Sheep day kicks off Rock Ledge season

       The first day of the summer season for the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will be Wednesday, June 4. Through Labor Day, the city-owned 230-acre, 1880s-style working ranch will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with exceptions for certain special events).
       Coming up Saturday, June 7 will be the annual “Homespun Fun” day, where visitors can watch sheep-shearing, a sheep dog demonstration, and experienced weavers carding, skirting, spinning and wool-dyeing.
       Special events during the summer will include outdoor evening concerts June 14 and July 12, a sesquicentennial celebration Aug. 2 of Julia Holmes' Pikes Peak climb in 1858 and the Fiddles, Vittles & Vino festival Aug. 23.
       Normal ranch admission is $6 for adults, with discounts for seniors, teens and youths. The parking area/entrance is off Gateway Road west of 30th Street. For more information, call 578-6777.

Westside Pioneer/press release