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Ongoing Issues
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)

2017 'Yellow Book,' offering info for seniors, available for free at PPACG (posted 5/16/17)

Dodgeball fundraiser at Coronado April 22 to counter youth suicide issue (posted 4/12/17)

If limbs in snowstorm didn't fall from city trees, it's not their problem (posted 4/5/17)

Study including possible Old Colorado City lane reduction moves forward (posted 4/1/17)


Public Safety
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 cops get a 'cubbyhole' (not a station) in OCC maintenance building (posted 4/29/17)

Meeting April 20 to focus on lingering flood issues from Waldo Canyon Fire (posted 4/11/17)


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)

Community effort built Buena Vista playground in 1995; now it's gone (posted 5/8/17)

New (but smaller) playground coming for Westside Community Center (posted 4/27/17)

Volunteers invited to aid cleanup at Westside Community Center May 6 (posted 4/21/17)


Old Colorado City History Center
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)

Displays at cabin, model train at OCC History Center during Territory Days (posted 5/22/17)

19th century spotlight for singer/storyteller at OCC History Center May 12 (posted 5/2/17)

OCC History Center offers chance to 'revote' in centennial of Colorado City annexation (posted 4/10/17)

OCC History Center program April 14 on century of Scouting in Pikes Peak region (posted 4/3/17)


Old Colorado City Library
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)

April 7 kicks off First Friday ArtWalks in Old Colorado City for 2017 (posted 3/26/17)


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)

Range Riders to visit Westside on horseback twice in June (posted 5/25/17)

Back from the dead: OCC car show being revived by new/old organizers (posted 3/24/17)


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)

Thompson new OWN president; Welling Clark starting 'Westside Alliance' (posted 3/30/17)


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


Charitable
New director of Westside's regional Alzheimer's Association office (posted 7/25/17)

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

Osborne Trust application opportunity for charities on Westside, up Ute Pass (posted 5/16/17)

Westside CARES executive director stepping down after 15 years (posted 5/16/17)


Space Foundation
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)

Retired Navy rear admiral hired as new Space Foundation CEO (posted 3/30/17)

Grand opening at Space Foundation April 2 for specialized lab used on shuttles (posted 3/20/17)


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



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