Shandra Jordan, editor in chief
Colleen Buhrer, managing editor
J.J. Babb, managing editor
Willow Welter, visual editor
Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editor
According to today’s front page story, businesses around campus
have been dealing with students parking in their lots. The manager
from the Holiday Inn contacted The Rocky Mountain Collegian
informing us that the hotel was going to start towing student cars.
He was also willing to hold off the towing until the paper
published the story.
Woody’s manager has even allowed students to park cars in his
lot until the restaurant opens at 11 a.m.
It would be easy for these mangers to just start towing cars,
they have every right to, but rather took the initiative to find
outlets to let students know that if they do continue parking on
their premises, their car can be towed.
We all know of the problem CSU has with parking. At times it
seems the odds are better at winning the lottery than there are at
finding a parking spot, but students need to respect the businesses
around campus enough not to park on private property.
The Holiday Inn manager even suggested coming in and asking to
park rather than just parking there without permission, risking a
hefty towing fine.
Though we feel students should be responsible for their actions,
we think the way these managers approached the problem was
conducive and helpful to the situation.