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Ongoing Issues
Local, county, state collaboration urged in fixing Springs VA Clinic issues (posted 2/9/16)

Mayor, council grapple with proposed laws that avoid singling out panhandlers (posted 1/16/16)

Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2015 - numbers 1-7 (posted 1/11/16)

Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2015 - numbers 8-14 (posted 1/11/16)

Pioneer's picks for top 20 Westside stories of 2015 - numbers 15-20 & honorable mention (posted 1/11/16)

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)


Public Safety
Presentation by Homeless Outreach Team officer at Gold Hill Police Station Feb. 18 (posted 2/10/16)

More than 20 cars vandalized along West Pikes Peak Avenue; perpetrators not yet found (posted 2/1/16)

Local historian one of earliest residents in fire-stricken apartments... in 1953 (posted 1/31/16)

City Council weakens panhandling laws; approves sidewalk sit-lie regulation (posted 1/28/16)

Accidental cause ruled for fire that ravaged apartment house on South 18th (posted 1/27/16)

Arrest of man suspected of setting 4 fires around West Colorado's 3000 block (posted 1/25/16)

Police officer thwarts apparent kidnapping on avenue - 1 arrested, 1 sought (posted 1/15/16)

Westside boy walking to school reportedly escapes man who demanded his backpack (posted 12/16/15)

Fire-mitigation grant for Midland-area vegetation removal lasts through April (posted 12/15/15)

Westside incident in Springs police blotter sounds like a TV crime show (posted 12/13/15)

5 officers wounded in Planned Parenthood shooting released from hospital (posted 12/9/15)

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)


Westside Community Center
5 years for aikido class at Westside Community Center (posted 12/13/15)

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


Old Colorado City History Center
Presentation on Harlan-Wolfe House at Old Colorado City History Center Feb. 12 (posted 2/1/16)

Historic Alliance presentation at Old Colorado City History Center Jan. 8 (posted 12/29/15)

OCC History Center closed for holidays, to reopen Jan. 6 (posted 12/22/15)

About 200 at OCC History Center for first-time Holiday Open House (posted 12/9/15)

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)


Old Colorado City Library
2nd year for international affairs discussion group at OCC Library; meeting Jan. 13 (posted 1/1/16)

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


Arts
Westside Calendar 2016 (from Westside Pioneer photos in 2015) (posted 1/10/16)

'Meet-and-greet' Jan. 11 for musicians interested in New Horizons Band (posted 1/1/16)

Last Old Colorado City ArtWalk of the season Dec. 4 (posted 11/29/15)

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)


Groups/Clubs
McFarland to speak on 1930s plan using streetcars on Midland Terminal railway (posted 1/29/16)

Portrayal of Buffalo Bill at Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners Jan. 11 (posted 12/31/15)

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)


Neighborhoods
Holland Park struggles with drivers detouring Chestnut closure; meeting Jan. 12 (posted 1/1/16)

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)


Space Foundation
Math comes 'alive' in Space Foundation's Discovery Center exhibit Jan. 30-April 30 (posted 1/20/16)

Space Foundation's Discovery Center offers Star Wars-themed activities Dec. 5 (posted 12/1/15)

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)


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


Charitable
Family asks viewers of annual Christmas display to leave donations for Westside CARES (posted 12/18/15)

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)


In Memoriam
Jerry Szymanski, veteran, business owner, service-club volunteer (posted 1/4/16)

Henry "Duke" Boswell, WWII hero, Westside resident/teacher (posted 12/1/15)

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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