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Ongoing Issues
City asks public for ideas on spending $4 million in federal entitlement funds (posted 7/30/15)

Who's been stealing Old Colorado City's flowers? Call the police if you know (posted 7/29/15)

Drake decommissioning among options as Utilities seeks public input on electric future (posted 7/29/15)

United Way seeks citizen ideas on local infrastructure issues at meeting July 10 (posted 7/3/15)

Navigators quietly does its part to deter, control Camp Creek flooding (posted 5/10/15)

Councilman King sets May 12 Westside meeting on entitlement funding changes (posted 5/4/15)

Citing legal concerns with transient camps, OWN backs off from creek cleanups (posted 4/19/15)

Meeting on Camp Creek flash-flood issues at Glen Eyrie April 1 (posted 3/25/15)

Input requested from older adults on aging services plan (posted 2/24/15)

Forum probes MMJ, youth pot-smoking ties; 19 dispensaries now on Westside (posted 2/6/15)

Why we love the Westside and Pleasant Valley... (posted 1/25/15)

Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2014 - numbers 1-7 (posted 1/18/15)

Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2014 - numbers 8-14 (posted 1/18/15)

Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2014 - numbers 15-20 & honorable mention (posted 1/18/15)

Fountain Creek flood-plain relief seen with south-downtown homeless-center plan (posted 1/7/15)

Bus bench disappears, then reappears as officials seek solution to vagrants (posted 12/5/14)

Councilmember Knight reschedules community meeting for Dec. 3 (posted 11/25/14)

Councilmember Knight invites constituents to meet with him Nov. 13 (canceled) (posted 11/10/14)

Mayor hosts capital-improvement forums on Westside Nov. 12 & 13 (posted 11/3/14)


Public Safety
Mule deer plague case confirmed in Pleasant Valley; first in county this year (posted 6/26/15)

Public-safety volunteering subject of presentation at Gold Hill Station June 17 (posted 6/12/15)

Sheriff's Office on Hobby Lobby shooting: Escaped felon drew knife on officers (posted 5/13/15)

Law enforcement 'saturates' avenue corridor from Mobile Command Post (posted 4/20/15)

Mass car burglaries around Kiowa's 2800 block; CSPD asks victims to call (posted 4/19/15)

Changed date, location for CSPD's citizen-training class in April (posted 4/9/15)

'It's OK to say no' to panhandlers - new signs, video unveiled (posted 3/23/15)

Monthly CSPD citizen-training class focuses on fire safety March 18 (posted 3/9/15)

Volunteer 'Ambassadors' needed to help OCC tourists, provide 'extra eyes' (posted 3/7/15)

CSPD announces citizen-training class schedule for first half of year (posted 2/8/14)

Westsider on committee publicizing commissioning of USS Colorado (posted 1/22/14)

Red-vested Ambassadors welcoming, helping Christmas shoppers (posted 11/25/14)


Westside Community Center
Westside Community Center offers activities through summer (posted 6/1/15)

YMCA 'meet and greet' at Westside Community Center March 13 (posted 2/9/15)

Outreach Clinic at Community Center seeing uninsured patients - appointment needed (posted 2/9/15)

Free tax help at Community Center for 'low and moderate income filers' (posted 2/2/15)

No change in Golden Circle at Westside Center with Silver Key managing (posted 1/16/15)

'Parents Night Out' - YMCA's first program at Westside Community Center (posted 1/12/15)


Old Colorado City History Center
'Legendary Ladies' featured in Colorado City's 156th birthday celebration Aug. 8 (posted 7/28/15)

Historical Society 'overwhelmed' by turnout for July 19 Tunnel Tales (posted 7/22/15)

History Center's 'Tunnel Tales' plays off Colorado City's wild-time legends July 19 (posted 7/5/15)

'My Life As a Whore' - presentation at OCC History Center June 26 (posted 6/17/15)

Rediscovered photog from 1930s-'60s featured again in fundraiser for OCCHS (posted 5/4/15)

Descendant of AdAmAn co-founders to speak on 'Frozen 5' May 9 (posted 4/27/15)

Museum 'surprises' on view in April 10 History Center program (posted 3/29/15)

Who really saved the cabin? Dave Hughes makes case for Thayer Tutt (posted 3/10/15)

Monthly presentations continue through May; tunnels talk March 14 (posted 3/8/15)

George Washington reenactor in evening program at History Center Feb. 13 (posted 2/1/15)

Weather forces cancellation of Civil War reenactor's program at History Center (posted 1/9/15)

Through reenactor, Civil War vet to 'tell' his story Jan. 9 at History Center (posted 12/28/14)

'Back in the black': Successful Holiday Tour boosts Historical Society (posted 12/10/14)

5 Westside buildings among 9 on Dec. 7 Holiday Tour (posted 11/25/14)


Old Colorado City Library
Old Colorado City Library unveils mural; community participation lauded (posted 5/21/15)

Final push to finish OCC Library tile mural, with celebration May 16 (posted 5/7/15)

Library mural project moves forward; volunteer workdays set through May 7 (posted 4/26/15)

Dates nearing for installation of colored tiles on library ramp walls (posted 4/5/15)

Volunteers welcomed for Old Colorado City Library tile project (posted 2/9/15)

Foreign affairs discussion group to hold first meeting at OCC library Jan. 14 (posted 1/5/15)

Library offering free, job search-related computer class in January (posted 1/2/15)

Meet a Westside Pioneer! Old Colorado City Carnegie Library (posted 12/1/14)

OCC Library, Concrete Couch to team up on community-tile project (posted 11/16/14)


Arts
Next First Friday ArtWalk Aug. 7 in Old Colorado City (posted 7/31/15)

New musical, 'It's a Dog's Life,' at Black Box Theatre Aug. 6-22 (posted 7/29/15)

July 3 next in ArtWalk series for participating Old Colorado City galleries/shops (posted 6/25/15)

Old Colorado City's next First Friday ArtWalk June 5 (posted 5/28/15)

Summer music series to bring live shows to Bancroft, Bear Creek Park (posted 5/25/15)

McFarland, author and Pioneer columnist, to receive PPLD award (posted 5/8/15)

Second ArtWalk of the season May 1 in Old Colorado City (posted 4/22/15)

Former Coronado teacher publishes book; signings on Westside (posted 4/7/15, updated 4/13/15)

Old Colorado City's First Friday ArtWalk starts 10th season April 3 (posted 3/24/15)

Kicks Jazz Band featured in New Horizons show Feb. 20 at First Free (posted 2/15/15)

3 Westside locales in book featuring Springs' 'Historic Homes' (posted 2/11/15)

Simpich presents his puppet adaptation of 'Oliver Twist' Feb. 4-March 29 (posted 1/28/15)

Want to take up an instrument again? New Horizons Band is interested (posted 12/31/14)

Westside Calendar 2015 - featuring Westside Pioneer 2014 photos (posted 12/30/14)

Exhibits in county buildings: 'Faces of the Fire,' 'City Works' (posted 12/15/14)

Last Old Colorado City ArtWalk of the season Dec. 5 (posted 11/25/14)

Simpich to unveil solo-puppeteer adaptation of 'Heidi' (posted 11/10/14)

Old Colorado City's First Friday ArtWalk Nov. 7 (posted 11/5/14)


Groups/Clubs
BBQ for Colorado Day Aug. 1, Westsiders Club gathering Aug. 8 (posted 7/28/15)

Range Riders follow long-ago tradition in taking route up Colorado Avenue (posted 6/17/15)

Fundraising 'challenge' accompanies Range Ride through Westside (posted 6/14/15)

Girls of the West 'meet and greet' in Bancroft during Range Ride June 17 (posted 6/9/15)

Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site ranger to talk at Posse dinner June 8 (posted 5/7/15)

Whittlers club offers 31st annual show at Shrine Club May 16-17 (posted 5/7/15)

Westsider, Coronado High senior earns Eagle Scout honor (posted 4/1/15)

'Westsiders Club' in first-time gathering Feb. 7 at OCC restaurant (posted 1/31/15)

Mark Gardner to perform for Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners Nov. 10 (posted 11/2/14)


Neighborhoods
Photo essay: BBQ, conviviality at OWN's annual Westside Neighbors Picnic (posted 7/18/15)

OWN hosts 15th annual Westside Neighbors Picnic July 18 at Community Center (posted 7/6/15)

OWN board set for coming year; members hope to continue picnic tradition (posted 3/13/15)

OWN town hall March 12 to include board election, community updates (posted 3/2/15)


Space Foundation
Former astronaut, space station commander at Discovery Center July 16-18 (posted 7/14/15)

'Summer of Discovery' offers interactive chances through Aug. 14 (posted 6/15/15)

Traveling exhibit arrives, interactive learning area opens at Discovery Center (posted 5/23/15)

Opening May 12 for new interactive center at Space Foundation (posted 5/3/15)

Activities/demonstrations from international space agencies for Star Days May 2 (posted 4/17/15)

Star Days focuses on the weather March 7 at Discovery Center (posted 3/1/15)

'I Love Space' is Feb. 7 Star Days theme at Space Foundation's Discovery Center (posted 1/26/15)

'Astronaut' theme for Space Foundation Discovery Center Star Days Jan. 10 (posted 1/8/15)


Charitable
Rotary welcomes Osborne Trust grant applications from charitable nonprofits (posted 6/4/15)

Chance to support Westside charity by eating at restaurant April 12 (posted 4/4/15)

No change in Golden Circle at Westside Center with Silver Key managing (posted 1/16/15)

Literacy Center needs volunteer tutors to help students with reading issues (posted 12/26/14)

Police start annual drive to gather, deliver Christmas gifts for needy kids (posted 11/29/14)

After a year, Westside CARES pleased with more prominent avenue site (posted 11/23/14)

Osborne Fund gives grants to 13 nonprofits that help low-income folks (posted 11/13/14)

Volunteers needed for training to help low/moderate-income people file tax forms (posted 11/9/14)

Westside church a collection site for Operation Christmas Child Nov. 17-24 (posted 11/9/14)

Westside Community Center - free flu shots for the needy Nov. 12 (posted 11/4/14)


In Memoriam
Tom Hendrix, WWII veteran, long-time Westsider, volunteer (posted 7/26/15)

Floyd Frame, area band leader, known for concerts in Bancroft Park (posted 7/26/15)

In memoriam: T.J. McGinty, Westside entrepreneur, philanthropist (posted 7/22/15)

Russ Chapman, advocate of broader Red Rock Canyon access (posted 12/24/14)

Gene Smith, father of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (posted 12/10/14)

Marcia Marden, long-time Westside resident/volunteer. (posted 11/6/14)



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