WHAT: CSU’s historic cannon has been refurbished and will be test-fired Friday morning at Mile High Powder Coating in Englewood. The cannon, which dates to 1918 and is known as Comatose, was taken apart and completely refurbished by Mile High Powder Coating. The cannon has been fired following touchdowns and other Ram scores at CSU home football games since 1920 and is one of CSU’s oldest traditions. It was transported to Mile High Powder Coating in May; the project took more than six weeks to complete. The cannon will be test-fired today for the first time since the refurbishment.
Col. Troy Thomas, the commander of CSU’s Army ROTC unit, will be on hand for the test-firing.
WHERE/WHEN: The parking lot of Mile High Powder Coating, 4275 S. Navajo St., Unit B, Englewood. Once test-firing is complete, the cannon will be transported back to the CSU campus.
CONTACT: Tony Phifer at (970) 217-6165 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Maggie Walsh (970-988-7369), Director of Veteran Initiatives at CSU, will be at the event.