There's no shortage of gorgeous spots in Colorado. But where are the top places to see Colorado's state animal, state bird or even state insect -- and what's the finest Denver mountain park? The scribes who helped assemble Best of Denver's 2014 edition have the answers to those questions and more. C ... More >>
Update below: The two-month period during which Colorado farmers could register to grow hemp for the 2014 growing season closed on May 1. As of 4:30 p.m. that day, state records show that 42 people or businesses were approved to grow hemp and another 53 had applied but were not yet approved. And the ... More >>
Even as the national media has tried to establish a tie between marijuana and the rise in applications submitted to Colorado colleges, Chane Behanan, a Louisville basketball star kicked off the squad last year because of drug use, recently transferred to Colorado State University. But before he cou ... More >>
A number of high-profile crime reports have emanated from the CU-Boulder campus over the past couple of months. By comparison, the main Colorado State University complex in Fort Collins has been relatively quiet. No more. Late last night, a woman reported being sexually assaulted at knifepoint on a ... More >>
Colorado State University has gone video crazy. Just days ago, CSU shared a clip of mascot Cam the Ram training for the Rocky Mountain Showdown -- which didn't really work out, given the CU Buffs surprisingly comfortable win. Now, the school has released what it describes as an "artistic video" in w ... More >>
Loren Cordain, a professor at Colorado State University since 1990, wrote the original version of The Paleo Diet a decade ago, but the eat-like-a-caveman regimen has taken off in recent years, given a real workout by CrossFit fans. By accident or design, chefs around town are offering dishes that fi ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
When we marked the beginning of the fall semester with yesterday's collection of CU-Boulder back-to-school memes, we certainly didn't mean to slight our friends to the north. In honor of Colorado State University students returning to the fold in the kingdom of Fort Collins, we've gathered some of ... More >>
As CU-Boulder continues to get attention for its new rule allowing concealed-carry-permit holders to have guns in some family housing units, Colorado State University in Fort Collins is sticking with a stricter policy. At CSU, guns aren't allowed in any dormitories or apartments, period. And offici ... More >>
Big memes below.Yesterday, we shared highlights of the new CU Boulder memes Facebook page, a campus must-see. Not to be outdone, our Colorado State University friends have countered with not one but two CSU memes Facebook pages. Yes, ripping on the Buffs is a frequent theme -- but so are part ... More >>
Flickr photoWay to support drinking, Colorado State University! Look for wines made by CSU starting next spring. Blended at Stoney Mesa Winery because CSU is still in the process of applying for the necessary licenses, the bottles with the CSU mascot -- called Ram's Point -- will sell for $10 ... More >>
Thirty students at Colorado State University have been thinking a lot about the future recently. For the next three years, CSU has tied itself to the future of the automotive industry as a participant in its quest for sustainable transportation. And with a new donation from Siemens, the university i ... More >>
Starting tonight and running through Sunday, April 3, the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology will host what organizers says is a first-of-its-kind conference, which will bring academics together to discuss one of the world's hottest topics: human trafficking.
Claire Levy.HB 1261, Representative Claire Levy's bill to establish THC driving limits, comes up for public comment on Thursday afternoon, and marijuana advocates affiliated with the Cannabis Therapy Institute are likely to show up in force to oppose it. Why? Among other reasons, the organiza ... More >>
Update below: On Friday, we told you about multiple arrests in an alleged drug ring in which participants are accused of using medical marijuana documents as cover. Among those busted was Laura Vanwormer, co-owner of Colorado CHRONIX, a meet-up group based in Fort Collins.
Colorado State University officials and Governor Bill Ritter announced a sweeping plan today to ensure higher education for lower and middle class students threatened with hefty student loans and skyrocketing tuition. The tuition break plan, dubbed "Commitment to Colorado," promises to cut t ... More >>
This week, Manny Howard signs a book about his backyard farm in Brooklyn, KGNU hosts a bourbon-tasting benefit and Colorado State University puts farmers through a Beef University. But there's lots more cooking if none of that wets your whistle. Here's a taste of what's to come: Tuesday, Jun ... More >>
Is Cam the Ram about to become Cambo?Colorado State University System officials voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind the school's hotly contested campus gun ban in response to a court ruling last month that wiped out a similar prohibition at CU-Boulder. The CSU ban, which was passed earlie ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Looking for a way to better yourself -- or your carbon footprint, or your understanding of food? Avogadro's Number, 605 South Mason Street in Fort Collins, is hosting a free panel discussion at 5 p.m. today titled "Global Food Security: What Is It and How Does It Affect Me?" ... More >>
As promised, the Rocky Mountain Gun Owner's Club has filed suit against Colorado State University for its board's recent ban of concealed weapons on campus. With the suit filed on the same day as a Colorado Court of Appeals decision to throw out CU-Boulder's similar ban, it might have more am ... More >>
Master gardeners will help you fight against a weed invasion, not start one."Ask an expert," urges a link on the Colorado State University page touting the Colorado Master Gardener program offered by Colorado State University on an extension basis. But not if that question is about marijuana ... More >>
Larimer County Sheriff Jim AlderdenEmphatic Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden -- the target of new complaints from Balloon Boy lawyer David Lane about restitution charges -- is the latest to join the fight to prevent a gun ban at Colorado State University, which previously allowed concealed ... More >>
I remember nearly falling over in my chair one afternoon when a student on a TV advertisement relayed the benefits of her schooling to become a certified pharmacy technician. At the time, I was employed with a major drug store chain as a pharmacy technician, or as they say in the biz, a CPhT. ... More >>
The National Western Stock Show has doubled your drinking pleasure this year. Not only has the Cowboy Bar -- the temporary saloon set up in the basement of the Hall of Education, right by the stalls where bulls are groomed -- expanded, adding more than a dozen seats and space for an imprompt ... More >>
Yesterday, a Colorado State University team led by civil engineering professor John van de Lindt successfully staged a very large-scale test in Miki City, Japan. They've come up with a new approach to building earthquake-proof (or at least more earthquake-proof) buildings, and to see if they're on ... More >>
Joe Blake, as seen in a photo from the Fort Collins Coloradoan. In a May 26 blog, Bob Moore, editor of the Fort Collins Coloradoan, complained that the Denver Post had offered no substantial, self-generated coverage of a lawsuit filed by the Coloradoan, the Pueblo Chieftain and the Colorado Indepen ... More >>
Joe Blake, as seen in an image from the Fort Collins Coloradoan. Today at 2 p.m., Colorado State University's board of governors will hold a meeting at which it will discuss "the resignation of Mr. Joe Blake from the CSU System Board of Governors," the "appointment of a replacement to fill the vaca ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Colorado State UniversityAhhhhhh... so pretty... Move over, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. Surrogate motherhood isn't just for celebrities anymore. Or humans. Or the living. Last May, a tornado cut a swath through much of Windsor, Colorado, and among its victims was ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Flickr. What's that? You want to build an $8.3 million, 51,000-square-foot office building somewhere along the Front Range? And you're wondering about building permit fees and estimated plan approval times in various cities and counties? Why, it's your lucky day! Colorado State ... More >>
Colorado State University students are being asked to be very cautious when considering a trip to Mexico for spring break. The U.S. State Department has even issued a warning that reads like a proverbial grocery list of national problems. Why risk it? It's really hard to keep looking over your shoul ... More >>
More evidence of the changing economics impacting old-technology journalism. For reasons that were never entirely clear to me (but always appreciated), Rocky Mountain PBS has paid an appearance fee for guests on its public-affairs programming. Ever since the folks there began asking me to gab, the s ... More >>
Yesterday, National Public Radio aired a story about Masik Collegiate Fragrances of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which is developing a line of scents that are supposed to capture the essences of specific universities. Thus far, the firm has only come up with fragrances for Penn State and the University ... More >>
Wolves found no sanctuary at CSU Sunday. Barack Obama's appearances in Denver and Fort Collins on October 26 set records for starstruck crowds and creative guesstimates of crowd size by reporters. But the Democratic presidential hopeful's latest swing through our candidate-besieged state (you'd th ... More >>
An old high school is the now the center of CSU's art world. Just a block or so east of the Colorado State University campus (1400 Remington Street) is the stately old Fort Collins High School, a red-brick, Georgian revival-style building constructed in the 1920s. As you can see from the picture, ... More >>
In the January 31 Message, J. David McSwane (pictured), the muckraking editor of Colorado State University's Rocky Mountain Collegian newspaper, set off alarms over the possibility of Gannett purchasing the publication. In his view, CSU's decision to hold an unannounced meeting with representatives ... More >>
On January 31, a two-day barrage of panels dealing with global warming issues concludes at Colorado State University. The sessions are part of an "unprecedented teach-in" taking place around the country coordinated by the Green House Network under the rubric Focus the Nation. But of the fifty CSU pr ... More >>
Reps from CSU and a Fort Collins daily meet about the future of the university's newspaper.
David McSwane, editor of the Rocky Mountain Collegian, the student newspaper serving Colorado State University, was scolded by CSU's board of student communications at an October 4 meeting for authorizing a September 21 editorial reading "FUCK BUSH." But he didn't lose his job over the controversy a ... More >>
As reported in this September 28 Rocky Mountain News article, Colorado State University's student communications board is slated to meet on October 4 to determine if J. David McSwane, student editor of CSU's Rocky Mountain Collegian newspaper, should be punished for approving a September 21 editoria ... More >>
Samantha Spady died in the Sigma Pi house. Pastor Reza Zadeh is planning its resurrection.
CSU Master Gardener website
Gossamer garments are on display at CSU
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