Hollywood stunt industry arrives in Fort Collins

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Feb 202013
 

Author: Kelsey Peterson

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Legendary Hollywood stuntman Gary Montana, who has doubled actors in Fast and Furious, Pirates of the Caribbean, Forest Gump, and over 700 additional movies and television shows, has come to Fort Collins to open the Motion Picture Stunts and Tactical Studio. He trains actors, stunt performers, law enforcement/ military, and weekend warriors and for several years held the high-fall record of 225 feet while on fire. Montana moved to Fort Collins for romance, but stayed for the opportunity to liven up a great city. According to Montana, whether a famous actor or first-time college student, students are all treated the same. He instructs courses that include stunt fighting, explosions, dives and rolls, limited high falls, combat and sword fighting, and military/SWAT tactical screen action. Classes begin Feb. 23 and the studio is located at 1318 Blue Spruce Drive No. 5. For more information visit www.motionpicturestunts.com.

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CSU’s ROTC female Caitlin Lozano exceeds the standards

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Nov 142012
 

Author: Kelsey Peterson

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Part of the 6% of Colorado State University’s ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Core) who is female, Caitlin Lozano yields a unique perspective. She is continually proving herself and fighting to be treated like one of the boys. Three mornings a week Lozano is up training by 6 a.m. in order to prepare for her PT (physical fitness) test. This includes two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a two-mile run. The standards are different for females and males. Females must complete a minimum of 18 push-ups, 52 sit-ups, and run two miles under 18:54. Males must complete a minimum of 42 push-ups, 52 sit-ups, and run two miles in under 15:54. Lozano believes the standards are fair because it’s all proportional, but she can pass the male PT standards. She exceeds the standards required of her and though treated differently than her male comrades, in her mind gender isn’t a factor.

CSU fall drag show fights for equality one dollar at a time

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Oct 222012
 

Author: Kelsey Peterson

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With 28 performances, the fall 2012 drag show raised over $2,700. Previous drag shows have helped to support the Northern Colorado Aids Project, but the profits from “Do Drag Do Tell” will go towards the SOGLBT resources center in the LSC. GLBT stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and the military theme this year, “Do Drag Do Tell” resembled “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” which was repealed in 2011, allowing gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals to serve openly in the military. The line in the LSC began to form over two hours before the start of the show, and along with free admission, SOGLBT also gave out free “Do Drag Do Tell” camouflage styled wristbands. Months of preparation were put into the 2012 Drag Show, which acts as just one way that SOGLBT helps bring awareness to GLBTQ issues. “Do Drag Do Tell”: fighting for equality one dollar at a time.

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