Canine work ethic on display

       As dog herding specialist Cathy Balliu of Fort Lupton opens the gate to the sheep pen, one of her border collies (foreground) immediately goes to work at the start of a demonstration at Rock Ledge Ranch during the city-owned historic site’s opening day June 2. Ranch Manager Andy Morris estimated that close to 500 people attended. The main attractions were Balliu and/or sheep-shearer Bob Schorth of Strasburg. The ranch’s summer season will continue Wednesdays to Saturdays through Aug. 18.

Westside Pioneer photo