Westside Briefs:
‘Mountain Man’ talk at History Center

       Dave Wallace, a former high school teacher who has portrayed historical figures at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, will present “The Unique Life of a Mountain Man” Friday, Jan. 11 at the Old Colorado City History Center.
       The starting time will be 11 a.m. The center is at 1 S. 24th St.
       Admission will be free to members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) and $5 to nonmembers.
       The mountain men “hunted and trapped primarily for furs that were popular in Europe and eastern U.S. cities,” an OCCHS press release states. Appearing in costume, Wallace will explain about their lives and “introduce some key/famous men of Colorado and the Pikes Peak region,” the release adds.
       For more information, call 636-1225 or go to occhs.org.
       'Treecycle' at ranch
       El Paso County's “Treecycle” program will continue through this weekend, Jan. 5-6.
       A recycling program for natural Christmas trees, the Westside drop-off is the Rock Ledge Ranch parking lot, off Gateway Road at 30th Street, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       A donation of $5 per tree is requested. Funds will go to Colorado Springs Youth Sports, Inc. and the El Pomar Youth Sports Park, a press release states.

Westside Pioneer/press releases