CWD origins

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Colorado State University of Colorado.
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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all memos, papers, internal documents, or other records related to researcher Beth William's discovery of chronic wasting disease at a CSU wildlife research facility in 1967. See this article for more details: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2018/08/23/cdc-tse-mad-cow-chronic-wasting-disease-linked-fort-collins/878097002/

I am a reporter for The Nation magazine, working on a story about the origins and current trajectory of CWD, and respectfully request a fee waiver.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

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Dear Jimmy Tobias,

Please find attached to this email a notice of additional time needed to process your CORA Request in regards to the research of Beth Williams.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

All the best,

Ari Sanromà
Paralegal
Pronouns: She/ her

Office of the General Counsel
Colorado State University
01 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0006
(970) 491 6270 | ariadna@colostate.edu<mailto:ariadna@colostate.edu>

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From: Colorado State University

Hi, we have nothing in our "official" records anymore given the passage of time. The interview was done on the part of those individuals on their own without any notice to or involvement of the university. I have reached out to three folks who worked with her to see if they have retained any records from that time and am awaiting answers or for material to be provided to me. It sounds like the only thing we may have are communications, drafts, etc. between her and one of her CSU co-authors, Tom Hobbs, about an academic paper they published. Of course, this is all paper being well before emails and the like. He is going to provide the folder he has of papers and notes, and I'll look at it and then scan and send as appropriate. The question is, do you want that kind of thing?

Anyway, let me know. I have dug about as much as I can and this appears to be the only possible items that fit the response.

Linda Schutjer

Senior Legal Counsel

Colorado State University

Cell: 970-988-1270

From: Jimmy Tobias

Thanks so much for the note Linda. I really appreciate it. Yes I am certainly interested in the records you describe and anything else that might emerge from your outreach. Thank you again! I really appreciate it.

Jimmy Tobias
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From: Colorado State University

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It looks like this agency uploaded responsive documents to a portal or link sharing site. Our team is working on moving them over, so please check back soon.

Good afternoon Mr. Tobias,

I hope this email finds you well.

Pursuant to your CORA request dated October 4, 2022, our office has uploaded responsive documents to a Dropbox folder.

Please see the link here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/uo7m9q3pla4rfv1mf54pu/h?dl=0&rlkey=63i8kja5fqrnu2mt2zvgougpt

Please do let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

All the best,

Ari Sanromà She/ her
Paralegal

Office of the General Counsel
Colorado State University
01 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0006
(970) 491 6270 | ariadna@colostate.edu<mailto:ariadna@colostate.edu>

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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail, and any attachment to it is protected under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2521, contains privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individuals or entities named as recipients, and may be protected by attorney-client and/or attorney work product privilege. If the reader of this e-mail is not an intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that reading, reproducing, copying, saving or forwarding it to any other person, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender at the email address shown above, and permanently delete the message and its attachments from your system.

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