EDITORíS DESK: Other things to talk about

       OK, I really mean it this time. The city election will NOT be the topic here today (even if the vote Nov. 3 went south in a big way, at least from the standpoint of deeply disappointed city volunteers). No attempted analysis, no harping, no complaints. A vote's a vote, and this one was pretty decisive. Plus, it makes sense from a logical standpoint to hold off, in that we won't know until December, when City Council finishes with the budget, just how our elected officials decided to cut $33 million. I don't envy them that task. Unless city employees agree to something like halving their salaries (sorry, employees, I'm just making a point here), I don't see how council can avoid most of those city manager-recommended service cuts that would have such a devastating impact on the Westside...
       There are plenty of other things to talk about, anyway (he said, noticing half the space here is already gone). Say what you will about the city, but I sure like the way that pedestrian bridge/ sidewalk/ right-turn-lane-extension project on Eighth Street was engineered. It's much safer now on the northbound side for drivers as well as walkers...
       What did you think about the Halloween in Old Colorado City? This was definitely the most crowded I've ever seen it. Maybe too crowded? I know the goal is to attract people to the Westside's historic commercial area, but when people are packed so tight there's no room on the opposite corner for those crossing the street, then maybe we have to think we're getting too attractive. All it would have taken was one driver not paying attention. I don't think I need to go into details...
       Finally, thanks to Frank Schmidt and his folks for another year of Farmers' Market Saturdays. The season ended last week; we'll look forward to seeing them next to Bancroft Park again next June.

- K.J.