Ongoing Issues
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)

Free counseling for seniors at regional planning agency on Medicare Part D (posted 10/23/15)

ACLU scrutiny, Supreme Court decision lead city to suspend most of its panhandling laws (posted 10/29/15)

Comments being taken through Nov. 15 on Springs Utilities electric plan (posted 10/20/15)

Faced with opposition, councilmembers tone down, postpone sit/lie ordinance (posted 10/16/15)

Police have 2 suspects in 'bottle bombs' found in Garden parking lot (posted 10/5/15)

Public Safety
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 boy walking to school reportedly escapes man who demanded his backpack (posted 12/16/15)

Fire-mitigation grant for Midland-area vegetation removal lasts through April (posted 12/15/15)

Westside incident in Springs police blotter sounds like a TV crime show (posted 12/13/15)

5 officers wounded in Planned Parenthood shooting released from hospital (posted 12/9/15)

3 dead, suspect in custody in Westside Planned Parenthood shootings (posted 11/27/15)

Police announce holiday-season foot patrols in Old Colorado City, downtown (posted 11/9/15)

City sets fire mitigation meeting for Midland neighborhood Sept. 29 (posted 9/21/15)

Gold Hill station possible 'Back the Blue' stop for Thank a Police Officer Day Sept. 19 (posted 9/15/15)

Westside Community Center
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)

5 years for aikido class at Westside Community Center (posted 12/13/15)

Old Colorado City History Center
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)

Historic Alliance presentation at Old Colorado City History Center Jan. 8 (posted 12/29/15)

OCC History Center closed for holidays, to reopen Jan. 6 (posted 12/22/15)

About 200 at OCC History Center for first-time Holiday Open House (posted 12/9/15)

Old-time characters, exhibit focus in free History Center event Dec. 5 (posted 11/22/15)

Presentation on Pearl Harbor, Dolittle Raid at OCC History Center Nov. 14 (posted 11/3/15)

OCCHS pleased with inaugural 'Haunted Histories' event at Fairview Cemetery (posted 10/7/15)

Reenactor to portray Union soldier as History Center marks Civil War's sesquicentennial (posted 10/2/15)

'Haunted History' replaces Cemetery Crawl Sept. 26 in OCCHS quest for broader appeal (posted 9/17/15)

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

Grandparents raising their children's children topic of OCC Library talk Oct. 24 (posted 10/12/15)

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)

'Meet-and-greet' Jan. 11 for musicians interested in New Horizons Band (posted 1/1/16)

Last Old Colorado City ArtWalk of the season Dec. 4 (posted 11/29/15)

40-year area clay artist to be feted at Old Colorado City gallery Nov. 20-21 (posted 11/16/15)

New Horizons Band schedules concerts on Westside Nov. 16 and 20 (posted 11/12/15)

Signing opportunity Nov. 7 for fifth book by Westside author (posted 10/26/15)

Who were all those dancing people on West Colorado the evening of Oct. 10? (posted 10/12/15)

'Dance Mile' to rock Bancroft, Old Colorado City for three hours Oct. 10 (posted 10/3/15)

Next First Friday ArtWalk Oct. 2 in Old Colorado City (posted 10/1/15)

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)

Portrayal of Buffalo Bill at Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners Jan. 11 (posted 12/31/15)

Military uniforms welcome for annual USO Dance at International Dance Club Nov. 14 (posted 11/6/15)

Writing club forming - to hold first meeting at OCC Library Sept. 17 (posted 9/10/15)

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

Space Foundation's Discovery Center offers Star Wars-themed activities Dec. 5 (posted 12/1/15)

Humane Society
Reducing feral cat population focus of Humane Society's spay/neuter day Oct. 21 (posted 10/15/15)

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

Family asks viewers of annual Christmas display to leave donations for Westside CARES (posted 12/18/15)

20 grants (totaling $119,600) from Osborne Trust to nonprofits aiding Westside-area needy (posted 11/4/15)

Local restaurant donating for SKSF Nov. 8 - but you need the flyer! (posted 11/2/15)

Teen Court event with El Pomar Foundation supports restorative justice program for teens (posted 11/2/15)

Assistance League's annual Fun Fair raises money for charity at Shrine Club Nov. 6 (posted 11/2/15)

Food donations requested by Silver Key to help needy seniors at Thanksgiving (posted 10/29/15)

First step in Silver Key move to east side - large new kitchen at Murray location (posted 10/22/15)

Donations requested for 11th annual Coats & Cans Community Drive through Nov. 13 (posted 9/26/15)

Volunteer tutors needed for Literacy Center; can be as young as 14 (posted 9/9/15)

In Memoriam
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)

Henry 'Duke' Boswell, WWII hero, Westside resident/teacher (posted 12/1/15)

Ron Baalman, OCC Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory owner (posted 11/27/15)

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