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Ongoing Issues
High winds: County emergency office lists sites to drop off slash, spoiled food (posted 1/12/17)

Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2016: numbers 1-7 (posted 1/9/17)

Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2016: numbers 8-14 (posted 1/9/17)

Pioneer's top 20 Westside stories of 2016: numbers 15-20 & honorable mention (posted 1/9/17)

Unused: Book once co-funded by state/city as Westside historic preservation guide (posted 12/23/16)

Festive Westside photos reflect Christmas holiday season (posted 12/19/16)

Westside loses last free paper, plastic recycling bins, but other drop-offs around town (posted 12/16/16)

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)


Public Safety
City boards up Bancroft Park bandshell as OCC leaders seek answers (posted 2/25/17)

Signs for median-safety law go up at 12 intersections, 2 on Westside (posted 2/22/17)

Summer without Bancroft Park bandshell? That's what City Parks sees (posted 2/13/17)

'Purposely set' fire chars Bancroft Park bandshell; city officials investigating (posted 1/27/17)

Median-safety law passes; enforcement requires signage to be posted (posted 1/26/17)

Proposed city law would have effect of curtailing median panhandling (posted 1/15/17)

CSPD offers monthly citizen classes at Gold Hill Station; 1st is Jan. 26 (posted 1/12/17)

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)


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)


Old Colorado City History Center
Ex-Marine/FBI/CIA investigator to speak at OCC History Center Feb. 11 (posted 1/30/17)

City-wide preservation group at Old Colorado City History Center Jan. 13 (posted 1/3/17)

OCC History Center closed from Dec. 20-Jan. 3; reflects volunteer need (posted 12/14/16)

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)


Old Colorado City Library
Awaiting PPLD study results, acting manager remains at OCC Library helm (posted 12/21/16)

Sansing, OCC Library manager since 2008, taking job in Wisconsin (posted 7/19/16)


Arts
Westside Calendar 2017 - month-by-month Pioneer photos from 2016 (posted 1/8/17)

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)


Groups/Clubs
24-hour 'Sobriety Rocks' at New Year's for people dealing with alcohol issues (posted 12/17/16)

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)


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


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
Hospital recognizes Westsider who's donated 100 gallons of blood (posted 12/27/16)

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)


Space Foundation
Former space program engineer honored for volunteering at Discovery Center (posted 2/8/17)

Space Foundation board begins search for permanent CEO (posted 1/3/17)


In Memoriam
Joel Beck, Westside builder, engineer, union man, volunteer (posted 2/24/17)

Marie Pemberton, 25-year owner of Westside motel (posted 1/20/17)

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)



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