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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 - April Print Edition
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26
April 2018
April 2
April 9
April 16
April 23

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
4/10/18: Art and music at Westside restaurant's annual spring fundraiser April 23
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
4/11/18: Relocating from Manitou Springs, hair salon opens upstairs at Old Town Plaza

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
4/27/18: New event, 'Old Colorado City in Bloom,' to spotlight local artists May 12
Charitable
1/9/18: 250 students reading below grade level - Literacy Center needs volunteer tutors
4/8/18: Coronado again site of law enforcement dodgeball for charity April 21
4/13/18: Assistance League taking reservations for charitable 'Wacky Tea' April 28
Groups/Clubs/Classes
2/14/18: Medicare, Social Security classes offered through May by Area Agency on Aging
4/15/18: Free courses in mental-health first-aid training at county building in April, May and June
4/18/18: 4 free classes at PPACG in May for people nearing retirement age
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
3/30/18: Solving the mystery of the tree that's been lit up all night on South 26th Street
4/21/18: Live music, games in family-geared 'Fun Day' at Blunt Park May 6
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
4/3/18: Behind-the-scenes look at NORAD in Old Colorado City History Center talk April 13
4/27/18: Hear the songs of the Civil War at OCC History Center May 11
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
3/31/18: Local homeless leaders 'confident' that city's problems won't keep worsening
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
3/28/18: Summer wildfire, flood potential subject of community meeting April 11
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
4/8/18: Westside Community Center Egg Hunt: 'You could tell they had a lot of fun'
Proposals
4/4/18: Concept for Midland-area RV Park (with tiny homes) unveiled at meeting

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
4/11/18: An auto race track at the Golden Cycle Mill
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
3/27/18: COLUMN: A blind date for April Fools
4/17/18: COLUMN: College journalism students strong in technology, not in judgment
Guest Columns
2/4/18: Untold problems in city's Bancroft Park restroom plan
4/26/18: Skorman, Phelps outline city's plans to fix homelessness
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!'
4/2/18: Homeless housing plan - 'Build it and they will come'
4/17/18: 'Road dieting' traffic description has become 'gobbledygook term'
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
4/24/18: City going forward with Bancroft Park restroom... but not till after summer
City/County Parks
1/22/18: Hike under full moon at Bear Creek Nature Center Jan. 31
4/6/18: Bear Creek Park, Dog Park among locations for 'Great American Cleanup' April 21
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
3/30/18: Volunteers welcome for RFMI's spring workdays in Garden of the Gods
4/5/18: Annual Earth Day at GoG Visitor Center, Rock Ledge Ranch April 21
4/5/18: City Parks to try 'Motorless Morning' April 22 for Garden of the Gods
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
4/9/18: WAAP project cone zone ongoing; bridge opening delayed several weeks
4/14/18: WAAP: Deal in place with RV park for property and easements around new bridge

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
4/18/18: Coronado High senior wins corporate scholarship as National Merit Finalist
Elementary & Middle Schools
1/26/18: 'Hobbiton,' labyrinth, elf village part of AACL playground that's under construction
3/27/18: Initial version of customized playground unveiled at Academy ACL
4/2/18: Attention, Jackson Elementary alumni: 50-year anniversary event April 20
4/21/18: Howbert Elementary enjoying 'outdoor school' program with Catamount Institute
4/25/18: Art, song, history enliven Jackson Elementary's 50-year anniversary

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
4/6/18: Tag-team projects by Utilities, city on 2 sections of 21st Street through fall
4/16/18: Plan to 'diet' Walnut Street segment with bike lanes, redo Walnut/Bijou intersection
4/17/18: City roadwork to close 21st from avenue to highway for 6 to 8 weeks this summer
4/27/18: City, neighborhood in accord on 'dieting' parts of Walnut, Bijou streets
Transit
1/19/18: City transit plan: Stops every half-hour for Route 3 on Saturdays
4/29/18: Bus stops on Route 3 now being offered every half-hour on Saturdays