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Goats from Five Fridges Farm in Wheat Ridge are working away from their farm this month. The goat houses provide, both, a place to sleep and shade from the sun. The goats were provided with the houses and water, but their food will be only what the field provides.
Amid a fanfare of fireworks, a marching band and speeches by city councilman Albus Brooks and developers, ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt were tossed for Lakehouse, a 12-story, 206-unit condominium and rowhome development that will overlook Sloans Lake.
A couple months ago, we were about half a mile from our house on our way to dinner when a strange dog ran in front of us. After we slammed on the brakes and barely missed him, Old Man Coyote turned and grinned at us. He then loped along, perfectly content to follow our car down the road.
The building is dark with smoke; the temperature is 250 degrees at the floor. But, high above, where flames roll across the ceiling, the temperature climbs to 1,000 degrees and more.It is just part of the training that challenged nine firefighter recruits during a 16-week academy at the West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center.