EDITORíS DESK: Historical,not hysterical

       Another issue of news you can use...
       The Old Colorado City Historical Society's Founders' Day Celebration this weekend in Bancroft Park sounds like a real good time. Did you know the society runs its History Center (museum) at 1 S. 24th St. without any paid help? And what a nice job its volunteer members do. If you never drop by to look at the exhibits, browse the books, or attend any of the free, regularly scheduled talks, you really are missing out. Our history has so much to do with why the Westside is a special place, and the most knowledgeable people on the subject hang out there. Well, not as much this weekend. They'll be at Founders Day...
       I spent part of Saturday participating in the planning workshop regarding Gold Camp Road. For what it's worth, I think the best solution would be to make the road available to all. The trick then is to find a way to retain as much as possible of the current sense of seclusion that non-vehicular folks experience when they head up the road's now-closed 8.5-mile segment above and below Tunnel 3. A trail apart from the road? We'll see what the U.S. Forest Service proposes, come December...
       Congratulations to Sallie Clark, not only for winning the District 3 commissioner's primary race, but for focusing on issues and running a clean campaign in so doing. Jack Gloriod took the opposite tack, and lost. There's got to be a lesson there somewhere...
       Finally, can you believe the school year is about to start? People used to call it the fall semester. What do we call it now... fummer?

- K.J.