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Letters
Limit on out-of-state contractors 'will hurt Colorado in long run' (posted 10/5/14)

Holmes football wins District 11 championship (posted 10/5/14)

New memory-care center works with History Center (posted 9/19/14)

Goodwill's 2300-block changes 'better than the last 20 years' (posted 8/5/14)

Goodwill's fleet-maintenance plan worse than Kum & Go's (posted 8/3/14)

Wahls thank Pioneer for coverage of English Channel swim, Alzheimers fundraising (posted 8/3/14)

Regarding expansion plan: Calvary Worship 'very sensitive' to neighborhod (posted 7/14/14)

From 'ditch' to 'linear park' in Pleasant Valley (posted 7/13/14)

Wilhelmia resident concerned about Calvary parking plan (posted 7/9/14)

Mesa Road 'snob" responds to column's criticism (posted 7/1/14)

Schools are right in giving free breakfasts to children (posted 6/15/14)

'Will-o'-the-wisp' global warming theories behind Drake shutdown chorus (posted 6/2/14)

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Editor's Desk
How one person sees the election ballot (posted 10/22/14)

For OWN, city's doors closing could mean others opening (posted 9/30/14)

The History Center and the homeless - a modest proposal (posted 8/1/14)

The snobs win again (but not their 'church friends') (posted 6/25/14)


Cobweb Corners
Old-time cafes getting harder to find (posted 10/22/14)

What could have been Manitou's 'Bishop's Castle' (posted 10/12/14)

10 years left on West's time capsule (posted 10/3/14)

90 years ago - the opening of West, North and South (posted 9/23/14)

The first radio stations (posted 9/11/14)

The only 'real' grave at the Pikes Peak summit (posted 9/2/14)

A Cripple Creek 'coal rustler' dies as he'd lived (posted 8/22/14)

Chipeta was rare in her time as a female Indian leader (posted 8/11/14)

The train wreck of August 1907... and poor Miss Fisher (posted 7/29/14)

Colorado City's first Catholic church (posted 7/17/14)

Early 1900s driving rules varied from town to town (posted 7/6/14)

Spencer Penrose's spectacular mountain road (posted 6/27/14)

Year 1925 - sculptor chosen for Palmer statue (posted 6/17/14)

Stratton or Palmer - whose statue was first? (posted 6/5/14)



Nature Narratives
Everyday wildlife on the Westside (posted 8/31/14)

Spring nature diary (posted 6/7/14)


Guest Columns
Don Ellis: No on 1B (posted 10/23/14)

Sallie Clark: Invest in our parks - vote yes on 1A (posted 10/20/14)

Dave Hughes: CDBG funding cutback for Westside is a sign of success (posted 9/28/14)


Meet a Westsider
Pam Shinkle (Bloom) (posted 9/28/14)


What Do You Do
Don Ellis (posted 9/7/14)


General
ESSAY: To make or break America: 9 proven ways to destroy freedom (posted 9/23/14)

NOSTALGIA: The difference a century makes (posted 8/26/14)

HUMOR: Army intelligence hits the wrong 'note' (posted 8/26/14)

ESSAY: Spirit of Independence Day: Freedom is precious (posted 7/2/14)

ESSAY: The worldview that makes the underclass (posted 6/18/14)

HUMOR: What students learned in math class 2014 (posted 6/17/14)


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