EDITOR’S DESK: The news on a platter

       Got a variety of delicacies on this week's news “plate”...
       Welcome to Pat Rigdon as the new Gold Hill Division commander. We seem fortunate in his selection, what with his long pedigree in the area. Seriously, how often can we expect to have a local police station commander whose grandparents worked on the Midland Terminal or were Cripple Creek miners? But beyond that, in our interview, Rigdon expressed a desire to further his already-strong ties with this side of town...
       We always like to recognize people who work to improve life here on the Best Side, and one who is definitely qualifying in that regard is Dave Fisher, the security officer at the Bijou School. He originated the Classic, Street Rod & Antique Car Show as a fundraiser for the school last year, and this year he's trying to "one-up" himself by expanding its offerings. Weather is always a factor for such events, but barring a downpour April 28 the Bijou schoolyard at 2904 W. Kiowa St. should definitely be worth checking out...
       Our old friend, sustainability, made the news again this week, with the release of the final regional plan that's been in the works for the past two years. I've expressed skepticism on this effort in the past - with its potential for Big Brothering our way of life - and that hasn't changed. But it is only fair to applaud the positive steps that have been taken by some large entities to cut back on wastefulness and promote frugal energy use. One Peterson Air Force Base speaker at the plan-release meeting April 18 revealed that he was once ordered to paint the grass green when a U.S. President flew in. It's nice to see our military moving in the opposite direction these days. Just keep better tabs on that idling staff car at the next meeting, hey, Fort Carson?

- K.J.