Ongoing Issues
Reprising the Pioneer's top stories since 2004... and some folks we lost (posted 2/20/19)

Pioneer's top Westside stories of 2018: numbers 1-7 (posted 1/13/19)

Pioneer's top Westside stories of 2018: numbers 8-14 (posted 1/13/19)

Pioneer's top Westside stories of 2018: numbers 15-20 & honorable mention (posted 1/13/19)

Last of 6 meetings on city-proposed homeless 'Action Plan' Dec. 13 at WCC (posted 12/9/18)

Westside events from Oct. 13 to 31 include fossils, pumpkins, trick-or-treat (posted 10/12/18)

New homeless 'action plan' featured at Westside Center town hall Oct. 17 (posted 10/9/18)

Colored concrete starts replacing brick on sidewalks in Old Colorado City (posted 9/30/18)

'Solutions team' to form in wake of Avenue Task Force meeting on vagrancy (posted 9/24/18)

3-day 'assessment' seen as first step toward unified Old Colorado City (posted 9/22/18)

Capsulizing 7 festive Westside events from Sept. 22 through Oct. 6 (posted 9/14/18)

Avenue Task Force meeting Sept. 20 to target 'increased negative behavior' (posted 9/9/18)

Revitalization - the sequel: Old Town 'Corridor Assessment' Sept. 17-19 (posted 9/2/18)

Westside has events aplenty in September/October (list through mid-Sept.) (posted 8/26/18)

Conflicts with homeless ignored in comp plan draft, city told at open house (posted 7/19/18)

Phelps wants homeless shelter at Westside Community Center, but no plans now (posted 7/19/18)

New city ordinance disallows camping within 100 feet of waterways (posted 7/17/18)

Open house July 18 for draft of new city comprehensive plan - 'PlanCOS' (posted 7/15/18)

No slacking off for events on Westside in months of July-August (posted 6/30/18)

City ban on camping within 100 feet of waterway passes on 1st reading (posted 6/27/18)

Dave Hughes, Westside's military and civilian hero, celebrates 90th birthday (posted 6/10/18)

Public Safety
Ambassadors in Old Colorado City on Christmas season Friday-Saturdays (posted 11/26/18)

8 tickets in 1st month of law denying camping within 100 feet of waterways (posted 8/26/18)

Demonstration for park safety after woman blocked from using Vermijo restroom (posted 8/4/18)

City Fire Department offers chipping service in Midland/Bott neighborhood week of July 30 (posted 7/16/18)

Sheriff's Office organizes Westside educational/resource event July 6-7 (posted 6/21/18)

Green-shirted volunteer 'Ambassadors' in Old Colorado City till Aug. 11 (posted 6/11/18)

Private security company hired to patrol Old Colorado City through Labor Day (posted 6/3/18)

Westside Community Center
AARP tax assistance at Westside Community Center free to public through April 15 (posted 1/23/19)

Westside Community Center eyes January activities, fundraiser for fitness center (posted 12/22/18)

Westside Community Center taking applications for Christmas Unlimited toy drive (posted 11/23/18)

New farm mural brightens up hallway outside Westside Center's preschool (posted 11/5/18)

'Family fun' at Westside Community Center's annual Fall Festival Oct. 27 (posted 10/16/18)

New concept for Westside Community Center garden - run it as cooperative (posted 10/15/18)

Numbers rise to 300 for Westside Community Center in second year of picnic (posted 8/20/18)

More than 300 expected for Community Center's 2nd annual picnic Aug. 18 (posted 8/5/18)

Old Colorado City History Center
CANCELED: 'Haunted Cripple Creek' program at OCC History Center Feb. 8 (posted 1/23/19; updated 2/7/19)

Past Pikes Peak research projects highlighted in OCC History Center talk Jan. 11 (posted 12/20/18)

Old Colorado City History Center institutes annual winter cutback on museum hours (posted 12/6/18)

'Celebration of life' for Don Ellis Dec. 8 at Old Colorado City History Center (posted 11/28/18)

Holiday Bazaar features crafters Dec. 2 at Old Colorado City History Center (posted 11/18/18)

Program on Pony Express, cattle drives at Old Colorado City History Center Nov. 9 (posted 10/28/18)

Exhibit of then/now Glenn Murray photo scenes Oct. 27-Dec. 15 (posted 10/16/18)

Program on Alexander Film Company at OCC History Center Oct. 12 (posted 9/30/18)

'Spirited' event by Old Colorado City Historical Society at Fairview Cemetery (posted 9/18/18)

OCCHS: Talk on 1779 battle Sept. 14, 'Haunted Histories' at Fairview Sept. 15 (posted 8/28/18)

Launch party by OCC Historical Society for Anderson's 2nd prayer-trees book (posted 8/15/18)

'Major Pikes Pete' returns to OCC History Center for Founders Day Aug. 12 (posted 7/31/18)

Historical Society's Tunnel Tales tours highlight Old Town's rowdy past (posted 7/24/18)

Former Colorado Avenue tunnel sites in Historical Society guided tours July 22 (posted 7/5/18)

Old Colorado City Library
A lot like old times for Coronado grad, hired as OCC Library manager (posted 9/28/18)

In-house replacement again as OCC Library seeks permanent manager (posted 7/28/18)

Sculptors proscratinating? No entries yet for OCC's first-time Art on the Avenue (posted 1/28/19)

Entries sought for 4 year-long displays in 1st-time Art on the Avenue in OCC (posted 1/2/19)

Westside Pioneer's 2019 Calendar 2019 (posted 1/1/19)

Litter-filled letters at Hwy 24 and 21st Street meant to 'inspire' community spirit (posted 10/3/18)

Palmer Land Trust enlists OCC ArtWalk, others in conservation awareness effort (posted 7/25/18)

'Unsilent Night' returns to OCC Dec. 15; any portable music devices welcome (posted 12/5/18)

PPACG offers free counseling assistance for people on Medicare, starting Oct. 15 (posted 10/6/18)

Open house Sept. 28 at Veterans Affairs' Lindstrom Clinic on Centennial Boulevard (posted 9/26/18)

535 vehicles on display shatters record for annual Old Colorado City Car Show (posted 8/19/18)

Free mental-health first-aid training classes offered at County Building (posted 8/13/18)

Revved up: OCC Car Show organizer hopes for 600-vehicle event Aug. 19 (posted 8/11/18)

Added Medicare 101 class to be offered at Old Colorado City Library Aug. 9 (posted 8/1/18)

140th Bishop family reunion set in Bear Creek Regional Park Aug. 5 (posted 7/23/18)

Medicare, Social Security classes offered through October by Area Agency on Aging (posted 7/7/18)

Pastor hopes Sacred Heart renovation/restoration can last 200 years (posted 6/13/18)

Dance by African-American Society at Westside Community Center June 15 (posted 6/1/18)

Modern types of short-term rentals now regulated under new city ordinance (posted 1/3/19)

Public invited to Gold Hill Mesa development's 'Fall Harvest Festival' Oct. 13 (posted 9/30/18)

Springs seen as popular place to be homeless - one takeaway from 'Chat' (posted 9/7/18)

Vagrancy 'backyard' park that neighborhood sought in 1990 (posted 8/30/18)

UPDATED: 'Chat' Sept. 4 to feature 'supportive housing' plans for homeless (posted 8/17/18; updated 8/21)

Gone, but he hasn't forgotten: former Mesa Springs neighborhood's VP (posted 7/26/18)

Annual OWN picnic in Bancroft provides festive time for mayor, Westsiders (posted 7/22/18)

OWN invites Westside neighborhood to annual picnic in Bancroft Park July 15 (posted 6/28/18)

Humane Society
Free neutering of first 100 cats brought to Humane Society Oct. 24 (posted 10/8/18)

More than 1,000 expected for Pawtoberfest in Bear Creek Regional Park Sept. 15 (posted 9/11/18)

County Child Support Services relocates from downtown to Citizens Center (posted 1/16/19)

Holiday event for children and adults with disabilities Dec. 15 at IBEW union hall (posted 12/7/18)

GoFundMe page started for West MS student whose cello was stolen (posted 11/28/18)

$116K to charities west of I-25 in annual bequests from Osborne Trust Fund (posted 11/7/18)

Assistance League hosts annual 'Fun Fair' fundraiser at Shrine Club Nov. 3 (posted 10/21/18)

2 bands to play at CoatFest charity event at Westside Community Center Oct. 6 (posted 9/24/18)

One Nation Walking Together's annual powwow/fundraiser at Norris- Penrose Aug. 11 (posted 7/27/18)

Annual opportunity for Westside charities to apply for Osborne Trust grants (posted 6/5/18)

Space Foundation
Space Foundation to nearly triple its space at GoG Road & Arrowswest (posted 10/17/18)

Space Foundation presenting inaugural 'Rocktoberfest' event Sept. 15 (posted 8/30/18)

In Memoriam
Don Ellis, leader in saving Red Rock Canyon and White Acres (posted 11/14/18)

Marian Busey, 106, co-founder of Arati Artists Gallery (posted 6/6/18)

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