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Palisade's Maestas makes most of bad breaks

January 31, 2017 by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Daily SentinelPalisade High School's Isaac Maestas couldn't start wrestling this season until earlier this month when the broken arm he sustained during football season completely healed. Now, the senior is Class 4A's fourth-ranked wrestler at 160 pounds.

Opt-outs sink school ratings

January 31, 2017 by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Daily SentinelOf the 43 schools evaluated in District 51, 36 schools had low participation and 15 schools did not receive a rating, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Education last week. Palisade High School Principal Dan Bollinger said he's ...

Palisade VB team has coach, player of year in 4A WSL

December 3, 2016 by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Daily SentinelSetter Gracey Higman, a first-team player last season, is the league's co-player of the year. The Palisade senior had 749 assists — good for 10th-best in Class 4A — in 25 matches, including a season-high 53 during a five-set loss against Windsor in ...

Palisade marching band heads to elite competition

October 28, 2016 by KKCO-TV

KKCO-TVPalisade High School's band has been prepping since July. They are currently ranked as one of the top marching bands in the state. Following this weekend's competition, the team will compete in the Colorado State Championship on Monday at Stocker ...

Palisade High School officials ID teen missing near Colorado River in letter to parents

July 8, 2016 by KKCO-TV

KKCO-TVMESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) -- In a letter from Palisade High School principal Dan Bollinger to parents, Bollinger identified the teen who went missing in the Colorado River as Alex Head, an 11th-grade student at the school. The letter reads as such:

Palisade grads guided by excellence

May 17, 2016 by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Daily SentinelWhat the 2016 Palisade High School graduate does know is he'll attend the University of Colorado in the fall on a multitude of scholarships where “at this moment” he's interested in biochemistry with an eye on medical school, although “it's tough to ...

Mock car crash teaches dangers of drinking and driving

April 22, 2016 by“We're trying to make this realistic and scare these guys into realizing that it's not worth having to drink and get behind the wheel with somebody who has been drinking or driving yourself,” said Chris Wright, a master trooper at Colorado State Patrol ...

Palisade asks for public input on skate park design

April 21, 2016 by KKCO-TV

KKCO-TVPALISADE, Colo.-- The Town of Palisade wants your feedback on how to give the skate park a facelift. Palisade was awarded a $10,000 Great Outdoors Colorado grant and $10,000 in matching funds from the Palisade Lions Club to help in the design phase to ...

Palisade High School Academic Team Wins State Competition

April 16, 2016 by WesternSlopeNow

WesternSlopeNowThe Palisade High School Academic Team returned from Pueblo after competing at the statewide Matchwits Tournament as this year's champions. Matchwits is an academic quiz tournament similar to Jeopardy. About 40 schools across Colorado participated ...

Palisade Knowledge Bowl team racks up 3 state trophies

March 19, 2016 by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Daily SentinelThe Palisade High School Knowledge Bowl team has won the state championship three years in a row. Standing with their most recent trophy are, from left, sophomore Tully Purser, senior Bryce Atchison, senior Jordan Vickers, senior Drew Remmenga, team ...

Palisade's Shuman hurdles competition on way to national meet

February 19, 2016 by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Daily SentinelPalisade's Jay Shuman set personal-best times in the 60-meter high hurdles on two consecutive tries during the Western State High School Indoor Open in Gunnison. Shuman's final time of 8.1 seconds is the fastest in Colorado, 21st-best in the nation ...

Palisade High School presents "Footloose"

January 15, 2016 by KKCO-TV

KKCO-TVPALISADE, Colo.-- The Palisade High School Performing Arts Department presents Footloose the Musical, a stage adaptation of the classic 1984 movie this weekend. Footloose tells the story of newcomer, Ren McCormack, who has just moved from Chicago, ...

Running to win

January 10, 2016 by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Daily SentinelNatalie Hughes was a dominating high school runner at Palisade winning numerous races. Hughes, who is being inducted into the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 27, won 13 state titles, 10 in track and field and three in ...

Palisade to restore old, run-down school building

December 14, 2015 by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Daily SentinelDecorated for the holidays, the entrance to the gymnasium that is still in use stands in stark contrast to the broken windows and peeling paint of the rest of the old Palisade High School building. Town Administrator Rich Sales has been charged ...

Combs making impact at Northern Colorado

September 23, 2015 by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction Daily SentinelMarques Combs went from Palisade High School to the University of Northern Colorado with the vague promise of scholarship money and some interest from the Bears' coaching staff in his athleticism and kicking ability. They saw him potentially as a ...

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