Westside Briefs:
2 McFarland sessions at History Center

       Historian and newspaper columnist Mel McFarland will talk about area transportation over the years, in two illustrated presentations at the Old Colorado City History Center Friday, May 11.
       The first talk will be at 11 a.m., the second at 2 p.m.
       The center is at 1 S. 24th St.
       The cost is $2 to non-members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS).
       Because of limited seating, reservations are required. The OCCHS number is 636-1225.
       The program title is “Getting Around in the Pikes Peak Region.” The time period will go from the earliest settlers up to the 1960s, using mainly period images, according to an OCCHS press release.
       McFarland is a retired art teacher who has written books on area railroads. His newspaper contributions include the weekly “Cobweb Corners” column in the Westside Pioneer.
       Eagle Scout at RLR
       An Eagle Scout project to benefit Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is scheduled Saturday, May 5.
       Pleasant Valley resident Conner Sandoval of Troop 66 said he has worked with Rock Ledge on a plan to restore picnic tables, replace visitor information signs and restore benches around the pond area; replace benches around the Homestead area with a 12-foot custom cut log bench and upgrade trail sections by laying down a thin layer of wood chips.
       Volunteers over the age of 12 are welcome, according to Sandoval. Extra wheelbarrows and shovels are especially welcomed. To sign up, call 359-6395.

Westside Pioneer/press releases