Focusing on Old Colorado City, the Westside of Colorado Springs

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May 5, 2012 Simon

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Hi, I’m Simon a local business owner and resident of Old Colorado City on the west side of Colorado Springs. In the 5 years I’ve lived in Old Colorado City, I’ve seen many businesses come and go, so I began this site to help promote the great businesses on the west side.

This website will showcase a business a week that is based on the west side. Maybe show some of the fun that happens here and people who call this part of town home. The plan is to post at least one article on a business each week, interspersed with features on anything else of interest. Old Colorado City has a rich and diverse history and I hope you’ll enjoy reading about some of the useless nuggets of information I’ve picked up over the years. Stuff like why is Thunder and Buttons called Thunder and buttons? It has to do with tame elk, seriously, tame elk pulling a carriage down the streets of Old Colorado City. But I’ll save that for another time.

Currently I’m working on collecting some initial content to launch the site. If you have a business you would like to see featured on, call Simon on 719 502 9045. I’m a business owner too, so let’s see what we can do together to ensure this area thrives!  I’ve been taking photos professionally for over 6 years, but writing articles is kind of new to me, so I hope you enjoy the site and follow the developments over the coming months.


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Simon Andrews teachers photography classes and workshops at Colorado Photography School in his west side Colorado Springs photography studio, and writes/photographs for Westside Focus. If you'd like an article written about your west side business, need a photographer or would like a lesson in his Old Colorado City photo studio, call Simon on 719-502-9045 or email info(at)