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Ongoing Issues
Accidents deemed 'inevitable' as city lacks plan to stop median panhandling (posted 8/24/16)

State's declining streamflows prompt Springs Utilities study; public thoughts requested (posted 6/18/16)

MMJ operation opens on traditional nursery site... but rejects interview offer (posted 4/28/16)

Flash flood meeting on Camp and Douglas creeks April 21 at Glen Eyrie (posted 4/13/16)

Mayor Suthers' advice to residents: no to panhandlers, yes to homeless-helping groups (posted 3/21/16)

Local, county, state collaboration urged in fixing Springs VA Clinic issues (posted 2/9/16)

City Council weakens panhandling laws; approves sidewalk sit-lie regulation (posted 1/28/16)

Mayor, council grapple with proposed laws that avoid singling out panhandlers (posted 1/16/16)

Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2015 - numbers 1-7 (posted 1/11/16)

Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2015 - numbers 8-14 (posted 1/11/16)

Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2015 - numbers 15-20 & honorable mention (posted 1/11/16)


Public Safety
City Police offer citizen-training class on senior safety Sept. 15 (posted 9/10/16)

Preregistration needed for county's free haz-waste drop-off event Sept. 17 (posted 8/30/16)

Despite wide-open camping, reassurances provided about hillside fire danger (posted 8/18/16)

City Police offer citizen-training class on ID theft prevention Aug. 25 (posted 8/16/16)

Fire Department offers chipping service in Midland neighborhood week of Aug. 8 (posted 7/27/16)

Ambassadors on OCC sidewalks answer visitor questions, look out for crime (posted 6/13/16)

Hash-oil explosion in Westside apartment complex; suspect badly burned (posted 4/22/16)

Police detective to give presentation on gangs at Gold Hill station March 17 (posted 3/9/16)

Presentation by Homeless Outreach Team officer at Gold Hill Police Station Feb. 18 (posted 2/10/16)

More than 20 cars vandalized along West Pikes Peak Avenue; perpetrators not yet found (posted 2/1/16)

Local historian one of earliest residents in fire-stricken apartments... in 1953 (posted 1/31/16)

Accidental cause ruled for fire that ravaged apartment house on South 18th (posted 1/27/16)

Arrest of man suspected of setting 4 fires around West Colorado's 3000 block (posted 1/25/16)

Police officer thwarts apparent kidnapping on avenue - 1 arrested, 1 sought (posted 1/15/16)


Westside Community Center
35th anniversary event Sept. 24 at black-heritage museum in Westside Center (posted 9/15/16)

Library programs, bike repairs part of Westside Community Center summer fare (posted 5/11/16)

New offerings at Westside Community Center... and pickleball stays popular (posted 3/1/16)


Old Colorado City History Center
OCCHS hosts 'Haunted Histories' at Fairview Cemetery evening of Sept. 17 (posted 9/8/16)

Legendary Fred Barr subject of talk at OCC History Center Sept. 9 (posted 9/1/16)

Band, presentation Aug. 14 for Colorado City's annual Founders Day (posted 8/1/16)

Break-in at OCC History Center puts vagrancy issue in spotlight (posted 7/8/16)

Old Colorado City Historical Society brings back 'Tunnel Tales' July 17 (posted 7/5/16)

Talk on baseball's pre-integration Negro Leagues at History Center June 24 (posted 6/15/16)

Author of book on Cotton Club founder to speak at History Center May 14 (posted 5/6/16)

Old Colorado City History Center closed for floor refinishing through April 18 (posted 4/10/16)

Program on 1st El Paso County sheriff at OCC History Center April 9 (posted 3/29/16)

Program on early-1900s American Indian entrepreneur March 11 (posted 2/29/16)

Presentation on Harlan-Wolfe House at Old Colorado City History Center Feb. 12 (posted 2/1/16)


Old Colorado City Library
Sansing, OCC Library manager since 2008, taking job in Wisconsin (posted 7/19/16)

Floor refinishing closes Old Colorado City Library July 2-6 (posted 6/23/16)

2nd year for international affairs discussion group at OCC Library; meeting Jan. 13 (posted 1/1/16)


Arts
Hollywood comes to the Westside: 2 historic homes used for Redford/Fonda movie (posted 9/14/16)

Free, outdoor concerts at Gold Hill Mesa's Green Saturdays Aug. 13-Sept. 24 (posted 8/3/16)

8 Paint the Town Blue shows Thursday nights in Bancroft (June 9-July 28) (posted 5/31/16)

First ArtWalk of the season April 1 in Old Colorado City (posted 3/23/16)

New Horizons features Symphonic Band in Coronado auditorium concert March 18 (posted 3/8/16)

Westside Calendar 2016 (from Westside Pioneer photos in 2015) (posted 1/10/16)


Groups/Clubs
Sunny farewell: Last (?) Good Times Car Show goes out in style Aug. 21 (posted 8/22/16)

Aug. 21 will be last Good Times Car Show in OCC; increased city costs blamed (posted 8/12/16)

Political cartoonist Chuck Asay to speak at Posse dinner meeting July 11 (posted 7/7/16)

Former Springs cop to tell history of city police force in Posse event June 13 (posted 6/3/16)

Whittlers club offers 33rd annual show at Shrine Club May 21-22 (posted 5/15/16)

McFarland to speak on 1930s plan using streetcars on Midland Terminal railway (posted 1/29/16)


Neighborhoods
OWN appeals to Westside residents to help keep summer picnic going (posted 6/20/16)

CONO workshop to offer free training in neighborhood involvement April 6 (posted 3/28/16)

Holland Park struggles with drivers detouring Chestnut closure; meeting Jan. 12 (posted 1/1/16)


Space Foundation
Discovery Center's summer themes focus on heroes of space travel (posted 6/6/16)

Math comes 'alive' in Space Foundation's Discovery Center exhibit Jan. 30-April 30 (posted 1/20/16)


Humane Society
Humane Society creates space for 'cat condos' as expansion/renovation continues (posted 8/7/16)


Charitable
Free flu shots offered for indigent on Westside Oct. 4 and 26 (posted 9/27/16)

Donations sought through Nov. 15 for annual Coats & Cans Drive (posted 9/25/16)

All Silver Key services now at South Murray site; bus stop a block away (posted 7/29/16)

Sertoma Clubs hold 5K at Bear Creek Park Aug. 6 to fund hearing aids for needy (posted 7/26/16)

Silver Key sells Bott building; moving from Westside by Aug. 1 (posted 6/23/16)

Gold Hill Mesa hosts Air Force Band concert to support children's hospital fundraising (posted 6/18/16)

Osborne Trust application opportunity for charities on Westside, up Ute Pass (posted 6/2/16)

Literacy Center needs volunteer one-to-one tutors for summer session (posted 5/19/16)


In Memoriam
In memoriam: Donna Scheeter, former head of Bear Creek Nature Center (posted 8/23/16)

In memoriam: Ventura Ruiz, co-owner of former Henri's restaurant in OCC (posted 8/8/16)

June 25 gathering to commemorate Wes Colbrunn, financial guru of OCC revitalization (posted 6/11/16)

Ron Buchanan, volunteer leader of Bear Creek Dog Park (posted 5/23/16)

Bonnie Frum, former Garden of the Gods Visitor Center director (posted 4/24/16)

Henry 'Hank' Walter, founder of Cheyenne, Woodmen newspapers (posted 3/19/16)

Jerry Szymanski, veteran, business owner, service-club volunteer (posted 1/4/16)



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