelo defends in the Wildcats' 25-11, ...



Education Matters: AP classes bring higher learning to Fruita Monument High School  KJCT8.com

One of the most common complaints we hear about traditional education is that it doesn't prepare kids for the real world. Advance placement classes at Fruita ...



Rally 'Cats  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Fruita Monument High School volleyball team mounted a late match comeback Tuesday night to defeat Central 25-22, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-8 in a ...



Fruita ranked in top 10 safest Colorado cities  KKCO-TV

According to alarms.org, Fruita is the ninth safest city in Colorado. The report draws numbers from the FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics.



Depth lifts 'Cats past Tigers  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Depth has been the one constant for the Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team this season.



Fruita: No more smoking in public  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The city of Fruita will snuff out smoking in its public parks and open spaces, though councilors took a slow-burn route to reach that decision.



Athlete of the Week: Zach Rush  KKCO-TV

Fruita Monument senior, Zach Rush is this weeks athlete of the week.



Student of the Week: Fruita Monument High School senior Truth Hafey  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.19. Favorite book and its author: "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. Favorite TV show: "One Tree Hill". Favorite band or musician: Jason Aldean.



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 ...



Fruita takes Central out of comfort zone in victory  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

For the Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team, battling Central's defensive-oriented style is a challenge.



Flags Fly High at Fruita Monument High School  WesternSlopeNow

Dozens and dozens of flags could be seen flying high at Fruita Monument High School Thursday, in somewhat of a protest.



Weekly Calendar, March 10-16  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

March 10. Catholic Daughters of the. Americas, Court Mount of the Holy Cross 941, 2–4:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 1210 17 1/2 Road, Fruita, reception for ...



Judd William Christian (November 17, 1975 — April 1, 2019)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Judd was an avid outdoorsman with a love of camping/skiing/rafting/hiking. He was always dragging his dog and Joan away for adventures. He was born in ...



Bailey's legacy  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Keegan Bailey is no stranger to the Pepsi Center. The Fruita Monument senior is the latest in his family to make a name for himself wrestling at the state level ...



Your Town, March 10, 2019  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Spring officially begins March 20, but we've already sprung forward on our clocks.



Local makes mark at Fashion Week in New York City  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind for Grand Junction native Logyn Eret.



GJ, Fruita tennis teams learn some lessons at Western Slope Open  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Western Slope Open was a learning experience for the Grand Junction and Fruita Monument high school tennis teams.



Coach Casebier leaving Fruita  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Fruita Monument football coach Todd Casebier will be leaving the Wildcats after three seasons to take the head coaching position at Castle View High School.



FRUITA LOCKDOWN: Students return to class after lockdown in Fruita  KJCT8.com

Students are scheduled to head back to class Thursday after Fruita Monument High School and the 8/9 school were on lockdown as authorities surrounded the ...



Fruita girls latest Western Slope team to get no respect  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

While listening to a Front Range radio broadcast of the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team as they faced Ralston Valley, one line stood out.



Wildcats ride fast start to defeat rival Tigers  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Fruita Monument High School boys lacrosse team wanted to set the tone early Thursday in its rivalry match with Grand Junction.



Student of the Week: Fruita Monument High School senior Dana Thomson  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.32. Favorite book and its author: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Favorite TV show: "The Flash". Favorite band or musician: Dodie Clark.



Since Columbine, Colorado schools see increase in lockdowns as students report more possible threats  The Denver Post

False alarms leading to lockdowns are an increasingly common scenario across Colorado as students raised in an era of mass shootings are attuned to any ...



Fruita Monument High failed to announce soldier's name at graduation  KKCO-TV

School District 51 changed information given to KKCO 11 News about a Fruita Monument High School graduate who missed out on the celebration this week ...



Dere's late goal lifts Fruita to first victory of season  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Stuck in a 0-0 gridlock despite owning most of the possession and with time running out in regulation, the possibility started to become more and more real that ...



FRUITA LOCKDOWN: Parents watch, fear the worst during lockdown situation  KKCO-TV

Students at Fruita Monument High School and the 8/9 went into shelter in place status just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, then into a lockdown mode before they were ...



Fruita Monument High School String Quartet to Join the Pros  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - PRLog) When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Avalon Theatre on January 10, the Fruita Monument High ...



Rally 'Cats: Morrill's grand slam lifts Fruita past Central  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

There was a moment this week when the Fruita Monument High School baseball team's coaching staff considered moving Trey Morrill down in the batting order.



Fruita teen wins The Voice of the San Juan's  KKCO-TV

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Tanner gave up competitive baseball to follow his dreams of becoming a singer, and it looks like it's paid off. He just ...



HS Wrestling: Fruita Monument downs Centaurus  KKCO-TV

On the night before the Warrior Classic the Fruita Monument Wildcats downed Centaurus wrestling 54-9.



District 51 high school backtracks on flag ban  KKCO-TV

It's a freedom five Fruita Monument High School seniors felt had been lost. On Monday they were told they cannot wave flags in the school's parking lot.



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.



Surplus of students stresses Fruita schools  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Families are leaving other parts of the Grand Valley and moving to Fruita, Appleton and the Redlands. That means many Fruita area schools are growing and ...



Memorials to rodeo rider  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Jason Blasdel of Fruita planned to step back this year from his professional bull riding days after competing in a rodeo in Wyoming last weekend.



A Nazi flag led this Western Mayberry to confront hate once again. Now Fruita aims to send a different message.  The Colorado Sun

Fruita City Council member Ken Kreie was driving home on Election Day in November when he saw a shocking flutter of red and black outside a house down ...



Updated curriculum in School District 51 met with elation from students, teachers  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Rosa Culver spent nearly two decades scavenging science lessons for her elementary students in School District 51, often from dated material she could find for ...



Local marching bands qualify for state competition  KKCO-TV

Area marching bands were packed into Stocker Stadium Thursday.



Wildcat racket  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Playing in the state tennis tournament is nothing new for Sarah Fleming.



The 'Cats on the mat  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

If you're planning on visiting the Pepsi Center in Denver this week, be aware: More than half a dozen Wildcats will be on the prowl.



New principal approved for Fruita Monument High School  KKCO-TV

Todd McClaskey will serve as principal for Fruita Monument High beginning next school year.



GETTING DEFENSIVE  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Central High School football coach Shawn Marsh wasn't leaving anything to chance after the Warriors won their final regular-season game.



Strong 2nd-half start leads 'Cats to victory  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Fruita Monument High School boys lacrosse team wants to brand itself as a second-half squad.



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. But those familiar with Denver's booming music ...



HS Girls Basketball: Fruita to hold Pink Night  KKCO-TV

Fruita Monument girls basketball will hold their annual Pink Night on Tuesday to recognize those who are fighting breast cancer. "I have a grandma who ...



FINDING THEIR WAY  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

For Fruita Monument High School girls soccer coach Alex Garza, the best teams find a way to win even when they're not playing at a peak level.



'Cats in complete control  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Laurel Storheim scored the go-ahead goal that paved the way to Tuesday night's 3-0 victory for Fruita Monument High School's girls soccer team against Grand ...



Fruita advances housing project  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A preliminary plan for the large Iron Wheel subdivision got the go-ahead from Fruita officials on Tuesday night, but not without some conditions.



Some D-51 students ready for walkout on Wednesday  KKCO-TV

Some students in Mesa County Valley School District 51 are planning to walk out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence.



In Colorado's conservative corners, a push for gun control  High Country News

Grand Junction teens broach a tense topic with community members.



Students conduct mock caucus at Fruita Monument HS  KKCO-TV

Students at Fruita monument high school conducting their own mock caucus today learning about the process and the importance of being an informed voter.



Your Town, March 3, 2019 | Columns  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Today's Your Town column reminds me of traveling on long vacations as a kid, crammed in the back seat with my two sisters.



Fruita-Monument Baseball dedicates scoreboard to Gary Thomas  KKCO-TV

On Saturday morning the Fruita Monument High School baseball program dedicated their brand new scoreboard to longtime coach Gary Thomas.



Rachel Scott's legacy left at Fruita Monument High School  KKCO-TV

Columbine Massacre victim Rachel Scott left her message behind in six diaries. Her uncle visited Fruita Monument High School to spread her legacy as part of ...



LIVING OUT HIS DREAM  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Cameron Ross didn't hesitate to admit Monday afternoon that he just landed his dream job.



Four for the show  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Up and down, good and bad, frustration and satisfaction — that's golf.



These students aren't playing around: Bringing esports to Grand Junction  KKCO-TV

Colorado Mesa University and Fruita Monument's esports teams came together for an exhibition Friday to bring more awareness in the Grand Valley about the ...



Peak Performers  Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Click arrows to view photo gallery. The Daily Sentinel will be listing Peak Performers every week, highlighting some of the outstanding performances from the ...



Local high school marching bands dazzle the field at Stocker Stadium  KKCO-TV

All four Grand Valley high school marching bands were featured in an extravaganza Tuesday night.



Old stompin' grounds  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Lucas Archuleta couldn't help but smile Saturday. Returning to his alma mater to help teach the next generation of wrestlers will do that. "It's exciting," said ...



UP FOR THE CHALLENGE  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Sarah Fleming remembers many of her tennis matches during her career at Fruita Monument High School, and a few come to mind immediately.



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.



Reaching for new heights  Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Two years ago when the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team won the Southwestern League, they celebrated. With the core of the team ...



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.



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.



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