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The importance of shopping local and how I do it
The importance of shopping local and how I do it

January 10, 2023

The Future is Here: Not Looking Back
The Future is Here: Not Looking Back

December 30, 2022

Downtown Loveland: Where to Art, Eat & Drink
Downtown Loveland: Where to Art, Eat & Drink

December 1, 2022

Light up the Holidays: Green Chile & Hockey in Loveland, Colorado
Light up the Holidays: Green Chile & Hockey in Loveland, Colorado

November 29, 2022

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The importance of shopping local and how I do it. Friday Fest 2022, Greeley, Colorado. HeidiTown
Shopping Local

The importance of shopping local and how I do it

Originally published in the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor on December 22, 2022. In 2020, an Amazon truck lived in my neighborhood. I walk the dog multiple times a day and there it would be, lurking around the corner each time I ... [ Read More ]
Not a Year in Review. Baby goat at AJ Farms in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. HeidiTown 3
Festivals, Travel

The Future is Here: Not Looking Back

I have not written a “year in review” post, and I’m not going to do it. Now that isn’t to say that there weren’t highlights. Most were animal-related. For instance, meeting kittens and puppies at Animal Aid of Colorado on ... [ Read More ]
Downtown Loveland: Where to Art, Eat & Drink
Colorado, Travel

Downtown Loveland: Where to Art, Eat & Drink

When we grew tired of city life in Denver, we bought the 1998 book, “100 Best Small Art Towns in America” by John Villani. Ryan went to art school and I am a writer. We wanted a town that was ... [ Read More ]
Light up the Holidays Green Chile & Hockey in Loveland, Colorado. HeidiTown (header)
Colorado, Travel

Light up the Holidays: Green Chile & Hockey in Loveland, Colorado

Most longtime citizens of HeidiTown know that I live in Loveland, Colorado. We moved here in 2003 from Denver, and have seen the area undergo a lot of changes. One of the best things that has happened to this region’s ... [ Read More ]
Wyoming Wind, Whiskey & a Birthday to Remember in Saratoga. Featured Photo
Travel, Wyoming

Wyoming Wind, Whiskey & a Birthday to Remember in Saratoga

When I was growing up, in the Pacific Northwest, Wyoming meant Yellowstone. We spent several summers at this iconic National Park with its geysers and buffalo. However, as an adult, I realized that there was much more to the Cowboy ... [ Read More ]
The Best Block in Colorado, Maybe the World. HeidiTown (8)
Colorado, Travel

The Best Block in Colorado, Maybe the World

There is a block in Pueblo, Colorado, where I could live in the broom closet and be perfectly happy. I am talking about the block on North Main Street between West 3rd Street and the alley to the south.  Here, ... [ Read More ]
15 Years of HeidiTown (1)
Travel

15 Years of HeidiTown

Life before 2020 is still a little blurry, but thanks to Linkedin anniversary reminders, I know that HeidiTown turned 15 this month. All photographs are never before published photos of the Dust Bowl Road Trip. This is near Branson, Colorado ... [ Read More ]
Featured Photo Colorado Uncorked preview on HeidiTown.com
Colorado, Festivals, November

Taste the Governor’s Cup Collection at Colorado Uncorked, Nov. 4, 2022

Want to taste the best of the best Colorado wine? Get tickets to Colorado Uncorked at History Colorado on November 4, 2022. 2021 Dry Rose of St. Vincent Whitewater Hill Vineyards, Grand Junction, Colorado I got a sneak peek (or ... [ Read More ]
Why Pueblo, Colorado Beer & Steak. HeidiTown (6)
Colorado

Why Pueblo, Colorado? Beer & Steak

Here’s the truth. When we tell people we’re going to Pueblo, there is often a short look of confusion followed by the word why. That’s changing, especially among my friends who’ve been listening to me champion Pueblo for the past ... [ Read More ]
Downtown Beer Week, HeidiTown (101)
Colorado, October

Downtown Beer Week in Loveland, Colorado: A Look at the Breweries

NOTE: This post will continually be updated as more Downtown Beer Week information is revealed. Keep checking in! Beer isn’t just a drink—it means a lot more to many of us—playing a big part in the story of our lives ... [ Read More ]