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Articles by Subject


Business
Changes
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
6/17/16: 5-year OCC photo gallery owner reopens on Garden of the Gods Road
8/24/16: Free monthly seminars offered by self-defense business in Holland Park area
9/21/16: Friend of previous owner takes over 23-year Colorado Avenue auto-repair shop
10/14/16: Mural on outside wall attracts Eighth Street eye to venerable saddle and tack shop
10/20/16: New ownership transforming historic Buffalo Lodge into 'bicycle resort'
10/31/16: Old Colorado City business celebrates 20 years in historic shopping district
Events
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
5/30/16: With mostly clear skies, crowds return for 41st annual Territory Days
6/6/16: Farmers Market season in Bancroft Park runs from June 11 to Oct. 29
7/7/16: Westside bookstore schedules author signings July 9, 16 and 23
7/14/16: Rude-behavior issue - annual, volunteer Dump & Donate event not offered this year
8/15/16: 2nd year for waterslide event on 21st Street south of Lower Gold Camp Road Aug. 20
10/12/16: OCC plans big day around 12th annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Oct. 22
10/20/16: Count on costumed candy-questing for Old Colorado City's annual Safe Treats Oct. 31
10/23/16: Sawtelle wins 2nd straight year (5th time overall) in OCC Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off
10/24/16: Last chance till 2017 - Farmers Market's final day of season Oct. 29
10/31/16: Warm weather brings out youngsters for Safe Treats in Old Colorado City
11/3/16: Junior Achievement to be beneficiary of annual art/craft fundraiser Nov. 14
11/11/16: Signing for new nature-celebrating book Nov. 19
11/17/16: Christmas Stroll Nov. 26 kicks off holiday season in Old Colorado City
New
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
5/27/16: Pair opens beauty salon in renovated historic Old Colorado City building
5/30/16: All in the family with new Westside roofing company and defending Hill Climb quad champ
6/30/16: Westside Pioneer July-September print edition delivered to news outlets
7/9/16: Deli with 'inspired sandwiches' opens in Old Town Plaza
9/2/16: Westside Pioneer September-November print edition delivered to news outlets
10/10/16: 'Great location' revs up avenue boutique named for vintage car
10/27/16: Business focusing on local crafters opens in Old Town Plaza; grand opening Nov. 5
11/1/16: Westside Pioneer's November-January print edition now available
11/7/16: Experienced glassblower sets up shop in Old Colorado City
11/19/16: Westside-based travel agent specializes in Disney vacations

Community
Arts
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
5/30/16: 8 Paint the Town Blue shows Thursday nights in Bancroft (June 9-July 28)
8/3/16: Free, outdoor concerts at Gold Hill Mesa's Green Saturdays Aug. 13-Sept. 24
9/14/16: Hollywood comes to the Westside: 2 historic homes used in Redford/Fonda movie filming
Charitable
5/19/16: Literacy Center needs volunteer one-to-one tutors for summer session
6/2/16: Osborne Trust application opportunity for charities on Westside, up Ute Pass
6/18/16: Gold Hill Mesa hosts Air Force Band concert to support children's hospital fundraising
6/22/16: Silver Key sells Bott building; move from Westside to be complete by Aug. 1
7/26/16: Sertoma Clubs hold 5K at Bear Creek Park Aug. 6 to fund hearing aids for needy
7/29/16: All Silver Key services now at South Murray site; bus stop a block away
9/25/16: Donations sought through Nov. 15 for annual Coats & Cans Drive
9/27/16: Free flu shots offered for indigent on Westside Oct. 4 and 26
10/2/16: Training available for volunteers wanting to provide free tax help
10/16/16: Emery Band, Children's Chorale perform for coat-donation event Oct. 22
11/12/16: Osborne Trust grants $115,000 to 22 charities serving Westside/Ute Pass
Groups/Clubs
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
6/3/16: Former Springs cop to tell history of city police force in Posse event June 13
7/7/16: Political cartoonist Chuck Asay to speak at Posse dinner meeting July 11
8/12/16: Aug. 21 will be last Good Times Car Show in OCC; increased city costs blamed
8/22/16: Sunny farewell: Last (?) Good Times Car Show goes out in style Aug. 21
10/13/16: Car Show organizers rejected city proposal to move event downtown
Humane Society
8/7/16: Humane Society creates space for 'cat condos' as expansion/renovation continues
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
5/23/16: In memoriam: Ron Buchanan, volunteer leader of Bear Creek Dog Park
6/11/16: June 25 gathering to commemorate Wes Colbrunn, financial guru of OCC revitalization
8/8/16: In memoriam: Ventura Ruiz, co-owner of former Henri's restaurant in OCC
8/23/16: In memoriam: Donna Scheeter, former head of Bear Creek Nature Center
Neighborhoods
3/28/16: CONO workshop to offer free training in neighborhood involvement April 6
6/20/16: OWN appeals to Westside residents to help keep summer picnic going
10/31/16: Meeting to start Midland-area Neighborhood Watch Nov. 18; locals invited
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
6/15/16: Talk on baseball's pre-integration Negro Leagues at History Center June 24
7/5/16: Old Colorado City Historical Society brings back 'Tunnel Tales' July 17
8/4/16: Band, presentation Aug. 14 to help History Center mark Colorado City's annual Founders Day
9/1/16: Legendary Fred Barr subject of talk at OCC History Center Sept. 9
9/8/16: OCCHS hosts 'Haunted Histories' at Fairview Cemetery evening of Sept. 17
10/4/16: OCCHS sets program Oct. 14 on Ivywild neighborhood's century-old history
11/1/16: 'Orphan Trains' story at Old Colorado City History Center Nov. 12
11/20/16: After 1-year break, OCC History Center brings back annual Holiday Tour Dec. 4
Old Colorado City Library
6/23/16: Old Colorado City Library to be closed July 2-6
7/19/16: Jocelyne Sansing, OCC Library manager since 2008, taking job in Wisconsin
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
6/18/16: State's declining streamflows prompt Springs Utilities study; public thoughts requested
8/24/16: Accidents deemed 'inevitable' as city lacks plan to stop median panhandling
10/10/16: City requests public feedback on proposed half-billion-dollar 2017 budget
10/24/16: Springs Utilities sets open house on water plan Nov. 2 at Mesa Road building
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
6/13/16: Ambassadors on OCC sidewalks answer visitor questions, look out for crime
7/27/16: City Fire Department offers chipping service in Midland neighborhood week of Aug. 8
8/16/16: City Police offer citizen-training class on ID theft prevention Aug. 25
8/18/16: Despite wide-open camping, reassurances provided about hillside fire danger
8/30/16: Preregistration needed for county's free haz-waste drop-off Sept. 17
9/10/16: City Police offer citizen-training class on senior safety at Gold Hill Station Sept. 15
Space Foundation
1/20/16: Math comes 'alive' in Space Foundation's Discovery Center exhibit Jan. 30-April 30
6/6/16: Discovery Center's summer themes focus on heroes of space travel
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
9/15/16: 35th anniversary event Sept. 24 at black-heritage museum in Westside Center
10/24/16: Apple-bobbing, marshmallow-roasting, pony rides, more, at Westside CC fest Oct. 30
11/16/16: Westside Community Center taking donations for Christmas Unlimited toy drive

Land
Construction
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
7/7/16: Break-in at Old Colorado City History Center puts vagrancy issue in spotlight
7/7/16: Opening for new Colorado Avenue brewpub seen in August
7/11/16: Houses rise on site of original Bristol School on Walnut Street
7/28/16: Underground parking garage first step in apartment project on Spruce Street
8/20/16: After 10-plus years, grading work starts on 31-home Uintah Bluffs development
9/27/16: Construction starts on brewpub that will allow dining with dogs
Development Issues
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
8/27/16: OWN, CONO appeal to City Council on controversial duplex development
11/14/16: City Council to reconsider controversial Westside duplex appeal
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
6/28/16: Hotel, restaurant proposed in developing commercial center off Fillmore/I-25
7/20/16: Developer gives up on apartment plan at Moreno & Lower Gold Camp
8/2/16: 84-unit apartment complex, up to 4 stories tall, proposed at Fillmore & Grand Vista
11/18/16: Scope of planned hospital campus on Mesa grows to 80 acres; meeting Nov. 30
Real Estate - General
7/23/16: 'Never seen anything like it' - seller's market hits Westside too

Opinion
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
6/6/16: When early snow left summit staff stranded
6/27/16: 1935 flood repairs remain with us today
7/18/16: New year's cog to the summit - What could possibly go wrong?
8/9/16: This model has wooden looks, but that's OK
8/30/16: The train to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
9/19/16: 'Which one is Pikes Peak?'
10/11/16: Centennial extension graphic prompts boyhood memories
11/2/16: Colorado City's jail was just too far away
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!
8/1/16: OCC changes bubbling below surface
9/24/16: Maybe Westside events aren't 'P.C.' enough
10/17/16: My blatant attempt to influence your vote
11/11/16: Who are the real haters? And how to change it
General
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
6/21/16: Snakes (not on a plane)
7/12/16: Islam - is U.S. government looking at facts or dreams?
8/15/16: California school district relents, will allow boy, 7, to share Bible verses with classmates
9/6/16: Last hike up Table Mountain
9/29/16: Hard to celebrate a Constitution that's increasingly violated
10/23/16: Benjamin Franklin's question - can we keep the American republic?
11/14/16: Trump right about evil of partial-birth abortion
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
6/11/16: Guest column: From Court Street to Colbrunn Court
7/3/16: OWN column: Westside Neighbors Picnic July 16 at Community Center
9/1/16: OWN column: Robbin Place appeal; WAAP, redistrict presentations
10/23/16: Guest column: Yes on 1A to boost county-wide broadband
11/8/16: OWN's Westside Neighbors Picnic a success
Letters
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
9/3/16: Letter: Pioneer's state-rep questions failed to 'elevate the discussion'
9/4/16: Letter: Disappointed about city role in loss of Westside events
9/14/16: Letter: Manitou's Urban Renewal Authority could boost avenue project
10/5/16: Letter: Plaudits for historically styled facade/mural work on tattoo shop building
Meet a Westsider
4/1/16: April Fool
5/22/16: Marilyn Joseph
Meet a Westside Pioneer
10/9/16: Meet a Westside Pioneer! Richard Bennett
What Do You Do
1/27/16: Gary Brown
4/10/16: Joni Jugler
8/17/16: Tami Glascock

Outdoors
General
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
6/8/16: Street closures morning of June 12 for Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run
6/15/16: Aerial spraying to fight moth infestation in mountains west of city
7/23/16: Work starts to replace asphalt with concrete on sections of Palmer Mesa Trail
10/4/16: Scenic Colorado plans Highway 24 cleanup Oct. 8 along mile in front of Red Rock Canyon
Bear Creek Nature Center
4/29/16: After 5 years as Nature Center head, Bequette to leave for Peace Corps
8/23/16: Bear Creek Nature Center: BBQ fundraiser Aug. 26, 40-year celebration Aug. 27
10/24/16: 3K bear-costume run Nov. 5 to benefit Bear Creek Nature Center
11/11/16: First-time Pokemon Go adventure at Bear Creek Nature Center Nov. 19
11/20/16: 'Candelight' event, annual Bear Creek Nature Center fundraiser, Dec. 2
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
5/24/16: Jazz Society sets free summer concerts in Bancroft, Bear Creek parks
7/19/16: Fundraising for shade structure to honor Dog Park visionary Ron Buchanan
9/23/16: Goats return to Bear Creek Park amid county intent to control loose dogs
9/25/16: Free admission to Rock Ledge Ranch for annual Harvest Festival Oct. 1
10/24/16: Annual 'Ghouls & Stools' event to clean up Bear Creek Dog Park Oct. 29
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
6/4/16: Trompe-l'oeil dinosaur popular among new Visitor Center GoG murals
6/8/16: 22nd annual Starlight Spectacular to fill streets with wee-hours cyclists June 18
6/9/16: Free, guided bat walks at Garden of the Gods on Tuesday evenings; reservations needed
6/15/16: RMFI, FedEx team up on drainage control project in Garden of the Gods
6/20/16: Park, nature focus in new 'Adventure' series at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center
8/25/16: RMFI sets erosion-control projects in Garden of the Gods September to November
9/29/16: 2nd annual Fossil Day free to public at Garden of Gods Visitor Center Oct. 8
Norris-Penrose Event Center
3/15/16: World's Modern Pentathlon champion at Norris-Penrose Horseman's Expo March 19
6/16/16: Wednesday-night mini-rodeos new this summer at Norris-Penrose Event Center
7/2/16: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo July 13-16 at Norris-Penrose Event Center
Red Rock Canyon
7/19/16: Red Rock Canyon 'Talk and Walks' on invasive weeds July 27, paleontology July 28
8/8/16: Volunteers welcomed for rebuild of trail section in Red Rock Canyon Aug. 14
9/29/16: Red Rock Friends plan geology Talk and Walk Oct. 10, evening workday Oct. 20
Rock Ledge Ranch
5/26/16: Rock Ledge Ranch features sheep activities for season-opening day June 4
6/25/16: Annual Family 4th features reenactors, patriotic music July 4 at Rock Ledge Ranch
7/11/16: 7th year for Shakespeare at Rock Ledge Ranch, July 28-Aug. 20
7/16/16: Fiddles, Vittles & Vino music/food festival at Rock Ledge Ranch July 31
8/1/16: Fiddles, Vittles & Vino sells out for 6th time in major Rock Ledge Ranch self-fundraiser
8/29/16: Annual Labor Day vintage baseball game at Rock Ledge Ranch Sept. 5
9/5/16: Good thing it's for fun: Final score in Rock Ledge vintage baseball game is 28-1
9/7/16: 2nd year of Rock Ledge greenhouse fundraising at Folk Art Festival Sept. 16-18
9/14/16: Greater youth, audience emphasis planned for Rock Ledge Powwow Sept. 24
11/2/16: Annual Rock Ledge 'Oink' Nov. 12 shows old-time farm preparations for winter

Politics
City/County
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'
5/24/16: Q/A: Karen Cullen, Republican primary candidate, El Paso county commissioner, District 3
5/24/16: Q/A: Stan VanderWerf, Republican primary candidate, El Paso county commissioner, District 3
6/8/16: Westside Politickin': D-3 county commissioner candidate hosts ice cream social
8/23/16: D-3 commissioner candidate sponsors job fair at Community Center Aug. 27 - event canceled
9/13/16: County Commissioner District 3 candidate: Electra Johnson
9/13/16: County Commissioner District 3 candidate: Stan VanderWerf
10/4/16: Rawles neighborhood on Mesa to become intact in council redistricting
10/14/16: Old Colorado City's parking exempt district expanded to include 2600 block
11/16/16: Election: VanderWerf, Lee prevail; D-11 seeks input after ballot items fail
State/Region
2/23/16: State Sen. Merrifield, State Rep. Lee to host town hall Feb. 27
8/14/16: Republican District 18 state representative candidate withdraws; party to seek replacement
9/2/16: D-18 State Rep. Lee refuses to answer Pioneer questions; doesn't say why
9/2/16: Forth, Republican candidate for state D-18, takes on Pioneer questions
11/16/16: Election: VanderWerf, Lee prevail; D-11 seeks input after ballot items fail

Projects
Flood Control
2/11/16: Seeking federal grant, city drafts EA for Camp Creek upgrades; public can comment
5/26/16: Funding for 2 major Camp Creek flood-control projects - work to start this year
8/23/16: Major city project to 'mitigate erosion' along flood-battered Camp Creek
8/27/16: Overgrowth-removal work could start in September along creek, Midland Trail
10/29/16: City has design, construction $ to start naturalizing Camp Creek through Pleasant Valley
No Man's Land
9/11/16: No Man's Land update: Utility relocations this winter to kick off major 2-year project
11/10/16: Contractor hired for No Man's Land project as cost rises to $30.9 million
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
10/7/16: Next presentation on plans for new Pikes Peak Summit House Oct. 18
Utilities
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
7/14/16: Long detour around segment of 19th Street undergoing water-line work
7/27/16: Fillmore water-line project Aug. 1-Oct. 1 between Centennial and Straus
8/9/16: Giant crane looms on Mesa as Springs Utilities' new water tank takes shape
8/25/16: Fillmore Street water-line replacement project completed a month early

Schools
General
8/11/16: Tradition wins out - Coronado parade to stay in Old Colorado City at least one more year
8/13/16: 2016-17 year for most District 11 schools on Westside starts Aug. 18
8/30/16: Bull's-eye on 92-year-old West school building in District 11 bond issue plan
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
8/4/16: After 35 years, Coronado may move its parade out of Old Colorado City
9/8/16: Coronado High volleyball to reward first 100 alumni attending Sept. 15 game
9/13/16: Coronado Homecoming parade in Old Colorado City for its 36th year Sept. 24
9/14/16: Coronado High student announced as National Merit Semifinalist
9/26/16: Coronado parade entertains OCC; principal pledges to keep event going
10/12/16: 6th annual arts/crafts fundraiser for Coronado music programs Oct. 22-23
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
7/21/16: Former D-11 students named principals at Howbert, Midland elementaries
8/13/16: Buena Vista Montessori principal starting first full year as school's leader
9/29/16: Donations welcomed for Howbert's 3rd annual Walk-A-Thon self-fundraiser
9/30/16: Planning new playground, Academy ACL invites public to share ideas Oct. 8
10/11/16: OCC Historical Society urges District 11 not to demolish West Junior
11/5/16: West all-school Veterans Day assembly teaches students price of freedom
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

Transportation
General
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
5/27/16: 2C roadwork locations on Westside: May 30 to June 12
6/4/16: 2C roadwork locations on Westside through June 19
6/17/16: 2C roadwork locations on Westside through July 3
6/25/16: 2C roadwork locations on Westside through July 10 - GoG street work starting
7/9/16: 2C roadwork locations on Westside listed through July 24
7/15/16: 2C roadwork locations on Westside listed through July 31
7/22/16: 2C roadwork locations on Westside listed through Aug. 7
8/5/16: 2C roadwork locations on Westside listed through Aug. 21
8/17/16: 24th, Wheeler among city street upgrades on Westside through Sept. 4
9/2/16: Westside locations among city street upgrades listed through Sept. 19
9/9/16: Westside locations among city street upgrades listed through Sept. 25
9/21/16: Westside locations among city street upgrades listed through Oct. 2
9/27/16: Westside locations among city street upgrades listed through Oct. 9
10/3/16: Westside locations among city street upgrades listed through Oct. 16
10/11/16: Westside locations among city street upgrades listed through Oct. 23
10/17/16: Avenue cracksealing part of Westside streetwork through Oct. 30
10/25/16: Westside locations among city street upgrades listed through Nov. 6
11/4/16: Uintah pavement repairs (Mesa-23rd) on city schedule through Nov. 20
11/14/16: 2C program wraps up first year; 7 Westside street projects on 2017 list
Cimarron/I-25
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
5/31/16: Traffic changes planned at Cimarron/I-25 in overnight work June 3-4
6/7/16: New bridge over Fountain Creek milestone in continuing Cimarron project
7/10/16: Girders placed in overnight work on new Cimarron/I-25 southbound bridge
7/12/16: Overnight closures around Cimarron/I-25 interchange project July 13-15
7/12/16: Overnight closures around Cimarron/I-25 interchange project July 17-21
8/19/16: Overnight work coming at Cimarron/I-25 - best bet is to find another route
9/9/16: Bridgework prominent as Cimarron/I-25 project reaches halfway mark
9/9/16: Full overnight closure of Cimarron at I-25 planned Sept. 13; EB only Sept. 15
9/16/16: 14-hour concrete pour prepares first lengthwise 'half' of new Cimarron/I-25 bridge
10/18/16: Traffic switching from old Cimarron/I-25 bridge; allows Nov. 4-7 demolition
10/18/16: UPDATE: Traffic switching from old Cimarron/I-25 bridge; allows Nov. 4-7 demolition
11/6/16: Old Cimarron/I-25 bridge is history after weekend demolition job
Fillmore/I-25
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
6/11/16: UPDATE: Last Fillmore, ramps project closure postponed to June 24-27
7/1/16: Speeds normalizing at Fillmore DDI; crews to wrap up by end of July
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
6/21/16: CDOT sets 2nd meeting on denied Sinton Road access from EB Fillmore
6/22/16: Meeting/open house June 30 as Centennial reconstruction close to starting
7/2/16: Centennial extension meeting July 14; Sondermann Park access issue
7/5/16: Garden of Gods street paving scheduled nights from July 6 to end of month
7/7/16: Sinton Road access issue: CDOT, city say they're looking for alternatives
7/17/16: Structures starting to take shape for Chestnut Street bridge replacement
7/22/16: Water-line break closes 30th Street; repairs to be done by July 23
8/10/16: Centennial Boulevard reconstruction project could start by end of August
8/11/16: Block of Broadway Street closed for long-awaited bump-outs, missing sidewalks
8/16/16: When should the 26th Street bridge close for 3 weeks? Westsiders' suggestions sought
8/25/16: Culvert built for Chestnut Street bridge; schedule still calls for November reopening
8/30/16: Centennial reconstruction, from GoG Road to Chesham Circle, to start Sept. 6
9/5/16: Centennial extension entering final design; neighborhood park access still issue
9/12/16: 26th Street bridge over Fountain Creek to close for repairs Sept. 19-Oct. 7
9/22/16: Manitou Avenue's 2-laning to be extended eastward in fall CDOT project
9/30/16: 26th Street bridge on schedule to reopen evening of Oct. 7 - UDPATE: It's open!
10/6/16: Paving to start in November on torn-up segment of Centennial Boulevard
11/7/16: Cross your fingers: Chestnut Street could reopen as early as Nov. 12
11/12/16: After 15 months of bridge repair, Chestnut Street finally reopens
Transit
9/18/16: Bus Route 4 service expanded to add weekday evenings, Sundays