June 2013

Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews

Nothing feels as much like summer as a cold beer in one hand and a pulled pork sandwich in the other – welcome to Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews. This event always takes place on the second weekend in July. Through the years, this free event has grown to become one of Northern Colorado’s premiere summer festivals. On Friday morning, downtown Loveland starts to smell like delicious barbecued meat,

Welcome to Golden Sign HeidiTown.com

Sitting on our room’s patio at the Table Mountain Inn, we felt a million miles away from the big city. This is the best part of a visit to Golden, Colorado; it is a small town that’s so close to Denver metro and the Front Range that you’ll hardly see your fuel indicator move on a drive there. We were in town to attend the Golden Music Festival, but this


The top three reasons why Biergarten Festival is one of my favorite summer fests: 1. It is located in one of the loveliest settings in Colorado. 2. The music never stops. 3. It’s simple. First, location. The Biergarten Festival is held in the foothills outside of Morrison, Colorado. The fest has its own pavilion with tables and a large dance floor. The view is beautiful and unobstructed from anywhere on

My obsession with "North America" on Discovery

This post is a little off-topic, but not far off. I’m obsessed with the new show, “North America” on Discovery. The reason this post isn’t entirely irrelevant to HeidiTown is because the show has shot scenes in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Plus, HeidiTown is actually located in North America. If you haven’t watched “North America,” it is a seven-part series that started in May. The series comes to an

beautiful haflinger horses and Dean from San Juan Sky Outfitters in Durang, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Mayor’s note: I’ve written a three-part series on Doing Durango. Part one, published on 5/15, was all about beer and part two published on 5/29/13 was all about food. The final post is all about the touristy activities you shouldn’t miss. When I visit a new place, I usually try to blend in with the locals, but I’ll be honest, sometimes being a tourist is a lot of fun. We

Beer at the Lyons Fork HeidiTown

It’s time for another HeidiTown segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. June has five weekends, so that’s changing up my recording schedule. After this segment, I won’t be back on the radio until July 3rd, so this week’s segment covers the rest of June. As always, in order to get the most out of HeidiTown, I encourage you to visit the town’s block party on Facebook and subscribe to HeidiTown.com here.

CO Brew Fest Logo 2013

One of my favorite events of the year is just around the corner. This is a beer festival for everyone, from the hard core craft beer connoisseur to the casual beer drinker. For example, new this year at the Colorado Brewers’ Festival in Fort Collins, alongside their standard beers, brewers will bring along a few kegs of special beer – stuff the real beer geeks will want to try. For

rainbow in downtown Glenwood Springs HeidiTown

My husband and I have been escaping to Glenwood Springs, Colorado for many, many years. In the past, we’ve taken Amtrak from Denver’s Union Station to Glenwood Springs, and I highly recommend this mode of travel to the area. Several weekends ago, we’d been invited to Glenwood Springs to experience the 125th Anniversary of Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and the 10th Anniversary party of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Interestingly, it

The Wizard comes to Boulder's Dinner Theater

When Ryan and I heard that “The Wizard of Oz” was coming to Boulder’s Dinner Theater this summer, we had to see it. We had never seen the stage show, and we knew BDT would be the place to see it done well. Our evening started out as expected with delicious bread and crispy salad. The menu has changed a bit since our visit last fall and I opted for