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Vanessa Kilik (seated) was among four groups of authors at the June 14 “Children's Reading Day with Colorado Children's Authors” at the Old Colorado City History Center. The Old Colorado City Historical Society organized the event, in which the writers had a chance to meet the public and read from their works. Kilik is the author of "My Snow Globe Book." Also featured were Joan Musick (the “Reverse Book” series); Sally Burr and Gail Ross (the “Black Forest Friends” series); and Kenyon, Therese, Travers and Rioux Jordan (the "Quest for Bunny Island" novel). (Photo posted 7/11/14.)
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Upcoming Meetings
CSPD citizen-training schedule - next class Aug. 26 (posted 1/26/14; updated 7/24/14)


Ongoing Issues
Rain is in the forecast (in case you hadn't noticed!) (posted 7/16/14)

Electricity bills drop a little with Drake partially back on line (posted 7/14/14)

Meetings this month to 'fine-tune' regional stormwater ballot proposal (posted 7/7/14)

Forum June 18 to discuss community water use, Springs Utilities and HOAs (posted 6/16/14)

Now 86, Westside leader, two-war veteran surprised he's lasted so long (posted 5/20/14)

Utilities to seek 7.4% rate hike to cover interim cost of replacing Drake power (posted 5/15/14)

Fairview Cemetery down to its last 100 casket spaces (posted 5/10/14)


Public Safety
City repairing last year's Douglas Creek Open Space washouts (posted 7/10/14)

Public meeting on Fountain Creek flood issues, restoration ideas (posted 7/10/14)

New commander of CSPD's Gold Hill Division to start July 7 (posted 6/20/14)

No power shortage for Utilities, despite fire closing Drake plant indefinitely
(posted 5/7/14)





Westside Community Center
Free BBQ picnic, then puppet show at Westside Community Center July 29 (posted 7/28/14)

Free basketball camp for middle-schoolers returns July 21-23 (posted 7/3/14)

MAT's Jim Jackson performs at Community Center; says Ivywild move has been 'really wonderful' (posted 6/24/14)

Silver Sneakers exercise program now offered (posted 5/14/14)


Old Colorado City History Center
Vagrant-proofing renovation efforts to start at History Center (posted 8/12/14)

Cake, band in 'low-key' Colorado City Founders Day celebration Aug. 9 (posted 8/3/14)

Vagrants fouling entrance area; funds needed for preventive work (posted 8/1/14)

History Center screening 3 Colorado-filmed movies in July (posted 6/27/14)

Local children's book writers to meet public June 14 at History Center (posted 6/8/14)

1930s-'60s photos on display in fundraiser for History Center (posted 5/28/14)

History Center talk May 9 on Rio Grande weaving in Southwest and Colorado (posted 5/4/14; updated 5/5/14)


Old Colorado City Library
Old Colorado City Library Friends' book sale May 3 (posted 4/29/14)

Bird, bunny entertainment in library program at Community Center (posted 4/6/14)


Arts
A different genre each show in weekly Gold Hill Mesa concerts (posted 8/18/14)

Old Colorado City shops/galleries hold monthly ArtWalk Aug. 1 (posted 7/31/14)

Tile project with volunteers lightens up lamp posts in Bancroft Park (posted 7/17/14)

Old Colorado City ArtWalk on second Friday this month (posted 7/8/14)

Local children's book writers to meet public June 14 at History Center (posted 6/8/14)


Groups/Clubs
Old Colorado City Good Times Car Show, Aug. 17 - photos (posted 8/17/14)

23rd annual Good Times Car Show rolls into Old Colorado City Aug. 17 (posted 8/12/14)


Neighborhoods
OWN's 14th annual Westside picnic deemed a success (posted 7/24/14)

Food, music, awards, NSA options at annual Westside Neighbors Picnic (posted 7/11/14)

Mesa Springs residents get answers with help of 'City Footprint' system (posted 4/1/14)

OWN meeting in restaurant/bar proves popular (posted 1/26/14)


Space Foundation
Space Foundation celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 (posted 7/11/14)

New themes every two weeks in Space Foundation's 'Summer of Discovery' (posted 6/3/14)

Intro to summer Discovery Center offerings in Space Foundation's Star Days May 1&3 (posted 4/24/14)


Charitable
2 out of 3 local swimmers succeed in tri-sibling English Channel attempt (posted 7/28/14)

With summer heat, Silver Key seeks donations of electric fans (posted 7/27/14)

Volunteer tutors sought 2 days a week for Children's Literacy Center (posted 7/22/14)

Family Alzheimer's experiences inspire tri-sibling English Channel crossing attempt (posted 7/7/14)

Blood drive at Old Colorado City Farmers Market June 21 (posted 6/15/14)

Happy Cats 'adoption fair' June 11; shelter to reopen July 10 (posted 6/10/14)

Garden of the Gods Rotary welcomes Osborne Trust grant applications (posted 6/3/14)


In Memoriam
Dr. Richard Beidleman, prominent area naturalist (posted 8/18/14)

Fred Bishop, long-time Westside resident from pioneer family (posted 6/22/14)

Charles Kenneth "Ken" Emery (posted 6/10/14)

Jan Simpich, co-founder of Simpich Character Dolls (posted 5/23/14)

Ginny Wesley, founder of Mountain Moppets (posted 4/13/14)



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