Ongoing Issues
Free counseling for seniors at regional planning agency on Medicare Part D (posted 10/23/15)

Comments being taken through Nov. 15 on Springs Utilities electric plan (posted 10/20/15)

City asks public for ideas on spending $4 million in federal entitlement funds (posted 7/30/15)

Who's been stealing Old Colorado City's flowers? Call the police if you know (posted 7/29/15)

Drake decommissioning among options as Utilities seeks public input on electric future (posted 7/29/15)

United Way seeks citizen ideas on local infrastructure issues at meeting July 10 (posted 7/3/15)

Navigators quietly does its part to deter, control Camp Creek flooding (posted 5/10/15)

Councilman King sets May 12 Westside meeting on entitlement funding changes (posted 5/4/15)

Citing legal concerns with transient camps, OWN backs off from creek cleanups (posted 4/19/15)

Meeting on Camp Creek flash-flood issues at Glen Eyrie April 1 (posted 3/25/15)

Input requested from older adults on aging services plan (posted 2/24/15)

Forum probes MMJ, youth pot-smoking ties; 19 dispensaries now on Westside (posted 2/6/15)

Public Safety
3 dead, suspect in custody in Westside Planned Parenthood shootings (posted 11/27/15)

Police announce holiday-season foot patrols in Old Colorado City, downtown (posted 11/9/15)

ACLU scrutiny, Supreme Court decision lead city to suspend most of its panhandling laws (posted 10/29/15)

Faced with opposition, councilmembers tone down, postpone sit/lie ordinance (posted 10/16/15)

Police have 2 suspects in 'bottle bombs' found in Garden parking lot (posted 10/5/15)

City sets fire mitigation meeting for Midland neighborhood Sept. 29 (posted 9/21/15)

Gold Hill station possible 'Back the Blue' stop for Thank a Police Officer Day Sept. 19 (posted 9/15/15)

CSPD citizen-training class focuses on home safety Sept. 16 (posted 9/10/15)

Proposed city 'sit-lie' law would put stop to sidewalk layabouts in downtown, OCC (posted 8/24/15)

Colorado Springs Police respond to rise in complaints about Bancroft Park vagrancy (posted 8/4/15)

Mule deer plague case confirmed in Pleasant Valley; first in county this year (posted 6/26/15)

Public-safety volunteering subject of presentation at Gold Hill Station June 17 (posted 6/12/15)

Sheriff's Office on Hobby Lobby shooting: Escaped felon drew knife on officers (posted 5/13/15)

Law enforcement 'saturates' avenue corridor from Mobile Command Post (posted 4/20/15)

Mass car burglaries around Kiowa's 2800 block; CSPD asks victims to call (posted 4/19/15)

Changed date, location for CSPD's citizen-training class in April (posted 4/9/15)

'It's OK to say no' to panhandlers - new signs, video unveiled (posted 3/23/15)

Monthly CSPD citizen-training class focuses on fire safety March 18 (posted 3/9/15)

Volunteer 'Ambassadors' needed to help OCC tourists, provide 'extra eyes' (posted 3/7/15)

CSPD announces citizen-training class schedule for first half of year (posted 2/8/14)

Westside Community Center
Westside Community Center offers activities through summer (posted 6/1/15)

YMCA 'meet and greet' at Westside Community Center March 13 (posted 2/9/15)

Outreach Clinic at Community Center seeing uninsured patients - appointment needed (posted 2/9/15)

Free tax help at Community Center for 'low and moderate income filers' (posted 2/2/15)

Old Colorado City History Center
Old-time characters, exhibit focus in free History Center event Dec. 5 (posted 11/22/15)

Presentation on Pearl Harbor, Dolittle Raid at OCC History Center Nov. 14 (posted 11/3/15)

OCCHS pleased with inaugural 'Haunted Histories' event at Fairview Cemetery (posted 10/7/15)

Reenactor to portray Union soldier as History Center marks Civil War's sesquicentennial (posted 10/2/15)

'Haunted History' replaces Cemetery Crawl Sept. 26 in OCCHS quest for broader appeal (posted 9/17/15)

The importance of ice in pre-refrigeration days - History Center talk Sept.11 (posted 9/5/15)

'Legendary Ladies' featured in Colorado City's 156th birthday celebration Aug. 8 (posted 7/28/15)

Historical Society 'overwhelmed' by turnout for July 19 Tunnel Tales (posted 7/22/15)

History Center's 'Tunnel Tales' plays off Colorado City's wild-time legends July 19 (posted 7/5/15)

'My Life As a Whore' - presentation at OCC History Center June 26 (posted 6/17/15)

Rediscovered photog from 1930s-'60s featured again in fundraiser for OCCHS (posted 5/4/15)

Descendant of AdAmAn co-founders to speak on 'Frozen 5' May 9 (posted 4/27/15)

Museum 'surprises' on view in April 10 History Center program (posted 3/29/15)

Who really saved the cabin? Dave Hughes makes case for Thayer Tutt (posted 3/10/15)

Monthly presentations continue through May; tunnels talk March 14 (posted 3/8/15)

George Washington reenactor in evening program at History Center Feb. 13 (posted 2/1/15)

Old Colorado City Library
Grandparents raising their children's children topic of OCC Library talk Oct. 24 (posted 10/12/15)

Final push to finish OCC Library tile mural, with celebration May 16 (posted 5/7/15)

Library mural project moves forward; volunteer workdays set through May 7 (posted 4/26/15)

Dates nearing for installation of colored tiles on library ramp walls (posted 4/5/15)

Volunteers welcomed for Old Colorado City Library tile project (posted 2/9/15)

40-year area clay artist to be feted at Old Colorado City gallery Nov. 20-21 (posted 11/16/15)

New Horizons Band schedules concerts on Westside Nov. 16 and 20 (posted 11/12/15)

Signing opportunity Nov. 7 for fifth book by Westside author (posted 10/26/15)

Who were all those dancing people on West Colorado the evening of Oct. 10? (posted 10/12/15)

'Dance Mile' to rock Bancroft, Old Colorado City for three hours Oct. 10 (posted 10/3/15)

Next First Friday ArtWalk Oct. 2 in Old Colorado City (posted 10/1/15)

Key part for Dave Hughes in PBS film on Hedy Lamarr as WWII inventor (posted 8/10/15)

Free, outdoor live music at Bear Creek, Bancroft and Gold Hill Mesa (posted 8/3/15)

Next First Friday ArtWalk Aug. 7 in Old Colorado City (posted 7/31/15)

New musical, 'It's a Dog's Life,' at Black Box Theatre Aug. 6-22 (posted 7/29/15)

July 3 next in ArtWalk series for participating Old Colorado City galleries/shops (posted 6/25/15)

Old Colorado City's next First Friday ArtWalk June 5 (posted 5/28/15)

Summer music series to bring live shows to Bancroft, Bear Creek Park (posted 5/25/15)

McFarland, author and Pioneer columnist, to receive PPLD award (posted 5/8/15)

Second ArtWalk of the season May 1 in Old Colorado City (posted 4/22/15)

Former Coronado teacher publishes book; signings on Westside (posted 4/7/15, updated 4/13/15)

Old Colorado City's First Friday ArtWalk starts 10th season April 3 (posted 3/24/15)

Kicks Jazz Band featured in New Horizons show Feb. 20 at First Free (posted 2/15/15)

3 Westside locales in book featuring Springs' 'Historic Homes' (posted 2/11/15)

Military uniforms welcome for annual USO Dance at International Dance Club Nov. 14 (posted 11/6/15)

Writing club forming - to hold first meeting at OCC Library Sept. 17 (posted 9/10/15)

Major volunteer project builds new playground for Westside Boys & Girls Club (posted 8/27/15)

New Horizons welcomes experienced and beginning musicians as 14th season starts (posted 8/24/15)

Wheel photos: Nearly 400 vehicles in Good Times Car Show Aug. 16 (posted 8/16/15)

Expect classic cars by the hundreds at Good Times Car Show Aug. 16 (posted 8/9/15)

BBQ for Colorado Day Aug. 1, Westsiders Club gathering Aug. 8 (posted 7/28/15)

Range Riders follow long-ago tradition in taking route up Colorado Avenue (posted 6/17/15)

Fundraising 'challenge' accompanies Range Ride through Westside (posted 6/14/15)

Girls of the West 'meet and greet' in Bancroft during Range Ride June 17 (posted 6/9/15)

Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site ranger to talk at Posse dinner June 8 (posted 5/7/15)

Whittlers club offers 31st annual show at Shrine Club May 16-17 (posted 5/7/15)

Westsider, Coronado High senior earns Eagle Scout honor (posted 4/1/15)

Westsider, 19, leads active life despite heart transplant as an infant (posted 8/24/15)

Photo essay: BBQ, conviviality at OWN's annual Westside Neighbors Picnic (posted 7/18/15)

OWN hosts 15th annual Westside Neighbors Picnic July 18 at Community Center (posted 7/6/15)

OWN board set for coming year; members hope to continue picnic tradition (posted 3/13/15)

OWN town hall March 12 to include board election, community updates (posted 3/2/15)

Space Foundation
Former astronaut, space station commander at Discovery Center July 16-18 (posted 7/14/15)

'Summer of Discovery' offers interactive chances through Aug. 14 (posted 6/15/15)

Traveling exhibit arrives, interactive learning area opens at Discovery Center (posted 5/23/15)

Opening May 12 for new interactive center at Space Foundation (posted 5/3/15)

Activities/demonstrations from international space agencies for Star Days May 2 (posted 4/17/15)

Star Days focuses on the weather March 7 at Discovery Center (posted 3/1/15)

'I Love Space' is Feb. 7 Star Days theme at Space Foundation's Discovery Center (posted 1/26/15)

Humane Society
Reducing feral cat population focus of Humane Society's spay/neuter day Oct. 21 (posted 10/15/15)

20 grants (totaling $119,600) from Osborne Trust to nonprofits aiding Westside-area needy (posted 11/4/15)

Local restaurant donating for SKSF Nov. 8 - but you need the flyer! (posted 11/2/15)

Teen Court event with El Pomar Foundation supports restorative justice program for teens (posted 11/2/15)

Assistance League's annual Fun Fair raises money for charity at Shrine Club Nov. 6 (posted 11/2/15)

Food donations requested by Silver Key to help needy seniors at Thanksgiving (posted 10/29/15)

First step in Silver Key move to east side - large new kitchen at Murray location (posted 10/22/15)

Donations requested for 11th annual Coats & Cans Community Drive through Nov. 13 (posted 9/26/15)

Volunteer tutors needed for Literacy Center; can be as young as 14 (posted 9/9/15)

Rotary welcomes Osborne Trust grant applications from charitable nonprofits (posted 6/4/15)

Chance to support Westside charity by eating at restaurant April 12 (posted 4/4/15)

In Memoriam
Ron Baalman, OCC Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory owner (posted 11/27/15)

Tom Hendrix, WWII veteran, long-time Westsider, volunteer (posted 7/26/15)

Floyd Frame, area band leader, known for concerts in Bancroft Park (posted 7/26/15)

In memoriam: T.J. McGinty, Westside entrepreneur, philanthropist (posted 7/22/15)

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