September 2014

Last of the wildflowers on Imogene Pass in September 2013. Alpine Scenic Tours, Ouray, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

With snow falling in the high country, the scenic tours season will quickly be coming to an end, so I’m going to write another blog post about our adventure with Alpine Scenic Tours in Ouray early next spring as this company will be part of the HeidiTown Festival package in May. However, I do want to share a little about our experience on this trip as well as some of

Dean Russel Thompson artist Loveland Art Studio Tour

Loveland has been a Mecca for art and artists since the 1970s, and while sculpture has been the traditional medium of choice in the town, a shift towards other art mediums has occurred over the last several years. This isn’t to say that Loveland’s sculpture community is going way – that practice has deep, strong roots, but today, Loveland is a place where many different sorts of artists to hone

baby lambs at the living farm in Paonia Colorado. HeidiTown.com

I love fall, and I adore fall in Colorado. We may not have the reputation of places like New England or Wisconsin, but autumn in Colorado is quite grand, and perhaps it’s been overlooked for too long. The usual way to celebrate fall in Colorado is to go leaf peeping. Every online and print publication has articles about it; I published my 3-part Colorado fall travel series  earlier this month.

Church Basement Ladies at BDT serves up laughs & life lessons

“The Church Basement Ladies” is back on stage at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre. The show was so popular last fall that BDT director, Michael J. Duran, decided to produce the sequel this fall. There are five Church Basement Ladies sequels, and listening to the crowd’s response to this one, I have a feeling Colorado will eventually be treated to them all. Boulder’s Dinner Theater has repackaged their venue as the BDT

Fall Hike Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 2012_Lukens (2)

Steamboat is not just a ski destination. I could write a speech on that subject. A good friend of mine moved there nearly a decade ago so I’ve become well acquainted with the town, and it’s a great place to become well acquainted with. This is a good fall destination because whether you drive the I70 to Silverthorne route or the Poudre Canyon route, the fall foliage is incredible. No

Chihuly at Denver Botanic Gardens 2014 - HeidiTown (28)

With HDTV, the newest Apple gadget or the car that drives itself, sometimes it feels like it’s pretty difficult to impress people. We expect the latest thingamajig to be 100 times better than the last version. We expect movie graphics to be amazing. We expect, we expect, we expect”¦ That’s why being unexpectedly blown away by Chihuly at Denver Botanic Gardens was such a nice feeling. I was genuinely amazed

Hiking the Mineral Belt Trail in Leadville, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

As I continue sharing great Colorado fall getaways in this series, I’d be remiss not to include Leadville. After all, I’ve been to this quintessential Colorado mountain town several times in autumn. In fact, last year, I was there to catch a ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Fall Photo train ride. I highly recommend this affordable excursion. Pack a lunch and a camera and hop aboard one

Ruff Start Rescue & Training at Berthoud Day in Berthoud, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

As a reminder, each month I give away a free ad space (and this blog post) to a deserving Colorado charity. Occasionally I skip a month. In part, because sometimes a charity doesn’t respond to my inquiry about becoming a recipient of HeidiTown Gives Back. Check your email, folks! Ruff Start Rescue & Training did get back to me and so they are this September’s recipient of the HeidiTown Gives