Community Briefs

Sep 012010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

NewWestFest meets recycling goals

This year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest reached its goal to recycle or compost at least 80 percent of waste from the festival, which took place Aug. 20-22.

The festival improved on last year’s mark by 7 percent.

Vendors used recyclable and compostable provisions in their booths, and the festival provided 40 recycle bins around Old Town.

“We can make a difference here at home that will help globally as well,” said Leah Johnson, spokeswoman for Bohemian Nights, in a press release. “Greening is something that we can all do our part in to make our community and our world better.”

*CSU music professor dies in home *

Will Schwartz, a CSU professor in the Department of Music, Theater and Dance, died last Friday in his home in Drake. Schwartz, who founded the Fort Collins Symphony, taught in the CSU music department for 53 years, according to a press release.

Born Sept. 23, 1923, in New York City, Schwartz started playing the violin at 6 years old and was enrolled in the Julliard School of Music at 15. He later served several positions during World War II, from infantrymen/radio operator, to French interpreter and bandmaster and received a Bronze Star for distinguished service.

In 1947, he earned a master’s degree in violin performance and conducting from Julliard. After his debut recital at Carnegie Hall, Schwartz accepted a teaching position in the Music Department at Colorado State University and moved to Fort Collins in 1949.

While at CSU, Schwartz received the CSU Community Service Award and the AT&T Silver Baton Award for Cultural Service to Colorado. He also won the Community Builder of the Year award for Fort Collins in 1997.

Schwartz is survived by his 21-year life companion Annemarie Chenoweth of Drake, two sons, two daughters and five grandchildren.

CSU Student receives $1,000 from NSCS

Jessica Mitchell, a CSU junior biological science major, recently won a $1,000 scholarship from The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, NSCS, an honors society to which Jessica belongs.

According to a press release, Mitchell received the scholarship for an outstanding essay submitted to NSCS, an organization she joined last fall.

80 NSCS members received the award nationwide for presenting the best ideas about how their chapter could be more effective on campus and positively contribute to the college experience of members.

CO State Patrol cracks down on DUIs

The Colorado State Patrol joined 83 other law enforcement agencies around the state in a national DUI crackdown, according to a press release.

The crackdown itself began on Aug. 20, but it will last until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7. This period is the last push Colorado’s 100 Days of Heat DUI crackdown that has been in effect since Memorial Day.

More than 1,450 DUI arrests have been made since that time in Colorado.

Horsetooth repairs paused for weekend

Resurfacing work on Horsetooth Road will take a brief hiatus for Labor Day weekend, but work will continue on Sept. 7.

After that time, eastbound traffic between Richmond Drive and Shields Street will be closed, according to a press release.

Students who live on Richmond Drive will continue to have access to their homes, and detour routes will be provided on Taft Hill Road, Drake Road, Shields Street and Harmony Road.

–– Collegian Staff Report

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