A family-owned news source for the Colorado Springs Westside from 2004 to
2019, when the owners retired.
Created and run by Kenyon and Therese Jordan, the Westside Pioneer
covered Colorado Springs Westside news from 2004 to 2019. For the first 10
years (January 2004-December 2013), it was a weekly print newspaper with
an online story/photo archive. From January 2014 to February 2019, the Jordans
offered the Pioneer as a news service consisting of daily online updates
and a print issue every two months.
The paper's four-page Farewell Edition in February 2019 summarized the
owners' reasons for ending the paper and deciding not to sell it. The link to that
http://westsidepioneer.com/Articles/021819/LastEdition.html. We are
grateful to the many readers who have since taken the time to thank us for our
years of publishing.
The button below allows access to all the Pioneer archives. They can be
searched by date, category or key words.
Archive note 1: There is no charge to view the archives or even to copy
material from them. But please bear in mind that even though the Pioneer
is no longer in operation, all its stories and photos are copyrighted,
so please credit the source if any copied materials are to be republished.
Archive note 2: Westside Pioneer articles bylined
“Westside Pioneer article” were written by Kenyon Jordan. He was also the editor
on articles identified as “Westside Pioneer/press release” or “From a press
release.” Regarding photography, Kenyon took most of the photos. Therese, who
mainly handled the paper's advertising, graphic arts and finances, shot several
dozen pictures herself, frequently of school events. Their sons,
Travers and Rioux Jordan, also contributed occasional pics. In most cases, the
Archives photo credit reads “Westside Pioneer photo.”
Archive note 3: Many articles show an e-mail address at the bottom, to
allow news-related questions. That address is no longer active. An updated address
Archive note 4: Travers, owner of Techno Guy Computers, built the
Pioneer website and continues as webmaster for its archives. Any archive
questions can be sent to
All stories, photos, and content
Copyright © 2004-2019
where noted. All rights reserved.
No stories/photos to be reprinted without permission.