Westside Briefs:
Cleanup day at Red Rock April 20

       A cleanup day at Red Rock Canyon Open Space is scheduled Saturday, April 20.
       The starting time will be 9 a.m. Volunteers are welcome.
       The project organizer is the Friends of Red Rock Canyon group.
       Participants will gather in the main parking lot off Highway 24 and Ridge Road.
       For more information, call 306-6498.
      
       Filled sandbags available
       Filled sandbags will be given away Saturday, April 13 at the Verizon Building, 2424 Garden of the Gods Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
       The free offering is in partnership with the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management and Colorado Springs Together. Volunteers will be on site to fill sandbags and help residents load the 50-pound sandbags into their vehicles.
       Empty sandbags continue to be available at a number of city locations, including (on the Westside) Fire Station 5 at 2830 W. Colorado Ave. and Fire Station 9 at 622 Garden of the Gods Road.
      
       PD Personal Safety class
       A Colorado Springs Police Department class titled “Personal Safety” will be offered in the PD's Gold Hill Division community room Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
       The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.
       The Gold Hill Division is at 955 W. Moreno Ave. For more information, call 385-2117.
      
       In memoriam: Eggleston
       Dr. Lee Eggleston passed away March 31. He operated the Belcrest Animal Clinic (1721 W. Uintah St.) with his wife Jan for 42 years until his retirement in 2008.
       He was 72.
       A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, April 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commerce Center Drive.
       Dr. Eggleston is survived by his wife Jan. On June 14, they would have been married 50 years. He also leaves two children and a brother.
       In addition to traditional veterinary services, beginning in 1971, he worked extensively with birds of prey, nursing them back to health and working with the Birds of Prey Foundation to release them back into the wild.
      
       Arrests in Clarion murder
       Three men have been arrested by Colorado Springs Police on suspicion of murdering a man March 15 in a room at the Clarion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St.
       The death of James Klinger, 36, had been previously attributed to homicide from a gunshot wound.
       The three are Swayde Monroe Jones, 35, of Delta; Michael David Brown, 27, of Delta; and Christopher Ryan Dickerson, 26, of Montrose. All are in custody. The charge is murder in the first degree.
       “Police are not seeking any additional subjects at this time,” a press release states.

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