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Bill Radford

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  • The Country Life: Campground east of Colorado Springs witness to 55 years of change

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Though I live in the country, civilization is pretty close: a 10-minute drive or so to a wealth of new stores and businesses in Falcon, where I can fill up the car, get my hair cut, grab some fast food and shop for groceries. Back when Falcon Meadow RV Campground opened in 1959, just...

  • The Country Life: Kale for the bunnies, grasshoppers for the chickens

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    With fall's grip tightening and winter shivering on the horizon, our garden is in its last gasps. It was the first garden in the country for my wife, Margaret, and me and it will always be memorable for its family-centered start in the spring: Our daughter, Hope, on a brief break...

  • Live and learn: Fencing NOT to get for a goat

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Remind me next time to Google “goat fencing” BEFORE I actually buy the fencing.  Our fencing that formed the goat pen was looking pretty poor. Goats on one side and horses on the other side  trying to reach in and steal the goats’ food had taken their toll on the fence,...

  • Blog: What constitutes cruelty to animals?

    Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Had an interesting conversation with Joe Stafford, director of animal law enforcement for the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, on what constitutes cruelty to animals. The conversation was sparked by a call from a reader worried about a couple of horses in Green Mountain Falls...

  • The Country Life: Colorado Horsecare Foodbank offers helping hand to horse owners

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    When the plight of a group of horses in Black Forest came to light recently - more than a dozen dead, 10 others seized by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the owner charged with animal cruelty - it was upsetting for all animal lovers. But the situation particularly rocked my wife...

  • The Country Life: No horsing around - Equine vets have a tough job

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    One of Holly Colella's favorite books as a young girl was "The Horse That Couldn't Trot." Don't look for it in the bookstore or online; this was a book that Colella, at age 7, wrote, stapling the pages together. (The horse fell when it tried to trot, but kept at it - step by step -...

  • Blog: Permanent home for Colorado Springs' neighborhood group a 'big deal'

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The sign on the modest little building identifies it as the headquarters of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, or CONO, the umbrella group for the hundreds of neighborhood associations across Colorado Springs and El Paso County. But CONO president Dave Munger sees the...

  • Blog: Visiting Homestead Ranch Regional Park

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    My column on the search for a new goat house mentions visiting a home near Homestead Ranch Regional Park in Peyton. Over the weekend, my wife and I paid a visit to the park. It's beautiful, with the open space of the prairie edging into the forested land of Black Forest. There's a...

  • The Country Life: A house fit for a goat - or two

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    It was a nice goat house - a deluxe one, even, with skylights and a bay window. Too bad it wouldn't stay together. A used shed we got through Craigslist had housed our goats Nana and Christmas for a year and a half. The shed, made by a company named Thinking Outside, held up through...

  • Comics Art Fest draws 'Teen Titans' artist

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    2 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Arts Alley (just west of Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels, 19 E. Bijou St.), free, followed by free, all-ages music show at 6 p.m. with bands including Celestial Mechanics and Rough Age, 578-8847, When Kenneth Rocafort...