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The Concrete Couch, a nonprofit creative organization, worked with volunteers in 2013 to paint a mural along a low retaining wall next to the Midland Trail in Vermijo Park. In August of this year, the artists were back, adding three-dimensional figures to augment the scenes in the original. Steve Wood, head of Concrete Couch, said he hopes to come back annually to freshen up the painting and/or to add new touches. (Photo posted 8/22/14.)
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Upcoming Meetings
CSPD citizen-training schedule - last class of year Nov. 4 (posted 1/26/14; updated 10/20/14)


Ongoing Issues
Remote access for public to sound off at City Council's e-town hall Oct. 23 (posted 10/21/14)

Utilities: After Drake repairs, residential electric rates lower than before fire (posted 10/9/14)

Removal of Uintah Gardens bins leaves paper recycling gap on Westside (posted 9/25/14)

Rain is in the forecast (in case you hadn't noticed!) (posted 7/16/14)

Electricity bills drop a little with Drake partially back on line (posted 7/14/14

Meetings this month to 'fine-tune' regional stormwater ballot proposal (posted 7/7/14)


Public Safety
'Loophole' means more illegal campers could be sex offenders (posted 8/29/14)

City repairing last year's Douglas Creek Open Space washouts (posted 7/10/14)

Public meeting on Fountain Creek flood issues, restoration ideas (posted 7/10/14)


Westside Community Center
5th annual Fall Festival Oct. 26 (posted 10/20/14)

Free BBQ picnic, then puppet show at Westside Community Center July 29 (posted 7/28/14)


Old Colorado City History Center
Yarn-spinning demonstration to accompany Oct. 10 talk (posted 10/2/14)

Fairview Cemetery Crawl Sept. 13 - photos (posted 9/14/14)

Presentation on Midland railroad yards Sept. 12 (posted 9/8/14)

Annual Fairview Cemetery Crawl (OCCHS fundraiser) Sept. 13 (posted 9/4/14)

Vagrant-proofing renovation efforts to start at History Center (posted 8/12/14)

Cake, band in 'low-key' Colorado City Founders Day celebration Aug. 9 (posted 8/3/14)

Vagrants fouling entrance area; funds needed for preventive work (posted 8/1/14)


Old Colorado City Library
Bee activity, free ice cream morning of Sept. 27 (posted 9/18/14)

Library seeks quotes for community-geared tile project around concrete ramp (posted 9/8/14)

Arts
Musician goes back to his old nursery school for Arts Month gig (posted 10/5/14)

Old Colorado City's First Friday ArtWalk Oct. 3 (posted 10/2/14)

Old Colorado City ArtWalk scheduled Sept. 5 (posted 8/31/14)

A different genre each show in weekly Gold Hill Mesa concerts (posted 8/18/14)

Old Colorado City shops/galleries hold monthly ArtWalk Aug. 1 (posted 7/31/14)

Tile project with volunteers lightens up lamp posts in Bancroft Park (posted 7/17/14)

Old Colorado City ArtWalk on second Friday this month (posted 7/8/14)


Groups/Clubs
Local musical organization recruiting experienced players, especially on strings (posted 8/26/14)

Old Colorado City Good Times Car Show, Aug. 17 - photos (posted 8/17/14)

23rd annual Good Times Car Show rolls into Old Colorado City Aug. 17 (posted 8/12/14)


Neighborhoods
City to reimburse OWN for summer newsletter cost, but that's all (posted 10/3/14)

Westside to lose CDBG strategy-area status, OWN forced to cancel newsletter (posted 9/16/14)

OWN's 14th annual Westside picnic deemed a success (posted 7/24/14)

Food, music, awards, NSA options at annual Westside Neighbors Picnic (posted 7/11/14)



Space Foundation
Space Foundation celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 (posted 7/11/14)


Charitable
Silver Key hopes for Giving Tree donations (posted 10/27/14)

Free flu shots for the 'eligible' Oct. 20 at Westside CARES (posted 10/13/14)

Memorial ride scheduled Oct. 11 for Nick Uberecken (posted 10/6/14)

10th annual Coats & Cans Community Drive seeks donations through Nov. 14 (posted 10/1/14)

2 out of 3 local swimmers succeed in tri-sibling English Channel attempt (posted 7/28/14)

With summer heat, Silver Key seeks donations of electric fans (posted 7/27/14)

Volunteer tutors sought 2 days a week for Children's Literacy Center (posted 7/22/14)

Family Alzheimer's experiences inspire tri-sibling English Channel crossing attempt (posted 7/7/14)


In Memoriam
Ted Foltz, Hill Climb racing champion (posted 9/23/14)

Joyce Johns, Westside historian (posted 9/9/14)

Dr. Richard Beidleman, prominent area naturalist (posted 8/18/14)



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