July 2024

Cheyenne Frontier Days That’s WY. HeidiTown (12)

Cheyenne Frontier Days got underway on Friday (7/19), and we went on Sunday (7/21) to participate in the festivities. I have been fortunate to get a media invite for two years in a row, and I happily jump at this opportunity, partly because it’s so close to home. I’ve often driven from Loveland, Colorado, to Cheyenne, Wyoming. However, I never cease to be amazed at how short it feels. While

I’m Your Huckleberry, A Cattle Drive Road Trip Steak in Nebraska. HeidiTown (4)

22 Years of Love Celebrated in McCook, Nebraska It’s no secret that I have a little soft spot for Nebraska. I didn’t grow up there and didn’t even visit until 2019. However, I’ve been going back every year since. Why? First, despite growing up thousands of miles west of Nebraska, the small towns there remind me of the one where I grew up; a rural, agricultural town, where everyone gave

Casa Bonita Nostalgia Satisfied, But Can it Survive. HeidiTown (16)

We finally won the Casa Bonita lottery and got the email after nearly a year on the list. For those who don’t know, the only way to get a reservation at Casa Bonita is to be on the waiting list. You cannot, and I am emphatically writing this, you cannot walk in without a reservation! Let’s rewind about 40 years, to Ryan’s Colorado childhood. Okay, maybe 45 years. Ryan is

Sheila of Growing Small Town Nebraska: Why Listen & Why Go

I’ve been singing the praises of Nebraska since 2019. Sheila Jenkinson, host of “Growing Small Town Nebraska,” has been singing those praises her entire life. She is, after all, a proud native of the Cornhusker State. I cannot recall how I found her podcast earlier this year. In doing research for HeidiTown Consulting, I think I was searching on the Internet for anyone talking or writing about small towns, and