Westside Briefs:
PV sets Holiday Lights competition

       The Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association is reviving its Holiday Light Contest.
       According to Ryan Lloyd, a member of the PVNA board, the competition is open to anyone who lives in the 810-home Pleasant Valley neighborhood (bounded by 30th and 31st streets, Chambers Way, Chambers Drive, West Fontanero Street into the Lonesome Road area and Echo Lane to Bijou Street).
       First place in each of four quadrants will be decided Dec. 19 by “local judges and their kids,” he said - “no criteria, just based on the happiness and neighborly awesomeness the lights inspire.”
       Winners will receive a gift card to a local restaurant and a “PVNA winner” sign to put in their yards.
       The PVNA is an advocacy group for Pleasant Valley. The last PVNA contest was in 2004. The reason for bringing it back is “to bring joy, to make our neighborhood even better, and to show Colorado Springs how great Pleasant Valley is,” Lloyd said.
       Uintah fire-flow update
       The Colorado Springs Utilities Uintah Street fire-flow project is now slated for completion this week of the final pipework, with paving next week.
       The hydrant-related work had started in early October and has narrowed Uintah's two lanes around temporary concrete barricades past the project area between 22nd and 24th streets. Plans had called for the project to be complete in November, but “we did run into some unexpected obstacles,” explained Dave Grossman, Utilities spokesperson.

Westside Pioneer/press releases