October 2013

Leadville Colorado in the fall. HeidiTown.com Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer

While many Colorado towns have gentrified over the years, Leadville puts the wild in Wild West. This high altitude town is still a little rough around the edges and that’s the way it’s citizens like it, and visitors too. I’ve visited Leadville several times and I always leave with a story to tell. We were most recently in town this fall to ride the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad‘s photo

Fall in a Colorado neighborhood. HeidiTown.com

The HeidiTown community segment has been running on KRFC 88.9 FM since August 2011. Over the years, I have changed how I share the segments here on HeidiTown.com.  At first I was producing cool YouTube videos, but that was too time intensive. In response to several requests I began posting the entire transcript here including links to everything I mentioned in the show. That took almost as long as producing

Ryan at the MythBusters exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. HeidiTown.com

Science is cool I grew up watching Bill Nye the Science Guy and Nova specials with my dad. There’s never been a doubt in my mind that science is cool. The newest exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science proves that hypothesis. Science is way cool. Most of you are familiar with the MythBusters, a team of uber cool nerds who test urban legends in real life scenarios

Hotel Colorado sepia by HeidiTown.com

When it comes to ghosts, I’m a skeptic, but I’m a skeptic with an overactive imagination. Therefore scary movies keep me up at night and staying in a haunted hotel can leave me with a racing heart and clammy palms. My most haunting ghost experience actually happened in college while I was living in a huge Victorian mansion in Bellingham, Washington. On three separate occasions, just on the verge of

Part of violin on music sheet

Nobody beats my husband at birthdays, nobody. And that’s impressive because I’m a tough customer. After all, I travel a lot, and I go to dinner theater on a regular basis, and as a media type I get a first glimpse at a lot of cool stuff happening in Denver. So how does he do it?   He listens to me”¦ when it counts. For the past six months or

Colorado Sunsets HeidiTown.com

Over the last couple years, my radio show has evolved from a listing of stuff happening around Colorado, to an opportunity for me to share the things I love about Colorado, like our beautiful autumns, our wonderful symphonies, our top-notch theater productions, our award-winning beer, and so much more. This HeidiTown radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM  is no exception. I share some of my all-time favorite things in this

SheLovesMe-press photo

The folks at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse have outdone themselves. Their new production, “She Loves Me,” is cute, funny and smart, and it will go down in my mind as one of my favorite Candlelight shows. I attended a Sunday matinee with my friend and her fiancé’s 12-year-old daughter. It was their first time at the venue and they were amazed at the beauty of the place. As a reminder,

a wooden grave marker in the Leadville Cemetery, HeidiTown.com

I love a good ghost story, despite the fact that the really good ones keep me up at night. I didn’t have a chance to take Roger Pretti’s ghost tour while I was in Leadville, but I did go on his cemetery tour and learned a lot of stories that included ghosts. We arrived at the 147 acre Leadville Cemetery at 5:30 p.m. on a warm fall day.  The shadows

a horse in Ridgeway Colorado

After being out of town for nearly two weeks, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do here on HeidiTown. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some beautiful Instagram shots I took while in Telluride last week for a conference. The ONLY editing process I used was to lighten a couple of the photographs. This area was so stunning that I felt no need for filters of any

Full Monty at Boulders Dinner Theater

If you enjoy laughing so hard that your face hurts the next day, then this is the show for you. If you are a prude, stay home. “The Full Monty” is rated R for language and nudity, but it gets an A+ for humor. Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, let’s talk about food. For those of you who aren’t familiar with dinner theater, your ticket comes with a