Ongoing Issues
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)

Numerous events - many of them free - on Westside in May and June (posted 5/9/18)

Council comments tilt in favor of proposed waterway camping setback law (posted 5/8/18)

2018 'Yellow Book' out, lists over 800 services available to seniors (posted 5/1/18)

Local homeless leaders 'confident' that city's problems won't keep worsening (posted 3/31/18)

Do citizens value historic preservation? City survey seeks answers for plan (posted 2/14/18)

Answers: Bancroft cabin window, Hwy 24/Ridge work, old bowling alley (posted 1/25/18)

Homeless-fires meeting provides more questions than answers (posted 1/12/18)

Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2017: numbers 1-7 (posted 1/10/18)

Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2017: numbers 8-14 (posted 1/10/18)

Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2017: numbers 15-20 & honorable mention (posted 1/10/18)

No vote, but Board of Health consensus dulls needle-exchange plan (posted 12/4/17)

'Homeless presence' leads city to remove shelter for bus riders at Colorado & 30th (posted 12/1/17)

Public Safety
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)

Summer wildfire, flood potential subject of community meeting April 11 (posted 3/28/18)

City Council to discuss enforcement of laws governing camping, fires (posted 2/16/18)

Citizen questions invited at 'Coffee with a Cop' Feb. 23 at Westside restaurant (posted 2/5/18)

Close call for Angler's Covey in homeless fire; owner calls for task force (posted 1/9/18)

Sean Mandell, 26-year CSPD veteran, new Gold Hill Division commander (posted 12/29/17)

City clarifies policy - 'warming fires' allowed if illegal campers follow rules (posted 12/16/17)

City officials to consider ways for illegal campers to have fires (posted 12/5/17)

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

'Health and Fitness Day' for seniors at Westside Community Center May 30 (posted 5/15/18)

Westside Community Center Egg Hunt: 'You could tell they had a lot of fun' (posted 4/8/18)

Westside Community Center to offer Easter egg hunt, movie March 31 (posted 3/21/18)

'We're a family' - free fitness room in eighth year at Westside Community Center (posted 1/21/18)

Harry Potter 'Yule Ball' for kids, families at Westside Community Center Dec. 16 (posted 12/13/17)

Old Colorado City History Center
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)

Hear the songs of the Civil War at OCC History Center May 11 (posted 4/27/18)

Behind-the-scenes look at NORAD in OCC History Center talk April 13 (posted 4/3/18)

Tales of Florissant-area ranch in Old Colorado City History Center talk March 10 (posted 2/26/18)

Old West railroad lore focus of Feb. 9 OCC History Center talk (posted 1/24/18)

Program at OCC History Center Jan. 13 on place names around the state (posted 12/29/17)

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

First time for OCC Library as lunch site in D-11's summer food program (posted 5/27/18)

Kickoff event June 1 for summer reading program at Old Colorado City Library (posted 5/18/18)

OCC Library inaugurates monthly Art and Wine Walk Jan. 6 (posted 12/24/17)

Harry Potter 'Yule Ball' for kids, families at Westside Community Center Dec. 16 (posted 12/13/17)

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

Paint the Town Blue summer series returns to Thorndale; first concert June 14 (posted 5/31/18)

Reminiscing: The Westside Pioneer's Page 1 Territory Days paintings, 2004-2012 (posted 5/18/18)

Hedy Lamarr as inventor - and Hughes' part in story - airs on PBS May 18 (posted 5/10/18)

New event, 'Old Colorado City in Bloom,' to spotlight local artists May 12 (posted 4/27/18)

OCC-Manitou shuttle added feature for this year's 'corridor' ArtWalk (posted 3/22/18)

New event to feature artist demonstrations in Old Colorado City March 3 (posted 2/22/18)

Opening Feb. 2 for music-themed art show at Old Colorado City gallery (posted 1/24/18)

Westside Pioneer photo calendar for 2018 (posted 1/7/18)

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)

Circus theme for Whittlers' 35th annual show at Shrine Club May 19-20 (posted 5/8/18)

4 free classes at PPACG in May for people nearing retirement age (posted 4/18/18)

Free courses in mental-health first-aid training at county building in April, May and June (posted 4/16/18)

Classes on Medicare, Social Security offered through May by Area Agency on Aging (posted 2/14/18)

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)

Mild times at first-time Fun Day organized by OWN, CONO in Blunt Park (posted 5/10/18)

Live music, games in family-geared 'Fun Day' at Blunt Park May 6 (posted 4/21/18)

Solving the mystery of the tree that's been lit up all night on South 26th Street (posted 3/30/18)

Bicycle advocate to discuss possible Westside 'legacy loop' at OWN town hall March 8 (posted 2/25/18)

Free park rentals, barricades May 4-13 - but apply now to beat the paperwork (posted 2/19/18)

Humane Society
TV series to highlight adventures of Westside-based Humane Society (posted 2/23/18)

Community Center's nurse center, outreach clinic relocate to Westside CARES (posted 8/3/18)

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)

Assistance League taking reservations for charitable 'Wacky Tea' April 28 (posted 4/13/18)

Coronado again site of law enforcement dodgeball for charity April 21 (posted 4/8/18)

250 students reading below grade level - Literacy Center needs volunteer tutors (posted 1/9/18)

Avenue Merchants ask that donation to CSPD be used for DART officers' needs (posted 12/17/17)

Space Foundation
NORAD Santa, Tesla, 'Star Wars' activites at Space Discovery Center in December (posted 12/8/17)

Space Foundation's Discovery Center celebrates 5 years with free admission Oct. 7 (posted 10/5/17)

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

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