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1/3/17: After 28 years in Old Colorado City, Flute Player to close in early 2017
1/3/17: Pizza Hut on West Colorado closes after 23 years; new store at West Wind
1/18/17: New name for OCC shop/tea room specializing in British groceries/chocolates
4/10/17: Who came up with the name, 'Old Colorado City'? Hint: It's no surprise
3/28/17: Mad Hatter Saturday features activities throughout OCC historic district April 8
4/11/17: Westside BBQ restaurant sponsors 7th annual Spring Art Show for charity April 24
4/17/17: Fire-marred Bancroft needs in view for annual Taste of OCC fundraiser April 30
1/11/17: 1st print edition of 2017 for Westside Pioneer; news for January-February
2/23/17: Tourism grant boosts Old Colorado City's out-of-state marketing
3/4/17: Westside Pioneer's March-April print issue distributed to outlets
3/28/17: Designer/gem-cutter leads new family-owned jewelry store in Old Colorado City
3/31/17: Experienced nail technician opens business in Old Colorado City's 2600 block
4/16/17: To build new eatery, Westside Italian restaurant owner goes up, not out
4/17/17: Brewpub that legalized dining out with dogs to open by end of April

1/8/17: Westside Calendar 2017
3/26/17: April 7 kicks off First Friday ArtWalks in Old Colorado City for 2017
3/24/17: Back from the dead: OCC car show being revived by new/old organizers
In Memoriam
1/20/17: In memoriam: Marie Pemberton, 25-year owner of Westside motel
2/24/17: In memoriam: Joel Beck, Westside builder, engineer, union man, volunteer
2/27/17: Westsiders invited to OWN's annual Town Hall March 9 at Buffalo Lodge
3/30/17: Jim Thompson new OWN president; Welling Clark starting 'Westside Alliance'
Old Colorado City History Center
1/3/17: City-wide preservation group at Old Colorado City History Center Jan. 13
1/30/17: Ex-Marine/FBI/CIA investigator to speak at OCC History Center Feb. 11
2/27/17: Beth-El nursing story subject of Old Colorado City History Center talk March 11
4/3/17: OCC History Center program April 14 describes century of Scouting in Pikes Peak region
4/10/17: OCC History Center offers chance to 'revote' in centennial of Colorado City annexation
Ongoing Issues
1/12/17: High winds: County emergency office lists sites to drop off slash, spoiled food
1/19/17: Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2016: numbers 1-7
1/19/17: Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2016: numbers 8-14
1/19/17: Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2016: numbers 15-20 & honorable mention
4/1/17: Study including possible Old Colorado City lane reduction moves forward
4/5/17: If limbs in April 4 snowstorm didn't fall from city trees, it's not their problem
Public Safety
1/12/17: CSPD offers monthly citizen classes at Gold Hill Station; 1st is Jan. 26
1/26/17: Median-safety law passes; enforcement requires signage to be posted
1/27/17: 'Purposely set' fire chars Bancroft Park bandshell; city officials investigating
2/9/17: Teaching your teen to drive? Free Drive Smart class provides info, tips
2/13/17: Summer without Bancroft Park bandshell? That's what City Parks sees, in wake of fire
2/22/17: Signs for city's median-safety law posted at 12 intersections, 2 on Westside
2/25/17: City boards up Bancroft Park bandshell as OCC leaders seek answers
2/28/17: City Council agrees to consider higher priority for Bancroft bandshell fix
3/1/17: Bancroft fire claims 1st victim: 'Without a miracle,' summer blues shows gone
4/11/17: Meeting April 20 to focus on lingering flood issues from Waldo Canyon Fire
4/12/17: Dodgeball fundraiser at Coronado April 22 to counter youth suicide issue
Space Foundation
1/3/17: Space Foundation board begins search for permanent CEO
2/8/17: Former space program engineer honored for volunteering at Discovery Center
3/20/17: Grand opening at Space Foundation April 2 for specialized lab used on shuttles
3/30/17: Retired Navy rear admiral hired as new Space Foundation CEO
Westside Community Center
4/21/17: Volunteers invited to aid cleanup at Westside Community Center May 6

Development Issues
1/25/17: Neighborhood meeting Feb. 6 on controversial Robbin Place duplex proposal
2/19/17: Cleared property, coming sale mark end to long saga of Arveson Shrine
Development Proposals
3/8/17: Cell tower disguised as bell/clock tower planned on Manitou Boulevard
4/12/17: Maximum height for Mesa hospital proposed for 165 feet instead of 200
4/13/17: Apartment complex plan on Mesa seeks big hike in density, height limits

Cobweb Corners
1/4/17: COBWEB CORNERS: A restaurant with airplane wings
1/25/17: COBWEB CORNERS: A mystery motel from the 1930s
2/16/17: COBWEB CORNERS: If old houses could talk
3/9/17: COBWEB CORNERS: The Westside's forgotten cemetery
3/31/17: COBWEB CORNERS: The annexation of Colorado City
Editor's Desk
1/20/17: EDITOR'S DESK: Solving (we hope) the traffic conundrum
2/10/17: EDITOR'S DESK: City ho-hum about fixing burned Bancroft bandshell
1/16/17: Refugees - Who ARE we as a people?
2/7/17: Dumping TPP put serious kink in globalists' plans
3/1/17: A need to be alert for terrorist attacks
3/23/17: Why America is a republic, not a democracy
4/16/17: New Forever Stamp honors educator, pioneer in deaf studies
Guest Columns
1/12/17: Guest column: Boyhood 'posse' played in empty lot that became Dairy Queen
1/22/17: Guest column: What OWN does; and plan for the Town Hall
2/1/17: Guest column: Westside travel issues not a new problem
2/20/17: GUEST COLUMN: Cimarron/I-25 project's environmental/aesthetic elements
1/2/17: Letter: 2010 loss of city historic preservation planner still haunts Westside
1/27/17: Letter: Historic cabin's link to avenue site that became motel in 1930s
2/7/17: Letter: GoG needs benches, trash cans before traffic gates
Meet a Westsider
1/24/17: MEET A WESTSIDER: Robert 'Scotty' Scott

Bancroft Park
3/22/17: City schedules April 5 public meeting, seeking ideas for Bancroft Park upgrades
3/29/17: City allocates $250K to repair Bancroft bandshell; additional funding possible
4/6/17: Brainstorming for Bancroft: City Parks sets 2nd community meeting April 18
4/19/17: Public sees array of Bancroft options; Parks staff to take it from here
Bear Creek Nature Center
1/13/17: Volunteer orientation meeting at Bear Creek Nature Center Jan. 28; registration required
3/13/17: Fundraising event for Bear Creek Nature Center at Gold Hill Mesa April 7
City/County Parks
2/10/17: Volunteers welcome for cleanup at El Paso County Dog Park Feb. 18
3/9/17: Blues Community moving Paint the Town Blue concerts to Thorndale Park
3/18/17: City Council eyes $500K to repair Bancroft bandshell, improve park
3/21/17: Dedication of Buchanan memorial pavilion at Dog Park cleanup - date now April 8
4/5/17: Plot rentals available for season at community garden in Bear Creek Regional Park
Garden of the Gods
1/30/17: Activities planned, sightings hoped for at free, annual GoG Bighorn Day Feb. 11
2/2/17: Gates planned to control access on roads going into Garden of the Gods
2/12/17: 'Gateway Adventure Series' offers lengthier presentations at GoG Visitor Center
4/8/17: 20th annual Earth Day April 22 at Garden of the Gods, Rock Ledge Ranch
4/16/17: Volunteer workdays scheduled for Garden of the Gods maintenance projects

2/10/17: Westside council districts in late February, early March candidate forums
3/13/17: Q/A: City Council District 1 candidate Don Knight
3/13/17: Q/A: City Council District 1 candidate Greg Basham
3/13/17: Q/A: City Council District 3 candidate Chuck Fowler
3/13/17: Q/A: City Council District 3 candidate Richard Skorman
3/13/17: TABOR waiver for stormwater among 3 ballot requests in April 4 city election
3/22/17: April 4 city election: Westsiders vote on ballot questions and D-1 or D-3 councilor
4/5/17: City election: Knight (D-1) gets 4 more years; Skorman (D-3) is back
1/31/17: Speech Feb. 6 at Pinery by visiting professor in CU-Boulder conservative diversity program

Summit House
1/25/17: With cost estimate nearing $50M, fundraising key for new Summit House
3/7/17: Water-main replacement work along 1 miles of 26th Street through May
Westside Avenue Action Plan
1/18/17: Public meeting Feb. 2 at Shrine Club as major avenue project gets started
1/27/17: Property acquisitions (85 still needed) going hand-in-hand with WAAP construction
3/27/17: WAAP lane reductions through June on Colorado/Manitou Avenue west of Ridge

2/10/17: Coronado auditorium hosts annual 'Westside Sings,' involving multiple schools
Coronado High School
2/8/17: Coronado robotics scrimmage Feb. 18 - 'Steamworks' this year's theme
4/20/17: 5 (including illegal alien) charged with murdering 2 Coronado students
Elementary & Middle Schools
1/3/17: Information night Jan. 19 for West Middle School's Gifted Magnet program
2/2/17: 'Empty Bowls' dinner at Howbert Elementary Feb. 10 reflects art class focus on hunger
4/4/17: D-11 earmarks April 21 for kindergarten registration - but other dates OK, too

3/17/17: Storm-drain work on 21st precedes 2C paving from Broadway to Highway 24
4/17/17: Pavement-patching work on West Colorado to continue into late May
Centennial Reconstruction
3/7/17: Centennial Boulevard northbound reconstruction planned along 1 miles
1/10/17: Overnight closures at Cimarron/I-25 through Jan. 13; new ramps coming
1/10/17: Proposed city law would have effect of curtailing median panhandling
1/17/17: Cimarron/I-25: 2 ramps in new alignments; more lanes, length yet to come
3/10/17: Avenue lane loss for interchange project scheduled in block west of I-25 March 13-17
4/7/17: Newly placed girders define eventual width of new Cimarron/I-25 bridge
Major Roads
1/23/17: With Chestnut project done, 2 of the 3 Vondelpark stop signs to be removed
2/18/17: Water-line project Feb. 21-March 3 closes block of 26th just south of OCC
3/9/17: Uintah from Mesa Road to 30th added to 2017 paving jobs under 2C