The Rocky Mountain Collegian’s editorial board has been known to dole out the criticism toward various groups on campus when we disagree with certain actions or viewpoints.
In a refreshing change, however, we would like to thank and congratulate all the hard working employees from Environmental Health Services and Facilities Management who were able to locate and contain the damage that resulted from a burst steam pipe Thursday.
Because of the warm weather, most people visiting campus probably did not even notice the budding crisis. Had we been in the middle of a Colorado spring blizzard, the situation would have been much different.
Like most of those living on campus, the Collegian had a stake in the issue. Seeing water pouring out of the ground around the Lory Student Center conjured up memories of the flood that destroyed our offices and left the paper homeless almost a decade ago. Fortunately, no evacuation was necessary, and the Collegian will continue to operate as usual.
We also trust that the powers that be are working as quickly as possible to return heat and hot water to campus.
Pipes will burst and roofs will leak. It’s nice to know that we have the people and the resources available on campus to handle such matters in an efficient and expedient manner.