Fort Collins


Tue October 21, 2014

To Reduce Lyme Disease In Humans, Fort Collins Researcher Wants To Vaccinate Mice

Laboratory mice eating oral vaccine that protects them from Lyme disease bacteria.
Division of Vector-borne Diseases, CDC

It begins with a rash – red, and expanding. Then, exhaustion. Joints ache as if with arthritis. There may be a headache, fever, chills. If it goes untreated, the arthritis can last years. Even worse, the brain may be affected, leading to shooting pains and tingling limbs, or even memory loss.

These are the symptoms of Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that affects around 300,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no human vaccine for Lyme, but now a CDC researcher has developed a new way to fight the troublesome disease: by vaccinating the mice that carry it. 

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Thu October 16, 2014
Arts District

Bas Blue Aims To Build Resiliency With 'Lest We Forget'

Bas Bleu

"I think theatre is to 'hold the mirror up,' as Shakespeare says…" opined Bas Bleu Theatre Company founding artistic director Wendy Ishi. She invoked the Bard, forming an analogy between world events in current day Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq and what happened in World War II.

It's those dark realities of cruelty and injustice from yesterday and today that Bas Bleu is hoping to confront in a series of events they're calling Lest We Forget: A Weekend of Remembrances and Resiliency.

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Thu October 9, 2014

Hickenlooper, Beauprez Spar on Marijuana, Student Loan Debt at CSU Debate

CSU Student Body President Samantha Guinn (right) asks both gubernatorial candidates about rising tuition costs for students.
Grace Hood KUNC

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beaupre squared off in an hour-long debate Thursday, hosted by the Coloradoan and 9News. In front of a packed audience in Colorado State University's Lory Student Center, the candidates discussed a wide range of topics from marijuana to curbing higher education costs, birth control and same-sex marriage.

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Thu October 2, 2014

Two-Month Extension For CSU Stadium Study Approved

CSU grad Ben Morgan speaks in favor of an on-campus stadium as CSU President Tony Frank listens in the foreground.
Grace Hood

Colorado State University President Tony Frank will get more time to study four potential paths forward regarding CSU’s stadium. In return, he’ll create community and campus leadership committees, create a web site to gather more feedback from the public, and compare and contrast the options.

“We’ll assemble a document — think sort of the blue book that comes to voters before elections. [It] compares the options and tries in an objective way to list [an] apples to apples comparison,” he said.

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Thu October 2, 2014

Cold Snaps Bookend Shortest Front Range Growing Season In 30 Years

Front Range farmers are attuned to how quickly weather can change. Fort Collins this year saw the earliest freeze since 1974.
Luke Runyon KUNC and Harvest Public Media