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Bill Vogrin

Side Streets Columnist

  • Side Streets: Let's give bike share a spin in the Springs

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    In case any of you were wondering, I spent much of the past two weeks in the Old Country, touring Europe by riverboat (imagine Huck Finn with a gourmet chef and flat-screen TV) and traveling within a few hundred miles of my grandfather's village in Slovenia. I have so many stories to...

  • Blog: Nicest lawn in Colorado Springs transformed again

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    In June, I wrote a Side Streets column about the nicest lawn in Colorado Springs. Actually, it was the nicest golf green in the city. And it just happened to be right down the street from me on Raven Hills Court. My neighbor, Paul Butcher, was putting my "zeroscaped" yard to...

  • Side Streets: Oklahoma Joe restored Gazette to award-winning form

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    It was bleak inside the newsroom on Prospect Street on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, when Joe Hight arrived to become editor of The Gazette. We were shell-shocked from the latest dismissals and bracing for impact as another new owner was announced. There's no way Joe could know how grim...

  • Blog: Oklahoma Joe restored Gazette to award-winning form

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    It was bleak inside the newsroom on Prospect Street on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, when Joe Hight arrived to become editor of The Gazette. We were shell-shocked from the latest dismissals and bracing for impact as another new owner was announced. There’s no way Joe could know how grim...

  • Side Streets: For frustrated couple near UCCS, student parking still a problem

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Parking relief finally has come to the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs along Austin Bluffs Parkway. For everyone, it seems, but Dick and Sandra Matthews. For years, UCCS students have dodged parking fees by lining neighborhood streets with...

  • Blog: Cragmor parking war with UCCS students rages on for one lone family

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Parking relief finally has come to the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs along Austin Bluffs Parkway. For everyone, it seems, but Dick and Sandra Matthews. For years, UCCS students have dodged parking fees by lining neighborhood streets with...

  • Blog: Sky Sox might have kept Rockies by embracing downtown stadium

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The news Wednesday the Colorado Rockies were abandoning Colorado Springs as the home of its minor league team and moving to Albuquerque prompted some vigorous debate on social media. And it reminded me of a story I reported in 2003. At the time, a developer  wanted to buy the...

  • Side Streets: Permanent home for Colorado Springs' neighborhood group 'a big deal'

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The sign on the modest little building identifies it as the headquarters of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, or CONO, the umbrella group for the hundreds of neighborhood associations across Colorado Springs and El Paso County. But CONO president Dave Munger sees the...

  • Blog: Permanent home for Colorado Springs' neighborhood group a 'big deal'

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    The sign on the modest little building identifies it as the headquarters of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, or CONO, the umbrella group for the hundreds of neighborhood associations across Colorado Springs and El Paso County. But CONO president Dave Munger sees the...

  • Blog: Freelancer stuck around Colorado Springs to become Gazette's new editor

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Twenty years ago, I walked into the newsroom of The Gazette and took a desk next to a young, red-headed business writer who introduced herself as Joanna Bean. Soon, I came to know her as an intense, dedicated journalist who was passionate about local news, accuracy, the West, and...

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