Biz buzz:
Charity at several Westside businesses

       Several Westside businesses are offering opportunities for charitable giving in December.
       Here is a list of businesses currently known to the Westside Pioneer:
       Deb's Coffee House, 2 S. 25th St., a collection site for Christmas toys for needy children through Christmas Unlimited.
       Artsports Trampoline World, 780 Vondelpark Drive, a “Bounce with Santa” fundraiser for Care and Share Saturday, Dec 20 from 12 to 2 p.m.
       Speedy Shine Car Wash, 395 S. Eighth St., a drop-off site for the Bob Telmosse Toy and Food Drive.

       Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. #3, a drop-off site for canned-food donations to Westside CARES.
       Also helping out is the Pikes Peak Library District (including the Old Colorado City Branch Library), which is teaming up with local food banks to collect nonperishable food donations from Dec. 12 to Jan. 16. The Old Colorado City Library is at 2418 W. Colorado Ave. The phone is 634-1698.
       Editor's note: If you're a Westside business providing charitable opportunities for the season, let us know by Monday, Dec. 15, so we can put the information in the Biz Buzz column for the Westside Pioneer's edition of Dec. 18 (our last publication before Christmas).
      
       Jim and Donna Heikes, owners of Thunder Mountain Trading Co., 2508 W. Colorado Ave., have opened the Western Winds Gallery next door (at 2508 east).
       Jim Heikes described Western Winds as an “upscale gallery,” including original oils, bronzes, American Indian rugs and custom framing.
       The business is open daily (by appointment on Sundays) The phone is 577-2506.
      
       Healthy Alternatives recently relocated three blocks west to a storefront in Old Colorado City.
       The new address is 2423 ˝ W. Colorado Ave.
       Owner Bill Morgan specializes in massage beds and hand treatments, ionic footbaths and other health-promoting products.
       The business is open Tuesday to Saturday. The phone is 447-8898.

Do you have any news about your business? Call the Westside Pioneer at 471-6776.