Corgi dog undergoes never before done surgery

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Nov 302012

Author: Wayne Stafford


Sydney, the Corgi dog, has suffered and rose above a great deal of hardship in the past few months.  Diagnosed with Sick Sinus Syndrome and suffering from Canine Cranial Vena Caval Syndrome, Sydney, is currently recovering from a never been performed before open heart surgery on her pacemaker at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  Sydney’s owner, Michele Kilbourne, was relieved to hear the good news that Sydney’s condition had improved and her blood clot had dissipated.  The expenses for Sydney’s surgeries have nearly all been paid for, not by Kilbourne, but by the Corgi dog owning community from across the world, calling themselves the Corgi Nation.  Their Facebook page and websites like were able to fundraise enough  money to cover Sydney’s medical expenses and also sent a total of 65 of ‘get well soon’ cards to Kilbourne, Sydney and Dr. Orton, the CSU VTH doctor who performed the surgery.  Kilbourne says that all the money raised that exceeds Sydneys medical expenses will be paid forward for the next Corgi in need of help.  CTV reporter Wayne Stafford has the story.

Hard candy for the holidays

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Nov 302012

Author: Victoria Hawn

Hard candy. Photo by Tori Hawn.

Hard candy. Photo by Tori Hawn.

In addition to the plethora of baked goods during the holiday season, hard candy is becoming increasingly popular.

During this family-oriented part of year, it is only appropriate to share a family recipe.  It is one that has been passed down generationally, and given out to neighbors to share the seasonal togetherness.

The recipe goes as follows:



Powdered sugar

3 cups of sugar

1 cup of Karo Light Corn Syrup

1 cup  of water

1 teaspoon of desired Lorann Flavoring oil with desired food coloring



  1. Pour powdered sugar into cooking sheet.
  2. Mix sugar, corn syrup, and water into large heavy saucepan.
  3. Boil the mixture in the sauce pan, without stirring, until temperature reaches 310 degrees Fahrenheit or until drops of syrup form hard and brittle threads in cold water.
  4. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Stir in flavoring oil and food coloring to match flavor.  For example, if you use spearmint flavoring, you might want to use green food coloring to distinguish flavors.
  6. Pour onto cooking sheet with powdered sugar on it in thin lines.
  7. Let cool and break into pieces.
  8. Store in an airtight container.


Final episode of 2012 will tug on your heart-strings!

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Nov 302012

Author: CTV Staff


CTV presents the final episode of 2012, and gets you ready to end the year right.  Anchors Sofie Vukovich and Wayne Stafford both present heart-warming stories about the amazing community we all live in.  Weather with Kelsey McCallister… and the last episode of Celebrity Countdown celebrates the loss of one Twitter account, and the most immature child actors in Hollywood.

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Souled Out: Park, powder, scissor, shoot

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Nov 302012

Author: Cassandra Whelihan

Since snowboarding became cool, so has the park. In fact, these days hitting features on the mountainside has become a large part of the sport. It has gained so much popularity that entire competitions revolve around who can land the sickest tricks.

Professional snowboarder Aimee Fuller is a pro in the park. She makes back flips look effortless and flows through the features with an ease that makes you think doing tricks is for everyone. Nonetheless, the park is not all-embracing.

On the other side of the snowball are professional snowboarders such as Jeremy Jones or Ted Ligety, who make their place in the industry by dropping in on some of the most outrageous backcountry that audiences around the world have ever seen.

So, which beast is bigger? The park rat or the powder whore?

I’m sure the love for snow and being mountainside triumphs over all of them. A love for snow is not so easily shaken; therefore, it comes down to preference.

I have respect for all the athletes in the industry: park, powder and racing. But, my heart lies in the powder; the deep, fluffy, glittering powder.

Call it old school, but the origins of this industry revolved around the desire to be in the wild and the snow. The point was to be one with nature; with nothing separating you from the earth but a piece of board.

The powder people understand this innate lust to be waist deep in epic lines. In my opinion, they have a better understanding of the connectedness with nature that is at the heart of the sport.

Therefore, powder trumps park, but expect to run into some rocks and hopefully no scissors.

RamRise for November 30, 2012

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Nov 302012

Author: Kelsey McCallister


Well the semester is nearing the end and CTV has one final RamRise to help you start your day off right.  November has been warmer than average.  With one last day until December, see if mild temps will bring in the last month of 2012.

Most immature kids in Hollywood

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Nov 292012

Author: Melanie Rose



For the last week of fall semester Melanie Rose and Ryan Greene take on this week’s Celebrity Countdown to talk about the most immature kids in Hollywood. This week in celebrity news Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Angus T. Jones are making a bunch of mistakes and Ryan and Melanie tell you all about it. Celebrity Countdown will be returning for the Spring Semester of 2013.

Realities for Children Charities lights up Fort Collins with the fundraiser for child abuse victims

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Nov 292012

Author: Sophie Vukovich

Realities for Children Charities is hosting their 15th annual Night Lights fundraiser. The event starts Saturday, December 1st at 6pm. The event is entirely free and will serve soup from Qdoba, hot chocolate, and other treats. There will be christmas music and a countdown to the lighting of the famous 50-foot tree on College and Myrtle.

The fundraiser raises money for victims of child abuse in Larimer County. The tree is sponsored by people donating money for a light on the tree. The tree has about 30,000 lights the year, the most it’s ever had. The proceeds go to helping these children and educating the community about the danger of child abuse. The Night Light Tree is estimated to help between 1500 and 1800 kids in the month of December and throughout the year. For more information, see or

Not quite an iPad, not quite an iPhone, but certainly quite Apple

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Nov 292012

Author: Jack Krause

Image representing iPad as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

With the upcoming holiday season, gift ideas are getting harder and harder to come by. This fall, the innovators at Apple have unveiled the iPad Mini. What it essentially boils down to is a smaller iPad2, but it still carries with it the aesthetic quirkiness that each product seems to have. The major benefits to this device are the portability it allows, and the larger screen that provides a bigger workspace.

Now, the question needs to be asked, whether or not this device is right for the recipient. If they read a large amount, or watch a lot of television or movies on the device, then the Mini is right up their alley. If they plan to use it as a mobile computing solution, then it may be better to ante up and get an iPad. The smaller screen and lack of the “Retina” display give off a buffered experience when it comes to power using. The same goes with if they only plan to listen to music with it; it may just be a smarter investment to go with an iPod Touch or iPhone. Its relatively cheaper, and will be used to its maximum while keeping your wallet slightly full, though with Apple, full is an exaggerated term.

Hands on reports and reviews of the iPad Mini say it is a great device that caters to a specific demographic of people, and if your family or friends don’t fall into that category, just invest in one of the other more tiered products. Pricing ranges from $459 to $659.

CTV News: Wednesday crew’s final show

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Nov 282012

Author: CTV Staff

[youtube][/youtube]Tonight on CTV News on channel 11, reporter Tom Mullen finds out what will happen to the Ram Skeller in next year’s LSC renovations.

Reporter Lena Howland takes a look at the upcoming recycled fashion show this Saturday.

Relay for Life was on campus today, see why. Kari Pills forecasts the weather for the rest of the week.

For updates and more stories, visit

CTV Preview: “The Last Runway” Fashion Show

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Nov 282012

Author: Lena Howland


What will you wear when there’s nothing left?

Fashion Group International students at Colorado State ask this question as they prepare for their recycled fashion show on Saturday, December 1.

Students have been preparing for this show since August by creating designs, booking the venue, finding a DJ, choosing models, and more. A few fashion classes were required to submit designs to the show as class projects.

FGI received more than 85 submissions to the show this year alone.

This fashion show will feature sustainable fashion designs made out of entirely recycled products.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. on December 1 in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.