Westside Briefs:
Highway 24 clean-up April 7

       Scenic Colorado plans a clean-up of Highway 24 between mile markers 299 and 300 (partly in front of Red Rock Canyon Open Space) Saturday, April 7.
       Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the northwest corner of the highway at Ridge Road. Trash bags and vests from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be provided. The work will last about an hour and a half.
       For more information, call 634-4468.
       Utilities xeriscaping
       Colorado Springs Utilities will offer free information on different aspects of xeriscaping at its Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, over the next few months, starting April 9,
       Reservations are not required, but dates/times vary. For more information, call 668-4555.
       State rep's town hall
       District 18 State Rep. Pete Lee will hold a town hall meeting on the state budget Sunday, April 15.
       The meeting will be in Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., at 1 p.m.
       Also scheduled is House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino.
       District 18 includes most of the older Westside.

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