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January 2014
January 6
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January 20
January 27
February 2014
February 3
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February 17
February 24
March 2014
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 2014
April 7
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 2014
May-August Special Print Edition
May 5
May 12
May 19
May 26
June 2014
June 2
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 2014
July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28
August 2014
August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25
September 2014
September 1
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 2014
October 6

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Business
Changes
1/30/14: G&C Packing closes
2/13/14: Westside Pioneer to print 'special edition' in May
3/19/14: Welcome center, restaurant use in the works for former Goodwill houses
4/8/14: Junior Achievement 'excited to be in Old Colorado City'
4/9/14: British store in Old Town moves to bigger site, adds tearoom, Union Jack flag awning
4/27/14: Westside Pioneer's 'special print edition' coming out May 1
5/2/14: Wall becomes door to nature
5/2/14: Westside Pioneer's 'special summer print edition' now available
6/11/14: 15-year Old Colorado City store moves to 2600 block
6/20/14: A different kind of 'human services' - hotel opens in former county welfare building
6/20/14: More than 2,000 flowers bring out color in Old Colorado City
7/13/14: Westside Pioneer to print quarterly; online news service continues
7/25/14: KRDO-TV plans expansion to 61-year-old building on South Eighth
7/30/14: Goodwill takes 2300-block site off the market; plans expansion of fleet maintenance operation there
8/7/14: Next print date for Westside Pioneer quarterly: Aug. 14
8/15/14: Westside Pioneer's August-November print issue is now available
9/5/14: New owner: Meadow Muffins to be 'spruced up,' not completely changed
9/29/14: In 12th year on Westside, insurance agency relocates office to Uintah Street
Events
1/17/14: Helping-hand meet-and-greet for small businesses Jan. 23
1/26/14: Patsy's goes orange and blue for Super Sunday
1/31/14: Simpich presents 'Great Expectations' Feb. 5-19
4/9/14: Show exposes lesser-known artists, raises $ for charity
4/18/14: 'Taste of OCC' encore in (and for) Bancroft Park April 27
4/29/14: Bancroft supporters shrug off weather at Taste of OCC
4/29/14: Questions about Territory Days? Info meeting May 7
5/2/14: International bicycle race to pass through Westside again
5/13/14: Territory Days back for 39th year May 24-26 in Old Colorado City
5/24/14: Territory Days, May 24-26 - photos from Day 1
5/26/14: Territory Days, May 24-26 - photos from Days 2-3
5/28/14: Secret Garden begins sixth season of summer Tuesday concerts
6/2/14: Farmers Market back in Bancroft Park on summer Saturday
6/2/14: Westside artist to sign copies of new children's book
6/8/14: Dump & Donate offers wide range of recyclable drop-off opportunities
9/12/14: 11 artists on Westside in 11th annual Pikes Peak Studio Tour Sept. 20-21
9/15/14: Major Bancroft fundraiser canceled, but foundation's upgrade efforts continue
9/17/14: 'Puppeteer's True Story' - next Simpich show Sept. 24-Nov. 7
10/11/14: Giant pumpkins a big part of OCCA event Oct. 18
New
1/9/14: Cowboy book by Tom Stephenson
1/21/14: Pizza chain opens shop on the avenue
2/3/14: Old Colorado City music shop moves onto avenue
2/23/14: 'Sign' has double meaning at new business on Ore Mill Road
4/8/14: Junior Achievement 'excited to be in Old Colorado City'
4/18/14: 'Taste of OCC' encore in (and for) Bancroft Park April 27
4/23/14: Seafood restaurant relocates to Westside
5/23/14: Kum & Go opens at Fillmore and Chestnut with 10 pumps and a kitchen
5/27/14: OCCA buys former Goodwill-owned house, is turning it into welcome center
6/11/14: Chinese specialty at new tea house
6/16/14: Drive-through coffee shop opens next to Roundhouse
8/4/14: Renovation, 'completely new' restaurant concept greet customers at 503W
8/19/14: New boutique shop in Old Colorado City
9/9/14: Western apparel store, in the Springs 82 years, relocates to Old Colorado City
9/10/14: 48-bedroom memory-care center opens on Lower Gold Camp Road
9/29/14: Physical therapy clinic specializing in women's health opens on Centennial Boulevard
10/7/14: New business on 8th Street specializes in water-related features

Community
Arts
1/6/14: New Horizons Band 'informational coffee' Jan. 9
1/13/14: Famous cartoonist (Westsider) talks about his career
1/31/14: Simpich presents 'Great Expectations' Feb. 5-19
2/18/14: New Horizons jazz recital Feb. 28
3/12/14: Simpich to perform 'Firebird' March 21-May 18
4/29/14: Monthly Old Colorado City ArtWalk May 2
6/5/14: Old Colorado City hosting ArtWalk June 6
6/8/14: Local children's book writers to meet public June 14 at History Center
7/8/14: Old Colorado City ArtWalk on second Friday this month
7/17/14: Tile project with volunteers lightens up lamp posts in Bancroft Park
7/31/14: Old Colorado City holds monthly ArtWalk Aug. 1
8/18/14: A different genre each show in weekly Gold Hill Mesa concerts
8/31/14: Old Colorado City ArtWalk scheduled Sept. 5
10/2/14: Old Colorado City's First Friday ArtWalk Oct. 3
10/5/14: Musician goes back to his old nursery school for Arts Month gig
Charitable
1/22/14: Church group 'doctors' toys for charity
1/28/14: Silver Key building reopens with porta-johns
2/11/14: Collection drive for Westside CARES
2/21/14: 'Yellow Book' offers info on senior services
2/24/14: Rare accreditation earned by Humane Society's Metzler Surgery Center
3/11/14: Free tax preparation and e-filing available at center
4/1/14: Happy Cats joyful about 500-adoption milestone
5/22/14: Silver Key to relocate to former Bates Elementary site in about three years
6/2/14: Westside artist to sign copies of new children's book
6/10/14: Happy Cats 'adoption fair' June 11; shelter on South 21st Street to reopen July 10
6/15/14: First of 2 summer blood drives at Old Colorado City Farmers Market June 21
7/8/14: Family Alzheimer's tragedies inspire children of Westside dentist to attempt first-ever tri-sibling English Channel crossing
7/22/14: Volunteer tutors sought for Children's Literacy Center
7/27/14: With summer heat, Silver Key seeks donations of electric fans
7/28/14: 2 out of 3 local swimmers succeed in tri-sibling English Channel attempt
10/1/14: 10th annual Coats & Cans Community Drive seeks donations through Nov. 14
10/6/14: Memorial ride scheduled Oct. 11 for Nick Uberecken
Groups/Clubs
3/13/14: Girl Scouts treat CSFD to 180 boxes of cookies
3/31/14: Plots available at Bear Creek Park's organic garden; association to host public meeting April 12
4/2/14: Coronado student overcomes adversity to gain state Youth of the Year honor from Boys & Girls Club
4/17/14: 'Yes, you killed me, let's fight again' - chivalry alive and well in the Barony of Dragonsspine
5/6/14: Historian Jeff Broome to discuss 1864-1869 Indian raids in Posse of the Westerners talk
5/10/14: 31st annual Whittlers' event at Shrine Club May 17-18
8/12/14: 23rd annual Good Times Car Show rolls into Old Colorado City Aug. 17
8/17/14: Old Colorado City Good Times Car Show, Aug. 17 - photos
8/26/14: Local musical organization recruiting experienced players, especially on strings
In Memoriam
1/27/14: Irving Howbert, grandson of famous Colorado City namesake, passes on
1/29/14: In memoriam: Dr. Rev. Robert G. Dunbar, founder of Lighthouse Temple
1/31/14: Mark Hesse, RMFI founder
2/18/14: In memoriam: Dale Case, military veteran who fought at D-Day
4/13/14: In memoriam: Ginny Wesley, founder of Mountain Moppets
5/23/14: In Memoriam: Jan Simpich, co-founder of Simpich Character Dolls
6/10/14: In Memoriam: Charles Kenneth "Ken" Emery
6/22/14: In Memoriam: Fred Bishop, long-time Westside resident from pioneer family
8/18/14: In memoriam: Dr. Richard Beidleman, prominent area naturalist
9/9/14: In memoriam: Joyce Johns, Westside historian
9/23/14: In memoriam: Ted Foltz, Hill Climb racing champion
Neighborhoods
1/17/14: Seeking increased participation, OWN to hold Jan. 23 town hall in local bar
1/26/14: OWN meeting in restaurant/bar proves popular
4/1/14: Mesa Springs residents get answers with help of 'City Footprint' system
7/11/14: Food, music, awards, OWN discussion at Westside Neighbors Picnic July 19
7/24/14: OWN's 14th annual Westside picnic deemed a success
9/16/14: City CDBG shake-up - Westside to lose strategy-area; funding cut cancels publication of OWN newsletter
Old Colorado City History Center
1/8/14: History Center hours shortened for winter
1/31/14: Co-presidents at Historical Society for 2014
2/3/14: History talk: Colorado City Glass Factory and Manitou Mineral Water
2/18/14: History Center talk: Glass factory days brief but memorable
3/2/14: Suffragette presentation at Old Colorado City History Center
3/16/14: $7,100 assessment grant for History Center could lead to future awards for upgrades
3/31/14: April 11 talk by author of book on local baseball history
4/16/14: Local-baseball author at Old Colorado City History Center
4/18/14: Book-sale proceeds to help History Center
4/28/14: Old Colorado City History Center open 5 days a week again
5/4/14: History Center talk May 9 on region's Spanish colonial and Hispanic arts
5/28/14: 1930s-'60s photos on display at Regional Building in fundraiser for History Center
6/8/14: Local children's book writers to meet public June 14 at History Center
6/27/14: History Center screening 3 Colorado-filmed movies in July
8/1/14: Vagrants fouling History Center entrance; help requested to fund preventive work
8/3/14: Cake, band in 'low-key' Colorado City Founders Day celebration Aug. 9
8/12/14: Vagrant-proofing renovation efforts to start at History Center
9/4/14: Historical figures to emerge Sept. 13 for annual Cemetery Crawl (OCCHS fundraiser)
9/8/14: Presentation on Midland railroad yards Sept. 12 at Old Colorado City History Center
9/14/14: Fairview Cemetery Crawl by Old Colorado City Historical Society volunteers Sept. 13 - photos
10/2/14: City to reimburse OWN for summer newsletter cost, but that's all
10/2/14: Yarn-spinning demonstration to accompany Oct. 10 talk at Old Colorado City History Center
Old Colorado City Library
1/17/14: Library launch for Early Books Early Reading Jan. 25
1/26/14: Library classical music experience
1/27/14: 50 sign up at library launch for Early Books Early Reading
2/23/14: Birds of prey in Library/Community Center program
4/4/14: Free breakfasts to start for all kids at 15 elementaries -- 4 on Westside
4/29/14: Old Colorado City Library Friends' book sale May 3
9/8/14: Library seeks quotes for community-geared art project to tile walls around concrete ramp at back of parking lot
9/18/14: Bee activity, free ice cream at Old Colorado City Library on morning of Sept. 27
Ongoing Issues
1/6/14: Welcome to the new Westside Pioneer
3/11/14: Avenue issues at forefront of March 19 community meeting
5/2/14: Community Mental Health Fair at Coronado May 3
5/2/14: Fairview Cemetery down to its last 100 casket spaces
5/15/14: Utilities to seek 7.4% rate hike to cover interim cost of replacing Drake power
5/20/14: Now 86, Westside leader, two-war veteran surprised he's lasted so long
6/16/14: Drive-through coffee shop opens next to Roundhouse
7/7/14: Meetings this month to 'fine-tune' regional stormwater ballot proposal
7/14/14: Electricity bills drop a little with Drake partially back on line
7/16/14: Rain backs off after wet start to week
9/25/14: Removal of Uintah Gardens bins leaves paper recycling gap on Westside
10/9/14: Utilities: After Drake Power Plant repairs, residential electric rates lower than before fire
Public Safety
1/22/14: CSPD announces 2014 citizen-training class schedule
2/13/14: CSPD citizen-training schedule - next class March 4
3/5/14: CSPD citizen-training schedule - next class April 10
4/10/14: CSPD citizen-training schedule - next class May 8
4/23/14: Military-donated Humvees ramp up police rescue capabilities
5/7/14: No power shortage for Utilities, despite fire closing Drake plant indefinitely
5/14/14: CSPD citizen-training schedule - next class June 24
5/14/14: No power shortage for Utilities, despite fire closing Drake plant indefinitely (article updated May 14)
6/20/14: New commander of CSPD's Gold Hill Division to start July 7
6/24/14: CSPD citizen-training schedule - next class July 23
7/10/14: Chipita Park public meeting to sort out Fountain Creek flood issues, restoration ideas
7/10/14: City repairing last year's Douglas Creek Open Space washouts
7/28/14: CSPD citizen-training schedule - next class Aug. 26
8/27/14: CSPD citizen-training schedule - next class Sept. 17
8/30/14: City camping-ban 'loophole' increases chance of those on streets being sex offenders
9/17/14: CSPD citizen-training schedule - next class Sept. 17
Space Foundation
1/21/14: 'Star Days' theme at Space Discovery Center Jan. 30, Feb. 1
2/3/14: 'Sphere' film premieres at Space Foundation; second 'Star Day' rescheduled to Feb. 8
2/21/14: International Space Station theme for Star Days Feb. 27, March 1
3/17/14: Activities at Space Foundation Star Days
4/24/14: Intro to summer Discovery Center offerings in Space Foundation's Star Days May 1&3
6/3/14: New themes every two weeks in Space Foundation's 'Summer of Discovery'
7/11/14: Space Foundation celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 11
Westside Community Center
2/9/14: Pickleball makes Westside Community Center debut - participants welcome
2/13/14: Pickleball starts at Westside Community Center
2/23/14: Birds of prey in Library/Community Center program
4/28/14: Silver Sneakers exercise program now offered at Westside Community Center
5/14/14: Silver Sneakers exercise program now offered at Westside Community Center
6/24/14: MAT's Jim Jackson enjoys clowning around at Community Center; says Ivywild move has been 'really wonderful'
7/3/14: Free basketball camp for middle-schoolers returns to Westside Community Center
7/28/14: BBQ picnic, then puppet show at Westside Community Center July 29

Land
Construction
2/26/14: Roundhouse has 3 improvement projects at same time
3/10/14: Under-construction Kum & Go store will be first in Palmer House redevelopment
Development Proposals
1/9/14: Kum&Go still interested in 21st & Broadway
2/6/14: New strategy for Uintah Bluffs: single-family, less density
4/27/14: Church, assisted living, multi-family part of new plan for Sentinel Ridge
4/27/14: Westside church won't be 'hasty' in move to much larger site at Fillmore /Mesa
6/1/14: Nonprofit helping homeless veterans buys 2 Westside apartments, tells current residents they'll need to move
6/17/14: City Council could resolve Sentinel Ridge dispute over use restriction at Fillmore/Mesa corner
6/25/14: City Council OK's Sentinel Ridge, rejects church's plea to relax usage restriction
7/3/14: Calvary Worship Center expansion plan at neighborhood meeting July 10
7/8/14: Old Bristol School's gymnasium demolished in move toward property redevelopment
7/15/14: Gold Hill Mesa grading work prepares site for Filings 4 & 5
10/9/14: Dinner date with your dog? Unique brewpub proposed in Midland area
10/9/14: Single-family plan for Uintah Bluffs at Planning Commission Oct. 16
10/10/14: Potential controversy at Planning Commission for Calvary Worship Center expansion proposal
Development Issues
7/18/14: Despite Westside builder's complaints, downtown-only fee waiver plan moves forward
7/23/14: On 5-4 vote, City Council denies proposed waiver favor for downtown residential builders

Opinion
Cobweb Corners
1/6/14: A Familiar Building
1/13/14: Stretching The Season
1/22/14: The 1910 fire that destroyed a Short Line bridge
1/31/14: The 1921 storm
2/9/14: Manitou's flood of 1921
2/18/14: Ramona's Heidelberg Inn
3/2/14: A few driving rules
3/16/14: How Manitou used to get 'plastered'
4/2/14: How the gold mill got powered
4/13/14: Early car camping and Stonewall Park
4/23/14: When a landowner from 1885 returned after 40 years
5/4/14: More about early school districts
5/12/14: The Westside's burying ground(s)
5/23/14: Two buildings before Pikes Peak's summit house
6/5/14: Stratton or Palmer - whose statue was first?
6/17/14: Year 1925 - sculptor chosen for Palmer statue
6/27/14: Spencer Penrose's spectacular mountain road
7/6/14: Early 1900s driving rules varied from town to town
7/17/14: Colorado City's first Catholic church
7/29/14: The train wreck of August 1907... and poor Miss Fisher
8/11/14: Chipeta was rare in her time as a female Indian leader
8/22/14: A Cripple Creek 'coal rustler' dies as he'd lived
9/2/14: The only 'real' grave at the Pikes Peak summit
9/11/14: The first radio stations
9/23/14: 90 years ago - the opening of West, North and South
10/3/14: 10 years left on West's time capsule
10/12/14: What could have been Manitou's 'Bishop's Castle'
Editor's Desk
1/6/14: Our new corner of the world
2/9/14: Steve and Barack - it's good to be king
3/3/14: How PPACG does/doesn't support sustainability
4/4/14: Thank you for breakfast, Mommy... I mean teacher
5/19/14: Current Drake closure offers glimpse of costly electric future
6/25/14: The snobs win again (but not their 'church friends')
8/1/14: The History Center and the homeless - a modest proposal
9/30/14: For OWN, city's doors closing could mean others opening
General
1/22/14: 'Disorder in the Court'
1/22/14: Hold the congratulations for Congress
1/27/14: The March of Tyranny
2/13/14: 'Hed goes here' and it wasn't even April Fool's Day
2/18/14: Physicians are healers, not killers
4/16/14: ESSAY: Colorado Earth Day success story: Quietly, consistently, air quality improves
5/12/14: It wasn't just luck: A true story from World War II
6/17/14: What students learned in math class 2014
6/18/14: The worldview that makes the underclass
7/2/14: Spirit of Independence Day: Freedom is precious
8/26/14: Army intelligence hits the wrong 'note'
9/11/14: The difference a century makes
9/23/14: To make or break America: 9 proven ways to destroy freedom
Guest Columns
3/18/14: Saving fish in Bear Creek watershed would cut off valued mountain trails
4/3/14: 'Apocalypse' for XP computers overblown
4/18/14: Survey leads off City Parks Master Plan update; public meeting April 30
5/29/14: Why I love the music of Brule
9/28/14: Guest column: CDBG funding cutback for Westside is a sign of success
Letters
1/9/14: A thank you for the printed Pioneer and encouragement going forward
1/6/14: Kind words from our readers
1/21/14: Enjoyed Garden of the Gods ranger article
2/18/14: Drake shutdown is about control
2/21/14: Retiring power plant
2/23/14: Comments on 'King Steve,' environmentalist
2/28/14: Skeptical of Utilities' cooperation with City Streets
3/7/14: PPACG board member displeased with regional sustainability plan
3/16/14: Coronado robotics teams wins Utah regional competition
3/19/14: Trails Coalition seeks Bear Creek watershed solution that would save Jones Park access
5/22/14: Will Utilities' rate hike continue when Drake reopens?
5/27/14: 'Not a big fan of coal' - however...
5/28/14: Why no insurance to cover added power costs?
6/2/14: 'Will-o'-the-wisp' global warming theories behind Drake shutdown chorus
6/15/14: Schools are right in giving free breakfasts to children
7/1/14: Mesa Road 'snob" responds to column's criticism
7/9/14: Wilhelmia resident concerned about Calvary parking plan
7/13/14: From 'ditch' to 'linear park' in Pleasant Valley
7/14/14: Letter regarding expansion plan: Calvary Worship Center 'very sensitive' to neighborhod
8/3/14: Letter from Wahls thanks Pioneer for coverage of English Channel swim, Alzheimers fundraising
8/4/14: Goodwill's fleet-maintenance plan worse than Kum & Go would have been
8/5/14: Goodwill's 2300-block changes 'better than the last 20 years'
8/5/14: Old Colorado City History Center not alone in vagrant problem
9/19/14: New memory-care center works with History Center
10/5/14: Holmes football wins District 11 middle school championship
Meet a Westsider
1/7/14: Cecilia Greenhalgh
1/26/14: Herbert Aparicio
4/22/14: Emily Fair
9/28/14: Pam Shinkle (Bloom)
Nature Narratives
2/19/14: An icy canvas
5/18/14: The Garden's prairie falcons
6/7/14: Spring nature diary
8/31/14: Everyday wildlife on the Westside
What Do You Do
3/2/14: Elaine Waters
9/7/14: Don Ellis

Outdoors
General
2/6/14: A bit frosty
7/24/14: Master gardeners to be on hand for self-guided tour of 7 Westside plots Aug. 2-3
9/22/14: 'Creek Week' welcomes volunteers to clean up Fountain Creek Sept. 27-Oct. 5
10/3/14: Fountain Creek cleanup teaches students lessons about litter, life
10/10/14: Forest Service reopens Rampart Range Road between Garden and reservoir
Bear Creek Nature Center
1/26/14: Volunteer program leaders sought for nature centers
8/10/14: BBQ to benefit Bear Creek Nature Center Aug. 15
8/19/14: Call for artists in October Bear Creek Nature Center show
City/County Parks
1/17/14: Cleanup at Bear Creek Dog Park Jan. 19
1/17/14: County commissioners to get update on Bear Creek Park easement plan
1/22/14: County commissioners OK fundraising for Bear Creek Park easement
4/17/14: County, volunteers to 'tackle the trash' April 26
5/2/14: Replacement backstop coming for Thorndale Park
5/6/14: County surveying citizens about Bear Creek Regional Park
5/14/14: Friends of Sondermann Park holding first workday May 17
5/28/14: Bicycle Carnival May 31 at Bear Creek Park
5/30/14: Free summer concerts on Westside organized by county, PPJASS
6/2/14: Farmers Market back in Bancroft Park on summer Saturday
6/16/14: 8 Thursday-night blues shows in Bancroft Park through Aug. 7
7/4/14: Amid Bear Creek fish-preservation controversy, county considers owning Jones Park
7/30/14: Good summer for Thursday blues nights in Bancroft - final show Aug. 7
8/8/14: Springs definitely in bloom at Thorndale Park
9/15/14: Humane Society's annual Pawtoberfest dog event Sept. 20 at Bear Creek Regional Park
9/22/14: Public meeting on Bear Creek Regional Park master plan Sept. 30
9/28/14: Double goal for Howbert's Oct. 1 Walk-A-Thon: school fitness and funds
9/29/14: Volunteer project at Bear Creek Regional Park creates county's first veterans memorial - photos
Garden of the Gods
1/6/14: GoG Visitor Center presentations
1/13/14: GoG Visitor Center presentations
1/13/14: Renovations close GoG Visitor Center Mondays to Thursdays this month
1/17/14: Garden Climber
1/17/14: Ranger reinforcements on the way for the Garden of the Gods
1/17/14: Stairwell widening begins GoG Visitor Center renovations
1/26/14: GoG Visitor Center presentations
2/1/14: GoG Visitor Center presentations
2/6/14: Annual bighorn event at GoG Visitor Center Feb. 15
2/20/14: Bighorn Sheep
2/20/14: Bighorns show up for their 'day' (people too) despite imperfect conditions
4/13/14: Earth Day April 19: Big tent for Visitor Center; tree dedication at Rock Ledge
4/22/14: Record-number 233 volunteers for Garden cleanup at Earth Day event
4/25/14: GoG Visitor Center renovations to last till August
5/12/14: GoG Visitor Center opening daily again; renovations continue
5/20/14: Volunteers sought for RMFI's remaining spring workdays in the Garden
5/28/14: A few summer programs now being offered at Garden's 'hardhat' Visitor Center
5/29/14: Melissa Walker new president of Friends of Garden of the Gods
6/8/14: Hundreds to cycle through the dark for 20th annual Starlight Spectacular
6/15/14: Bat Walks offered at GoG Visitor Center Tuesdays through Aug. 26
9/2/14: Renovations to close GoG Visitor Center from Oct. 1 to Nov. 14
9/3/14: RMFI sets fall schedule for Garden of the Gods volunteer restoration workdays
9/28/14: Garden of the Gods visitor services at North Main Parking Lot during center closure Oct. 1-Nov. 14
10/2/14: Good response for GoG Visitor Center's temporary parking-lot outpost
Norris-Penrose Event Center
1/22/14: Pikes Peak Road Runners hold 2 races at Norris-Penrose
6/15/14: From Street Breakfast to Norris-Penrose: Range Ride passes through Westside again early June 18
7/1/14: Norris-Penrose hosts rodeos July 5 and 9-12; Pikes Peak or Bust to be televised, invitation-only
Red Rock Canyon
3/10/14: Photo essay: Red Rock Canyon staying wet through winter
4/1/14: City Parks: Planned outlet pipe from Red Rock lower's pond (now on hold) wouldn't have worsened city flooding last summer
5/6/14: Board nominations welcomed at annual Friends of Red Rock Canyon meeting May 12
5/12/14: Educational series by Friends of Red Rock Canyon starts May 21
5/29/14: Rock weathering subject of talk/walk at Red Rock Canyon June 6
7/14/14: Weeds in Red Rock Canyon subject of July 17 presentation
7/23/14: Author to lead talk and walk on Red Rock Canyon geology
7/23/14: Red Rock Canyon geology talk fills up the same day it's announced
8/7/14: Popular demand: Friends of Red Rock schedule 2nd Geology Talk and Walk
8/19/14: Presentation Aug. 20 on native and non-native plants at Red Rock Canyon
Rock Ledge Ranch
1/6/14: Treecycle ends this weekend
1/13/14: Cinnamon Tea Quartet
5/29/14: Season starts June 4 for Rock Ledge Ranch; 'Homespun Fun' June 7
6/8/14: Rock Ledge Ranch: A new cow, but Patches won't have to mooove
6/9/14: Patches grazing at Rock Ledge
6/30/14: Rock Ledge Ranch's annual Independence Day event July 4
7/19/14: Renowned musician David Grisman headlines 10th annual Fiddles, Vittles & Vino July 27 at Rock Ledge Ranch
7/28/14: Fiddles, Vittles & Vino, July 27 at Rock Ledge Ranch - photos
8/26/14: Space-age mutations in the mix for Rock Ledge Ranch's annual vintage baseball game?
9/1/14: Rock Ledge Ranch, annual vintage baseball game Sept. 1 - photos
9/4/14: Hoping for drier weather than 2013, Folk Art Festival back for 36th year at Rock Ledge Ranch
9/13/14: Mini-concert to follow annual Intertribal Powwow at Rock Ledge Ranch Sept. 20
9/23/14: Powwow still draw crowds in 5th year; 2-day event possible in 2015
9/29/14: Free admission to Rock Ledge Ranch for annual Harvest Festival Oct. 4
Trails
3/20/14: Comment deadline March 27 for federal fish-saving plan in Bear Creek watershed
4/10/14: 'Alternative' trail near original in Section 16 above Gold Camp Road
5/6/14: Completion in sight for Intemann Trail; volunteers needed for workdays
6/11/14: Several Bear Creek watershed trails - closed by Forest Service after 2013 flooding - temporarily reopening June 20

Politics
City/County
2/18/14: Councilmember Snider responds to environmental questions about decommissioning of Drake Power Plant
2/18/14: Shortened life possible for facility supplying a third of city's power
2/20/14: Shortened life possible for facility supplying a third of city's power
10/12/14: OWN questions SD-11, HD-18 candidates about problems with gas-tax, massage therapy laws
Meetings/Town Halls
1/6/14: State Sen. Herpin to hold town hall Jan. 11
1/29/14: Mayor unveils Homeless Initiative: 10-year plan includes development of new 'day center'; 'community' to decide location
2/18/14: King town hall to include 'No Man's Land' issues
3/12/14: Councilmember Knight to hold citizen meeting at Mesa Road center
State/Region
3/1/14: Westside hosting 15 caucuses each for Democrats, Republicans
6/10/14: Primary ballots go out; 24/7 drop-off box added in Manitou
6/27/14: Carver to bring limited-government philosophy to Statehouse for D-20
9/9/14: 'Ambiguity... marginal benefit' - PPACG board to EPA on proposed water rules
9/10/14: State House District 18 candidate: Pete Lee
9/10/14: State House District 18 candidate: Michael Schlierf
9/10/14: State Senate District 11 candidate: Bernie Herpin
9/10/14: State Senate District 11 candidate: Michael Merrifield

Projects
General
8/19/14: Concrete-block retaining wall replaces collapsed timbers behind Old Colorado City ice cream store
8/24/14: Boosted by neighborhood, city to design Colorado-Ridge T-intersection; but change not 'done deal'
Flood Control
1/6/14: Camp Creek Debris
1/8/14: November ballot issue seen for stormwater
1/13/14: Next meeting set, pro/con public comments released on Camp Creek drainage
1/17/14: Water line work on Chestnut
2/18/14: Camp Creek: Poles, tape show height of Gateway Road if it's raised
2/18/14: Flood-control work set this spring on Douglas, Camp creeks
2/19/14: Camp Creek bridges at Gateway Road
3/4/14: Camp Creek flood-fix options: 2 with ditch, 1 underground
3/4/14: Camp Creek work in Garden: Strategic 'hole in the ground'
3/4/14: Meeting March 12 on flood control in the Douglas Creeks
3/10/14: Alternative 2, with trail through more aesthetic ditch, favored by most Camp Creek meeting attendees
3/15/14: Summer rains were less intense in Douglas Creeks --
but they still need $5.1 million in repairs this year

4/18/14: Natural style recommended for Pleasant Valley ditch's future
5/22/14: If money can be found, construction on major Camp Creek flood project could start next year
6/18/14: City nearing completion on Camp Creek sediment basin at north end of Garden of the Gods
10/7/14: Work starts to fix Bear Creek Regional Park flood damage
No Man's Land
1/6/14: Renaming 'No Man's Land' ideas -- a compilation of suggestions people have sent to the Westside Pioneer
4/10/14: Westside Avenue Plan's Bridge-to-Ridge 'preferred alignment' would move bridge and avenue north
4/11/14: History meets present-day at Adams Crossing
4/17/14: Public support leads WAAP project team to OK 'Adams Crossing' as bridge name
4/18/14: Consensus on road shift - avenue study moves into design phase
7/26/14: 'Voluntary' city annexation policy takes shape; would apply to No Man's Land
8/6/14: T-intersection proposal for Colorado-Ridge redesign; meeting Aug. 12
Utilities
1/17/14: Water line work on Chestnut
2/13/14: West water-line break compounded by freezing weather
7/24/14: Sewer-line upgrade in project on north side of Highway 24
VA Clinic
2/3/14: VA clinic opening now seen in August
8/6/14: Aug. 18 opening date for $10 million VA clinic on Fillmore Hill

Schools
General
1/6/14: Literacy Center seeks tutors, readers
2/24/14: Elementary-age to high school - Westside students sing together in Coronado auditorium
4/4/14: Free breakfasts to start for all kids at 15 elementaries -- 4 on Westside
4/18/14: Bijou School's car show at Wasson this year
5/19/14: Ceremonies for students moving up in Westside public schools
6/4/14: Summer school, meals at 4 Westside schools; free food at Community Center too
6/10/14: Families sought for foreign exchange students
8/16/14: Schools reopen; Coronado principal OK with enrollment spike
8/21/14: Academy ACL middle grades strong again on TCAP tests; Midland, Buena Vista also score in 90s
8/27/14: District 11 seeking 'Grandfriend' volunteers to help student improvement
10/7/14: List of new teachers, other educational staff in Westside public schools for 2014-15
Academy for Advanced & Creative Learning
1/22/14: AACL charter renewed for 5 more years
3/21/14: 'Creative thinking skills' nurtured at Academy ACL's STEAM Day
9/12/14: Live band for Academy ACL's 5th annual Sock Hop - community welcome with RSVP
Buena Vista Elementary
1/21/14: Buena Vista seeks school board approval to add grades 7-8
1/22/14: Buena Vista gains school board approval to add grades 7-8
3/3/14: A day for engineers at Buena Vista
Coronado High School
1/7/14: Parent/community team to help choose new Coronado principal - apply by Jan. 10
1/6/14: Coronado hosts 8th-grade orientation
1/13/14: Coronado football success started at Holmes Middle School
1/17/14: Landwehr will miss Coronado 'family,' but ready to move on
1/26/14: Cougar Alumni appreciate trophy
1/26/14: Robotics team not just for Coronado students anymore
2/6/14: Restaurant event helps Coronado's Homecoming Parade
2/19/14: Coronado robotics scrimmage
2/21/14: 8 schools in Westside Community Choir at Coronado
2/25/14: Chance to meet, question Coronado principal candidates
3/2/14: Four left in Coronado principal search
3/10/14: District 11 starting over in search for Coronado High principal
3/13/14: Coronado's annual senior citizens dance March 22 at Community Center
3/18/14: Cougars Gone Wired wins Utah robotics regional
3/18/14: Reboot on Coronado principal search: Community members sought again for interview panel
4/1/14: City Parks: Planned outlet pipe from Red Rock lower's pond (now on hold) wouldn't have worsened city flooding last summer
4/7/14: Open forum for latest Coronado principal finalists
4/10/14: Performances by Coronado drama students to feature fairy tales, Elvis
4/14/14: Qualifiers from Coronado, West Middle for FPS event in Iowa
4/28/14: Darin Smith - alumnus, parent and current AP - chosen as Coronado principal
5/6/14: 4th annual golf event for scholarship fund at Coronado
5/8/14: Archdale new student president at Coronado High
5/18/14: Close numbers for top GPA in Coronado High's Class of '14
9/19/14: Coronado's annual Homecoming Parade through Old Colorado City Sept. 27
9/27/14: Coronado High School Homecoming Parade Sept. 27 - photos
10/6/14: First-ever state golf championship for Coronado High School
Holmes Middle School
1/13/14: Coronado football success started at Holmes Middle School
3/20/14: Holmes to host Night of Notables April 1
4/2/14: Holmes 7th-graders dress as historical figures they'd researched
4/2/14: Holmes' Night of the Notables
4/8/14: Junior Achievement 'excited to be in Old Colorado City'
4/9/14: Holmes student qualifies for State Geographic Bee
4/14/14: 6 Holmes students earn medals at state FCCLA conference
Howbert Elementary
5/8/14: Hands-on early America for Howbert 5th-graders
5/9/14: Howbert Colonial Ball
8/17/14: Full circle for past Howbert student (now a teacher)
9/28/14: Double goal for Howbert's Oct. 1 Walk-A-Thon: school fitness and funds
10/1/14: Howbert Walk-A-Thon exceeds PTA's fundraising goal
Jackson Elementary
5/12/14: School, community volunteers spruce up Jackson Elementary exterior
Midland Elementary
5/21/14: Midland Elementary rules the nation in work-completion percentage for ST Math
9/1/14: The mayor comes to Midland Elementary - photos of Spirit of the Springs presentation Aug. 29
Other than District 11
3/3/14: Washburn Nursery School hires new director for 2014-15
6/29/14: Coronado alumnus new director as Waldorf-philosophy charter school starts second year
6/29/14: Mountain Song Community School's farm open to neighbors... just remember the rules
West Elementary
1/28/14: Public invited to West Elementary's 'ABCD Night'
2/13/14: ABCD Night spells extra activities for West Elementary
4/17/14: 1st carnival for all of 'West Campus'
9/19/14: Constitution Day/'Star Spangled Banner' anniversary event at West campus Sept. 17 - photos
West Middle School
4/9/14: West Middle extends MATHCOUNTS gold streak
4/14/14: Qualifiers from Coronado, West Middle for FPS event in Iowa
4/17/14: 1st carnival for all of 'West Campus'
5/28/14: 2 West Middle Schoolers win $1K scholarships in national math competition
6/15/14: West Middle School student Summer Wilson part of first-place team at international FPS event
9/19/14: Constitution Day/'Star Spangled Banner' anniversary event at West campus Sept. 17 - photos

Transportation
General
2/13/14: Reduced scope for 2 remaing Westside RTA 'A' projects
7/9/14: Streets on international cycle race route getting patched up
8/17/14: 4 circuits of Westside in international cycle race Aug. 21
8/17/14: What Westside streets will close for bicycle race? Here's the list
8/21/14: Stage 4, USA Pro Challenge in Colorado Springs Aug. 21 - photos from Westside circuits
8/22/14: Contractors hired for last 2 Westside A-list projects from original RTA
9/23/14: Some closures expected during RTA's 25th Street bridge repairs
Cimarron/I-25
1/9/14: Contractors being sought for 2015-2017 Cimarron/I-25 project
2/13/14: Part of Cimarron/I-25 budget 'like jello': But CDOT and city official express confidence funding will be there
3/10/14: CDOT ID's sources to solidify funding for Cimarron/I-25
5/22/14: State-hosted meeting June 3 seeks public feedback on I-25/Cimarron plans
6/5/14: Cimarron bridge east of I-25 back to normal after structural repairs
6/6/14: Public OK with Cimarron/I-25 project, as well as 2 roadway closures during it; CDOT still taking comments
10/8/14: Surprise cost hikes cause disarray for Fillmore, Cimarron interchange projects
Fillmore/I-25
1/30/14: Open house for Fillmore/I-25 project Feb. 5
2/5/14: 'Adverse weather' cancels Feb. 5 open house for Fillmore/I-25 project
2/13/14: Fillmore/I-25 interchange cost increases by $2 million
2/26/14: March 5: New Fillmore/I-25 interchange open house date
3/7/14: Cost savings for newer type of interchange design is allowing Fillmore project to be built sooner than expected
6/12/14: With new delay, Fillmore interchange project to overlap with Cimarron/I-25 by over half a year
10/8/14: Surprise cost hikes cause disarray for Fillmore, Cimarron interchange projects
Major Roads
1/6/14: 21st & 24: Backups with no current solutions... or funding
2/13/14: Beware of sunken Fillmore manhole cover
2/13/14: Cones likely to remain on Uintah a few more weeks
3/19/14: City, PPACG eye 30th Street for future bike lanes between Colorado and Fontanero
4/2/14: Street crew filling pavement cracks on Centennial Blvd.
7/6/14: Centennial extension project's 2016 start hinges on completion of Fillmore interchange
7/16/14: West Uintah project this fall to install bike lanes, sharrow markings
7/14/14: Unusual accident closes Fillmore/Mesa intersection July 14
8/25/14: Maintenance District Committee proposes restriping avenue through OCC for two lanes, reverse diagonal parking
8/26/14: Ute Pass flood-related 'closure protocol' to continue through Sept. 30 Transit
1/26/14: Public meetings to include proposed changes to bus routes 3 & 14
2/3/14: A new 'FREX' -- CDOT to bring back Springs-Denver commuter buses
2/3/14: Sunday buses to start in May for Colorado/Manitou Avenue's Route 3; Route 14 to split
5/8/14: Open house/presentation May 14 on first State Transit Plan
5/22/14: New bus route relieves overcrowding on rides to county's Service Center
9/12/14: Expanded hours for Route 2, which stops at new VA Clinic