Westside Briefs:
Aerial mulching to reduce runoff

       Four helicopters were scheduled this week to begin “aerial mulching treatments” to reduce runoff and sediment on more than 3,000 acres of national forest that were burned in the Waldo Canyon Fire.
       The project, contracted to a company named Bradco Environmental, was planned by the National Forest Service's Waldo Canyon Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team.
       Completion of the mulching project is expected by the end of September.
      
       Flood insurance break
       El Paso County property owners have until Sept. 9 to apply for flood insurance without a 30-day waiting period.
       For more information, call 385-7228.
      
       Church hosts improv
       To help celebrate the end of the Waldo Canyon Fire, the First Evangelical Free Church will host the Stick Horse in Pants improv comedy group Friday, Sept. 7
       Doors open at 6:30pm with a coffee bar. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. The church is at 820 N. 30th St.
       Tickets are free, but must be ordered in advance. For more information, go to 1freechurch.org or call the church office at 634-3144.

Westside Pioneer/press releases