Westside Briefs:
New Horizons jazz recital Jan. 25

       A jazz recital by Ed Nuccio and his New Horizons Band members will be performed Friday, Jan. 25 at the First Evangelical Free Church, 820 N. 30th St.
       The starting time will be 7:30 p.m.
       The event is a benefit for the church. A “free will offering” is requested for admission.
       The show will feature the eight-piece Kicks Jazz Band led by Nuccio, a jazz trio, trumpet quartet and saxophone and trombone ensembles.
       CSPD safety training
       A training class titled “Fire and Life Safety Evacuation” will be offered Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Police Department's Gold Hill Substation, 955 West Moreno Ave.
       There is no charge, and no reservations are necessary.
       The instructor will be Sandy Friedman, retired Colorado Springs Fire Department community education specialist.
       Discussed will be smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers, home-evacuation plans and preparedness responsibilities.
       For more information, call Crime Prevention Officer Sid Santos at 385-2117.
       Public process presented
       The Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) has released the draft update of its Public Participation Plan (PPP) for the 2040 Regional Trans-portation Plan (RTP).
       The plan explains the methods PPACG will use to let people know about the RTP effort.
       The 45-day public comment period will end Feb. 28, and the final draft of the PPP will be presented to the PPACG Board of Directors April 10, a press release states.
       Under federal rules, PPACG must update its long-range transportation plan by November 2014, and one of the checklist items in that process is demonstrating public outreach.
       To view the PPP and comment, go to ppacg.org and click on the link marked “Public Comments Sought on Plan.” For those without Internet access, call Yolanda Roberts at 471-7080, ext 126.

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