Community Briefs for 09/07

Sep 062010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Wyoming student killed in car crash

One University of Wyoming football player was killed and three other players were injured when their vehicle went off the road on Highway 287 in Colorado early Monday morning.

Ruben Narcisse, 19, of Miami died and Trey Fox, 19, of Glenwood Springs, C.J. Morgan, 18, of Aurora, and J.J. Quinian, 19, of Everett, Wash., were hurt when the driver of their Toyota Tundra pickup truck fell asleep while driving six miles south of the Wyoming border, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The State Patrol said there is no evidence alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

Narcisse and Morgan were taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, where Morgan remains in fair condition, while Quinian and Fox were taken to Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie where they were treated and released.

CSU receives $15,000 for solar array

Colorado State has received $15,000 for the installation of a 206-kilowatt thin-film Abound Solar array on campus, including an educational kiosk on the new technology.

In addition, the city of Fort Collins received about $72,000 to implement the Carbon City sustainability information management system. The system will help Fort Collins track its carbon emissions and reductions.

The money comes as part of one of 23 New Energy Economic Development grants announced by Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, for distribution across Colorado. The dollars will go toward energy projects that will help create and retain jobs, strengthen local economies and save money.

The grants total about $2.2 million and are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

CSU bike committee serving breakfast, bike safety guidelines

Throughout September, the CSU Bicycle Advisory Committee will be setting up breakfast stations and serving bicycling students breakfast information on commuting in Fort Collins, bike safety tips and tips on how to ride safely on campus and throughout the city.

Every Monday and Friday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. local sponsors will hand out breakfast to the first 200 students on a bicycle in addition to the information.

Monday stations are at Plum Street and Meridian Avenue and outside of the Natural Resources Building. Thursday stations are on the Oval at Ammons Hall and at Center Drive and Pitkin Street.

Transporting firewood carries big risks

The Colorado State Forest Service, CSFS, wants to remind Colorado residents who plan to gather firewood for their homes or camping trips that moving firewood can introduce harmful tree insects, fungi and diseases to new places.

According to Sky Stevens, a CSFS forest entomologist, insects and other pests can hitch a ride on cut firewood, often hiding under the bark and spreading to and damaging new areas.

To avoid transporting pests, the CSFS recommends:
-Always burning firewood at the location you buy or cut it,
-Not bringing firewood from other states or vice-versa,
-Asking firewood vendors where they got the wood,
-Buy camping firewood from a local vendor,
-Learning to identify the symptoms of common pests, and
-If you must transport wood, make sure it’s dried and ready to burn.

— Collegian Staff Report

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