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Letters
Bums 'breaking our laws and nothing is being done' (posted 5/11/18)

'Road dieting' traffic description has become 'gobbledygook term' (posted 4/17/18)

Homeless housing plan - 'Build it and they will come' (posted 4/2/18)

Beggar problem - 'Quit just giving them stuff!' (posted 3/19/18)

Traffic mayhem from simultaneous city, Utilities projects (posted 3/11/18)

Vagrancy on Westside 'simply out of control' (posted 3/9/18)

Pioneer urged to 'keep talking' for true vagrant solution (posted 2/23/18)

What happens when Bancroft 'super bathroom' gets trashed? (posted 2/13/18)

Bancroft Park no place for 'in your face' restroom building (posted 2/12/18)

Bancroft Park restrooms don't need to be 'technology-correct' (posted 2/6/18)

'Warming fires' by city's vagrants 'put all of us at risk' (posted 12/22/17)

Time to rethink remedies for substance abusers living on streets (posted 12/11/17)

Temp housing for illegal campers, not 'stay-warm fires' (posted 12/9/17)


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Editor's Desk
Does 'best practice' make perfect? (posted 5/11/18)

Major media 'marches' into pick-and-roll (posted 3/25/18)

'Public process' not always what it seems (posted 3/7/18)

Not talking about THAT again... uh (posted 2/19/18)

(General topics): Was Watergate at all like 'Dossier-gate' ? (posted 2/4/18)

Big media and the little papers they own (with love from copy-and- paste) (posted 1/18/18)

'Doublethinking' legal fires by illegal campers (posted 12/16/17)


Cobweb Corners
1st Chinese restaurant here in the 1940s (posted 6/14/18)

A 2nd year for the race track on mill hill (posted 5/22/18)

May 1946 - the Springs' first parking meters (posted 5/1/18)

An auto race track at the Golden Cycle Mill (posted 4/11/18)

When Colorado City's fluorspar was bigger than gold (posted 3/20/18)

Coal used for cooking here into the 1960s (posted 2/26/18)

How the town of Hartsel came to be (posted 2/5/18)

The puppy in Cripple Creek (posted 1/14/18)

World War II paused tour car business (posted 12/20/17)


Guest Columns
Skorman, Phelps outline city's plans to fix homelessness (posted 4/26/18)

Untold problems in city's Bancroft Park restroom plan (posted 2/4/17)

Skorman presents case for closing Drake sooner (posted 12/12/17)


Meet a Westsider
Mary Baker (posted 1/29/18)


What Do You Do
Barry Brinton (posted 6/8/18)

Roberta Hardy (posted 3/12/18)


Meet a Westside Pioneer
Richard Bennett (posted 10/9/16)


General
ESSAY: Why July 4 is the remembered date for American Independence (posted 6/20/18)

ESSAY: A return to the Waco massacre site, 25 years later (posted 5/30/18)

ESSAY: Candidates at all levels should know Constitution (posted 5/8/18)

ESSAY: College journalism students strong in technology, not in judgment (posted 4/17/18)

HUMOR: A blind date for April Fools (posted 3/27/18)

SPEECH: Soldier with amputated leg tells about redeploying 5 times to Iraq (posted 3/4/18)

ESSAY: Democrats nix proposal in Congress to deny abortions after 20 weeks (posted 2/9/18)

ESSAY: A response to the cry, 'I fear going to college' (posted 1/18/18)

ESSAY: 100-year anniversary of declaration that created Israel (posted 12/27/17)

HUMOR: Sportsmanship wins out... with the help of a little snow (posted 12/5/17)


The Westside Pioneer is (and always will be!) a publication for and about the Colorado Springs Westside. But a website doesn't have the space-availability concerns that print editions do. And sometimes we come across thought-provoking or flat-out hilarious commentaries that are not about the Westside. The General subcategory on this page lets us share these. If you have commentary suggestions of your own, please us know.



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