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January 2018
January - February Print Edition
January 1
January 8
January 15
January 22
January 29
February 2018
February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26
March 2018
March 5
March 12
March 19

Articles by Subject


Business
Changes
1/13/18: New look for traditional Old Colorado City sign at Highway 24 and 26th Street
1/16/18: National, international expansion eyed as sale of Pikes Peak National Bank confirmed
2/18/18: Significant growth, 3 different names, same OCC insurance agency after 70 years
2/21/18: Big rent hike puts long-time Westside bookstore on the clock to find new home
3/8/18: Westside business for urban farmers relocates to 700 block of the avenue
3/16/18: Happy new chapter for Westside bookstore as new home is found
3/20/18: No need to change the sign: A new Susie at café on South 21st
Events
3/14/18: Popular 'Mad Hatter' event returns to Old Colorado City March 24
3/23/18: Job fair seeks to fill 100 positions at private club/resort in Kissing Camels
New
1/7/18: Stories of the Year in Westside Pioneer January-February print edition
2/9/18: Cuisine from El Salvador featured in just-opened Old Colorado City restaurant
3/3/18: Westside Pioneer March-April print edition now available

Community
Arts
1/7/18: Westside Calendar 2018
1/24/18: Opening Feb. 2 for music-themed art show at Old Colorado City gallery
2/19/18: New event to feature artist demonstrations in Old Colorado City March 3
3/22/18: OCC-Manitou shuttle added feature for this year's 'corridor' ArtWalk
Charitable
1/9/18: 250 students reading below grade level - Literacy Center needs volunteer tutors
Groups/Clubs/Classes
2/14/18: Medicare, Social Security classes offered through May by Area Agency on Aging
Humane Society
2/23/18: TV series to highlight adventures of Westside-based Humane Society
Neighborhoods
2/19/18: Free park rentals, barricades May 4-13 - but apply now to beat the paperwork
2/25/18: Bicycle advocate to discuss possible Westside 'legacy loop' at annual OWN town hall March 8
Old Colorado City History Center
1/24/18: Old West railroad lore focus of Feb. 9 OCC History Center talk
2/26/18: Tales of Florissant-area ranch in Old Colorado City History Center talk March 10
Ongoing Issues
1/10/18: Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2017: numbers 1-7
1/10/18: Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2017: numbers 8-14
1/10/18: Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2017: numbers 15-20 & honorable mention
1/25/18: Answers: Bancroft cabin window, Hwy 24/Ridge work, old bowling alley
2/14/18: Do citizens value historic preservation? City survey seeks answers for plan
Public Safety
1/9/18: Close call for Angler's Covey in homeless fire; meeting set Jan. 11
1/12/18: Homeless-fires meeting provides more questions than answers
2/5/18: Citizen questions invited at 'Coffee with a Cop' Feb. 23 at Westside restaurant
2/6/18: 'Video game' scenario for annual Coronado robotics scrimmage Feb. 17
2/15/18: City Council to discuss enforcement of laws governing illegal camping, fires
Westside Community Center
1/21/18: 'We're a family' - free fitness room in eighth year at Westside Community Center
3/21/18: Westside Community Center to offer Easter egg hunt, movie March 31

Opinion
Cobweb Corners
1/14/18: The puppy in Cripple Creek
2/5/18: How the town of Hartsel came to be
2/26/18: Coal used for cooking here into the 1960s
3/20/18: When Colorado City's fluorspar was bigger than gold
Editor's Desk
1/18/18: Big media, their little papers and love viacopy-and-paste
2/19/18: Not talking about THAT again... uh
3/7/18: 'Public process' not always what it seems
3/25/18: Major media 'marches' into pick-and-roll
General
1/18/18: ESSAY: A response to the cry, 'I fear going to college'
2/4/18: EDITOR'S DESK (general topics): Was Watergate at all like 'Dossier-gate' ?
2/9/18: ESSAY: Democrats vote down denial of abortions after 20 weeks
3/4/18: SPEECH: Soldier with amputated leg tells about redeploying 5 times to Iraq
Guest Columns
2/4/18: Untold problems in city's Bancroft Park restroom plan
Letters
2/2/18: Bancroft Park restrooms don't need to be 'technology-correct'
2/12/18: Bancroft Park no place for 'in your face' restroom building
2/13/18: What happens when Bancroft 'super bathroom' gets trashed?
2/23/18: Pioneer urged to 'keep talking' for true vagrant solution
3/9/18: Vagrancy on Westside 'simply out of control'
3/11/18: Traffic mayhem from simultaneous city, Utilities projects
3/19/18: Beggar problem - 'Quit just giving them stuff!'
Meet a Westsider
1/29/18: Meet a Westsder: Mary Baker
What Do You Do
3/12/18: Roberta Hardy

Outdoors
Bancroft Park
1/15/18: Bancroft work to occur during 'event season' after all; completion not till 2019
2/22/18: 2 break-ins at historic Bancroft cabin - discouraging for History Center
2/26/18: City Forestry removes 4 dead trees in southeast part of Bancroft Park
City/County Parks
1/22/18: Hike under full moon at Bear Creek Nature Center Jan. 31
Garden of the Gods
1/28/18: Annual event honoring bighorns at GoG Visitor Center Feb. 10
2/23/18: Garden of the Gods shuttle options to go before public at March 12 'open house'
2/27/18: 'Hip, healthy cafe' replacing traditional cafeteria at GoG Visitor Center
3/13/18: Suggested GoG traffic solutions include shuttle service, car-free days, parking fees
Red Rock Canyon
3/18/18: Work on landfill, illegal holding pond planned at Red Rock Canyon

Politics
Meetings/Talks
1/19/18: Speech Jan. 30 at Pinery by visiting professor in CU-Boulder conservative diversity program
2/20/18: Political caucuses for both parties March 6; Precinct 133 new on Westside

Projects
Utilities
1/30/18: Utilities: El Paso Boulevard to reopen in mid-February with completion of water line
3/5/18: El Paso Blvd. reopening delayed as Utilities adds gas-line project west of Columbia
3/16/18: Water main replacement temporarily closes Ridge Road access to Garden
Westside Avenue Action Plan
1/3/18: No more driving Ridge Road between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues1
1/31/18: Adams Crossing Bridge starting to take form in avenue project
2/18/18: Next public-info meeting on avenue project scheduled in Manitou Feb. 28
3/15/18: Surprises, complications help hike WAAP budget again - now $35.5M

Schools
Coronado High School
2/2/18: Honors announced for Coronado High School performing arts students
2/15/18: Good news on annual testing for Coronado High as state moves from PARCC to SAT
Elementary & Middle Schools
1/26/18: 'Hobbiton,' labyrinth, elf village part of AACL playground that's under construction

Transportation
30th Street Corridor
3/2/18: Roundabout big enough for buses seen for main Garden of Gods intersection
General
2/4/18: Regional transportation survey probes future 'lifestyle preferences'
3/14/18: 2C priority switch: 21st from Lower Gold Camp to Argus boosts Broadmoor
Major Roads
2/4/18: Access limits permanent for Ridge Rd at Hwy 24; pedestrian bridge in the offing
3/6/18: Bicycle path, no congestion relief for cars in planned 21st Street project this year
Transit
1/19/18: City transit plan: Stops every half-hour for Route 3 on Saturdays