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Monument volleyball player bound for BMCC this fall  Blue Mountain Eagle

Monument High School graduate Faythe Schafer will join the Timberwolves ranks, playing volleyball for Blue Mountain Community College this fall.



Why we're asking voters to pass another bond measure  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

This past Monday night at a special board meeting, the District 51 Board of Education voted to place language on the November, 2019, ballot seeking voter ...



No summer break for crews remodeling, updating schools  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Drywall dust and the sound of heavy machinery are in the air at two dozen schools across District 51 this summer.



Student of the week, Fruita Monument High School senior Kathryn Kennedy  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.23. Favorite book and its author: "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. Favorite TV show: "Parks and Recreation". Favorite band or musician: For King and ...



Student Spotlight, July 6, 2019 | Western Colorado  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Area students were named to honor rolls for the spring 2019 semester at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Dean's list honors went to Brandon ...



D51 Looking to Upgrade Campus Security  WesternSlopeNow

The district is working towards better school security by giving potential school shooters or anyone else who shouldn't be allowed inside fewer means to get ...



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 ...



Fruita Monument High School Plans Renovations  WesternSlopeNow

A local high school is hoping to make some much needed upgrades and renovations to their school, and they're looking for the funds to do it.



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

Fruita Monument High School seniors and the crowd deal with a damp Stocker Stadium Tuesday for their 2019 Commencement ceremonies after a downpour ...



Fruita Monument seniors receive $2.2 million in scholarships  KKCO-TV

Graduation season is underway and local students are looking towards the future. Fruita Monument High School seniors received $2.2 million in scholarships.



Student of the Week, Fruita Monument High School senior Tyler Speer  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GPA: 4.43. Favorite book and its author: "The Hobbit" by JRR Tolkien. Favorite TV show: "Friends". Favorite band or musician: Frank Sinatra. After-school ...



Fruita Monument sends off 425 grads  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Rain or shine, Fruita Monument High School's class of 2019 was going to graduate Tuesday night at Stocker Stadium.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Uncertainty over consolidation clouds planning for a new Monument High School |  theberkshireedge.com

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect the conditions that trigger the need for DCAMM-certified contractors and the prevailing wage. Stockbridge ...



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.



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, ...



Monument Mountain rethinks vocational programs in changing work world  Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — Vocational education is changing as the work world evolves. To keep pace, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District just hired ...



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 ...



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.



Fruita Monument bats take advantage of Durango miscues  The Durango Herald

Durango High School had more fielding errors than runs scored Friday, and the eight errors matched as many hits the Demons put together. It added...



Bond money gives FMHS upgrades  KKCO-TV

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- District 51 School Board voted to approve $8 million for renovations at Fruita Monument High School. The money ...



Monument high school taps new principal with 'range of experiences'  Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — A longtime educator with a 'range of experiences' has been chosen as the next principal of Monument Mountain Regional High ...



Colo. Teacher Accused of Talking 'Blacklist' of Students  PEOPLE.com

A video allegedly shows a physical education teacher at Fruita Monument High School discussing the creation of a "blacklist" of students.



Vape Free Pledge  WesternSlopeNow

The state of Colorado has one of the highest teen vaping rates in the country. In fact, a recent Colorado government study suggests 27% of minors regularly use ...



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  KJCT8.com

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



Closed school comes back to life as career academy  Hi-Desert Star

TWENTYNINE PALMS — Six years after Monument, the area's alternative public high school, closed, the school has reopened to offer a new kind of alternative ...



Water Main Break Causes Flooding At FMHS  WesternSlopeNow

A water main break around 2:30 pm caused flooding at Fruita Monument High School and forced the water at the school to be turned off.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Woman identified after arrest at FMHS  KJCT8.com

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 ...



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 ...



FMHS teacher on leave after incident  KJCT8.com

A teacher is on leave after an incident at Fruita Monument High School that happened on Wednesday, according to District 51.



FMHS to Host All-State Wrestling Tournament  WesternSlopeNow

On February 15,16 history will be made in the Fruita Monument high school gym. For the first time the wildcats will be hosting the region one 5A wrestling ...



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.



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 ...



Durango boys lacrosse can’t keep pace with Fruita Monument  The Durango Herald

The Fruita Monument High School boys lacrosse team knew it had to be better at the faceoff circle and in groundball scenarios in order to pull away...



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 ...



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.



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.



Suspended FMHS Teacher To Retire  WesternSlopeNow

A Fruita Monument High School teacher who was placed on leave on October 4th after an altercation with a student in a school hallway has submitted a notice of ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Talent, potential trump 'bittersweet' week  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The funnel cake tasted bittersweet this year for one "spectator" at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series.



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.



Obit: Emory Addison Moore | Obituaries  East Oregonian

Emory Addison Moore of Vancouver, Wash., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Albany, Oregon. Emory had almost made it back to his summer home ...



'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.



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.



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..



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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, ...



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 ...



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.



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.



International Wrestling on the Westernslope  WesternSlopeNow

Thought the wrestling season was over? Technically it is, but the season extended for just one day on Thursday. In the Fruita Monument High School ...



New principal approved for Fruita Monument High School  KKCO-TV

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



"Separation of Church and State" Essay Award Ceremony  WesternSlopeNow

The Western Colorado Atheists and Free Thinkers held their first ever student essay contest Sunday afternoon.



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.



Cove High School senior qualifies for state debate and speech tournament;  La Grande Observer

Cove High School senior Sophie Pettit has qualified for the state speech and debate tournament for the third time in four years. Pettit qualified for Oregon's state ...



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 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 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 ...



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.



Rocky Mountain's Alec Hargreaves wins Class 5A state wrestling title  The Coloradoan

DENVER — Alec Hargreaves grew up in the wrestling room at Rocky Mountain High School, where his father was a coach. Every day after school, Brad ...



EOU graduates urged to face fears;  La Grande Observer

It would have been fitting if Oscar-nominated filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald had invoked President Franklin Roosevelt's famous words — “The only thing we have to ...



FBI Leads Massive Manhunt For Armed, 'Extremely Dangerous' Woman Who Is 'Infatuated' With Columbine Shooting  Kaiser Health News

The search comes just days before the 20th anniversary of the school massacre at Columbine High School. The FBI discovered that 18-year-old Sol Pais arrived ...



HS Wrestling: Fruita Monument downs Centaurus  KKCO-TV

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



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 ...



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.



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.



Triple threats  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Each athlete treats their priorities differently while growing up.



Genetic counselor uses patients' family history to plan future care  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Katie Lemas never knew her job existed when she was growing up.



Palisade Baseball Rips Summit 11-1  WesternSlopeNow

The Palisade baseball team smashed the Summit Tigers Saturday from Palisade High School, running up an 11-1 score in game 1 of the doubleheader before ...



Gifts for Clifton Elementary Students  WesternSlopeNow

One of the best ways to spread holiday cheer is by giving back to the community, and 95 students at Clifton Elementary are about to have their Christmas' made.



Prep Roundup: Ignacio girls soccer falls at home to M-CHS  The Durango Herald

The Ignacio High School girls soccer team lost its third consecutive game and second in a row to Montezuma-Cortez, as the Bobcats fell 10-0 Monday.



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.



Palmer Ridge High School newspaper's Hillary Clinton endorsement sparks debate  The Denver Channel

A political endorsement by a Monument high school has sparked outrage.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Monument teen appeals over Jesus graduation speech  Denver Post

A Lewis-Palmer High School student who was told she must apologize for mentioning Jesus in a valedictorian speech or not receive a diploma is appealing a ...



Wizardry: Windsor wrestlers VomBaur, Serrano, Salazar win 3rd state titles  The Coloradoan

Wizards have four state champions and one runner-up at state wrestling championships.



Fossil Ridge outlasts Fruita Monument to earn first girls basketball Final Four showing since 2014  The Denver Post

The No. 8 Sabertcats drained six threes in the opening half to build a lead they were able to hold on to down the stretch of Great 8 play on Friday, beating ...



All the Virseker Cup action | Saturday Star  Independent Online

Man of the Match in the Transvalia game, Zander du Toit, continues to deliver top-notch performances, adding his name to the score sheet again.



Flags Flying High Over School Parking Lot After Ban Reversed  CBS Local

FRUITA, Colo. (CBS4)– Flags are flying high over a school parking lot after Fruita Monument High School leaders reversed a controversial flag ban. The ban ...



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.



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