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Letters
Give Colorado Springs bums 'Olympic City, USA' hoodies (posted 9/9/17)

3 with upbeat feedback on Pioneer editor's bum solution (posted 9/1/17)

Letter: Editor's Desk bum solution spurned; editor responds (posted 9/1/17)

Poor planning by City Parks on Community Center playground (posted 7/31/17)

City Parks' Intemann Trail reroute blocks waterfall access (posted 6/2/17)


The Westside Pioneer welcomes letters at editor@westsidepioneer.com. For the best chance of publication, the length should not exceed 400 words and the subject should be about the Westside. We reserve the right to edit letters for such reasons as length, spelling, grammar and punctuation. We will also refuse letters that have been submitted to multiple publications or that contain obscenity, personal attacks or information known to be incorrect. Unsigned letters will not be run.


Editor's Desk
How to solve the bum problem (posted 8/30/17)

Cycling storm troopers? Oh, wait (posted 7/28/17)

Deannexation - 're-vote' early and often (posted 6/7/17)

Bancroft Park and the city's 'vision thing' (posted 4/25/17) 1">(posted 1/20/17)


Cobweb Corners
The early road to Colorado City from the north (posted 9/21/17)

How Jim quit the Midland (and other stories) (posted 8/31/17)

A train race to the silver mines (posted 8/10/17)

A company's grocery sites, over the decades (posted 7/19/17)

A Midland excursion train to Leadville in 1889 (posted 6/27/17)

A visit from the cog's 1st general manager (posted 6/6/17)

General Palmer's other pistol (posted 5/15/17)

Streets that once had railroad tracks (posted 4/24/17)

The annexation of Colorado City (posted 3/31/17)

The Westside's forgotten cemetery (posted 3/9/17)


Guest Columns
Utilities mulls earlier decommissioning of Drake Power Plant (posted 9/22/17)

Guest column: 1-year anniversary for Silver Key at east-side location (posted 8/2/17)

OWN column: Talk to neighbors before building second units (posted 7/12/17)

Guest column: City commemorates 5-year anniversary of Waldo Canyon Fire (posted 6/14/17)

Guest column: New OWN ideas, and join us at the picnic June 25 (posted 6/6/17)

Fighting back against ransomware (posted 5/20/17)


Meet a Westsider
Aundrea Fuller (posted 9/12/17)

Kendra Chandler (posted 5/17/17)


What Do You Do
Mae Thomason (posted 8/5/17)


Meet a Westside Pioneer
Richard Bennett (posted 10/9/16)


General
ESSAY: Slice added to Colorado cake case (posted 9/18/17)

HUMOR: Better raspberries at the fruit stand (posted 8/27/17)

ESSAY: Demise of journalistic standards as media chases Trump - Part 2 (posted 8/4/17)

ESSAY: Demise of journalistic standards as media chases Trump - Part 1 (posted 7/13/17)

ESSAY: What it means to be $20 trillion in debt (posted 6/21/17)

ESSAY: Time to end - not perpetuate - a black underclass (posted 5/30/17)

HUMOR: What my students learned in math class (posted 5/8/17)

BIOGRAPHY: New Forever Stamp honors educator, pioneer in deaf studies (posted 4/16/17)

ESSAY: Why America is a republic, not a democracy (posted 3/23/17)

ESSAY: A need to be alert for terrorist attacks (posted 3/1/17)


The Westside Pioneer is (and always will be!) a publication for and about the Colorado Springs Westside. But a website doesn't have the space-availability concerns that print editions do. And sometimes we come across thought-provoking or flat-out hilarious commentaries that are not about the Westside. The General subcategory on this page lets us share these. If you have commentary suggestions of your own, please us know.



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