WELCOME TO THE OPINION PAGE. CLICK ON ANY OF THE
SUBCATEGORIES (JUST BELOW) OR SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR
LINKS TO RECENT STORIES.
THE LATEST ARE IN
FOR OLDER STORIES, CLICK THE ARCHIVES BUTTON ABOVE.
GoG needs benches, trash cans before traffic gates
Historic cabin's link to avenue site that became motel in 1930s
2010 loss of city historic preservation planner still haunts Westside
Kids played less outside after arrival of television in '50s
Center lane imperative if avenue 2-laned through OCC
The Westside Pioneer welcomes letters at
For the best
publication, the length should not exceed 400 words and the subject
the Westside. We reserve the right to edit letters for such reasons as
length, spelling, grammar and punctuation. We will also
that have been submitted to multiple publications or that contain
obscenity, personal attacks or information known to be incorrect.
will not be run.
Bancroft Park and the city's 'vision thing'
City ho-hum about fixing burned Bancroft bandshell
Solving (we hope) the traffic conundrum
Who are the real haters?
Streets that once had railroad tracks
The Westside's forgotten cemetery
If old houses could talk
A mystery motel from the 1930s
A restaurant with airplane wings
Corley's attempt to build a different Pikes Peak road
From radio to TV in early '50s Colorado Springs
Colorado City's jail was just too far away
Cimarron/I-25 project's environmental/aesthetic elements
Westside travel issues not a new problem
OWN column: What OWN does; and plan for the Town Hall
Boyhood 'posse' played in empty lot that became Dairy Queen
OWN column: Westside Neighbors Picnic a success
Meet a Westsider
What Do You Do
BIOGRAPHY: New Forever Stamp honors educator, pioneer in deaf studies
ESSAY: Why America is a republic, not a democracy
ESSAY: A need to be alert for terrorist attacks
ESSAY: Dumping TPP put serious kink in globalists' plans
ESSAY: Refugees - Who ARE we as a people?
ESSAY: New Year's resolutions: super success strategies
ESSAY: From USSR to Cuba, communists censor Christmas
ESSAY: Trump right about evil of partial-birth abortion
ESSAY: Benjamin Franklin's question - can we keep the republic?
ESSAY: Hard to celebrate a Constitution that's increasingly violated
HUMOR: Last hike up Table Mountain
ESSAY: California school district relents, will allow boy, 7, to share Bible verses
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.
Can't find an older story? Go to the
All stories, photos, and content
Westside Pioneer except where noted. All rights reserved.
No stories/photos to be reprinted without permission.