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Ultimate makeover: mustang edition | Page 6 PAGE 3 Where to Park Fee increases and construction promise gridlock THE RO CKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGIAN Fort Collins, Colorado Thursday, June 14, 2012 Volume 121 | No. 2 THE STUDENT VOICE OF COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SINCE 1891 THE HIGH PARK FIRE the STRIP CLUB This weekend is Father’s Day. If you haven’t made any plans yet, don’t panic. We’ve got you covered. Things to do for Fathers Day BBQ outside Nothing says Father’s Day like some good ol’ fashioned grilling. It still counts even if you’re grilling veggie burgers. Go fishing Yes, you’ll have to wake up at 3 a.m. But come on, it’s Father’s Day. JOHN SHEESLEY | COLLEGIAN Monday afternoon the High Park fire jumps the ridge behind Horsetooth Reservoir and becomes visible from campus. Spectators watched as the flames and smoke grew closer to CSU. High Park fire burns 46,000 acres, 6 miles from main CSU campus By KAITIE HUSS & JOHN SHEESLEY The Rocky Mountain Collegian Smoke filled the sky over the city of Fort Collins this past week as the High Park Fire, caused by lightning, exploded to from 200 to 46,000 acres in a matter of five days. “We can do the best that we can,” said Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith in a press conference on Sunday after the fire had already spread to 14,000 acres, “but Mother Nature is running this fire.” By Monday morning, the fire spread to 36,930 acres and remained 0% contained. Those living in the areas close to the fire were forced to evacuate. The Larimer Humane Center also worked to safely evacuate animals. Colorado State University students scheduled to start classes on Monday at Pingree Park were instructed not to attend class at the mountain campus. Instead, their sessions are being held at Edwards Hall. An evacuation order was sent to Pingree on Tuesday. The most current press release on the fire, received Wednesday morning, indicates the fire has spread to 46,000 acres and is more than 10% contained. “There was good success from the hard work yesterday,” according to the press release. During the time of the fire, Senator Mark Udall was working on a federal bill to ensure access to resources to contain fires such as the High Park. “I am thankful Congress passed this bill to allow the U.S. Forest Service to get more air tankers, which are sorely needed as devastating fires break out across our state and the country,” Udall said in a press release. So far, one death has been confirmed. The remains of Linda Steadman, 62, were found on Tuesday in the ashes of a destroyed residence located on Old Flowers Road Beatles Rock Band Just this once, allow your pops to be Lennon. Play Catch KAITIE HUSS | COLLEGIAN A firefighter makes a call amongst fire engines parked in the enginnering lot in front of the Lory Student Center. CSU President Tony Frank has allowed firefighers from around the United States to stay in Allison Hall for muchneeded rest. in Bellvue, Colorado. “Our hearts and wishes go out to all those affected by the fire,” said Peggy Campbell, President and CEO of Visit Estes Park. “We’re praying for the safety of all who are risking the lives to protect the land.” Managing Editor Kaitie Huss can be contacted at Design Manager John Sheesley can be contacted at Give him a ring Dismount zones, rules apply CSU sustains safe precautions over the summer By KAITIE HUSS The Rocky Mountain Collegian While it may seem as though CSU security relaxes during the summer, campus law enforcement continues in the same manner as during the academic school year, according to Corporal Ramsey Crochet of CSUPD. “I assumed all of those rules were out the window during summer,” CSU junior graphic design and marketing major Jessica Lederhos, said. Bike cops still patrol campus during the summer months. If you do get pulled over, you’ll most likely be facing a CSUPD officer instead of a student. Many of the student bicycle officers take a break from their duties in the summertime, so these roles are assumed by professional officers, according to Crochet. It is important to remember CSUPD officers continue to enforce bicycle laws regarding stop signs, dismount zones and other riding regulations. “While it’s tempting to ride through the plaza when no one is around,” said Crochet, “it’s still against the rules.” CSU junior anthropology and philosophy major Abran Poot disagrees. “They could be relaxed for the summertime,” Poot said. “There are not as many people at one time to the point where not using the dismount zone would be dangerous.” When riding a bicycle on campus, it’s also critical to pay attention to construction sites. At times these areas will Take a stroll down memory lane and spend an hour in the yard throwing a ball around. Make sure you keep a frozen bag of peas handy, just in case of an accident. have specific designated dismount zones. Rules surrounding construction zones can change weekly— or even daily— so it is important to remain aware of these sites when riding, according to Crochet. “I feel like I pay more attention to dismount signs in construction zones,” said Lederhos. Safewalk is also available during the summer. However, similar to bicycle enforcement, summer Safewalk officers will most likely be CSUPD officers, according to Crochet. Building hours may vary in the summer. The best way to find out if a building is open is to check online or call the main office. The Study Cube remains open 24 hours every day during the summer, but once the library closes, all patrons inside the Cube must have CSU identification. Living away from home this summer? That’s no excuse! Give your old man a call and talk. He’ll appreciate the gesture, and while he may not admit it, he loves to hear your voice. A student walks her bike through a construction-designated dismount zone. Dismount zones remain active during the summer months. It’s important to be aware of people following you into a building, according to Crochet. If you suspect suspicious behavior, contact CSUPD immediately. “We are as proactive as we can be,” said Crochet, “ [but] safety is everybody’s job.” Managing Editor Kaitie Huss can be contacted at The Strip Club is written by the Collegian staff.

Collegian June 14 2012

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