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Ongoing Issues
Springs Utilities sets open house on water plan Nov. 2 at Mesa Road building (posted 10/24/16)

City requests public feedback on proposed half-billion-dollar 2017 budget (posted 10/10/16)

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)


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)


Westside Community Center
Westside Community Center taking donations for Christmas Unlimited toy drive (posted 11/16/16)

Apple-bobbing, marshmallow-roasting, pony rides, more, at WCC fest Oct. 30 (posted 10/24/16)

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)


Old Colorado City History Center
After 1-year break, OCC History Center brings back annual Holiday Tour Dec. 4 (posted 11/20/16)

'Orphan Trains' story at Old Colorado City History Center Nov. 12 (posted 11/1/16)

OCCHS program Oct. 14 on Ivywild neighborhood's century-old history (posted 10/4/16)

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 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)


Arts
Several Garden, Glen Eyrie past/present photos in newly published book (posted 12/9/16)

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)


Groups/Clubs
Car Show organizers rejected city proposal to move event downtown (posted 10/13/16)

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)


Neighborhoods
Meeting to start Midland-area Neighborhood Watch Nov. 18; locals invited (posted 10/31/16)

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


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


Humane Society
Separate entrance for Humane Society's new Lost & Found Center (posted 11/28/16)

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


Charitable
Osborne Trust grants $115,000 to 22 charities serving Westside/Ute Pass (posted 11/12/16)

Emery Band, Children's Chorale perform for coat-donation event Oct. 22 (posted 10/16/16)

Training available for volunteers wanting to provide free tax help (posted 10/2/16)

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

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)



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