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January 2005
January 13
January 20
January 27
February 2005
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 2005
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 2005
April 7
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 2005
May 5
May 12
May 19
May 26
June 2005
June 2
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 2005
July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28
August 2005
August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25
September 2005
September 1
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 2005
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27
November 2005
November 3
November 10
November 17
November 23
December 2005
December 1
December 8
December 15
December 22
December 29

Articles by Subject

Featured Sections
Biz Buzz
1/13/05: Tsunami benefit nets $2,000
1/27/05: Art show, blues jams scheduled
2/3/05: Laser welder; hynosis workshop
2/10/05: 'Aunt Dimity' signing; Restaurant reopening; Victorian talk
2/24/05: Efforts for Silver Key, MD underway
3/3/05: New shop in Old Town specializes in African goods
3/17/05: 'Light and Dark' art exhibit
3/24/05: New shop in Old Town specializes in African goods
3/31/05: Ranch House work gets started
4/14/05: Celebration, Rocky Mountain Insight schedule April events
4/28/05: Mother's and Kentucky Derby Day
5/5/05: Three businesses open; Silver Key planning Pumpkin-thon
5/12/05: Angler's Covey sets June 4 'grand'
5/26/05: New avenue eatery in 2500 block
6/2/05: Area's 1st PostNet opens at Grandview
6/9/05: 'Mineral Treasures'; Peak Ballet Theatre move
6/16/05: OCCA seeks longer store hours
6/23/05: Art show for Garden June 25
6/30/05: Squash Blossom has opening July 8; Tiny Barge at T&B's
7/7/05: Farm & Art Market opens; Art benefit raises $1,600 for Garden
7/21/05: Scarecrow Days event to expand
7/28/05: Arby's site to become Bank of Broadmoor branch
8/4/05: New building for In Motion at West Wind Center
8/11/05: Reilly art show to benefit Land Trust
8/18/05: Loft garages built behind Waycott
8/25/05: New Laura Belle's owners plan fund-raising bash
9/8/05: Avenue to close briefly Sept. 22 for footrace
9/22/05: Goodwill needs more furniture, housewares for evacuees
9/29/05: 'Sleuth' signings include Greer
10/6/05: Safeway fetes Red Rock store's remodel
11/3/05: Goodwill doll sale Nov. 11-12
11/10/05: Bloom back on for Mill Hill
11/17/05: Grand openings for Gunter-Wolff art gallery, Ace Hardware
11/23/05: Wampler Gallery to have grand opening Dec. 2
12/1/05: Goodwill accepting year-end donations
12/8/05: CPCD getting together helpers, helpees
12/22/05: Farm Crest manager honored

Cobweb Corners
1/13/05: Our railroads
1/20/05: More on our railroads
1/27/05: School lunches over the years
2/3/05: The unusual carriage team
2/10/05: The early days of moving pictures
2/17/05: The view from the top
2/24/05: Where does Colorado City end?
3/3/05: The coming of Alexander Industries
3/10/05: Alexander Industries' film side
3/17/05: Wetter times in Colorado City
3/24/05: A golden opportunity
3/31/05: The Log Cabin anniversary
4/7/05: The (in)famous tunnels
4/14/05: The first traffic light
4/21/05: A summer outing
4/28/05: Streetcars: Not just for travel
5/5/05: Movie time in the 1920s
5/12/05: The long and short of the Short Line
5/19/05: Who was Ruxton?
5/26/05: Ute Pass: From trail to 4-lane road
6/2/05: Where the wood came from
6/9/05: A quiz on local history
6/16/05: Answers to local-history quiz
6/23/05: Spudnuts and other treats
6/30/05: Two stories of the missing engine
7/7/05: A sweet dream
7/14/05: Colorado Springs in films
7/21/05: El Paso County's first car
7/28/05: Save your old pictures!
8/4/05: Imagine how it was...
8/11/05: Her first ride on the Wild Flower Train
8/18/05: The miraculous train wreck of 1903
8/25/05: The bear with cattle horns
9/1/05: Items found after sorting the mail
9/8/05: Gold Camp Road's ghost rider
9/15/05: When Did Colorado City Start?
9/22/05: That other town
9/29/05: When Teddy Roosevelt came to town
10/6/05: Thar's gold in that creek!
10/13/05: General Grant pays a call
10/20/05: The forgotten importance of coal
10/27/05: A mystery street from the early days
11/3/05: Mystery street, Part 2
11/10/05: Along the Avenue
11/17/05: Houses can be note-worthy
11/23/05: The car show of 1903
12/1/05: A cemetery on Pikes Peak?
12/8/05: On the lookout for twins
12/15/05: When Christmas started in December
12/22/05: Yes, Virginia, it is Colorado Springs
12/29/05: More info about the old Avenue

COSMIX Updates
8/25/05: Work-zone road to get resurfaced
9/15/05: Work resumes on Holland Park wall
10/6/05: Lane switch at Ellston bridges

The County Connection
4/14/05: Making a difference
6/2/05: What the county does
7/21/05: Scouting for government
9/29/05: Setting county goals... with citizen help

District 1 Report
4/28/05: Challenges ahead
6/23/05: Update on Honey Locust 'open space'
8/11/05: The need for zoning enforcement

District 3 Report
9/22/05: Returning Bancroft Park to the citizens

Editor's Desk
1/13/05: Bring it on... we think
1/20/05: Sorry, OWN, but this was sloppy
1/27/05: Can you do the 'Varsouvianna'?
2/3/05: Who you gonna call?
2/10/05: Thank you, Terry Putman
2/17/05: Crass commercialism
2/24/05: The ditching of Camp Creek
3/3/05: KFC: A need for balance
3/10/05: Paid parking: Heresy or hope?
3/17/05: Parading to Old Colorado City
3/24/05: Are we involved yet?
3/31/05: Good news is the best news
4/7/05: Questions about overlay plan
4/14/05: Smoke that got in our eyes
4/21/05: 'Mountain lifestyle'? Vroom!
4/28/05: Beware the jabberwock
5/5/05: Coronado musicians do us proud
5/12/05: Buffaloes: Let's not do this again
5/19/05: One size fits all?
5/26/05: Gold Colorado City
6/2/05: All aboard the Red Rock shuttle
6/9/05: State rep on governor's wrong side
6/16/05: Westsider feedback needed on 24
6/23/05: Growing pains for Montessori
6/30/05: Old Town and the Fourth
7/7/05: A semi-significant milestone
7/14/05: Gold Camp Roadkill
7/21/05: Reviving the Westside Plan
7/28/05: The long and short of big and little
8/4/05: Life in No Man's Land
8/11/05: History in our future
8/18/05: Back to school - no pressure
8/25/05: No 'big box' at Gold Hill Mesa
9/1/05: Rock Ledge: Making a name
9/8/05: Words of wisdom from Ed Schoch
9/15/05: Looking behind the fiery words
9/22/05: Looking to the weekend
9/29/05: Our first 16-pager
10/6/05: Keeping up with Mr. Westside
10/13/05: Midland stands in its own line
10/20/05: The downside of Territory Days
10/27/05: On cowboys and elections
11/3/05: Big highway, big headline
11/10/05: Highway curves
11/17/05: Westside thankfulness
11/23/05: The Westside's commissioner
12/1/05: Dashing through the snow
12/8/05: How compatible are we?
12/15/05: Also a season for honor
12/22/05: Happy CSAPs, Merry Christmas
12/29/05: The Pioneer's 2nd birthday

Guest Columns
10/6/05: City's 'sweetheart' deal sour for OCC firm by Dave Hughes

In their own words
6/30/05: Neil Luehring and Bob Edgar - recalling the Westside of old
7/7/05: Neil Luehring and Bob Edgar - Part 2

Letters
1/27/05: From Ken and Emily Kress
2/10/05: From Susan Cormier and Kent Obee
2/17/05: From George Hayward and Rosalie Bradt
3/3/05: Here's to Pioneer's next 99 years from Julianne Rist
3/10/05: Lesson from 33rd Street vandalism from Linda Muth
4/14/05: From Jack Beal
5/5/05: From Ron Wright and Frank Bernhard
6/30/05: More to Montessori Story from Sue Spengler
8/4/05: From Rose Kliewer
8/11/05: Infrastructure needs are 'obvious' from Aimee Cox
8/18/05: Pioneer 'a great way to keep up' from Pat Woods
9/1/05: Kindergarteners needed at Howbert from Allison Wroe
9/15/05: From Rose Kliewer and Aaron Moore
9/22/05: Midland tradition worth preserving from Don Ellis
9/29/05: Values West Side Tattoo's mural from Naomi Romero
10/13/05: 4 cents worth from a Westside native from Judy Freeman
10/20/05: From Judith Kasten and Patty Strauch
11/10/05: Equestrian club helps with area trails from Marilyn Billings
11/17/05: Thanks for Artists' Tour coverage from Karen Pierce
11/23/05: From Alicia Griggs and Sallie Clark
12/22/05: 'A great job with the Pioneer' from Charlie Paterson

Meet a Westsider
1/20/05: Bill Borders
2/3/05: Rich Tullis
2/17/05: Dixie Fields
3/3/05: Deke Collins
3/17/05: Bob Kliewer
3/31/05: Isaiah
4/14/05: Elizabeth Calhoun
4/28/05: Liz Harrington
5/12/05: Drusylla Georgeson
5/26/05: Betty C. Hill
6/9/05: Bill Schoknecht
6/23/05: Betsy Evans
7/7/05: Barbara Kelley
7/21/05: Mary Lovell
8/4/05: Marge Knorr
8/18/05: Candy Lesoing
9/1/05: Beverley Disch
9/15/05: Mike Greer
9/29/05: Jeremy Johnson
10/13/05: Peggy Harrell
10/27/05: George Gravenstein
11/10/05: Dick Wulf
11/23/05: Kimme Rodgers
12/8/05: Charlie Paterson
12/22/05: Todd Marts

Old Town art scene
6/16/05: 'Blossom' summer shows set

Volunteering
10/20/05: 'Poker run' for injured man involves 3 Westside bars

Westside politickin'
2/24/05: Hente, Brody campaigns gearing up
3/3/05: Brody plans parade appearance

Westside History
5/5/05: Some unknowns in early- 1900s photo

Westside Schools/District 11 School News
1/13/05: Coronado collecting donations for tsunami orphans
1/27/05: Westside Schools: 'Apple' support sought at BV
2/3/05: Instrumentalists honored; inauguration attended
2/24/05: Montessori night at Buena Vista; Ivywild knitters seek help
3/3/05: 7 Coronado instrumentalists play in All-State Orchestra
3/10/05: West students communicate with space station
3/31/05: More honors for Coronado musicians
4/14/05: Coronado Basketball Camp for girl hoopsters April 29
4/21/05: Arts festival at Howbert, donations sought for Whittier
4/28/05: Ivywild rummage sale; honors for Coronado, West, Holmes students
5/5/05: Jackson, Pike lead encouraging CSAP reading results
5/26/05: Coronado Knowledge Bowl team first to bring back state trophy
6/2/05: Some CHS teachers retire
8/18/05: New D-11 teachers, open house dates/times listed
9/29/05: Student efforts continue to help hurricane victims
10/13/05: 'Change' drive culminates Oct. 14 at Howbert
10/20/05: Pike adds second kindergarten classroom
11/10/05: Whittier planning craft fair Nov. 19; preschoolers flock to Buena Vista 12/15/05: District 11 School News: Conner leads Coronado math team to semifinal slot


What do you do?
1/13/05: Carol Jones
1/27/05: Jennifer Warren
2/10/05: Mike Anderson
2/24/05: Kathy Ebbs
3/10/05: Kent Murray
3/24/05: Sue Coulter
4/7/05: Sandy Hofmann
4/21/05: Kim Pray
5/5/05: Tonja Gross
5/19/05: Kasie Swain
6/2/05: Mike Pach
6/16/05: Lymon Mark
6/30/05: Cathy Thompson
7/14/05: Linda-Marie Crespo
7/28/05: Tom Woodruff
8/11/05: E.D. Rucker
8/25/05: Frank Schmidt
9/8/05: Shelley Laur
9/22/05: Andréa DuBose
10/6/05: Joan Muse
10/20/05: Elizabeth Kahn
11/3/05: Steven Brown
11/17/05: Lori Daugherty
12/1/05: Colette Monat
12/15/05: Pat Gulya
12/29/05: Bette Lamore


Other Articles
Art
2/3/05: New paintings at show
2/10/05: From bugs to bears
5/5/05: 'Mentor & Muse' art exhibit May 13-14
5/26/05: Concrete wall becomes a nature scene
8/18/05: Shop's 'Graffiti-style' mural includes Western themes
9/15/05: OWN, Tattoo shop representatives spar over 'grafitti' mural
10/20/05: Perhaps pondering the properties of pavement
11/3/05: 5 Westside locations on Artists' Studio Tour
11/3/05: Art Tour locations listed
11/17/05: Tour de Westside

Bear Creek Nature Center & Park
1/13/05: Docent orientation class at Bear Creek Jan. 22
2/24/05: Pavilion to give Nature Center an 'outdoor classroom'
4/14/05: Nature center volunteer class set
4/28/05: Scouts planting aspen trees at Nature Center
6/16/05: Retail plan next to Bear Creek Park draws fire
6/23/05: Art finds crossroads in 'concrete couch' at Bear Creek Park overlook
6/23/05: Bunny at Bear Creek
7/14/05: 'Classical Strings' at Bear Creek Nature Center
7/21/05: Nature Center class
8/11/05: Work on new Bear Creek Nature Center pavilion to start in October
8/25/05: Volunteer training at Nature Center
9/29/05: Donation aids Bear Creek tennis court repairs
10/20/05: Bear Creek volunteer class Oct. 22
12/1/05: Nature Center seeks bears for 'Celebration'
12/1/05: Nature Center's pavilion expected to arrive in January
12/15/05: A jaunt between snowbanks

Beidleman Nature Center
4/14/05: Catamount schedules Beidleman Earth Day activites April 23
9/1/05: Volunteers needed at Beidleman
10/27/05: Good muck-rakers
11/10/05: Conservation seminar at Beidleman

Boys and Girls Club
6/9/05: Thunderbirds a blast for Westside Boys & Girls Club

Buildings and New Construction
1/27/05: Changes on the way at Waycott
1/27/05: Lofts could mark start of new style for Old Town
2/10/05: Council approves office expansion/remodel in avenue's 1000 block
3/24/05: Plan for major medical center at Fillmore/Centennial
4/7/05: Renovation underway at 1621 W. Colorado
4/28/05: Live/work duplex plan approved off Lower Gold Camp Road
5/5/05: Volunteers pitch in at Bluffs
5/12/05: Grading, design to alleviate terrain issues for Indian Mesa project near Holmes
7/21/05: City mulling revised plan for Victorian Heights
7/28/05: 43-unit hillside project begins at King & 19th
8/4/05: JA proposal to be discussed Aug. 9
9/8/05: Duplexes at angled intersection
10/13/05: 19th-Uintah Shamrock station gets facelift
10/13/05: Tempered OK from County Parks Board on new JA plan for land swap
10/20/05: 'Casitas' project may start this month
10/20/05: Grading to start soon for future Westside medical facility, Centennial extension
10/27/05: City JA consideration depends on county commissioners
11/3/05: Reason provided for closed-off house on W. Pikes Peak
11/10/05: JA appeals PlanCom's zone change denial to council; County has approved land- swap proposal
11/23/05: Gilland, Stockton design to make old new again
12/1/05: Revised Victorian Heights plan to Placo Dec. 8
12/8/05: A steep task
12/8/05: Proposed subdivision on Mesa Road unpopular with neighbors so far
12/8/05: Touches of old and new in couple's redevelopment at 1621 W. Colorado Ave.
12/8/05: Victorian Heights proposal to be postponed
12/15/05: JA rezoning plan loses at City Council; Impacts on Bear Creek Park, Eighth Street cited in opposing arguments

Charity
1/13/05: Pleasant Valley man helping bring aid to tsunami victims
7/28/05: Lippincott, Rucker to get 'arrested' Aug. 3 for MDA cause
8/25/05: Westside CARES gives helping hand to schools; Community aid through churches
9/8/05: Westside part of efforts to aid Katrina victims
9/15/05: Katrina aid grows on Westside
9/22/05: Cancer awareness run starts, ends on Westside Oct. 1
9/29/05: Sacred Heart holding Katrina-related pancake breakfast
11/17/05: Westside CARES Thanksgiving service

Christmas Time
12/1/05: DHS plans holiday events for youths
12/22/05: Certifying Santa Claus; Westside business trains, places bearded men around the country

City Parks
1/13/05: Too late for Bancroft fund-raisers, City Parks rules
1/20/05: City hopes new pressure tank will solve Bancroft restroom problems
1/20/05: Heimlicher to take Bancroft battle to council
1/20/05: How much should be done for Honeylocust?
1/20/05: Money freed up to reopen restrooms in 3 Westside parks
2/3/05: Blunt needs adopter in 'Bloom' sequel
2/10/05: Red Rock development leader steps down
2/17/05: Putman on his resignation: 'I'd had enough'
2/24/05: New shingles for the bandshell
3/10/05: Upgraded Bancroft restrooms get St. Pat's test
3/17/05: Bancroft restrooms pass the parade test
3/17/05: Blunt Park taken off 'Bloom' adoptee list
5/5/05: New summer event to join first day of Farmers' Market
5/19/05: 3 years later, city bans horses in Westside park
5/26/05: Horses OK again at Promontory Point
6/16/05: 'Genny Garden' gives heart to Thorndale Park
8/11/05: Season's last Bancroft concert Aug. 16
8/25/05: 'Genny garden' city finalist again
9/29/05: Council to limit Bancroft crafters
10/6/05: Craft group to fight city's new Bancroft plan; JEI head pledges council complaint, says he' ll go to governor if need be
10/13/05: City: Plumbers yes, crafters no; Council makes no changes in policy for Bancroft Park
10/20/05: Santa at Bancroft may have to relocate; Reason: Potential 167% hike in rental fees for Old Town park
11/23/05: Surprise! No rental disputes for Bancroft Park in '06
12/1/05: Heimlicher: Cancel fee for Santa in Bancroft
12/15/05: Heimlicher stops Bancroft fee increase; But he 'didn't have the votes' to waive costs for Santa Claus in cabin

County Parks
4/14/05: Bear Creek Garden plans annual opening April 23
6/2/05: County Parks Master Plan update considered
9/15/05: JA's 'win-win' plan loses at County Parks Board meeting
10/20/05: Volunteers do goats' work to stop weeds; Natural control is working (but expensive) at Bear Creek Park

Entertainment
1/27/05: 'Pappy' Shaw dance revival at Carriage Stop
2/10/05: Dinner, show at Peak Ballet Theatre fund raiser
3/17/05: Fun park to open near Westside
3/31/05: Westside Scottish dancers hope to add to their numbers
4/14/05: Cowgirl queen learns to dance
5/26/05: Callers schedule next Pappy Shaw revival dance June 4
8/4/05: Pappy Shaw dance program Aug. 6 at Carriage Stop

Events
2/3/05: Church fetes building's 100th birthday
2/24/05: Local Rotarians honor 100th birthday by giving money, time to Silver Key, Confluence Park
4/28/05: Identity-theft detective shares know-how in talks on Westside
6/9/05: Sign-ups strong for 11th annual Starlight Spectacular bike event June 18
6/16/05: All part of commissioning
6/23/05: Record 900-plus in '05 Starlight Spectacular
7/7/05: Native fireworks
7/14/05: Name that Foal! Chance to win two trail-ride certificates
7/21/05: 'Name that Foal' deadline July 25
7/28/05: Follow-ups; Filly name winner delayed a week
8/4/05: 'Chinook' blows in a winner for girl, 14, in filly-naming contest
8/11/05: A horse with a name
8/18/05: Overnight relay event Aug. 19-20 helps fight cancer by Gina Hethcock
9/1/05: Peak ride to raise money in Westside cycle guide's memory
9/15/05: Major event reminders: Festival, Scarecrow Days, Red Rock link
9/29/05: 1-mile avenue evening footrace surprises some
10/13/05: 8 ways to 'make a difference' on Westside
10/13/05: A John Henry for a fan
10/20/05: Checking out the rolling stock
11/10/05: Wild winds wallop Westside
11/23/05: Looking for Broadmoor bargains
12/29/05: So, what happened on the Westside in 2005? Top story: Big plans by state for Hwy 24

Farmer's Market
6/9/05: Farmers' Market back for 18th year
6/9/05: Is it summer now?

Garden of the Gods
3/3/05: 'Celebration' events to start with symposiums
3/3/05: 'Summer Celebration' offers events, seeks Garden of Gods help
3/10/05: Work done, GOG citizen board disbands
3/24/05: Night shift
4/7/05: Earth Day activities at Garden of Gods April 16
4/7/05: UCCS' Arbogast leads off Garden of the Gods lecture series April 18 at CC
4/14/05: 1st of 7 Garden workdays April 16
4/14/05: Denver Museum curator to be 'Discovery' speaker April 25
4/21/05: Earth Day events at Garden of Gods attract 3,000
5/26/05: Learning history in an unlikely location
6/9/05: Professor: Continued need for restoration work at Garden
7/21/05: Kissing Camels garden tour to raise money for Garden of Gods
7/28/05: Visiting gardens to help the Garden
9/1/05: 157 naturalized at Garden of Gods center
11/3/05: Volunteer workdays for Garden's drainage problems
11/17/05: Garden of Gods Foundation tops $1M
12/8/05: GOG Rd. left-turn lane limits this month

Gold Camp Road
1/13/05: Gold Camp 'compromise' plan would reopen historic road to one-way traffic
1/27/05: City to take Gold Camp comments
1/27/05: Close to 100 at OCC History Center hear Ellis relate Gold Camp Road story
2/3/05: Parks Board's Gold Camp meeting at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10
2/17/05: Last local meeting on Gold Camp plan
3/10/05: City Gold Camp position: Limit cars
3/17/05: County: Open Gold Camp one way
6/30/05: Gold Camp Road decision expected after July 4
7/14/05: Gold Camp EIS a 'ho-hum' job? Hefley, others displeased with results of $290,000 Forest Service road study
9/1/05: Appeals extension for Gold Camp Road
12/8/05: Spotted owl flies into Gold Camp Road picture

Gold Hill Mesa
1/27/05: Gold Hill Mesa grading start seen now as no sooner than mid-February
3/10/05: Earth-moving set to begin for Gold Hill Mesa's Phase 1
3/24/05: Grading begins at Gold Hill Mesa
5/19/05: Gold Hill Mesa project means big changes for 21st Street
5/19/05: Van Briggle resists city on median
7/28/05: Gold Hill gains ground; Air-quality monitoring passes 1st test
7/28/05: Gold Hill gains ground; Filing 1 grading done; community center start seen this fall
8/25/05: Gold Hill Mesa: The quest for a 'village concept' hardware store
11/23/05: Hughes seeks memories of Golden Cycles mill
12/1/05: Gold Hill community center work now seen in January

Goodwill
3/3/05: Dolls through the years

Government
6/2/05: New automated county phones
7/21/05: State endangered-species public meeting at DOW room
10/20/05: City still offering no-interest rehab loans... for now
12/1/05: Forum on state business personal property tax Dec. 10

Guardian Angels
1/20/05:OWN invites Guardian Angels
2/3/05: New bum hotspot: 29th and Colorado
2/3/05: Guardian Angels chapter recruiting volunteers on Westside
12/15/05: Short-handed Guardian Angels pull back from Westside for time being

Head Start
2/17/05: Head Start program seeks volunteers for clients, resource book
5/5/05: CPCD looking for 'success stories'
7/7/05: 'Head Start-opoly' volunteers sought for anniversary
8/4/05: Head Start to offer class at its Westside headquarters
9/1/05: CPCD builds its own Head Start classroom
9/1/05: CPCD looking for preschoolers

Highway 24
1/13/05: CDOT to seek solutions at second Hwy 24 meeting
2/3/05: Hwy 24: Brainstorming sessions in rear-view mirror
3/17/05: Spreading the word about Westside Hwy 24 planning meetings
4/7/05: Watt: $250M figure 'conceptual'
4/7/05: April 14 Hwy 24 meeting will provide exhibits, one-on-one opportunities
4/21/05: Next step: 'Fatal flaw'
6/16/05: Range of 'potential solutions' await public at next Westside Hwy 24 open house June 21
6/23/05: Follow-ups
6/23/05: Highway 24: Driving to Level 2
10/6/05: Next Hwy 24 open house Nov. 10
10/27/05: Cimarron interchange identified as part of Ref D
11/3/05: Highway 24 looms large: Roadway width could double; businesses, homes at risk in CDOT plans
11/3/05: Westside Highway 24 project team responds to questions on size, scope
11/10/05: Local committees oppose Hwy 24 options
11/17/05: How to reach CDOT with comments
11/17/05: Hwy 24 work at least 10 years off; Date could be more distant if project does not become a local priority
11/17/05: 'I thought I'd walked into Los Angeles'; Little enthusiasm for CDOT's Westside Highway 24 plans at Nov. 10 open house
12/15/05: Hwy 24 'no action' action items listed
12/29/05: Next Hwy 24 meeting Jan. 26

Historical
1/13/05: Ellis to talk on early-days rail line
1/27/05: Shaw recalled as 'bigger than life'
2/3/05: 'Reflections' author to speak at History Center
2/24/05: McFarland to unveil obscure Midland train photos in talk at History Center Feb. 26
3/3/05: McFarland evokes train memories for History Center crowd
3/3/05: Stratton enactor to give show at History Center March 11
3/17/05: Stratton comes alive
3/24/05: End of an era on Garden of the Gods Rd.
3/24/05: Floating on root beer memories
3/24/05: Kaman Sciences was a major player in its day
3/31/05: Hughes to discuss Colorado City and Civil War
4/14/05: 'Western Gettysburg'
4/21/05: Ebersole 'Decade' speaker May 2; Arbogast keeps Garden of Gods archaelogical sites secret
4/28/05: Dino-killing asteroid signs sought in Springs
5/5/05: So old it's new
5/12/05: Mayberry to discuss Pike expedition
6/9/05: Now for the next 100 years
6/23/05: Buffalo soldiers talk kicks off OCCHS' Tuesday series
8/4/05: Calamity Jane portrayal planned at library Aug. 13
8/11/05: 8th annual Cemetery Crawl Aug. 20-21
8/11/05: Author: Don't forget ladies of night from Colorado's early days
8/11/05: Founders' Day: Activities to make history fun for kids
8/18/05: Founders' Day pleases young, old
8/18/05: Spann to revive great-grandma's memory again at 8th annual Cemetery Crawl
8/18/05: Light, well-rounded music
8/25/05: Despite rain, Cemetery Crawl bolsters OCCHS funds
8/25/05: Reliving Grandpa's career in Old Town
9/1/05: Long-time Westsider to talk about ways to document the past at History Center Sept. 9
9/15/05: A pastor's wife recalls her days at 'Old Bethany'
9/29/05: The story of a house: Owner eases personal tragedy by selling to offspring of family that once loved it there
10/6/05: Pettit to talk on lives of Ute Indian women
10/13/05: History Center open to field trips
11/3/05: O'Boyle at History Center Nov. 11
11/3/05: Pettit talks about Utes, who once called this home
12/29/05: Pike-specializing docent to speak at History Center

Humane Society
2/10/05: Humane Society offers discount certificates for Spay Day Feb. 22
7/14/05: Annual Adopt-a-thon event at Humane Society July 16-17
7/21/05: No break in animal services; Interim contract to Pikes Peak Humane

I-25
1/20/05: Will it be cosmic if I-25's COSMIX gets done on time?
2/3/05: Joint venture of experienced I-25 design/construction firms wins COSMIX bid
2/24/05: CDOT busy securing COSMIX right of way
3/24/05: Replacement of I-25/Bijou bridge to start in summer 2006
4/28/05: City staff asked to look at Cimarron Street bridge replacement by 2008
5/26/05: COSMIX 'open house' scheduled May 26
5/26/05: I-25: Colorado Ave. bridge added to COSMIX; aesthetics questions raised
5/26/05: Explaining all those colors and lines
5/26/05: I-25: RTA Fillmore work to anticipate interchange
5/26/05: Some details about coming I-25 project
6/9/05: 24-hour information phone number set up for COSMIX
6/23/05: Removal of Fillmore-GOG light poles needed to allow COSMIX widening
7/14/05: COSMIX underway north of Fillmore; Barriers to allow widening into median
7/14/05: Work starts on Holland Park noise wall
8/11/05: I-25 work north of Fillmore affecting local traffic
9/8/05: Katrina delays I-25 noise wall work
10/13/05: Holland Park noise-wall panels being installed
11/23/05: Do not open 'til long after Christmas; New I-25 lanes need warm nights for final paving to allow use
12/29/05: I-25 noise wall completed in front of Holland Park

Library
1/13/05: Dogs' life at Old Colorado City Library
2/10/05: Good news on ceiling problem
2/10/05: Library future goes before public Feb. 15
2/17/05: Historical preservation with modern touches envisioned for OCC library's interior redesign
3/24/05: Library's Phase 1 work to start with windows April 4
4/7/05: Sign of change at Old Colorado City Library
6/9/05: Phase 1 of OCC Library restoration underway
7/21/05: No steps, no problem for OCC Library
9/1/05: Sandstoning of library steps delayed to mid-September
9/8/05: Tuesdays to be 'family nights' at OCC Library
10/13/05: 'Masquerade' fund-raiser for OCC Library Oct. 29
12/8/05: Library steps still awaiting right-size sandstone

Local Businesses
1/13/05: Hoping his business scores
2/10/05: I-25 widening impact: Drive-In Liquors buys out Charlie's, is relocating there
2/17/05: Aspiring ballet company finds home on West Pikes Peak Ave.
2/24/05: Husband-wife team opens pizza/deli in Old Town
3/3/05: KFC/A&W plan spurs neighborhood questions
3/3/05: KFC signs would be taller than most in that area
3/17/05: KFC corporate reps to attend meeting on proposed store March 30
3/17/05: New Angler's Covey going into the ground... and water
3/31/05: KFC reps compromise on signs, but leery of CDOT street-widening mandate
4/7/05: CDOT mulling options for KFC street work
4/28/05: Both Westside hardware stores closing their doors
4/28/05: Grocery market evolves on Westside
5/12/05: Intel employee receives annual Athena award
5/26/05: Ace manager thanks PV for letters; new site still sought
6/2/05: 25 years for Old Town dental practice
6/9/05: Celebrity jewelry estate sale in Old Town June 22
7/7/05: Large new ArtSports facility to open in Holland Park
7/14/05: Academy Stables: Last one left on Westside providing Garden rides
7/28/05: Ace plans October opening of new store in West Wind Center
7/28/05: 'Miss Libby' closes Wooden Shoe Nursery after 51 years
7/28/05: Old Town GuestHouse changes hands; Casters, who built the B&B in Old Town 10 years ago, sell to Wicks
7/28/05: Will jail cell help store 'lock up' more business?
8/25/05: Ranch House opening; Healthy food goal at former Hungry Farmer
9/15/05: Buffalo not likely to roam in new enclosure at G&C
9/15/05: Midlanders use Westside Plan to oppose business in residential zone
9/29/05: City inspector blesses tattoo shop's mural
10/6/05: Plumbing business finds some love in Midland
10/13/05: City: Plumbers yes, crafters no; Affordable's appeal wins in Midland area
10/13/05: 'Soft' opening this week at new Ace Hardware on Centennial Boulevard
11/3/05: Walgreens coming to Uintah Gardens, maybe West Colorado
11/10/05: Goodwill seeking foster-care families
11/10/05: Last hurdles cleared for new KFC/A&W at 31st
11/17/05: 11th annual B&B tour to bolster History Center Dec. 4
11/17/05: Major indoor training center opens on Westside
12/1/05: Westside B&Bs lead annual fund-raising tour for History Center Dec. 4
12/8/05: B&B tour: $1,100 for OCCHS
12/15/05: Customized health building opens at West Wind
12/15/05: Historic first Historic House Tour
12/22/05: More than an extreme makeover for former Western Sizzlin' on 8th Street

12/29/05: Persistent Walgreens push in 3000 block of avenue
Mesa Springs
5/5/05: Planned I-25 interchanges to be topics at next Mesa Springs, OWN meetings
6/16/05: Mesa Springs CDBG work may start in August

Midland
9/29/05: Neighborhood meeting scheduled for controversial Midland commercial use

Military News
6/16/05: April tops in his West Point graduating class
9/22/05: 'I love you'... from war zone to the Westside

Miscellaneous News
4/7/05: Troop 3 Boy Scout completes Eagle project
5/5/05: Gold Awards earned by 4 Westside Girl Scouts
5/19/05: Building supplies
10/13/05: Boy Scout Council buys Bally's
10/27/05: From another time
11/3/05: Flu shots Nov. 18 at PPNB
12/15/05: Question/answer

Museums
1/20/05: History Center schedules speakers in February, March
4/14/05: 4th Annual Victorian Tea and Fashion Show at History Center April 30
5/12/05: Historical jackpot with first online credit card
10/27/05: 6 area authors at History Center reception Nov. 6
12/1/05: Francese becoming a Pike 'rascal' at Pioneers Museum

Neighborhoods
1/27/05: Mesa Springs Association mulls sites for sidewalks
4/7/05: CDBG talk at Mesa Springs meeting
4/21/05: Broadway Bluffs to benefit from National Rebuilding Day
6/16/05: Plenty of upside at first Garden Fair
10/13/05: CDBG phase of Vermijo project underway
11/10/05: Subdivision seeks help for problems

No Man's Land
8/4/05: No man's land? Avenue segment east of Manitou finally getting spotlight
9/8/05: Grant application submitted for 'No man's land' analysis
12/1/05: Manitou gets grant for No Man's Land analysis; CS, county getting in act

Norris-Penrose Event Center
3/31/05: Major addition seen for Penrose
3/31/05: Norris didn't seek naming rights
4/14/05: Camping issues spur Little Britches to move Finals to Pueblo this year
5/12/05: Highland Games won't be at Norris-Penrose this year
6/2/05: Circle Bar Rodeo moves to Penrose Stadium
6/23/05: Pikes Peak or Bust or Bust Rodeo moves to July
6/23/05: 'Working cowboys' return in Ride for the Brand Rodeo at Penrose July 2
7/7/05: 4,000 watch Ride for the Brand Rodeo
7/7/05: Pikes Peak or Bust starts July 13 at Penrose
7/21/05: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo beats last year's (World Arena) attendance
9/15/05: Annual Penrose Center waste collection ended
9/29/05: Oktoberfest next 2 weekends at Norris-Penrose
10/27/05: Work starts on Penrose Stadium 'entry facility'
11/3/05: Auction of Broadmoor South furnishings at Norris-Penrose Nov. 11-12
12/15/05: Telmosse Giveaway Dec. 23 at Indoor Arena

Obituaries
4/21/05: Obituary: Dwayne Tessler
5/19/05: Slain officer was '79 CHS grad, 'nice boy'
9/8/05: Ed Schoch, 1919-2005: Remembered as war hero and co-owner of unusual Old Town hardware store
10/20/05: A woman of mystery passes: Edna Pooler remembered for 'greeter' efforts in two towns... but who was she, really?
10/27/05: Memorial service for Edna Pooler at History Center Nov. 4
11/10/05: Heart attack claims Old Town artist
12/22/05: In memoriam: Amanda Lopez Burr

Old Colorado City
   Events
2/10/05: St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Town March 12; participant hopefuls can sign up till March 1
2/24/05: Old Town events listed through August
3/3/05: Fort Carson veteran is St. Pat's grand marshal
3/10/05: St. Patrick's Day Parade line-up listed
3/17/05: Back from warring with Iraq's 'bad guys'...
3/17/05: Next day it was snowing!
3/17/05: Old Town residents invited to Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Bancroft
3/24/05: Not eggsactly the best day for a hunt in '04
3/31/05: 200 brave snow to hunt for Old Town merchants' Easter eggs
8/4/05: Cabin-design contest part of OCCHS' effort to build youths' interest in history
8/11/05: Avenue to shut down for annual Good Times Car Show Aug. 21 in Old Town
8/18/05: Car show in Old Town
8/25/05: Car Show draws admirers to Old Town
9/8/05: Farmers' Market hits 'peak'
9/8/05: Two big merchant events this month: Folk Art Fest in 27th year at Rock Ledge
9/8/05: Two big merchant events this month: Old Town's Scarecrow Days expands
9/22/05: Stuffed shirts in Old Colorado City
9/29/05: Baalman wins first-ever Scarecrow Days 'Art on the Avenue' competition; 'Taste' event draws 400
9/29/05: Giant pumpkins coming to Old Town Oct. 1
10/6/05: 701-pound pumpkins win weigh-off in Old Town
10/13/05: Scarecrow Days wrap-up: 'Taste' proceeds go to OCC Library, History Center
10/20/05: Peak Street returns to Bancroft: Event Oct. 29 again expected to attract 1,000 kids, plus their parents
10/27/05: Westside kids welcomed to Old Town for Halloween
11/3/05: Costumed kids careen to Old Colorado City
11/23/05: OCCA plans 'It's Christmas'
12/1/05: Mini-parade, military participation: 2nd annual Honor Tree Lighting Ceremony expands in Old Colorado City
12/8/05: Honor Tree: Lighting ceremony in OCC to salute military Dec. 10
12/15/05: 300 watch Honor Tree light up for military
   General
3/10/05: Paid parking lots in Old Colorado City?
4/21/05: Paid-parking plan perturbs
5/26/05: Landscape efforts stepped up in Old Town
7/28/05: 'Block-nic'? Name doesn't matter to OWN, West Center as long as people have fun
8/4/05: Bancroft gathering's popularity grows; Extra food runs needed as more than 300 flock to annual 'block-nic'
8/11/05: Warm summer eves not enough to keep doors open in most OCC shops
10/20/05: Plants replace pavement at Old Town Plaza
11/23/05: Hoping to rein in ugliness, OCC District board mulling 'corrals' for newspaper boxes
12/1/05: Yergensen firm recognized for OCC design work
   Old Colorado City Associates
1/20/05: Stovall three-peats as OCCA president
3/17/05: OCCA hopes for parade of shoppers
4/7/05: Special OCCA meeting addresses bylaw issues
   Streetlights
1/13/05:New streetlights starting to go up in Old Town
1/20/05: Dim bulbs?
1/27/05: Why the lights are low in Old Town
3/3/05: Old Town streetlights to be in this month
3/10/05: Bringing up the lights
4/7/05: Lights seemed low... and they were
5/12/05: Maintenance Committee to reinspect streetlights
5/26/05: Right mix finally found for OCC streetlights
6/23/05: Short lights to get trial at 25th and Colorado

OWN
1/20/05: OWN board election successful ... after open seats determined
2/3/05: Police representative to talk about Westside crime, Guardian Angels at Feb. 10 OWN meeting
3/3/05: OWN to scale back town meetings; group sends letter to Guardian Angels
3/31/05: Photographer to start taking pictures for proposed Westside historic overlay
4/14/05: Photography starts for historic overlay
7/21/05: Building-compatibility issues spur OWN leader to remind city of 1980 Westside Plan
10/6/05: OWN applies for overlay grant from Colorado Historical Fund
10/20/05: OWN Spirit Award nominations will be accepted until Oct. 31
10/27/05: OWN meeting, Spirit Awards night move to Nov. 17
11/3/05: OWN board deals with internal strife
11/10/05: 20 nominations for OWN Spirit Awards Nov. 17
11/23/05: 27 recognized at first Westside Spirit Awards
11/23/05: With next election scheduled in January, OWN board vote leaves 2 new vacancies unfilled
12/1/05: OWN historic-overlay grant request denied; rationale awaited
12/15/05: Next OWN board to decide on overlay, who to represent
12/22/05: OWN committee seeks candidates for board
12/29/05: OWN election incumbents: Only Hughes expects to run for new term in Jan. 12 vote

Photography
12/1/05: Pikes Peak Camera Club celebrates 75th

PILLAR Classes
1/13/05: PILLAR class signups being taken
3/17/05: PILLAR classes intended for a variety of palates
5/5/05: PILLAR offering 17 classes this month
6/23/05: Pillar catalog out; 50-plus classes
11/23/05: Bin Laden subject of talk by former Saudi military advisor at Unity Church

Pleasant Valley
8/18/05: Pleasant Valley close to getting an entryway
9/15/05: Work starts on PV welcome island
9/22/05: Pleasant Valley seeks help on 'island'
11/10/05: Stone sign awaited to complete PV entryway

Police/Fire
2/17/05: Police tell Westsiders at OWN meeting: Panhandling not biggest problem
3/17/05: Groundbreaking March 28 for new Gold Hill police substation on Moreno Avenue
3/31/05: Colorado Springs leaders convene for Gold Hill police substation groundbreaking
4/7/05: Methamphetamine use leads to addiction, brain damage
4/7/05: Police offer tips for spotting a meth cooker
4/7/05: Westside house used for meth poison test
4/14/05: Officials: No danger from controlled meth-house blaze
5/12/05: Police gun down 5 buffaloes in Westside front yard
6/2/05: Criticisms few, suggestions many in city buffalo report
6/2/05: Preliminary findings from Westside meth test 'cook' show poisons can linger; grant being sought for longer study
7/28/05: Suspected bank-robbery bomb at Westside credit union
8/4/05: March '06 opening seen now for new substation
8/11/05: Police set ID theft class
10/6/05: Bullet damage from May 9 buffalo shooting? Call city Risk Management
10/6/05: Fatal traffic accident at 26th & Hwy 24

Political
2/10/05: Merrifield to meet citizens Feb. 12
2/17/05: Merrifield's tenant-protection bill gains House approval
2/24/05: City Council candidate forums March 1 and 2
2/24/05: Lack of District 3 race not slowing Heimlicher down
3/3/05: Hente, Brody express different views on how well the city is doing
3/17/05: Merrifield sets Hillside town meeting
3/24/05: Hente, Brody face off for Council District 1
3/31/05: Ballot issues, council district candidates in election April 5
3/31/05: D-1 Council race enters final week
3/31/05: District 1 endorsements listed
4/7/05: Hente re-elected to council
6/9/05: State Rep. Merrifield to lead downtown renters' rally
7/14/05: Merrifield slates walk through Midland precincts
9/29/05: Citizens sought for new county outreach committee
9/29/05: Heimlicher, Rivera, Small in citizen gathering at A the B Park
10/13/05: Merrifield to lead walk for school board slate, Refs C&D
12/1/05: Merrifield gains national appointment

Post Office
4/14/05: Westside may have mail tampering/theft problem
7/14/05: Post office to deliver held mail in 80904, 80905 zips

Recycling
10/6/05: Intel rep pleased with results of computer recycling event
10/20/05: 1 1/2 years later, Bestway pleased with results at parking-lot recycle bins

Red Rock Canyon
1/20/05: Build trail and you can put up a sign, Parks Board tells 'Garden of Goddesses' supporters
1/27/05: New trails, bigger lot, 2nd trailhead seen for Red Rock Canyon in '05
2/3/05: Strolling through the canyon
2/24/05: Public invited to Red Rock Friends' annual meeting
3/10/05: More detail on summer plans for Red Rock
3/10/05: No takers for Bock house; pavilion posed as demolition alternative
4/21/05: First Red Rock 'Goddesses' workday May 1
4/28/05: Volunteers sought for 2,800 Red Rock Arbor Day plantings
5/12/05: Huge Red Rock Canyon aerial photo!
5/12/05: Red Rock Arbor Day plantings draw 100+ volunteers
5/26/05: Red Rock volunteer trail work continues
6/9/05: Bock house demo/fix approved; action on hold for now
6/23/05: City Parks goes with youth on 3-week Red Rock trail-building effort
7/7/05: 'Goddesses' trail pace stepped up
7/7/05: Town invited (but please car-pool!) to Red Rock dedication
7/14/05: Red Rock free-ride to be first in Front Range
7/21/05: City Parks director looks ahead (way ahead) at Red Rock Canyon dedication
8/4/05: 'Goddesses' trail completed; Hiker-only path goes through sandstone formations at Red Rock Canyon
8/4/05: Volunteers needed for Intemann-Red Rock link project Aug. 14
8/4/05: Westside's hogback history is as old as the rocks
8/11/05: Volunteers can sign up for Red Rock link project Aug. 14
8/18/05: 'Excellent' progress in first day of Intemann-Red Rock link project
8/18/05: Red Rock trailheads, pavilion project put over to 2006
8/18/05: Reminiscent wrangler returns to Red Rock
9/8/05: 'Harvest moon' hike at Red Rock
9/29/05: Volunteers complete Red Rock-Intemann link; Half-mile segment provides National Forest access
11/3/05: Westsider makes a stand for disabled access to Red Rock Canyon
12/8/05: CDOT mulls stoplight at Ridge Road & Hwy 24
12/29/05: Red Rock's 31st Street trailhead to start '06 work

Roadwork
1/27/05: Crackseal work on Colorado Ave. to start Jan. 31
2/10/05: Cracksealing crews to be busy on Westside
2/24/05: CDBG to fund sidewalks in Vermijo's 2300-2500 block
3/3/05: More Westside crackseal work slated
3/31/05: Call 385-6808 so your street won't disintegrate
6/30/05: Chipseal resurfacing rocks Midland's world
6/30/05: Project enhanced after newspaper's appeal
7/7/05: Overlay work to follow Holland Park concrete repairs
7/21/05: Two Westside streets selected for city 'traffic calming' efforts; Neighbors on Broadway, 17th working with city on plans
7/21/05: City's first inductive-lighting street sign installed at Garden of Gods- Centennial
7/28/05: Long-life crosswalks in school areas
8/4/05: 9 'high-priority' Westside school crosswalks among 440 citywide
8/4/05: Chipseal work slated for Fontmore and Mesa roads
8/25/05: City Streets still planning to fogseal Uintah, Fontmore
9/8/05: Alley work from 21st to 30th streets between Uintah, Colorado
9/22/05: Milling/overlay work in Holland Park to start Sept. 26
12/1/05: Broadway, 17th getting closer to calmness
12/22/05: April planned for 8th Street traffic, pedestrian upgrades
12/22/05: Vermijo overlay between 23rd & 26th
12/29/05: Street work planned

Rock Ledge Ranch
1/13/05: City, county park boards to meet at Rock Ledge Carriage House Jan. 25
2/24/05: Painting up a storm
3/17/05: Rock Ledge Ranch needs volunteers; orientation March 24 & 26
3/31/05: Orientation date added for Rock Ledge volunteers
5/12/05: Rock Ledge Ranch to open June 4
6/2/05: Rock Ledge opens June 4
6/9/05: Free Rock Ledge concert June 17
6/9/05: Ron Wright to lead Rock Ledge LHA
6/23/05: Old-time 4th at Rock Ledge
6/30/05: 'Abe' ready for July 4 at Rock Ledge
7/7/05: Free concert of Western music at Rock Ledge Ranch July 15
7/21/05: Moving music
7/21/05: Buffalo Soldier demonstration at Rock Ledge July 24
7/28/05: Soldiering of late 1800s brought to life
8/11/05: Rock Ledge site for TOSC's annual gala Aug. 19
8/18/05: 9 bands in Rock Ledge bluegrass fest Aug. 27
8/25/05: Separate ideas led to Rock Ledge's Aug. 27 'Fiddles, Vittles & Vino' fest
9/1/05: On to 2nd annual 'Fiddles'
9/1/05: Vintage baseball returns to Rock Ledge on Labor Day
9/8/05: Cloudbusters change Labor Day luck; 'Whole, raw milk' (and a little help) credited for vintage diamond triumph
9/15/05: Master blacksmith at Rock Ledge
9/22/05: Folk art proves popular
9/29/05: Rock Ledge: Harvest Fest Oct. 1; Pioneers Assn. award
10/13/05: First Nations Day scheduled Oct. 15 at Rock Ledge Ranch
11/3/05: Annual 'Puttin' Food By' at Rock Ledge Nov. 12
12/1/05: Rock Ledge starts 'Historic House Tours'
12/8/05: 'Holiday Eves' at Rock Ledge
12/15/05: Rock Ledge kicks off Holiday House Tours

Rural Transportation Authority
1/13/05: Projects on 'C' list still in the running for RTA $
1/13/05: RTA vendor's fee nixed
1/13/05: RTA's Bijou-area work closest to Westside in '05
1/20/05: 5 at-large slots open on RTA citizen oversight committee
2/10/05: 5 citizen committee selections, transit resolution on RTA board's agenda Feb. 14; Clark now a member
4/14/05: City's RTA spending plans face scrutiny
4/28/05: Shuttle for Westside/Manitou not in RTA plans
5/5/05: Cheaper bus rides to and from Manitou
5/5/05: Look for the RTA label
5/5/05: RTA board OKs contract employees, nixes building
5/12/05: RTA lists Westside bridges that may get repairs/maintenance this year
6/2/05: RTA OKs Springs Transit marketing expenditure
6/9/05: RTA maintenance dollars at work on Westside
6/16/05: New Cimarron-Conejos bridge remains low on RTA's 'A' list
7/21/05: RTA's alley paving continues on Westside
8/11/05: November now seen for transit upgrades
8/25/05: 21st Street/Fountain Creek work kicks off RTA bridge repairs; Douglas Creek/Centennial Boulevard upcoming
9/1/05: RTA alley work continues between Uintah and Colorado
9/15/05: RTA crews to return for bridge repairs
9/29/05: RTA overlay work scheduled in Holland Park locations

Schools
   General
1/13/05: 5 Westside public schools to join All-School Fair event Jan. 22
1/20/05: Westside mom leading creation of charter school
2/10/05: 125 from Westside may play at All-City
2/10/05: Lions Club to give flags to 1st-graders
4/14/05: 4.3 percent difference
5/19/05: CHS graduates, local 8th and 5th graders to mark milestones
6/30/05: Hungry goats
7/28/05: $365,000 in bond upgrades at 4 Westside schools
8/11/05: Students head back to classes Aug. 18; Changes at Westside schools include new principals, academic approach
8/18/05: Magnetism increasing; Suzuki violin program expands Bristol's art focus
10/20/05: Pocket change adds up; 7 Westside schools join in relief effort
10/27/05: D-11: The difference a year makes; Costs up, tax expense down in 2nd election try to OK $131.7M in bond spending
11/3/05: 'Westside has a lot to gain'; D-11 happy with bond-issue election win
11/17/05: New D-11 chief pledges forward steps
12/1/05: All Westside schools planning seasonal events
12/15/05: BV to lead off major Westside bond work in 2006
12/22/05: Students up individual CSAP scores at most Westside schools
   Bijou School
5/19/05: Two who turned their lives around at Bijou
9/8/05: Student fund-raises to attend Camp Medicine
11/23/05: Westside schools thank departing board members; Support has helped lead to upswings in enrollment, test scores
   Bristol Elementary
3/31/05: Showing Dad what's up
10/27/05: Bristol: From '71 teaching style to modern-day fire concern; Bond issue would bring end to 'open classroom' design
   Buena Vista Elementary
1/20/05: Buena Vista hopes to make Montessori affordable for neighborhood
1/20/05: Ground-floor academics
1/20/05: Learning the Montessori way
3/17/05: BV Montessori: Demand could lead to portables
4/7/05: Open House/Auction for BV Montessori April 14
4/21/05: Auction raises $2,700 for Montessori tuition at Buena Vista
4/21/05: BV fifth-grader takes initiative on cancer issue
4/21/05: Future engineers use food for thought
4/28/05: Buena Vista principal retiring
6/23/05: Questions raised about advertising Buena Vista Montessori program outside attendance area
6/23/05: Smith new principal at Buena Vista School
6/30/05: Montessori free now at Buena Vista
8/11/05: Buena Vista has openings for half-day Montessori kindergarten
8/18/05: The class that scored '100'; Radical CSAP score hikes since '03 for Buena Vista teacher's students
12/29/05: Singing for the season
   Coronado High School
2/24/05: State success in wrestling continues for Cejudo, Barak
3/10/05: 3 musicians from Coronado High judged best for their instruments in Colorado
4/14/05: Shakespeare comedy at Coronado
5/19/05: Joos just does beat out Kimball for CHS valedictorian
6/30/05: Coronado seniors' '04-'05 scholarships, honors listed
8/4/05: CHS soph ascends in astronaut program
9/22/05: CHS float competition precedes Oct. 1 parade
10/6/05: Incentives help boost participation in annual Coronado High parade
11/10/05: 'Can-Can' Nov. 16-19 at Coronado
11/23/05: New CHS orchestra instructor values high level of program
   Holmes Middle School
1/13/05: Plute first to earn NB certification while teaching in D-11
1/27/05: Good teaching... and it's certified
3/3/05: Checking out the sale
4/21/05: Holmes' Crystal Apple teacher looks beyond academics with his students
6/2/05: Holmes to get 'more rigorous'
   Howbert Elementary School
4/28/05: Howbert 'Bugz' swarm onto Coronado stage
12/22/05: T'was the night for young performers
   Ivywild Elementary School
3/17/05: Ivywild sets Kindergarten Roundup dates April 7-8
4/7/05: Ivywild principal struggles with ripple effect of closure talk
6/9/05: Ivywild realigns classes, eyes community center
   Jackson Elementary School
2/10/05: Jackson Elementary art teacher discovers benefits in volunteering
4/14/05: Enjoying his work
5/12/05: Nothing shady about Jackson nurse's sun concerns
   Midland Elementary
2/10/05: Air Force conquers Midland
3/10/05: Info Night for Midland IB
3/17/05: Thumbs up for Midland Elementary's IB program
4/7/05: 10,000-square-foot modular proposed for Midland Elementary
4/21/05: Midland IB ceremony April 26
7/7/05: Maloney: Modular members moving to Midland Monday
9/1/05: CSAP snafu slams school's scores
9/1/05: New 'West Wing' popular at Midland
   Pike Elementary
12/22/05: Career goal motivates Pike student to be better student
   Washington Elementary
2/17/05: Doctoring fairy tales at Washington
4/21/05: Speed-reading at Washington Elementary
5/19/05: 'Mr. C' steps down at Washington
8/11/05: Washington to get new crosswalk
9/1/05: Martinez new principal at Washington
   West Middle School
1/27/05: 'Front yard' project beginning at West
2/3/05: West given art from estate of former dean
6/2/05: West doors open for girls BB
6/16/05: Weiner going to space camp
8/11/05: Basketball clinic at West Aug. 11-12
8/25/05: West lists open house, new teachers for 2005-06
   Whittier Elementary
1/20/05: Recognition for valor at Whittier Elementary
9/29/05: Gifted class helping draw students to Whittier; Word-of-mouth spreads news after June OK

Seasonal
2/3/05: Now entering the North Pole... er, the Midland neighborhood

Silver Key
2/3/05: Silver Key seeks support for March for Meals campaign
2/17/05: Silver Key fetes Rotarians' kitchen upgrade Feb. 22
4/14/05: Silver Key Book Fair April 22-23 follows April 21 reception
7/7/05: Silver Key changes summer fund-raising strategy
11/3/05: Silver & Such store moves to larger quarters at Silver Key
12/8/05: Silver Key takes case to RTA; 'Out of whack' funding for specialized transportation challenged
12/15/05: RTA smiles on Silver Key; But broader bus-service area expected for added $330,000
12/22/05: Giving Tree yields 3,800 presents for Silver Key

Territory Days
1/13/05: Territory Days to get narrower, one block longer
3/17/05: Vendors unfazed by T-Days realignment
5/19/05: Participants undeterred by new Territory Days layout
5/26/05: Check out the Territory Days 'cheat sheet'
5/26/05: Weekend to be biggest Territory Days ever?
6/2/05: Territory Days crowd good with rain, new alignment
10/20/05: Territory Days takes heat from neighbors; Merchants to study ways to lessen annual event's impacts

Tourism
8/11/05: Airstream trailers visit Westside

Trails
2/10/05: Midland Trail may be built to 31st Street this year
2/10/05: Phase 2 of Ute Pass Trail to follow Hwy 24; eventual Intemann link seen
3/10/05: Intemann Trail schedule includes Aug. 14 Red Rock link
5/5/05: Snow doesn't deter 'Goddesses' workday
5/5/05: Trail-work leadership program at County Parks facility
5/12/05: First Intemann Trail workday of season May 15
6/23/05: Intemann Trail workday set June 25
8/11/05: Quarry hike Aug. 27
9/8/05: Intemann drainage work Sept. 17

Transportation
1/20/05: Follow-ups: Jolly Trolleys
2/10/05: Possible trolley replacements?
2/24/05: Buses to run on Sundays, possibly Saturday nights
3/3/05: Blewitt to speak at Mesa Springs Association meeting'
3/3/05: Only 1 Westside intersection makes top 50 in PD's most-dangerous list
3/10/05: Centennial extension progress report not pleasing to all at Mesa Springs meeting
8/25/05: Pedestrian relief is goal of bridge plan for Eighth Street at Fountain Creek
9/22/05: Hello, Mountain Metro! Springs Transit to take on new name, routes Nov. 3
11/17/05: Metro happy with routes, monitoring ridership

Utilities
1/13/05: Sewer-line upgrades off Colorado Avenue
4/14/05: New water main going in on Vermijo St.
4/21/05: 2004 city backup policy: Homeowners need proof they've cleaned their service lines
4/21/05: Westside mess led to wastewater policy change a year ago
9/29/05: Free electrical kits at 3 Westside locations
12/15/05: Liner-style sewer-line repairs to start on Westside next week

Waterways
2/24/05: Camp Creek concrete contractor commences
4/7/05: Spiffing up the ditch
7/21/05: Citizen input sought to help county create drainage plan
9/1/05: Camp Creek fix called 'critical' in draft 5-year plan for storm drainage
9/22/05: Sunny skies for stormwater plan; 31st St., Westside bridges among 'poster children' for proposed enterprise
12/1/05: 19th St. 'low spot' misses stormwater cut

West Center
1/13/05: West Center brochures available
3/10/05: West Center offers St. Pat's Party
4/28/05: Cinco de Mayo activities includes deejay music, history presentation at West Center May 5
5/5/05: Advance flyer available for West Center's summer programs, trips
5/12/05: Dancing for the holiday
5/12/05: West-dance Girl Scouts among 'Gold' winners
9/1/05: West Center's fall brochure out; planning meeting Sept. 23
9/29/05: Hey, teens! Westside resource center invites more participants
10/13/05: West Center offers kids' hip-hop class; dance group possibility seen
12/15/05: Classes to help you with relaxing: T'ai Chi, Qigong disciplines offered at West Intergenerational Center