Briefs for February 19th, 2013

CSU’s men basketball team moving up in rank

CSU’s 89-86 victory over the Air Force Falcons on Saturday have the Rams ranked #24 in the Mountain West Conference. The Rams will face UNLV on Wednesday and then play conference-leading New Mexico this weekend. Tickets for Saturday’s game against New Mexico have already sold out to the public, however 2,500 reserved student tickets still remain.

Otterbox recognized for its outstanding success and design

Forbes magazine recently awarded Otterbox as No. 10 on a list of 100 private companies deemed “America’s Most Promising”. The Fort Collins based company also received a prestigious design award which named Otterbox as an honoree of the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards for two of its new series of electronic device cases.

Colorado House passes four gun bills

As of Monday, four pieces of legislation regarding gun laws passed through the Colorado House of Representatives. The Democratic gun control package passed on Monday includes four bills which ban concealed weapons on campuses, require a background check for all gun transactions, impose a fee for gun buyers in order to carry out that background check by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and finally limits magazines to 15 rounds. The four bills now must pass through the Senate.