Bill Radford

Country Life columnist and production editor

Bill Radford and his wife live in eastern El Paso County with a menagerie that includes a horse, mule, goats, rabbits and chickens.

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The Country Life: Who was Judge Orr and why is there a road named after him?

By: Bill Radford

In writing a column on the 100-year-old barn along Judge Orr Road in Falcon, I became curious about the man for whom the road was named: Judge James A. Orr.

The property where the barn stands once belonged...

Blog: "Fantastic Four" - the reviews are in

By: Bill Radford

The reviews are in for "Fantastic Four," starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara - and they're not good. Here's a sampling:


Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald: “Fantastic Four” is so...

The Country Life: A laid-back goat joins the menagerie

By: Bill radford

Meet Chica.

Chica, a LaMancha goat, is the new companion for Nana, our other goat. Nana had been without a buddy since the death of Christmas, detailed in a previous column.

We bought Chica (then...

The Country Life: County parks offer watery reminder of Midwest

By: Bill Radford

I was raised in the Midwest - a land of lakes, rivers and creeks - so I'm always excited to find an oasis on the Colorado prairie.

At times, those discoveries have come courtesy of El Paso County's parks...

The Country Life: Why 'city folks just don't get it'

By: Bill Radford

When I first saw commercials for, I had two questions: Was this a joke? And, if not, could there possibly be enough lonely farmers to make it work?

It's not a joke. And as

The Country Life: A case of canine sibling rivalry

By: Bill Radford

Blue and Hank, our ranch dogs, were best buddies - wrestling each other, chasing the ball together, cuddling up on the couch.

Then something changed.

The first fight came in the middle of the night;...

Blog: Looking for romance from the seat of a tractor

By: Bill Radford

I talked this week with Jerry Miller, founder of; the dating website is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
He started the site after hearing the plight of a divorced woman and others...

The Country Life: Washed-out road a reminder of record rains

By: Bill Radford

Hey, remember May? You know, Colorado Springs' wettest month on record?

With summer blazing, last month is a soggy memory for many. But for residents along a stretch of Jones Road in eastern El Paso County,...