Going to a better place... well, places

       Through El Paso County’s “Treecycle” program, people can drop off Christmas trees at seven locations, including the Westside’s Rock Ledge Ranch parking lot off 30th Street and Gateway Road (above). The program started last weekend and will continue through Jan. 8-9. The $5 donation goes to youth sports. Trees are ground up in the machine at right, with the mulch made available to county residents.

Westside Pioneer photo