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 BOLD TYPE.

FOR OLDER STORIES, CLICK THE ARCHIVES BUTTON ABOVE.

Letters
GoG needs benches, trash cans before traffic gates (posted 2/6/17)

Historic cabin's link to avenue site that became motel in 1930s (posted 1/27/17)

2010 loss of city historic preservation planner still haunts Westside (posted 1/2/17)

Kids played less outside after arrival of television in '50s (posted 12/12/16)

Center lane imperative if avenue 2-laned through OCC (posted 11/29/16)

Plaudits for new, historic-styled facade on tattoo shop's building (posted 10/5/16)

Manitou's Urban Renewal Authority could boost avenue project (posted 9/14/16)

Disappointed about city role in loss of Westside events (posted 9/4/16)

Pioneer's state-rep questions failed to 'elevate the discussion' (posted 9/3/16)


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
City ho-hum about fixing burned Bancroft bandshell (posted 2/19/17)

Solving (we hope) the traffic conundrum (posted 1/20/17)

Who are the real haters? (posted 11/11/16)

My blatant attempt to influence your vote (posted 10/17/16)

Maybe Westside events aren't 'P.C.' enough (posted 9/24/16)

Old Colorado City changes bubbling below surface (posted 8/1/16)


Cobweb Corners
If old houses could talk (posted 2/16/17)

A mystery motel from the 1930s (posted 1/25/17)

A restaurant with airplane wings (posted 1/4/17)

Corley's attempt to build a different Pikes Peak road (posted 12/13/16)

From radio to TV in early '50s Colorado Springs (posted 11/22/16)

Colorado City's jail was just too far away (posted 11/2/16)

Centennial extension graphic prompts boyhood memories (posted 9/19/16)

'Which one is Pikes Peak?' (posted 9/19/16)

The train to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (posted 8/30/16)

This model has wooden looks, but that's OK (posted 8/9/16)


Guest Columns
Cimarron/I-25 project's environmental/aesthetic elements (posted 2/20/17)

Westside travel issues not a new problem (posted 2/1/17)

OWN column: What OWN does; and plan for the Town Hall (posted 1/22/17)

Boyhood 'posse' played in empty lot that became Dairy Queen (posted 1/12/17)

OWN column: Westside Neighbors Picnic a success (posted 11/8/16)

Guest column: Yes on 1A to boost county-wide broadband (posted 10/23/16)

OWN column: Robbin Place appeal; WAAP, redistrict presentations (posted 9/1/16)


Meet a Westsider
Merell Folsom (posted 12/12/16)


What Do You Do
Tami Glascock (posted 8/17/16)


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


General
ESSAY: Dumping TPP put serious kink in globalists' plans (posted 2/7/17)

ESSAY: Refugees - Who ARE we as a people? (posted 1/16/17)

ESSAY: New Year's resolutions: super success strategies (posted 12/26/16)

ESSAY: From USSR to Cuba, communists censor Christmas (posted 12/5/16)

ESSAY: Trump right about evil of partial-birth abortion (posted 11/14/16)

ESSAY: Benjamin Franklin's question - can we keep the republic? (posted 10/23/16)

ESSAY: Hard to celebrate a Constitution that's increasingly violated (posted 9/29/16)

HUMOR: Last hike up Table Mountain (posted 9/6/16)

ESSAY: California school district relents, will allow boy, 7, to share Bible verses with classmates (posted 8/15/16)


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 Archives!

All stories, photos, and content Copyright © 2004-2017 Westside Pioneer except where noted. All rights reserved.
No stories/photos to be reprinted without permission.