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Melody Zarria with her dog in City Park on Nov. 16. Zarria noted that the park was a great place to relax and take the dog. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

City Parks Department becomes nationally accredited

Corbin Reiter November 18, 2019

In a year that saw the highly-anticipated opening of the Poudre River Whitewater Park, the Fort Collins Parks Department managed to quantify the quality of its parks in receiving national accreditation...

People board a TransFort bus by the intersection of Plum and City Park on Nov. 16. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

Student fees go toward new transportation projects

Corbin Reiter November 18, 2019

Getting around Colorado State University has continually been made easier, safer and more eco-friendly thanks to student fees given to the Alternative Transportation Fee Advisory Board.  ATFAB has been...

An Eastern Kingbird on May 18. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

Campus bird feeders to offer ‘fun, educational research experiences’

Corbin Reiter November 6, 2019

With all the fuss about squirrels on campus, it may seem as though the birds that call Colorado State University their home get little recognition in comparison. The Ornithology Club at CSU wants to change...

Joy Enginnaya and Savannah Brown in front of posters from the American Civil Liberties Union in Browns home September 17. Enginnaya and Brown, in an interview, discussed their work to create a “Living While Black” club on campus, which is associated with the ACLU. (Ryan Schmidt | Collegian)

‘Living While Black’ club in process of being registered

Corbin Reiter September 22, 2019

A new club centered around student social liberties, Living While Black, is hoping to be established and recognized by Colorado State University in the next year. The American Civil Liberties Union is...

Canvas Stadium logo outside the will call office. The host to CSU rams football home games, Canvas Stadium revenues are outpacing the projected profits for this year. (Gregory James | Collegian)

Canvas Stadium reports higher revenue, spends less on campus

Corbin Reiter September 15, 2019

Canvas Stadium reported a growth of $3.2 million in profits during the 2018-19 fiscal year, which is higher than previous projections, according to a financial statement from the athletic department at...

The Lory Student Center at Colorado State University is home to a diverse range of offices, theaters, galleries, ballrooms, pianos, and places for students to interact. (Brooke Buchan | Collegian)

What’s new? Openings, changed locations in the LSC

Corbin Reiter September 11, 2019

The inhabitants of the Lory Student Center have shuffled around during the past year, and many organizations found new offices. Mike Ellis, executive director of the LSC, provided The Collegian with a...

A burnt section of trees near the bottom of the Poudre Canyon, Sep. 1. The Colorado State Forest Service is providing funding to Colorado HOAs, community groups, local governments, utilities and nonprofit organizations to promote proper forest management and reduce fire risk. (Ryan Schmidt | Collegian)

State Forest Service to provide $1 million for wildfire prevention

Corbin Reiter September 3, 2019

Trees aren't the only thing in the forest the Colorado State Forest Service is trying to protect. Their dollars are helping residents too. The Colorado State Forest Service recently announced that applications...

Jennifer Williams plays tug-of-war with her dog, Angel.  Williams got Angel from a farmer, seven years ago after the farmers pug and chiweenie accidentally had puppies. CSU has been a blessing for letting me have my emotional support animal here on campus, Williams said. (Abby Currie | Collegian)

Health Network changes services for emotional support animals

Corbin Reiter August 21, 2019

The Colorado State University Health Network is making changes to the scope of services offered around emotional support animals due to evolving guidance from professional counseling organizations, according...

Colorado State University Professors and Faculty are given the option to park on campus for a yearly fee of $600 in specified lots across the university. (Matt Begeman | Collegian)

Lack of state funding forces staff to pay for on-campus parking

Corbin Reiter May 6, 2019

For decades, faculty and staff have been expected to purchase parking passes each year due to a lack of state funding, according to Colorado State University representatives. Depending on the parking...

The Walnut Building, part of Aggie Village and the University Apartments April 14.  (Ryan Schmidt | Collegian)

On-campus, off-campus housing offices deal with ‘spring rush’

Corbin Reiter April 24, 2019

Each spring, students from Colorado State University must compete for housing on and off of campus, and assignments can limit the options of students. With over 800 applications to Aggie Village last...

The Larimer County Jail has plans in place to expand its facility to accommodate for the increasing population of Larimer County. It is expecting to add an additional 400 to 500 beds that would add to the jail’s current 500 beds, ensuring inmate separation is adequate for all genders, ages and behaviors inside the jail.  “The proposed expansion of the jail is to meet the needs of today’s populations,” Captain Palmer, facility administrator for the Larimer County jail said. “The Larimer County jail has been run 24 hours a day and 365 days a year for 35 years and it is wearing out.” (Colin Shepherd | Collegian)

Proposed Larimer County Jail expansion causes community backlash

Corbin Reiter April 17, 2019
The Larimer County Board of Commissioners has proposed an expansion of the County Jail, and the community response is drastically mixed.
A field of solar panels located at the Foothills campus. The solar panels provide some solar electricity to power Colorado State University. (Julia Trowbridge | Collegian)

CSU alumnus contributes to green energy with solar company Renewablue

Corbin Reiter April 15, 2019

Colorado State University alumnus James Mitchell began his quest to add solar energy into Northern Colorado by founding Renewablue, a solar consultation company that helps residents in Fort Collins find...

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