Movie Reviews

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Mar 312004

“Jersey Girl”

Writer/director Kevin Smith has made some of the funniest

comedies ever. From “Clerks” to “Mallrats” to, my favorite,

“Chasing Amy,” Smith has become the filmmaker of choice for many

movie fans, particularly college students or anyone with a taste

for vulgarity. So who would have guessed Kevin Smith’s latest film

would be a heartwarming sap fest about the relationship between a

windowed father and his young daughter?

Ben Affleck plays Oliver “Ollie” Trinke, a self-absorbed music

publicist whose life takes a dramatic turn when his wife, played by

Jennifer Lopez, dies while giving birth to the couple’s daughter.

Ollie, in the movie’s most frustrating scenes, is not cut out for

single parenthood and relies heavily on his dad, played by George

Carlin, to do his fatherly duties for him.

After losing his job, though, Ollie finds more time for his

daughter, played by newcomer and J. Lo look-alike Raquel Castro. He

also finds time to meet a cute video store clerk, played by Liv

Tyler, who urges him to move on in his love life, which has

remained dormant in the seven years since his wife passed away.

“Jersey Girl” is about as formulaic as it sounds, but I was so

thankful for a few random moments where I could sense the Kevin

Smith I know and love trying to infuse a little bit of what he does

best. Some conversations in the film push its PG-13 rating to the

limit, but there are the bright spots in the film, if not a little

inappropriately out of place considering the tone of the majority

of the movie.

Kevin Smith movies have a tradition where alumni from other

Smith films tend to pop up for cameos and I was pleasantly

surprised that “Jersey Girl” continued this tradition, even if

signature slackers, Jay and Silent Bob, were unfortunately, yet

understandably, MIA.

It felt like Smith’s contributions to the script were only a few

post-it notes, however, there are some really hilarious lines and

moments, such as an extremely funny opening sequence where a

classroom of young kids share stories about their lives.

It isn’t fair to judge “Jersey Girl” based solely on Kevin

Smith’s previous projects. Taken on its own, the movie is only

decent. Some scenes and dialogue feel awkward and the plot provides

zero surprises that haven’t already been glimpsed in the


Many of my fellow audience members were clearly more touched and

impressed than I was and so “Jersey Girl” does have the potential

to be hugely satisfying, depending on the individual. There were

more sobs and sighs of “ahh” uttered by those in attendance than at

a movie screen in a long time.

2.5 out of 4

“The Ladykillers”

The Coen Brothers directed this loose remake of a 1955 British

comedy about a group of eccentric criminals, led by an overly

articulate Southern gentleman (Tom Hanks), who use the cellar of an

unsuspecting old lady (Irma P. Hall) to plan and carry out the

heist of a riverboat casino. Their host eventually catches on and

offing her seems to be the groups only option.

While this film is nowhere near as good as the Coen’s “Fargo” or

“O Brother Where Art Thou,” it is thankfully much better and far

funnier than last year’s “Intolerable Cruelty.” Still, the movie,

and a few of the characters in it, sometimes goes beyond quirky to

become over the top and annoying. It alternates between being a lot

of fun one minute and somewhat irritating the next.

2.5 out of 4


“Jersey Girl”


1 hour 43 minutes


“The Ladykillers”


1 hour 44 minutes

Carmike and Cinemark

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The rivalry rolls on

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Mar 312004
Authors: Sports Staff

Mark your calendars sports fans. For the next decade, Colorado

State’s gridiron battle with the Colorado Buffaloes will highlight

both teams’ schedules, according to an announcement the schools’

athletics directors made Wednesday. CSU’s Mark Driscoll and CU’s

Dick Tharp jointly announced that Colorado’s two largest public

institutions reached an agreement to play each other in football

through 2014, extending the in-state gridiron rivalry.

“This is a very exciting day for the athletic departments and

the football programs at both institutions,” Driscoll said in a

news release. “We are very excited to be able to extend the series

for 10 more years. This announcement signifies a commitment by both

institutions to continue the growth and popularity that the series

has enjoyed.”

Before the announcement was made, the rivalry appeared to be on

the brink of extinction with no games between the two teams

scheduled beyond 2005. Driscoll and Tharp, however, worked

diligently over the past months to change that and together managed

to extend the passionate rivalry.

“Both institutions worked diligently over the past several

months to ensure the future of the series,” Driscoll said. “It is

important to the continued welfare of both programs, as well as to

the alumni members, donors, fans and students of both institutions,

that we continue the series.”

Under terms of the agreement, Colorado will host the next two

games in 2004 and 2005 at Folsom Field in Boulder, followed by a

CSU-hosted encounter at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver – the

site of the rivalry since 1998 with three of those games played at

the original Mile High Stadium.

Furthermore, the extension calls for three additional games in

Boulder (2007, ’10,

’11), four games at Mile High (2006, ’08, ’13, ’14), and two

others (2009, ’12) that CSU can select to play in either Denver or

Fort Collins.

Driscoll said the school would decide in coming years whether to

play the games in 2009 or 2012 in Denver or Fort Collins.

“Denver has proven to be a tremendous site for the game for the

student-athletes and the fans in the past six years,” Driscoll

said. “It will be exciting to have the opportunity to return the

series to Denver in the near future. We will also have the

opportunity in the future, if we desire, to bring the game to Fort


“This series has truly earned a well-deserved place on the

national landscape as one of the most exciting rivalries in college



Future Games

Date Location Host

Sept. 9, 2006 INVESCO Field Colorado State

Sept. 1, 2007 Folsom Field Colorado

Aug. 30, 2008 INVESCO Field Colorado State

Sept. 5, 2009 CSU Choice Colorado State

Sept. 4, 2010 Folsom Field Colorado

Sept. 3, 2011 Folsom Field Colorado

Sept. 1, 2012 CSU Choice Colorado State

Aug. 31, 2013 INVESCO Field Colorado

Aug. 30, 2014 INVESCO Field Colorado State

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Chillin’ into the finals

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Mar 312004
Authors: Joelle Milholm

The dynamic duo of CSU graduates Becky Hammon and Katie Cronin

helped the Colorado Chill inch one step closer to giving their

fairytale season a fairytale ending, as the Chill defeated the

Chicago Blaze 91-78 to advance to the National Women’s Basketball

League Pro Cup Championship.

After finishing the season undefeated at home, clinching the No.

1 seed in the playoffs, and securing a first round bye, the Chill

moved on without many problems and will now play for the NWBL title

on at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“There was energy on the floor,” said Dave King, general manager

and owner of the Chill in a 1570 Smartalk radio interview. “Katie

Cronin had the game of her life. The Katie-Becky combo was

definitely there.”

Playing in only her third game in a Chill uniform after sitting

out most of the season recovering from injuries, Becky Hammon

scored 28 points ranging from drives down the lane to 3-pointers in

Wednesday’s semifinal and Cronin pulled down 13 rebounds and added

14 points off the bench.

“She is so good on the dribble penetration. There is no one like

her,” said Chill head coach Jade Strohm in a 1570 radio


Using a seven-player rotation, Colorado’s defense produced 10

second-half turnovers. That, along with great shot selection,

sealed the win. Six of the seven players hit double figures.

“These ladies are unbelievably conditioned and they are not

going to let a little fatigue slow them down,” Strohm said.

Despite a slow start, the Chill held on to a 44-41 lead at

halftime, but came out firing in the second half. After hitting 63

percent of their shots in the first five minutes of the second

half, Colorado earned a consistent lead that never dropped below

six points for the remainder of the game.

Chicago came out shooting hot, but missed more shots as the game

went on. The Chill held Tamika Catchings (a WNBA all-star) to 16

points and 5-of-16 shooting from the field. The Blaze managed to

stay in the game by consistently getting second chances to score,

grabbing 22 offensive rebounds.

“We couldn’t rebound if we wanted to in there,” Strohm said.

The Chill now awaits the winner of the late Dallas Fury-Houston

Stealth game, as its next opponent in the NWBL championship game.

The game will take place at 6:30 tonight at the University of Texas

at Dallas

“It is going to be a battle, Strohm said. “Either team is going

to present match-up problems for us.”

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Wins coming at the right time for Rams

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Mar 312004
Authors: Rob Bombard

After cruising past conference rival Wyoming, the Rams tennis

team stymied Northern Colorado Tuesday, sweeping every match and

improving this season to 9-5.

The Rams are riding a five-match win streak and the timing

couldn’t be better as the team heads deeper into conference


“This is a young team, but they’re really starting to come

together and play well,” said head coach Jon Messick. “Right now

it’s just all about getting these girls on the court and getting

them some experience.”

The Rams faced a hungry Wyoming team Saturday and used solid

play from freshmen Emily Kirchem and Tatyana Ugorich to lead the

Rams to an undefeated start in Mountain West play. Ugorich, who

recently returned from shoulder surgery, has won 11-of-12 matches

this season. Not far behind Ugorich is Kirchem, who has won seven

straight at the team’s No. 2 position.

“Emily and Tatyana both have been undefeated in March. They’re

just playing phenomenally,” Messick said.

Doubles play has also improved for the Rams; two of three

pairings won against Wyoming and all three pairings swept Northern


Against the Division II Bears, the Rams had a difficult time

finding a rhythm early on but later rolled to an easy win.

“UNC is a Division II school so the level of competition wasn’t

as fierce as we’ve been playing lately, but it was still a

hard-fought match,” Messick said.

Coming up for the Rams are two pivotal meetings this weekend

with Mountain West rivals Air Force and New Mexico.

“Our goal is to win the Mountain West title and in order to do

that we need to win these conference matches,” Messick said. “New

Mexico is a very good team and will likely be one of the toughest

matches all season. Right now everybody’s playing well and the team

is really coming together. Our best chance to get an NCAA berth is

to win the conference, so that’s our plan.”

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Mar 312004

Editor’s note: Associated Students of CSU senatorial candidates

were invited to submit a letter about their candidacy for next

week’s elections. Only the College of Liberal Arts has more

candidates running than there are seats.

Graduate School: six available seats

For far too long the student body representation has missed an

important constituency base: that of the graduate student. The

issues and concerns that face us, graduate students, are different

than those that face undergraduates.

I am serious about reestablishing Graduate Student Council so

that graduate students have a forum to voice their concerns and

opinions about what is happening on campus, and I will take this

voice back to ASCSU. I also will work toward getting more students

involved in ASCSU. If elected I will bring my experience in student

government, my hard-working attitude, a listening ear and my

dedication to the office.

Jessica Jones

College of Liberal Arts: six available seats

I am a senatorial candidate for the College of Liberal Arts. In

our system, I believe only in a few things.

I believe in the necessity and value of a liberal arts

education. We need artists, musician, politicians, journalists,

writers, speakers, economists, philosophers and lovers of art,

history, language, literature and mankind as sure as we doctors and


I believe in the unity and direction of this campus. Involved

students learning and making educated decisions about their

knowledge and their higher education promises a brighter future for

us as individuals, communities, nations and people.

I believe in the open exchange of ideas. What students say and

hear in classrooms and organizations interests them, and not

outside parties. We all, as students, want to gain the most from

our experiences here, and instituting programs, finding funding and

fighting apathy and restriction make that possible.

I make no promises. It is not my place to swear what I will do

in office. But I believe that issues important to CSU students

deserve a voice, and mine is one strong enough to be heard within

the ASCSU Senate Chambers. Vote next week, and if it suits you,

vote for me.

Courtney Przybylski, freshman technical journalism major

This is my first year at CSU, and I would like to become

involved in this great community. I transferred from the University

of Arizona and have made beautiful Fort Collins my home. I am a

sophomore speech communications major. Currently I am a member of

Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, in which I serve as the philanthropy

chairperson. As chairperson, I arranged a RamRide training for my

fraternity as well as for some sororities. I have organized

cleanups in neighborhoods around campus, and I am planning our

involvement in CSUnity.

I am running for ASCSU Senate as a way for me to get involved

and give back to the community that has already made an impact on

my life in such a short amount of time. CSU has been a big help in

starting me on a path to a successful future. I believe I have the

leadership and knowledge to continue the traditions that CSU has

established and help students achieve a greater college experience.

I will do my best to always put students first. In my time left at

CSU, I plan on working for the best of the student body.

Nicholas (Nic) Redavid

My name is Jonathan Muller and I am running for an ASCSU Senate

seat in the College of Liberal Arts. I am a current associate

senator and an English major in my junior year. I am dedicated to

giving one more year to CSU and its students, who have given so

much to me.

As a student and as well as an employee of the CSU Bookstore, I

know that the high cost of books is a concern of students. Senate

is working with the bookstore to improve buyback and the number of

used books, and I will continue that work.

In my English classes I have bought numerous different books,

only to read the same short stories. I believe similar occurrences

happen for many majors, and I want to fix that problem. Next year

CSU will suffer more cuts from the state, but tuition will only be

raised very slightly. I fear that some people will try to fix the

resulting gap in money with a raise of student fees. It is my

mission to make sure that this will not happen. I am proud to be a

CSU Ram, and I look forward to continuing our traditions as well as

creating a few new ones.

Jonathan Muller

I am a junior political science major who is working on a

criminal justice minor and a diversity in law certificate. I am

currently a senator in ASCSU for the College of Liberal Arts and I

serve on the Community Students Issues Committee as well as the

Academic Integrity Sub-Committee for NCAA re-accreditation. I am

also an active member of the Liberal Arts College Council.


I believe that it is important to have a balance in ASCSU of

fresh faces as well as people with experience to insure variety,

continuity and integrity. As the only candidate running that is

currently an ASCSU senator I feel I can supply both experience and

fresh ideas. This makes it easier to work efficiently for all

students. ASCSU Senate is about representing all students, not

pursuing a personal agenda. It is about soliciting opinions and

working to make the changes that you want! This is what I want to

continue doing … representing the liberal arts students of


I would really appreciate your support in this election and a

vote for STEPHENS!

Courtney Stephens

I am running for a senatorial seat to represent the College of

Liberal Arts in ASCSU during the 2004-2005 school year. During my

term I would be a senior political science major in the College of

Liberal Arts.

I am currently an associate senator in ASCSU and I am involved

in many different aspects of campus life, including Habitat for

Humanity, Liberal Arts College Council and the Student Empowerment

Committee. I feel that my broad knowledge of campus life and my

experience in ASCSU makes me a fine candidate to represent Liberal

Arts in the ASCSU Senate. If elected I will do everything in my

power to represent the overall collective opinion of all the

students in the College of Liberal Arts.

Jeffrey Amell

I am running for the College of Liberal Arts!

Peter on “Office Space” once said, “I would say I only do 15

minutes of actual work here” (or something to that extent).

Concerning my objectives and myself, I would do just opposite of

that and do more on the line of 15 hours of work.

I know what it takes to be involved in ASCSU, the commitments,

dedication and willingness to work for others. People should vote

for me because I care a lot about other students and their views

and opinions.

I am involved in numerous organizations on campus and work every

day to try to make our campus just a little bit better. Plus, I am

from Fargo, N.D.! (What is better than that?)

Jessica Dyrdahl

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To the Editor:

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Mar 312004

I am the father of a current CSU student and have occasion to

read your publication.

Being a sports fan, I enjoy reading your take on sports. I have

been enjoying it even more as of late. I have been reading articles

about sports that we rarely hear about – stories about ultimate

Frisbee, women’s volleyball, lacrosse and underwater hockey.

Your sports writer, Peter Scalia, seems to be covering not only

” the big sports” but he’s also covering these less popular sports.

Kudos to him and to you for printing his work.

Mr. Scalia brings historical insight to his writing and taught

me more about CSU lacrosse (in particular) than I ever knew. Mr.

Scalia is thorough, enlightening and not the same old sports writer

– give him the big sports, too. Teach me more and keep giving Mr.

Scalia the assignments that showcase his excellent writing

abilities. Keep up the good work!



Johnny Bornmann

Father of a CSU student

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Our View

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Mar 312004
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff


Shandra Jordan

J.J. Babb

Christopher J. Ortiz

Kyle Endres

President Bush has allowed security adviser Condoleezza Rice to

testify publicly and under oath in front of a Congressional panel

investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

This is a reversal from Bush’s prior stance of not allowing Rice

testifying, leaving himself and the administration open to attacks,

from Republicans and Democrats alike, including presidential

nominee John Kerry.

Bush argued that allowing Rice to testify would set a precedent

of a president’s advisers being compelled to testify in the


However, if Bush had not allowed Rice to testify, it would have

gone completely against the commission’s mission.

It is crucial and important that the public is allowed to listen

to the facts and truth that come out of this investigation of the

Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

It is also important to have Rice and government officials

testify under oath to add validity to their testimony.

We are glad Bush reversed his policy on this matter.

The public has earned the right to learn what happened (if

anything) that allowed the attacks to happen and what the

government did and did not know leading up to Sept. 11, 2001. The

government owes it to the people.

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ASCSU has Serious Issues

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Mar 312004
Authors: Joe Marshall

After a careful review of all four tickets vying for Associated

Students of CSU president and vice president, I, Joseph B. Marshall

IV, have chosen to endorse myself. April fools!

While this election year I lacked any desire to run, that

doesn’t mean I haven’t theorized about how I would campaign. Last

year my own ASCSU candidacy brought to the forefront of the

election a real demand for a school-sponsored designated driver

program. This year I have both a worthy programming idea and a way

to make ASCSU an infinitely more effective and efficient


Since I am not campaigning for office but truly believe in the

merit and potential of these ideas, I would like to present them to

you, the candidates and the student body. These goals are very

reachable, and both would make ASCSU an organization all CSU

students, not just the few directly involved, could take pride


My first goal would be to utilize what little political

influence ASCSU actually possesses and turn it into a bona-fide

political movement. A state senator in California recently brought

a bill to the floor of the California State Senate calling for the

granting of voting rights to California teenagers in state

elections. All 14- and 15-year-olds would be given a quarter of a

vote, while 16- and 17-year-olds would receive a half of a


If there is one group of people CSU has enough of, it is former

high school students. My plan is to use the resources and name of

ASCSU to mobilize every high school student government in Colorado

in support of this proposal, with the goal of making it law in next

year’s state legislative session.

If apathy among voters in the America is a plague sickening our

society, this idea could be the cure. This change in voting laws

would be a fundamental alteration of the way we teach our nation’s

youth about the importance and power of voting. By passing this

idea into law, we could empower not only our little brothers and

sisters, but also our children.

My second goal is quite simply a plan to totally restructure

ASCSU by dissolving the current senate and replacing it with a

legislature composed of representatives appointed from the many

student organizations on campus.

Our student government’s legislative arm is currently made up of

senators elected from each college at CSU. These senators are

proportionally elected by the number of students enrolled in each

college, meaning the liberal arts college has more senators than

the engineering college. The only problem I have with this

structure is its total impracticality.

Who at CSU even knows their college’s senators? How effectively

can any current senator truly represent the wishes of his or her

constituency? The respective answers to these respective questions

are nobody and no way.

My proposal is simple: Instead of representing the colleges,

senators should represent student organizations. The largest

student groups, such as the Inter-Fraternity and Panhellenic

councils, would have two votes in the new legislative body. Smaller

student groups that annually have more than 25 contributing members

would all be eligible for a voting seat on the legislature.

The various student organizations on our campus are affected

much more greatly by the policy initiatives of ASCSU than any

individual student, and the ASCSU Senate should reflect this

reality. Student groups can and do utilize ASCSU as a vehicle with

which they can receive funding and marketing assistance, and these

services are arguably the most important activities ASCSU is

involved in.

By making CSU’s student organizations an active and integral

part of student government, the organizations will benefit from

greater access to and involvement with student government, and

ASCSU will benefit by having more worthwhile and worthy duties to

apply its resources and passion toward.

I have taken the time to review all the platforms presented by

the current presidential and vice presidential candidates, and all

the platforms are filled with viable, mostly realizable, and

astoundingly vanilla ideas about how ASCSU can benefit students

next year.

Students bash ASCSU in large part because they have no reason

not to. Students only care about RamRide’s continued existence, not

how it can be improved. People don’t really care about increasing

communication between ASCSU and the administration.

People do want to rally behind a cause. People do want to help

and promote their club or organizations’ agendas. People love new


If these two tasks are the only two tasks accomplished by next

year’s student government, it will be far and away the most

successful ASCSU administration any current student has ever or

will ever see at CSU. Good luck, candidates.


Joe is a senior majoring in history and does not have sour

grapes about losing last year.

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Efforts still being made to clean up Poudre

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Mar 312004
Authors: James Baetke

Since the 2002 discovery of a black oily tar over a

one-eighth-mile stretch of the Cache la Poudre River, officials

have been working to clean up the contamination but have yet to

name anyone responsible or determine with certainty where the

sludge is coming from.

“This is a priority for us. I know it is not good for the

environment,” said Jennifer Lane, community involvement coordinator

for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, region


Back in spring 2002, Fort Collins city officials noticed that a

black oily sheen had formed on the surface of the Poudre River that

runs from College Avenue to Linden Street in the north sector of

the city. The city was working with a Brownfields Grant to

redevelop the landfill site when it stumbled upon the mess.

Recently, the bulk of the cleanup process began by diverting the

river, testing the bedrock and soil via numerous drilling spots,

and other types of analyses.

Margit Hentschel, environmental manager for the city Department

of Natural Resources, said the process of clearing the river of the

contamination takes a lot of time and collaboration, and

significant work is done during the springtime before winter


“This past January we did an in-depth investigation on a small

part of the river,” Lane said.

Near the river is the city landfill, as is an old coal

gasification plant. Both locations are possible causes for the

river’s contamination, but EPA officials have yet to conclude who

is liable.

The gas plant was under the name Poudre Valley Gas Plant from

1904 until it closed in 1926. The Public Service Company of

Colorado, also doing business as Xcel Energy, now owns a portion of

the gas plant and has agreed to pay for the $1.5 million phase one

of the cleanup, but it has not admitted liability since EPA tests

have yet to conclude the tar’s source.

Steve Roalstad, spokesman for Xcel Energy, said digging,

trenching and boring were done and paid for by Xcel and its

contractors between January and February of this year.

“At this point we are analyzing all the data associated with the

discovery and will continue to do so until the end of April,”

Roalstad said.

“What we really want to do is find a source for this

contamination,” Roalstad said.

Unless the black material in the Poudre was intentionally put

there, no one is at fault, EPA officials said, but someone must be

held liable. According to EPA officials, if the tar is linked to

the old gas plant, then its successor, Xcel, could be held liable.

If officials find the link to the landfill and someone dumped the

substance there, the city and Xcel may both be held liable, EPA

officials said.

“I think it is a small possibility the material was disposed in

the facility of the landfill,” Lane said.

The contamination site looked much like an oil slick in

September and at times smelled like a closet full of mothballs. EPA

officials said this makes sense because of the numerous types of

chemicals found in the tar, including naphthalene, which is also

used in the production of mothballs.

The city posted signs banning human contact with the water and

fishing near the site. A fence was also put in place.

The actual make-up of the oily substance is not completely

known, but according to EPA on-site coordinator Paul Peronard,

testing of the material shows the material most likely is coal tar

to a 98 percent certainty.

“We are near sure this stuff is coal tar,” Peronard said.

Lane said some of the chemicals detected in the tar are

hazardous to human and animal health. The chemicals are linked to

cancer and problems in the reproductive system, she said.

Peronard said the city is responsible for the cleanup. He said

the city is cooperating with site officials and understands it may

be partly liable if the source of the black material is found to

have come from the nearby landfill.

“(The city) kicked this off. They have been helping in the

investigation’s design and oversight,” Peronard said.

Drinking water has been confirmed as not having been affected by

the contamination, Peronard said. He said waterfowl and small

“critter” organisms at the bottom of the food chain have been most

hurt by the contamination.

Peronard said he has witnessed waterfowl landing in the sheen,

only to fly off with a “rainbow” of oil on their feathers and


“Once we finalize this work in June we will come back this

summer and do a permanent fix,” Peronard said.

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Poudre fire still spreading

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Mar 312004
Authors: Jesse McLain

The Picnic Rock Fire in Poudre Canyon has grown to 1000 acres as

of Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Multiple resources are being used to battle the fire that is

moving toward Seaman Reservoir and is getting closer to Gateway


According to CBS Denver Channel 4, eight homes have already been

evacuated with 12 others awaiting the word from the fire


The weather, warm and dry, has not assisted firefighters in

their efforts. More than 40 firefighters, as well as helicopters

and air tankers, are being used to battle the fire.

Highway #14 is closed from Highway #287 to Stove Prairie Road as

a precaution.

Firefighters responded to the fire at approximately 11:30 a.m.


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