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January 2017
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April 2017
April 3
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May 2017
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June 2017
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July 2017
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August 2017
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September 2017
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October 2
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November 2017
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Articles by Subject

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
4/26/17: Historic Schmidt Building changes hands, as Lorig's store closes for now
5/8/17: OCCA executive director retires; business group mulls next step
5/21/17: Lebanese banker buys Pikes Peak National; no local changes seen
5/31/17: Major renovation of historic McIntosh Building also benefits retail tenants
5/31/17: Manitou business owner Karen Cullen hired as OCCA executive director
6/3/17: No tornado needed: 7-Eleven plans to tear down, replace store on South 21st
6/5/17: Syrup synergy? IHOP, replacement Waffle House coming to Fillmore
7/17/17: Westside metal recycler - still in same family - celebrates a century
7/18/17: JA names future OCC student-training center after Karl & Mary Flemke
8/14/17: Academy Stables won't close, says ownership member who's back in town
8/21/17: Albertsons grocery store 'rebranded' as Safeway in West Wind shopping center
12/12/17: Foundation's Christmas lights grant initiative brightens Old Colorado City
12/13/17: Harry Potter 'Yule Ball' for kids, families at Westside Community Center Dec. 16
12/21/17: Owner of 3 OCC eateries, long-time chef enjoys cuisine 'incubator' opportunities
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
4/30/17: Strong turnout for 5th annual Taste of OCC fundraiser in Bancroft Park
5/13/17: The show goes on: Temporary Bancroft stage for Territory Days May 27-29
5/26/17: Mobile stage towed into Bancroft Park for Territory Days
5/29/17: Rainfall slows, doesn't stop Territory Days; now Bancroft work will start
5/29/17: Summer-Saturdays Farmers Market, OCCHS craft fair return June 10
7/26/17: Financial services mini-job fair at Pikes Peak Workforce Center Aug. 2
10/9/17: Orange you glad the giant pumpkins are coming back to OCC Oct. 21?
10/22/17: Safe Treats candy-fest in Old Colorado City on Halloween afternoon
10/23/17: 6th pumpkin prize for Sawtelle in increasingly popular OCC festival
11/2/17: Annual Safe Treats in Old Colorado City proves amiable Halloween haven
11/3/17: Local art, live music in annual charity event at Front Range BBQ Nov. 13
11/4/17: Garden of Gods Gateway Adventure Series schedules speakers Nov. 11, 19 and 20
11/13/17: OCCA's annual Christmas Stroll Nov. 25; Santa relocating to Welcome Center
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
5/7/17: Now available: May-June print edition of Westside Pioneer
5/9/17: Former Colorado Avenue firehouse transformed into restaurant/tavern
5/15/17: Outdoorsy pub planned for east end of Red Rock Canyon shopping center
6/25/17: $10 million Wellness Center opens at Garden of the Gods 'Collection'
6/30/17: Westside Pioneer's July-August print edition available at outlets
8/27/17: Westside Pioneer's September-October print edition available at outlets
8/31/17: Family-owned gallery opens in Old Colorado City, features long-time artists
10/18/17: Biz Buzz: 3 new shops in Old Colorado City's Old Town Plaza
10/31/17: Westside Pioneer prints all color for 1st time in November-December
11/6/17: Coffee, pastries, light breakfasts/lunches at new Old Colorado City shop
12/28/17: Insurance agency, cheese-specialty shop emerge at former Dassel's Florist site
12/28/17: Store with 'Manitou' in its name can now be found in Old Colorado City

1/8/17: Westside Calendar 2017
3/26/17: April 7 kicks off First Friday ArtWalks in Old Colorado City for 2017
6/5/17: Thursday blues concerts - at Thorndale Park this year - June 15 to Aug. 10
7/5/17: Monthly First Friday shuttle (starting July 7) boosts Old Colorado City ArtWalk
7/10/17: Latest original Simpich production reflects puppeteer's love of the circus
8/10/17: Gold Hill offers free, outdoor concerts Saturdays through Sept. 30
9/27/17: Art demonstrations featured at 8 Old Colorado City galleries Sept. 30
5/16/17: Westside CARES executive director stepping down after 15 years
5/31/17: Osborne Trust application opportunity for charities on Westside, up Ute Pass
6/12/17: Kristy Milligan to become next executive director of Westside CARES
7/25/17: New director of Westside's regional Alzheimer's Association office
10/23/17: 2 musical groups to perform for CoatFest at Westside Community Center Nov. 4
10/23/17: Assistance League 'Fun Fair' for philanthropic programs at Shrine Club Nov. 4
11/14/17: For second year, Westside realty presenting grant to Howbert Elementary
11/26/17: $110,300 in Osborne Trust grants to charities serving Westside/Ute Pass
12/17/17: Avenue Merchants ask that donation to CSPD be used for DART officers' needs
3/24/17: Back from the dead: OCC car show being revived by new/old organizers
5/25/17: Range Riders to visit Westside on horseback twice in June
8/11/17: Hearing Westside traffic 'concerns,' city posts bike-race survey
8/11/17: Inaugural Customs & Classics Car Show in Old Colorado City Aug. 20
8/21/17: Like it never left: Car Show revs up crowds in Old Colorado City
Humane Society
9/18/17: Team from HSPPR sent to Georgia to bolster Hurricane Irma animal-shelter response
In Memoriam
1/20/17: Marie Pemberton, 25-year owner of Westside motel
2/24/17: Joel Beck, Westside builder, engineer, union man, volunteer
11/1/17: In memoriam: Bev Disch, past president of OCC Historical Society, PV Swim Club
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'
6/13/17: OWN moves annual Westside picnic back to Bancroft Park June 25
6/25/17: OWN picnic raises nearly $600 for Bancroft Park; over 200 attend
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
5/2/17: 19th century spotlight for singer/storyteller at OCC History Center May 12
5/22/17: Displays at cabin, model train at OCC History Center during Territory Days
8/1/17: Deannexation 'revote' results, Legendary Ladies show at Founders Day Aug. 13
8/15/17: Colorado City 'deannexes' in mock revote of century-old tally
8/28/17: Old Colorado City History Center hosts talk Sept. 8, book 'launch' Sept. 10
9/27/17: OCCHS reschedules 'Haunted Histories' Oct. 7; call for ticket availability
10/5/17: Author of 4 books on Southern Colorado to speak at OCC History Center Oct. 13
11/1/17: Program on World War II's Navajo code talkers at OCC History Center Nov. 10
12/29/17: Program at Old Colorado City History Center Jan. 13 on place names around the state
Old Colorado City Library
6/8/17: 1st-time beer brewing/tasting program at Old Colorado City Library June 17
10/22/17: 'It's home': New manager of OCC Library grew up on Westside
12/24/17: OCC Library inaugurates monthly Art and Wine Walk Jan. 6
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
5/16/17: 2017 'Yellow Book,' offering info for seniors, available for free at PPACG
6/1/17: Utilities offers free, 4-hour 'Efficiency Expo' at Conservation Center June 3
8/2/17: Free classes on Medicare, SSI, caregivers scheduled by Area Agency on Aging
9/10/17: Calendar check - Westside festivities aplenty through end of September
9/28/17: State, local concern about Hepatitis A, spread by types of unsanitary behavior
10/2/17: Free classes on Medicare offered through Area Agency on Aging Oct. 16, 19
10/20/17: Sheriff: 'Mental health issues' involved with hard-core transient campers
11/20/17: Utilities Board mulls earlier closure of Drake Power Plant; 2 town halls set
11/27/17: Feedback on 'Yellow Book' sought by Area Agency on Aging at Dec. 5 meeting
11/30/17: Proposed needle exchange on S. 21st would be first in county; meeting Dec. 4
12/1/17: 'Homeless presence' leads city to remove shelter for bus riders at Colorado & 30th
12/4/17: No vote, but Board of Health consensus dulls needle-exchange plan
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
4/29/17: Westside cops get a 'cubbyhole' (not a station) in OCC maintenance building
6/25/17: Green-shirted Ambassadors greet OCC visitors, provide extra 'eyes and ears'
7/27/17: Police arrest man, recover pills from robbery at Centennial King Soopers Pharmacy
8/22/17: County hosts free haz-waste drop-off Sept. 9 on Westside; preregistration needed
11/14/17: Government officials insist that 'stay-warm fires' not allowed for illegal campers
12/5/17: City officials considering ways for illegal campers to have fires
12/16/17: City clarifies policy - 'warming fires' allowed if illegal campers follow rules
12/29/17: Sean Mandell, 26-year CSPD veteran, new Gold Hill Division commander
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
6/9/17: 'Gardening' opportunities this summer at Space Foundation's Discovery Center
10/5/17: Space Foundation's Discovery Center celebrates 5 years with free admission Oct. 7
12/8/17: NORAD Santa, Tesla, 'Star Wars' activites at Space Discovery Center in December
Westside Community Center
4/21/17: Volunteers invited to aid cleanup at Westside Community Center May 6
4/27/17: New (but smaller) playground coming for Westside Community Center
5/8/17: Community effort built Buena Vista playground in 1995; now it's gone
6/29/17: Public meeting July 12 on playground plan for Westside Community Center
7/5/17: Westside Community Center offering basketball camp, weekly jam session
7/17/17: Delay to August (maybe) for Community Center's replacement playground
8/15/17: Free, first-time Community Picnic at Westside Center Aug. 27
8/29/17: 'Huge success' for Westside Center's first-time Community Picnic
9/14/17: Open house Sept. 23 marks 36th anniversary of Westside's African-American Museum

7/26/17: Demolition of old 7-Eleven on 21st; replacement seen in December
10/4/17: The historic house down the street was falling apart, so...
10/30/17: Major remodel of Sacred Heart Catholic Church to last till February
11/25/17: After over a decade of planning, homes being built in Uintah Bluffs
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
8/3/17: Former asphalt-plant property bought (as expected) for hospital on Mesa
9/2/17: Appeal of approvals for hillside duplex project at City Council Sept. 12
9/19/17: Owner: Brewpub seeks expansion to brew beer, not increase clientele
10/14/17: 'Tolerance' tested as neighborhood trail access legalized from Friendship Lane into Pioneer Park
11/7/17: Tie goes to the developer in City Council voting on Robbin Place appeal
11/21/17: Robbin Place stop-work order as developer-neighbors dispute continues
12/19/17: Gold Hill Mesa developers turning 'rill hill' into open space, not homes
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
5/19/17: Hilltop duplex project gets height 'relief,' will demolish house from 1905
5/24/17: New plan for Lower Gold Camp/Moreno site: 43 townhomes
5/25/17: City OK's reduced height limit (165 feet) for planned hospital on Mesa
7/20/17: With concept and zoning OKs, Fillmore Apartments nears construction stage
7/24/17: After public hearing, Planning Commission gives go-ahead to Robbin Place
9/29/17: Alley-widening idea changes outcome at City Council hearing on Robbin Place

Cobweb Corners
1/4/17: A restaurant with airplane wings
1/25/17: A mystery motel from the 1930s
2/16/17: If old houses could talk
3/9/17: The Westside's forgotten cemetery
3/31/17: The annexation of Colorado City
4/24/17: Streets that once had railroad tracks
5/15/17: General Palmer's other pistol
6/6/17: A visit from the cog's 1st general manager
6/27/17: A Midland excursion train to Leadville in 1889
7/19/17: A company's grocery sites, over the decades
8/10/17: A train race to the silver mines
8/31/17: How Jim quit the Midland (and other stories)
9/21/17: The early road to Colorado City from the north
10/13/17: Changes in early cog railway plans
11/7/17: Tourist camps and the road to Manitou
11/28/17: Cash on the railroad tracks - a double mystery
12/20/17: World War II paused tour car business
Editor's Desk
1/20/17: Solving (we hope) the traffic conundrum
2/10/17: City ho-hum about fixing burned Bancroft bandshell
4/25/17: Bancroft Park and the city's 'vision thing'
6/7/17: Deannexation - 'revote' early and often
7/28/17: Storm troopers on bicycles? Oh, wait
8/30/17: How to solve the bum problem
9/24/17: Solving the bum problem... the sequel
12/16/17: 'Doublethinking' legal fires by illegal campers
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
5/8/17: What my students learned in math class
5/30/17: Time to end - not perpetuate - a black underclass
6/21/17: What it means to be $20 trillion in debt (general-topics essay)
7/13/17: The demise of journalistic standards in media's pursuit of Trump - Part 1
8/4/17: The demise of journalistic standards in media's pursuit of Trump - Part 2
8/27/17: Better raspberries at the fruit stand
9/18/17: COLUMN: Slice added to Colorado cake case
10/8/17: Congress making immigration law is constitutionally correct
10/26/17: Leave Confederate statues standing, Union soldier's descendants urge
11/13/17: ESSAY: Thanksgiving back-story is pilgrims breaking free of socialism
12/5/17: COLUMN: Sportsmanship wins out... with the help of a little snow
12/27/17: COLUMN: 100-year anniversary of declaration that created Israel
Guest Columns
1/12/17: Boyhood 'posse' played in empty lot that became Dairy Queen
1/22/17: What OWN does; and plan for the Town Hall
2/1/17: Westside travel issues not a new problem
2/20/17: Cimarron/I-25 project's environmental/aesthetic elements
5/20/17: Fighting back against ransomware
6/6/17: New OWN ideas, and join us at the picnic June 25
6/14/17: City commemorates 5-year anniversary of Waldo Canyon Fire
7/12/17: Talk to neighbors before building second units
8/2/17: 1-year anniversary for Silver Key at east-side location
9/22/17: Utilities mulls earlier decommissioning of Drake Power Plant
10/10/17: Wasson Academic Campus offers 'extended opportunities'
11/24/17: Key distinction between 'bums' and 'homeless'
12/12/17: Skorman presents case for closing Drake sooner
1/2/17: 2010 loss of city historic preservation planner still haunts Westside
1/27/17: Historic cabin's link to avenue site that became motel in 1930s
2/7/17: GoG needs benches, trash cans before traffic gates
6/2/17: City Parks' Intemann Trail reroute blocks waterfall access
7/31/17: Poor planning by City Parks on Community Center playground
9/1/17: Editor's Desk bum solution spurned; editor responds
9/1/17: 3 with upbeat feedback on Pioneer editor's bum solution
9/9/17: Give Colorado Springs bums 'Olympic City, USA' hoodies
9/24/17: People in 'glass houses' miss depth of bum problem
9/29/17: Why speed up Drake Power Plant decommissioning?
10/14/17: Colorado Springs turning into 'bum heaven'
10/20/17: Support for Colorado's submarine from Westside restaurants
10/22/17: Focus homeless aid on those seeking self-sufficiency
10/24/17: Bum problem much worse than 10 years ago
11/9/17: Centennial project turned road into 'raceway'
11/14/17: Agree that Uintah sharrows will have cyclists 'swimming with sharks'
11/17/17: Increasing bum problem diminishes quality of life for community
11/27/17: 'Bum solution' ideas questioned; editor responds
12/9/17: Temp housing for illegal campers, not 'stay-warm fires'
12/11/17: Time to rethink remedies for substance abusers living on streets
12/22/17: 'Warming fires' by city's vagrants 'put all of us at risk'
Meet a Westsider
1/24/17: Robert 'Scotty' Scott
5/17/17: Kendra Chandler
9/12/17: Aundrea Fuller
What Do You Do
8/5/17: Mae Thomason
11/5/17: Bob Lantzy

6/19/17: Mostly Westside streets for 1-circuit, 44-mile amateur bike race June 30
7/11/17: Apology for bike event's unscheduled reroute impacting avenue business owners
7/11/17: Highway 24 cleanup by Scenic Colorado near Red Rock Canyon July 15
9/20/17: Avoid (but report) illegal camps, Creek Week Cleanup volunteers being told
10/3/17: Forest Service reopens Waldo Canyon, but fire-ruined trail remains closed
10/16/17: Region sees 'huge migration numbers' this year for painted lady butterflies
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
4/25/17: City Parks' 'full vision' for Bancroft Park includes removal of pavilion
5/12/17: Bancroft Park 'Action Plan' approved; bandshell work to start in June
6/26/17: Late August seen to finish Bancroft bandshell repairs; other park work later
8/23/17: Coronado Parade pep rally to be first user of fixed-up Bancroft bandshell
10/30/17: Bancroft: Handicapped ramp going in; December public meeting possible
12/27/17: City sees only restroom as possible before summer at Bancroft; meeting Jan. 11
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
5/24/17: Public can join District 3 commissioner on National Trails Day hike at Nature Center
6/2/17: Pollinators celebrated in 5-hour event at Bear Creek Nature Center June 10
6/13/17: 6 free outdoor jazz concerts this summer at Bear Creek Regional Park
8/22/17: Training for volunteers to lead nature center environmental education field trips
9/12/17: Humane Society's annual Pawtoberfest in Bear Creek Regional Park Sept. 16
9/15/17: Catamount Institute offers afternoon, evening events for 20-year celebration Sept. 24
10/15/17: Goats back to munch weeds around Bear Creek Park community garden; keep dogs on leashes
10/18/17: Annual 'Ghouls' cleanup at El Paso County's Bear Creek Dog Park Oct. 28
10/18/17: Playground ribbon-cutting kicks off Westside Community Center Fall Festival Oct. 28
10/23/17: Walkers/runners in bear suits welcome at Bear Creek Nature Center Nov. 4
11/21/17: Santa, animals, chili in Nature Center's 'Bear Creek by Candlelight' Dec. 1
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
5/30/17: June 11 GoG 10-mile/10K run living up to its name completely this year
6/1/17: Tuesday-evening Bat Walk programs at Garden of the Gods June 13-Aug. 29
6/9/17: More than 1,000 late-night cyclists likely for annual Starlight Spectacular June 17
6/24/17: 'Gateway Adventure' programs at GoG Visitor Center through July
9/19/17: First-time 'Astronomy Day Celebration' at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center Sept. 30
9/28/17: Neighborly: Rock Ledge Harvest Fest, Garden of Gods Fossil Day both Oct. 7
10/3/17: Results by year's end on study to create Garden of the Gods shuttle service
10/11/17: Public meeting Oct. 24 on restroom inadequacies in Garden of the Gods
10/16/17: Record turnouts for simultaneous Garden, Rock Ledge events Oct. 7
10/23/17: Guided hike in Garden of Gods under the (nearly) full moon Nov. 4
11/17/17: 2nd public meeting Nov. 30 on restrooms in Garden of the Gods
12/2/17: Gates installed at all but 1 GoG access - Gateway Road design in progress
12/5/17: Bird count, AdAmAn talk among activities at Garden of the Gods in December
12/18/17: Controversial blue frame removed from Garden of the Gods after outcry
12/21/17: GoG restroom plan OK'd; North Main facility 1st, but $ questions persist
Norris-Penrose Event Center
7/3/17: Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo July 12-15 at Norris-Penrose
Red Rock Canyon
4/29/17: City Parks adding, rerouting trails this summer in Red Rock Canyon
7/6/17: First summer Talk and Walk by Friends of Red Rock Canyon July 12
7/13/17: 'Plants of Red Rock Canyon' Talk and Walk July 31; reservations necessary
8/4/17: Red Rock Canyon geology and fossil record subject of Talk and Walk Aug. 15
Rock Ledge Ranch
- 5/22/17: Sheep-shearing, dog-handling on view at Rock Ledge opening day June 3
7/3/17: Reenactors, patriotic music in annual July 4 event at Rock Ledge Ranch
7/4/17: Big crowd for Family 4th at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
7/14/17: Quebe Sisters from Texas headline Fiddles, Vittles & Vino at Rock Ledge July 30
7/31/17: Another sellout, but rainstorm shortens music at Rock Ledge Fiddles event
9/5/17: Rock Ledge Ranch base ball game entertaining (don't look at the score)
9/28/17: Neighborly: Rock Ledge Harvest Fest, Garden of Gods Fossil Day both Oct. 7
10/16/17: Record turnouts for simultaneous Garden, Rock Ledge events Oct. 7
11/2/17: Hog processing explained in 'Everything But the Oink' Nov. 11 at Rock Ledge Ranch
8/23/17: 'Cranks' welcome at Rock Ledge Ranch's annual vintage baseball game Sept. 4
12/4/17: Old-fashioned Christmas at Rock Ledge Ranch's Holiday Evening Dec. 16
12/26/17: Rock Ledge Ranch 1 of 6 Treecycle drop-offs; donations benefit youth programs

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
5/1/17: Homeless shelters city-wide? Narrower traffic lanes? City survey wants to know
6/19/17: Open house June 22, comments through June 24 on county commissioner redistricting
6/23/17: County Democrats holding 'cookout' July 1 at union hall on Westside
9/6/17: Revived Stormwater Enterprise to go before Springs voters in November
9/22/17: $ help for I-25 'gap' sought from voters in two November ballot questions
9/25/17: Mayor Suthers to lead public meeting on stormwater fee Oct. 3 at WCC
10/29/17: Info capsules on 4 ballot questions facing Westsiders in Nov. 7 election
11/8/17: Voters approve all 4 ballot questions affecting Westsiders
1/31/17: Speech Feb. 6 at Pinery by visiting professor in CU-Boulder conservative diversity program
12/3/17: Westsider Sallie Clark USDA's Rural Development director for Colorado

Flood Control
6/12/17: Storm-drain work requires full closure of 26th from highway to Cucharras
7/12/17: Money exists to start Pleasant Valley's Camp Creek rebuild; study to look at where
10/11/17: Storm-detention project in Garden of the Gods delayed by artifact discoveries
11/15/17: $518K project begins to upgrade King Street stormwater detention pond
11/9/17: Midland Trail temporarily closed near WAAP bridge project at Adams Crossing Summit House
1/25/17: With cost estimate nearing $50M, fundraising key for new Summit House
5/17/17: Updates on Pikes Peak Summit House replacement plan at June 1 meeting
6/20/17: 2018 new target year for construction to start on Pikes Peak 'Summit Complex'
3/7/17: Water-main replacement work along 1 miles of 26th Street through May
5/24/17: Water-main work may keep Uintah closed from 21st-30th through June
6/5/17: Quarter-mile of 26th Street narrowed for pre-2C water-main replacement
11/7/17: 11th Street/Costilla water-main project completion by mid-November
12/5/17: El Paso Blvd. water-line project adds new obstacle for east-west drivers
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
8/18/17: Public can have coffee with Westside Avenue project contractor Aug. 31
8/27/17: County: 'Nightmare' WAAP project on avenue still on schedule
8/27/17: Temporary removal of Manitou's arch to detour avenue traffic Aug. 29
9/13/17: WAAP contractor starts on replacement of bridge at Adams Crossing
9/23/17: Avenue project milestone: demolition of old bridge's north half
10/17/17: Long-time lodge sign removed for WAAP work; reinstallation likely in spring
11/8/17: Public can attend WAAP 'Coffee with the Contractor' Nov. 15 in Manitou
12/13/17: Colorado Avenue closed at Columbia till noon Dec. 15; one lane only to Dec. 18

2/10/17: Coronado auditorium hosts annual 'Westside Sings,' involving multiple schools
7/9/17: Annual Volunteer Fair at Colorado Technical University July 20
8/17/17: 2017-18 year under way for District 11 schools on Westside
9/15/17: Full West renovation possible by 2023 in D-11 property-tax request
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
9/17/17: No place like Old Colorado City for annual Coronado Homecoming Parade
11/3/17: Opportunities, patriotism in Lamborn visit to Coronado High civics class
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
5/10/17: D-11 goes back to original 'West Campus' plan: 1 principal for each school
7/18/17: Got any extra dirt? Academy ACL charter could use 817 tons for new playground
9/8/17: West Middle School G&T class performing Shakespeare play outdoors Sept. 19
11/11/17: 'They will salute you back' - West students learn how they can honor veterans
11/22/17: Bristol Elementary's 'transformational' academic efforts lead to $15K grant

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
7/3/17: Westside's summer 2C update: King Street paving in July, others later
7/28/17: Aug. 10 Colorado Classic: bicycling thrill or local-traffic chill?
8/2/17: Want to join 'reconnaissance ride' with Colorado Classic racers? Only $198
9/11/17: Westside 2C update, and city explains 26th Street ped-ramp removals
11/13/17: City asks for feedback on final draft of bicycle master plan - deadline Dec. 10
12/11/17: 2018 2C paving list shows 2 segments of 21st, 4 Westside streets in all
Centennial Extension
8/20/17: City Engineering: Phase 1 of Centennial extension to start this fall
11/10/17: Contractors start work on Phase 1 of Centennial extension project
Centennial Reconstruction
3/7/17: Centennial Boulevard northbound reconstruction planned along 1 miles
6/23/17: Paving under way on northbound side in Centennial reconstruction project
10/26/17: New landscaped medians a feature as Centennial reconstruction concludes
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
4/26/17: Custom-built pedestrian bridges to be installed at Cimarron/I-25 in May
5/2/17: Construction starting on shortcut 'quadrant' between Cimarron & 8th
6/15/17: Deck poured for second half of interstate bridge over Cimarron
6/15/17: Drivers to start navigating new Cimarron/I-25 'SPUI' in late June
7/5/17: SPUI, shortcut, bridge opening for drivers in July at Cimarron/I-25
7/8/17: Upgrade of avenue's I-25 overpass to affect merge lanes till late October
8/23/17: Cimarron/I-25 contractor issues press release: 'The end is near'
9/9/17: Overnight closures for Cimarron/I-25 work during week of Sept. 10
10/2/17: Overnight closures for Cimarron/I-25 work during week of Oct. 2
10/6/17: Overnight closures for Cimarron/I-25 work scheduled Oct. 8-15
10/25/17: Trails opening at 'operationally complete' Cimarron/I-25 interchange
11/16/17: Dec. 1 ends 2-year job building Cimarron/I-25 as 'new gateway'
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
6/16/17: City chipseals West Colorado Avenue from interstate to 31st Street
7/6/17: Update: 'Intermittent' Mesa Road detour in overnight 30th St. paving July 10-14
7/21/17: 8th Street NB right at Cimarron closes (temporarily) as quadrant right opens
7/26/17: New 'quadrant' opens as shortcut between Eighth and Cimarron
9/6/17: What to do? Consensus proves elusive in city's OCC traffic-needs study
10/6/17: City replaces parking spaces on South 26th to fit in bicycle lanes
10/16/17: New pavement for segments of Uintah, 26th and Fillmore in October
11/9/17: City plans sharrow markings, bike lanes in West Uintah Avenue restriping
11/14/17: Stormwater work temporarily closes S. 21st from Rio Grande to Argus
12/29/17: City's $700K study to reveal 30th Street 'design alternatives' in March
7/27/17: Just a swipe away: New program simplifies city bus rides for CC, UCCS students