More Bill Radford Articles

Bill Radford

Business Editor

  • 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...

  • Blog: Comic Art Fest on Saturday

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Comic Art Fest 2014 runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Arts Alley just west of Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels, 19 E. Bijou St. It's the fourth annual Comic Art Fest, a cdelebration of comic book art hosted by Escape Velocity. This year's special guest is artist...

  • The Country Life: Happy anniversary - a year in the life

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Country Life column has passed the one-year mark. Over the year, I've learned a lot - about everything from weed control to septic-tank maintenance to alpacas. My wife and I have welcomed Molly the mule into our menagerie as well as two dogs - Hank and Blue - and lost our two...

  • The Country Life: 'Hippie rancher' a real future farmer

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Looks like the small family farm is not dead. I recently visited Heritage Belle Farms, a 40-acre farm in Calhan run by 29-year-old Katie Belle Miller. She raises Texas longhorn cattle, heritage breed pigs and a variety of poultry, plus she recently started raising tilapia. Even as...

  • The Country Life: Tallying up the 'before winter' to-do list

    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Even after we say goodbye to summer this Labor Day weekend, the season technically still has a few more weeks to go, followed by three months of fall. But more and more I'm hearing - and saying - the dreaded words "before winter." As in: "I need to do this before winter" or "We need...

  • Blog: The future of farming?

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Have I seen the future of farming? Over the weekend, I visited Heritage Belle Farms, a Calhan-area farm run by 29-year-old Katie Belle Miller. She raises Longhorn cattle, pigs and a variety of poultry, plus she’s just started a talapia-growing operation. She thinks agriculture is...

  • The Country Life: Combating the No. 1 killer of horses

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    It was a Sunday night and we were getting ready to go to bed when we heard the first whinny from Nikki, our horse. When she whinnied a second time, my wife and I grabbed flashlights and went out back to investigate, worried that perhaps an animal was in the pasture and upsetting...