EDITORíS DESK: Ah, peace and quiet... What?

       Gone fishin'.
       That's the proverbial sign we'll be hanging outside the front door to the Westside Pioneer for the next two weeks, seeing as we'll be skipping a publication date for the summer break we try to take each year.
       If only.
       The reality of the deal is that, between now and our next publication June 21, those of you who are involved in Westside community affairs will probably see a lot more of this news hound than usual! For reasons that could only be answered by the firm of "Murphy's Law," a great number of potentially signficant (or at least entertaining) public gatherings have been packed into a time frame that in past years has generally tended to be quiet. Let's see... June 9 there's Dump & Donate Day, June 10 is an open house at the Happy Cats Haven rescue shelter, June 11 is the US 24 West Environmental Assessment public hearing, June 12 is the citizens meeting on a no-panhandling law for No Man's Land, June 13 is the PPRTA board's vote on PPRTA II, June 14 is the Old Colorado City Historical Society's "vision" meeting, June 16 Mayor Bach will join a cleanup crew in Bear Creek Regional Park, June 20 the Range Riders will clip-clop through the Near Westside, and June 21 will be the finale in the "Roots in the Hood" series by the Pikes Peak Blues Community at the Westside Community Center. But no complaints. News is news and hey, we're a newspaper!...
       A sad farewell to Dick Wolf, who passed so suddenly June 5. I still remember the day in 2010, when he seemed to be everywhere in leading the mass-volunteer construction of the Community Center's garden beds...
       We hope you find the county commissioner responses informative this issue. Personally, I believe both candidates are extraordinary people, although I don't agree 100 percent with either. Knowing that, I'd give the nod to experience...

- K.J.