Westside Briefs:
Apparent arson fire contained on 31st St.

       Colorado Springs firefighters were able to contain an apparent arson fire at 1310 S. 25th St. the night of May 8.
       No one was displaced as a result of the fire, a Fire Department press release states.
       Responding to the blaze were 18 firefighters, along with two fire engines, one fire truck and four support apparatus. The first truck arrived at 10:40 p.m., and the fire was under control at 10:53 p.m., the release states.
       As to the cause, “fire investigators were called out to the scene as witnesses said they saw suspicious activity around the home,” the release continues, adding that “investigators have determined that this [fire] was set intentionally.”
       No arrests had been made, and no damage estimate announced as of press deadline.
      
       RTA annual report out
       The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) has released its “2011 Annual Report to the Citizens.”
       The report, listing RTA transportation projects in 2010, can be viewed by going to pprta.com or by contacting RTA Program/ Contracts Manager Rick Sonnenburg at 471-7080, extension 138, or at rsonnenburg@ppacg.org.
      
       Composter opportunity
       Colorado Springs Utilities is offering the public a chance to buy compost bins at cost Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its conservation center, 2855 Mesa Road.

Westside Pioneer/press releases