120 years: 1996

Two new media options are available to Grand Valley television watchers in 1996.

KKCO Television Channel 11 goes on the air.

Big Bird welcomes viewers as KRMJ-TV Channel 18 takes to the air under the wing of KRMA and Rocky Mountain PBS.

Gay Hammer is the first general manager, and the studios are located on the campus of the Tilman M. Bishop Unified Technology Education Campus.

The Central High School Warriors bring home the state wresting championship title, the girls from Junction win the tennis championship and Fruita Monument wins the 5A state cheerleading title.

District 51 voters pass a bond issue to build new schools.

More than 900 buildings are added to a survey taken by the Museum of Western Colorado of historic buildings.

To view an ongoing photo gallery of The Daily Sentinel’s 120 years project, go to GJSentinel.com.


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