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Letters
Goodwill's 2300-block changes 'better than the last 20 years' (posted 8/5/14)

Goodwill's fleet-maintenance plan worse than Kum & Go's (posted 8/3/14)

Wahls thank Pioneer for coverage of English Channel swim, Alzheimers fundraising (posted 8/3/14)

Regarding expansion plan: Calvary Worship 'very sensitive' to neighborhod (posted 7/14/14)

From 'ditch' to 'linear park' in Pleasant Valley (posted 7/13/14)

Wilhelmia resident concerned about Calvary parking plan (posted 7/9/14)

Mesa Road 'snob" responds to column's criticism (posted 7/1/14)

Schools are right in giving free breakfasts to children (posted 6/15/14)

'Will-o'-the-wisp' global warming theories behind Drake shutdown chorus (posted 6/2/14)

Why no insurance to cover added power costs? (posted 5/28/14)

'Not a big fan of coal' - however... (posted 5/27/14)

Appreciated article on Midland School's ST Math success (posted 5/22/14)

Will Utilities' rate hike continue when Drake reopens? (posted 5/19/14)

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Editor's Desk
The History Center and the homeless - a modest proposal (posted 8/1/14)

The snobs win again (but not their 'church friends') (posted 6/25/14)

Current Drake closure offers glimpse of costly electric future (posted 5/19/14)

Thank you for breakfast, Mommy... I mean teacher (posted 4/4/14)


Cobweb Corners
A Cripple Creek 'coal rustler' dies as he'd lived (posted 8/22/14)

Chipeta was rare in her time as a female Indian leader (posted 8/11/14)

The train wreck of August 1907... and poor Miss Fisher (posted 7/29/14)

Colorado City's first Catholic church (posted 7/17/14)

Early 1900s driving rules varied from town to town (posted 7/6/14)

Spencer Penrose's spectacular mountain road (posted 6/27/14)

Year 1925 - sculptor chosen for Palmer statue (posted 6/17/14)

Stratton or Palmer - whose statue was first? (posted 6/5/14)

Two buildings on Pikes Peak's before the summit house (posted 5/23/14)

The Westside's burying ground(s) (posted 5/12/14)


Nature Narratives
Spring nature diary (posted 6/7/14)

The Garden's prairie falcons (posted 5/13/14)


Guest Columns
Why I love the music of Brule (posted 5/29/14)

Survey leads off process to update City Parks Master Plan; public meeting April 30 (posted 4/18/14)

'Apocalypse' for XP computers overblown (posted 4/3/14)


Meet a Westsider
Emily Fair (posted 4/22/14)

Herbert Aparicio (posted 1/26/14)


What Do You Do
Elaine Waters (posted 2/27/14)


General
ESSAY: Spirit of Independence Day: Freedom is precious (posted 7/2/14)

HUMOR: Army intelligence hits the wrong 'note' (posted 8/26/14)

ESSAY: The worldview that makes the underclass (posted 6/18/14)

HUMOR: What students learned in math class 2014 (posted 6/17/14)

REMEMBRANCE: It wasn't just luck: A true story from World War II (posted 5/12/14)

ESSAY: Colorado Earth Day success story: Quietly, consistently, air quality improves (posted 4/16/14)


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