Westside Briefs:
Recycle/trash bins at Red Rock

       Bins taking recyclables as well as trash have been placed at Red Rock Canyon Open Space as part of the city's new “public space recycling program.”
       In all, 150 bins were installed this spring, city-wide. The city bears no cost, because it is partnering in the program with Greener Corners, a public space recycling and environmental organization. Eventually, the bins will display advertisements sold by Greener Corners, which will “earn additional revenue for the city,” a press release states.
       At Red Rock, two bins are in the main parking lot off Highway 24 and Ridge Road/High Street, with another in the lot a quarter-mile southeast of there, near the Family Picnic Area.
       Recyclables will be hauled along with trash by the city's contracted waste hauler.
       Chance to be reenactor
       If you've ever wondered what it was like to be a Civil War soldier, an opportunity will present itself at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Sunday, June 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.
       In search of summer “recruits,” Civil War reenactors (Colonel) Bob Johnson, (Captain) O.J. Mooneyham and (Sergeant) Dennis Siefker are offering School of the Soldier Training.
       “We are preparing for public presentations this summer and are requesting all individuals to attend this essential training,” reads a press release from Mooneyham. “You will learn the procedures, practices and routines of the Civil War soldier.”
       The school's main topics will be basic equipment and gear, drilling and formation, history of the Civil War in Colorado, camp life of the Civil War soldier and proper care and firing of weapons.
       Pre-registration is requested at 533-1365 or OJM069@hotmail.com.

Westside Pioneer/press releases