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Ongoing Issues
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)

Proposed needle exchange on S. 21st would be first in county; meeting Dec. 4 (posted 11/30/17)

Feedback on 'Yellow Book' sought by Area Agency on Aging at Dec. 5 meeting (posted 11/27/17)

Utilities Board mulls earlier closure of Drake Power Plant; 2 town halls set (posted 11/20/17)

Sheriff: 'Mental health issues' involved with hard-core transient campers (posted 10/20/17)

Free classes on Medicare offered through Area Agency on Aging Oct. 16, 19 (posted 10/2/17)

State, local concern about Hepatitis A, spread by types of unsanitary behavior (posted 9/28/17)

Calendar check- Westside festivities aplenty through end of September (posted 9/10/17)

Free classes on Medicare, SSI, caregivers scheduled by Area Agency on Aging (posted 8/2/17)

Utilities offers free, 4-hour 'Efficiency Expo' at Conservation Center June 3 (posted 6/1/17)


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

Government officials insist that 'stay-warm fires' not allowed for illegal campers (posted 11/14/17)

County hosts free haz-waste drop-off Sept. 9 on Westside; preregistration needed (posted 8/22/17)

Police arrest man, recover pills from robbery at Centennial King Soopers Pharmacy (posted 7/27/17)

Green-shirted Ambassadors greet OCC visitors, provide extra 'eyes and ears' (posted 6/25/17)


Westside Community Center
Playground ribbon-cutting kicks off Westside Center Fall Festival Oct. 28 (posted 10/18/17)

Open house Sept. 23 marks 36th anniversary of Westside's African-American Museum (posted 9/14/17)

'Huge success' for Westside Center's first-time Community Picnic (posted 8/29/17)

Free, first-time Community Picnic at Westside Center Aug. 27 (posted 8/15/17)

Delay to August (maybe) for Community Center's replacement playground (posted 7/17/17)

Westside Community Center offering basketball camp, weekly jam session (posted 7/5/17)

Public meeting July 12 on playground plan for Westside Community Center (posted 6/29/17)


Old Colorado City History Center
Program on World War II's Navajo code talkers at OCC History Center Nov. 10 (posted 10/30/17)

Author of 4 books on Southern Colorado at OCC History Center Oct. 13 (posted 10/5/17)

OCCHS resets 'Haunted Histories' Oct. 7; call for ticket availability (posted 9/27/17)

OCC History Center hosts talk Sept. 8, book 'launch' Sept. 10 (posted 8/28/17)

Colorado City 'deannexes' in mock revote of century-old tally (posted 8/15/17)

Deannexation 'revote' results, Legendary Ladies show at Founders Day Aug. 13 (posted 8/1/17)


Old Colorado City Library
'It's home': New manager of OCC Library grew up on Westside (posted 10/22/17)

1st-time beer brewing/tasting program at OCC Library June 17 (posted 6/8/17)


Arts
Art demonstrations featured at 8 Old Colorado City galleries Sept. 30 (posted 9/27/17)

Gold Hill offers free, outdoor concerts Saturdays through Sept. 30 (posted 8/10/17)

Latest original Simpich production reflects puppeteer's love of the circus (posted 7/10/17)

Monthly First Friday shuttle (starting July 7) boosts OCC ArtWalk (posted 7/5/17)

Thursday blues concerts - at Thorndale Park this year - June 15 to Aug. 10 (posted 6/5/17)


Groups/Clubs
Like it never left: Car Show revs up crowds in Old Colorado City (posted 8/21/17)

Inaugural Customs & Classics Car Show in Old Colorado City Aug. 20 (posted 8/11/17)


Neighborhoods
OWN picnic raises nearly $600 for Bancroft Park; over 200 attend (posted 6/25/17)

OWN moves annual Westside picnic back to Bancroft Park June 25 (posted 6/13/17)


Humane Society
Team from HSPPR sent to Georgia to bolster Hurricane Irma animal-shelter response (posted 9/18/17)


Charitable
$110,300 in Osborne Trust grants to charities serving Westside/Ute Pass (posted 11/26/17)

For second year, Westside realty presenting grant to Howbert Elementary (posted 11/14/17)

2 musical groups to perform for CoatFest at Westside Community Center Nov. 4 (posted 10/23/17)

Assistance League 'Fun Fair' for philanthropic programs at Shrine Club Nov. 4 (posted 10/23/17)

Kristy Milligan to become next chief executive officer of Westside CARES (posted 6/12/17)


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)

'Gardening' opportunities this summer at Space Foundation's Discovery Center (posted 6/9/17)


In Memoriam
Bev Disch, past president of OCC Historical Society, PV Swim Club (posted 11/1/17)



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