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Bill Vogrin

Side Streets Columnist

  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs neighbors saved by guardrail built after newspaper campaign

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    For years, the intersection where Vindicator Drive meets Rockrimmon Boulevard has hosted one demolition derby after another. Neighbors on Dillon Circle who back up to the "T" intersection have counted 14 wrecks in 17 years that involved cars leaving the road, smashing their fences...

  • Blog: Guardrail erected after Side Streets campaign saves neighbors

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    For years, the intersection where Vindicator Drive meets Rockrimmon Boulevard has hosted one demolition derby after another. Neighbors on Dillon Circle who back up to the “T” intersection have counted 14 wrecks in 17 years that involved cars leaving the road, smashing their fences...

  • Side Streets: Hit me with your best shot - of icy water

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    By now, the entire nation knows about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It's the viral social media campaign designed to raise awareness and money for research for ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable degenerative disease that slowly cripples its victims and ends in death....

  • Blog: Bid for chance to soak Vogrin in ice water

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    By now, the entire nation knows about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s the viral social media campaign designed to raise awareness, and money for research, for ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable degenerative disease that slowly cripples its victims and ends in...

  • Blog: It's a miracle on Dale Street! Colorado Springs tree saved from chainsaws

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    When I last saw Carol Willis in April, she was hugging a massive old silver maple in front of her Dale Street home. This was not just any tree. This had been her friend, sheltering her home with shade, attracting flickers and squirrels and raccoons to its tangle of branches and...

  • Side Streets: It's a miracle on Dale Street! Colorado Springs tree saved from chainsaws

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    When I last saw Carol Willis in April, she was hugging a massive old silver maple in front of her Dale Street home. This was not just any tree. This had been her friend, sheltering her home with shade, attracting flickers and squirrels and raccoons to its tangle of branches and...

  • Side Streets: Even in island paradise, there's no place like home in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    No matter how far I roam, it seems I never leave my life as a journalist far behind. And I can't shake Colorado Springs. I don't consider myself a workaholic. I like to unplug, go for a long bike ride, collapse on the couch and veg out in front of "SportsCenter." But when it...

  • Blog: Even in island paradise, there's no place like home in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    No matter how far I roam, it seems I never leave my life as a journalist far behind. And I can’t shake Colorado Springs. I don’t consider myself a workaholic. I like to unplug, go for a long bike ride, collapse on the couch and veg out in front of “Sports Center.” But when it...

  • Side Streets: Downtown Colorado Springs building serves as a spooky time capsule

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    The surprises at Zeezo's costume and magic store in downtown Colorado Springs are not confined to the bloody masks and zombie get-ups on the display racks. There is some serious spooky stuff going on in the basement of the store at 112-114 N. Tejon St. Owner Jessica Modeer took me...

  • Blog: Mysterious death wall, furnace, map make Colorado Springs building a spooky time capsule

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    The surprises at Zeezo’s costume and magic store in downtown Colorado Springs are not confined to the bloody masks and zombie get-ups on the display racks. There is some serious spooky stuff going on in the basement of the store at 112-114 N. Tejon Street. Owner Jessica Modeer took...

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