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1/11/16: Report: Recent work at 21st and Broadway is to secure building against trespassers
2/9/16: Public meeting Feb. 17 on proposed one-block expansion of OCC's Parking Exempt Overlay
2/13/16: Westside 'lutherie' hand-builds/repairs guitars, other string instruments
3/8/16: Planned Parenthood reopens; renovations from November tragedy ongoing
4/3/16: Old Colorado City's 'Christmas spruce' dying; plan for replacement in the works
4/4/16: Wendy's on West Colorado Avenue reopens after two-week remodel
4/11/16: Site of long-time pottery store near OCC to become home for local laser company
4/30/16: Two long-time, family-owned OCC stores 'blending' under one owner
5/8/16: $500K donation moves Junior Achievement fundraiser closer to goal
3/9/16: 'Mad Hatter Saturday' to include activities throughout OCC historic district March 19
3/29/16: Westside bookstore to hold three signing events in April
4/7/16: OCC restaurant's 'Spring Arts & Crafts Show,' a nonprofit fundraiser in 6th year April 18
4/21/16: Taste of OCC May 1 in Bancroft Park or (new this year) indoors if weather's bad
5/2/16: Cozy confines as weather moves 4th annual Taste of OCC fundraiser indoors
5/16/16: Annual Territory Days festival in Old Colorado City May 28-30
1/9/16: Westside Pioneer's January-March print edition distributed to news outlets
1/14/16: Tattoos, art, clothing in recently opened Old Colorado City business
1/22/16: Hewlett-Packard 'way' celebrated in book about former GoG Road company
2/16/16: Pair open cafe in mid-2400 block of avenue in Old Colorado City
2/17/16: CSU student/2015 Coronado graduate goes into business as a house-painter
2/17/16: New business on Westside plans, designs weddings, other events
2/25/16: Metaphysical store opens where Celebration used to be in avenue's 2200 block
3/3/16: Westside Pioneer prints March-May bimonthly edition; free at 50-plus outlets
3/9/16: New retail business in Old Colorado City focuses on 'upcycling' used items
3/14/16: Medical marijuana dispensary goes for historic look in Old Colorado City
3/28/16: Temp rehab/assisted living facility off Fillmore nears opening, offering tours
4/22/16: Thrift shop opens in 2600 block of avenue in Old Colorado City

1/10/16: Westside Calendar 2016
3/8/16: New Horizons features Symphonic Band in Coronado High auditorium concert March 18
3/23/16: First ArtWalk of the season April 1 in Old Colorado City
5/19/16: Literacy Center needs volunteer one-to-one tutors for summer session
1/29/16: McFarland to speak on 1930s plan using streetcars on Midland Terminal railway
5/15/16: Whittlers club offers 33rd annual show at Shrine Club May 21-22
In Memoriam
1/4/16: In memoriam: Jerry Szymanski, veteran, business owner, service-club volunteer
3/19/16: In memoriam: Henry 'Hank' Walter, founder of Cheyenne, Woodmen newspapers
4/24/16: In memoriam: Bonnie Frum, former Garden of the Gods Visitor Center director
3/28/16: CONO workshop to offer free training in neighborhood involvement April 6
Old Colorado City History Center
2/1/16: Presentation on Harlan-Wolfe House at Old Colorado City History Center Feb. 12
2/29/16: Program on early-1900s American Indian entrepreneur at OCC History Center March 11
3/29/16: Program on 1st El Paso County sheriff at OCC History Center April 9
4/10/16: Old Colorado City History Center closed for floor refinishing through April 18
5/6/16: Author of book on Cotton Club founder to speak at History Center May 14
Ongoing Issues
1/11/16: Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2015 - numbers 1-7
1/11/16: Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2015 - numbers 8-14
1/11/16: Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2015 - numbers 15-20 & honorable mention
1/17/16: Mayor, council grapple with proposed laws that avoid singling out panhandlers
2/9/16: Local, county, state collaboration urged in fixing recently revealed Springs VA Clinic issues
3/21/16: Mayor Suthers' advice to residents: no to panhandlers, yes to homeless-helping groups
4/13/16: Camp Creek, Douglas creeks focus of flash-flood meeting April 21 at Glen Eyrie
4/28/16: MMJ opens at site of traditional nursery... but owner declines to be interviewed about it
Public Safety
1/15/16: Police officer thwarts apparent kidnapping on avenue - 1 arrested, 1 sought
1/25/16: Arrest of man suspected of setting 4 fires around West Colorado's 3000 block
1/27/16: Accidental cause ruled for Jan. 26 fire that ravaged apartment house on South 18th
1/28/16: City Council weakens panhandling laws; approves sidewalk sit-lie regulation
1/31/16: Local historian was one of earliest residents in fire-stricken apartments on South 18th... in 1953
2/1/16: More than 20 cars vandalized along West Pikes Peak Avenue; perpetrators not yet found
2/10/16: Presentation by Homeless Outreach Team officer at Gold Hill Police Station Feb. 18
3/9/16: Police detective to give presentation on gangs at Gold Hill station March 17
3/11/16: Fillmore/I-25 contractor chosen for Chestnut Street project; work to start soon
4/22/16: Hash-oil explosion in Westside apartment complex; suspect badly burned
Space Foundation
1/20/16: Math comes 'alive' in Space Foundation's Discovery Center exhibit Jan. 30-April 30
Westside Community Center
3/1/16: New offerings at Westside Community Center... and pickleball stays popular
5/9/16: Library programs, bike repairs part of Westside Community Center summer fare

1/22/16: Highly visible grading work for Gold Hill Mesa development's Filing 7
2/8/16: Construction starting on $10M GoG Club health and wellness center; will be open to community
Development Proposals
2/4/16: Proposal for senior-living complex with tall building on Mesa sent back to Planning Commission
3/1/16: City Council approves PUD zone, concept plan for 4-story apartment house on Spruce Street
2/3/16: Proposed development spurs community meeting Feb. 9 to discuss 'vision' for Mesa
2/24/16: Old 21st St. building demolished; no redevelopment plans, owner says
2/25/16: Developer cuts building height in plan for senior living project on Mesa
4/23/16: Mirrillion development's final phase smaller, but will church get runoff again from uphill construction? Stay tuned

Cobweb Corners
1/4/16: Pikes Peak's first weather station
1/26/16: Finally! Bridge in '32 opened Ute Pass to 2 lanes
2/16/16: The end to the 1934-35 drought (Part 1)
3/7/16: The end to the 1934-35 drought (Part 2)
3/29/16: How a bandstand came to Bancroft Park
4/20/16: Former gold mill turns into a 'gold mine'
5/15/16: Time for a new summit house... in 1936
Editor's Desk
1/27/16: Being neighborly - easier said than done
2/28/16: Benefits of legal pot turned out to be just a pipe dream
3/15/16: Tide turns for development on the Mesa
5/18/16: Westside Avenue Ac... oh, call it Adams Crossing!
1/5/16: History, American democracy and the AP test controversy
2/5/16: The case against liberal compassion
2/27/16: Cub Scouts and Musical Instruments
3/18/16: Socialism the answer? Heed the wretched saga of the Soviet Union
3/30/16: Chicago is the best place to study gun issues
4/30/16: ESSAY: New president will face divided country
5/20/16: At last, a victory for the Constitution on nationalized healthcare
Guest Columns
1/13/16: Guest column from OWN: Pedestrian access law; city infill guidelines
2/12/16: Board other than City Council over Springs Utilities? Citizen feedback welcomed on idea
2/28/16: Councilman seeks support in stand against cannabis clubs; vote is March 8
2/28/16: Westsiders invited to annual OWN membership meeting March 10
3/28/16: Support sought for Trap-Neuter-Return program at Happy Cats Haven
5/2/16: OWN column: Historic tax credits, police reporting, Buffalo Soldiers highway
1/17/16: Letter: Dismayed about loss of city panhandling laws
1/18/16: Letter: Wide-open panhandling 'sure way to increase crime'
2/8/16: Letter: Handouts to beggars worsen their problems... city's too
3/22/16: Letter: The flood of 1935, as seen by a boy in Pueblo
5/3/16: Letter: State honors for area snub militia that fought Confederates
Meet a Westsider
4/1/16: April Fool
5/22/16: Marilyn Joseph
What Do You Do
1/27/16: Gary Brown
4/10/16: Joni Jugler

3/30/16: RMFI sets spring volunteer projects at Red Rock Canyon, Garden of the Gods
4/10/16: 'Great American Cleanup' offers organized chance to clean up community April 23
4/10/16: Scenic Colorado Red Rock-area highway cleanup postponed to April 23
Bear Creek Nature Center
4/29/16: After 5 years as Nature Center head, Bequette to leave for Peace Corps
City/County Parks
3/5/16: Bear Creek Garden Association renting plots, offering vegetable-growing class March 12
3/10/16: Artist who brainstormed Dog Park Memorial enjoys seeing project take form
3/24/16: Volunteers sought for Bear Creek Dog Park 'April Stools Day' cleanup April 2
5/7/16: Dedication ceremony May 14 for new memorial structure at Bear Creek Dog Park
Garden of the Gods
2/2/16: Annual Bighorn Day features multiple activities at Garden of the Gods Feb. 13
2/23/16: Monthly guided hikes of Garden and Rock Ledge in March, April & May
3/24/16: Historically customized passenger tour bus to offer rides in Garden of the Gods
4/5/16: 19th annual Earth Day April 16 at Garden of the Gods, Rock Ledge Ranch
4/16/16: Weather cancels Earth Day April 16 at Garden of the Gods, Rock Ledge Ranch
5/3/16: 10 upcoming volunteer erosion-control projects in Garden of the Gods
5/20/16: Free 'fun run' opportunity Thursdays at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center
Norris-Penrose Event Center
3/15/16: World's Modern Pentathlon champion at Norris-Penrose Horseman's Expo March 19

2/22/16: Political caucuses March 1 to elect county, state delegates; Westside has 15 precincts
2/24/16: As NACo president, Sallie Clark works to 'impact national policy changes'
2/23/16: State Sen. Merrifield, State Rep. Lee to host town hall Feb. 27

Flood Control
2/11/16: Seeking federal grant, city drafts EA for Camp Creek upgrades; public can comment
Summit House
1/19/16: Unveiling of Summit House design Jan. 26; to encompass 'elements' of all 4 concepts
1/31/16: Applause greets presentation of 'unobtrusive... captivating... functional' Summit House design
1/7/16: Traffic impacts expected in Phase 2 of water-line project on South 21st
1/24/16: Water-line work to keep Mesa Road closed from 19th to Uintah until end of January
2/19/16: Colorado Springs Utilities upgrading natural gas line, services on 26th Street
3/4/16: Night work as final stage of 21st Street water-line project extends to Highway 24

Coronado High School
1/15/16: 8th-graders invited to frosh orientation night at Coronado High Jan. 20
2/15/16: Coronado robot designed to 'storm the castle' this year; scrimmage Feb. 20
4/21/16: Coronado robotics qualifies for nationals again; fundraising for St. Louis trip
5/6/16: New Coronado student president eyes 5K run as Homecoming Parade fundraiser
Elementary & Middle Schools
1/5/16: Information night Jan. 19 for West Middle School's Gifted Magnet program
4/12/16: April 22 date for kindergarten registration at District 11 schools
5/4/16: Principals leaving after school year ends at Howbert, Midland elementaries
5/5/16: West Campus seeks community support for May 13 Walk-A-Thon fundraiser
Other than District 11
3/20/16: Speaker March 30 to focus on educational alternatives to societal 'war on children'
4/11/16: Westside charter school seeks community support through April 18 for farm-project grant

4/16/16: GoG streets to be repaved (among 12 on Westside) as city updates list for first year of 'road tax'
4/28/16: 8 Westside projects on region's six-year draft transportation list; public can comment
5/20/16: 2C roadwork locations on Westside: May 23 to June 5
3/4/16: Cimarron/I-25 interchange project to start affecting traffic as Phase 1 begins
3/21/16: Overnight Cimarron/I-25 soutbound ramp closures now set March 28 & 29
4/17/16: Cimarron/I-25 soutbound on-ramp to close overnight April 19-22
4/23/16: Beware of interchange-project traffic impacts (especially EB Cimarron)
5/9/16: New southbound on/off-ramps to open at Cimarron/I-25 this weekend
5/17/16: New, longer southbound ramps at Cimarron/I-25 will get enhancements later
2/12/16: Store owner: CDOT left-turn denial at Fillmore/Sinton hurting business
2/20/16: Left-turn denial to remain at Sinton/Fillmore, but CDOT, city say they'll explore options
3/17/16: Will public have urge to diverge? Fillmore/I-25 switch to new traffic alignment now set March 25
3/25/16: Diverging diamond configuration opens at Fillmore/I-25; demolition of old bridge next
4/4/16: After 56 years of service, old bridge demolished at Fillmore/I-25
4/4/16: NB I-25 to close overnight April 9 between Tejon and Highway 24
4/20/16: Interchange work: Full closure of Fillmore Street at I-25 April 22-25
5/15/16: Fillmore/I-25: Overnight lane closures on street, interstate May 16-19
Major Roads
1/10/16: Westside Hwy 24: State plans $15M repair, not $270M rebuild... at least for now
1/20/16: Open house Jan. 26 for major Centennial Blvd. paving project starting this year
2/20/16: City plans to remove Centennial Boulevard medians in road reconstruction project; public will have chance to object
2/20/16: Storm-pipe replacement leads off Centennial Blvd. upgrade project in March
3/31/16: Open house April 12 to coincide with start of Chestnut Street bridge replacement project
4/17/16: Now slated for November reopening, Chestnut Street bridge project under way
5/9/16: Gold Hill Mesa widening over a half-mile of South 21st Street