EDITORíS DESK: Cheery news from Coronado

       Go, Coronado!
       Until this year, it had been a long time since that shout of encouragement could be said to have broad meaning at any of the school's football games. But having made the state playoffs for the first time in 22 years, the Cougar players would likely welcome all the cheering their supporters can muster Saturday at Gary Berry Stadium against Rifle High.
       As our regular readers know, we don't "cover" sports per se, but anytime a student activity attains state competitiveness in any endeavor (athletics or academics) we're ready to report on it. And the kind of resurrection shown by this year's football squad is a great story on its own merits.
       I also thought it was kind of neat to be helped by Assistant Principal Darin Smith in researching the team's history. He fits right in with the multi-generational phenomenon that's often found in Westside schools. Not only is Smith an alumnus and former Cougar gridder himself (who came back to his alma mater eight years ago when a teaching opportunity came up), he has two sons on the football team who just happen to be key contributors...
       The Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO), which normally does not meet on the Westside, will do so Wednesday night, Nov. 13. The main topic may have something to do with that. Code enforcement is a topic well known to people in our older neighborhoods with closer-together homes and sometimes-neglected properties. I don't know if I agree right off the bat with CONO that the city needs to hire 10 additional officers (for instance, where would the funding come from?) but it seems to be a worthy subject for discussion...
       Following its recent-years strategy of zero marketing, the Safe Treats volunteer contingent pulled off yet another uncrowded, enjoyable event Oct. 31. But they might have done too good a job. We hardly got any trick-or-treaters at our house that night. Whatever will we do with our leftover candy?...
       I don't want to end today's screed without a good word for Sharon Swint, the amiable and hardworking president of the volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society. She had a severe health setback recently and remains laid up. Anyone who would like to send her a get-well card can learn the necessary particulars by calling the Historical Society at 636-1225.

- K.J.