City Council is working toward silenceing train horns

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Jan 302013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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Roughly 15 trains a day barrel down the mason corridor and the required one hundred decibel blast from their horns can be a nuisance to those living and working in the area.  With the development of MAX bus transport the city of Fort Collins has been making plans to silence the train horns in the city.  The current Federal Railroad Administration regulations mandate that the horns be between 96 and 105 decibels and sound for 15 seconds when crossing an intersection.  Since 2005 the city of Fort Collins have been researching and making plans for the development of quit zones, which are areas that the train doesn’t blow it’s horn provided the required safety accommodations are met.  These safety requirements include a four quadrant gate, a raised medium, and a wayside horn.  The project is estimated to cost 5-6 million and currently no funding source.  U.S. Senators Micheal Bennet and Mark Udall, however, are asking regulators to reconsider the rules.  Currently the project is in delay, waiting for approval, but regardless of the obstacles city leaders still strive forward with the community in mind.

City Council is working toward silenceing train horns

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Jan 302013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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Roughly 15 trains a day barrel down the mason corridor and the required one hundred decibel blast from their horns can be a nuisance to those living and working in the area.  With the development of MAX bus transport the city of Fort Collins has been making plans to silence the train horns in the city.  The current Federal Railroad Administration regulations mandate that the horns be between 96 and 105 decibels and sound for 15 seconds when crossing an intersection.  Since 2005 the city of Fort Collins have been researching and making plans for the development of quit zones, which are areas that the train doesn’t blow it’s horn provided the required safety accommodations are met.  These safety requirements include a four quadrant gate, a raised medium, and a wayside horn.  The project is estimated to cost 5-6 million and currently no funding source.  U.S. Senators Micheal Bennet and Mark Udall, however, are asking regulators to reconsider the rules.  Currently the project is in delay, waiting for approval, but regardless of the obstacles city leaders still strive forward with the community in mind.

Corgi dog undergoes never before done surgery

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Nov 302012
 

Author: Wayne Stafford

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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 CorgiNation.com and websites like Corgiplas.org 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.

News update on Colorado’s amendment 64

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Nov 152012
 

Author: Wayne Stafford

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Colorado ballot initiative Amendment 64 was passed but the finalization of the legislation has been slow.  Right now the Obama administration and the U.S. Department of Justice have kept silent on the issue leaving the citizens and colorado prosecutors asking what now?  CTV reporter Wayne Stafford has the lastest update on Amendment 64.

Fort Collins police department discusses using a radio encryption system

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Nov 082012
 

Author: Wayne Stafford

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In the coming months the police department of fort collins will be discussing long awaited plans for the installation of a encryption system for their radio transmission communication.  CTV reporter Wayne Stafford has the story.

New Jousting Club at Colorado State

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Oct 252012
 

Author: Wayne Stafford

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Adding to the list of almost 500 clubs and organizations is the Jousting Club at CSU, approved this October 12th by the SLICE office.  Holding training sessions in Johnstown at the Knight Wind Stables, the club meets ever Wednesday at 4 pm, and gears up to do battle.  CTV reporter Wayne Stafford has the story.

Challenges in reporting the truth

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Oct 182012
 

Author: Wayne Stafford

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As newspaper revenue reaches all time lows and with broadcast news significantly dropping in viewers since 2005, CTV asked students what their opinion of the news is and why they think people are straying away from it.  Entertainment correspondant and staff editor for the New York Times, Michael Cieply, reveals the obstacles for journalists now in reporting the truth and how that is affecting the number of viewers.  CTV reporter Wayne Stafford has the story.

The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, Amendment 64

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Oct 112012
 

Author: Wayne Stafford

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Amendment 64 proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to:

Regulate the growth, manufacture, and sale of marijuana in a system of licensed
establishments overseen by state and local governments;

Allow individuals who are 21 years old or older to possess, use, display, purchase,
transport, and transfer—to individuals who are 21 years old or older—one ounce or
less of marijuana;

Allow individuals who are 21 years old or older to possess, grow, process, and
transport up to six marijuana plants, with certain restrictions;

Require the state legislature to enact an excise tax on marijuana sales, of which the
first $40 million in revenue raised annually must be credited to a state fund used for
constructing public schools. The excise tax must be approved by a separate
statewide vote; and

Require the state legislature to enact legislation concerning the growth, processing,
and sale of industrial hemp.

CTV reporter Wayne Stafford takes the story down to the capital and gives an inside look at amendment 64 and the issues revolving around it.

CSU College of Business Connect

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Sep 162012
 

Author: Wayne Stafford

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The College of Business Connect program kicks off at the first home game of the 2012 season at Hughes Stadium.  CTV reporter Wayne Stafford has the story.

The CSU bicycle advisory committe presents bike for breakfast

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Sep 062012
 

Author: Wayne Stafford

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Starting this Thursday and for every Thursday this month the CBAC will be offering a free breakfast for biking students.  At the station volunteers and sponsors will be giving out breakfast burritos, fruit and coffee.  Bike for Breakfast is between 7:30 to 10 am and available for the first 300 students.  For more information on times and locations visit bicycle.colostate.edu.