Colorado

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For many years, people thought the Mayor (that’s me) lived in the mountains. Breckenridge and Durango were cited most often. A few HeidiTown citizens thought I was from Ouray. Now, 12 years later, the cat’s out of the bag. I am from Loveland. I moved here 17 years ago from Denver. While I have watched changes and a lot of growth in Loveland, a few things remain the same. My

R is for Road Trip. Sangre Cristos in the San Luis Valley. HeidiTown.com

When we reach the other side of this pandemic, and we will, what will we do? I think people are going to want to move around, but they won’t be lining up at the airport. I predict this will be the summer of the road trip, and this is something I know a lot about. Road trips harken back to my childhood when we buzzed around the West Coast, hitting

A Free Tour at Hammond's Candies aka Buying all the Candy. HeidiTown (2)

There is a reason Hammond’s Candies’ free tour ends in the candy gift store, but I digress. Let’s start with the fact that I haven’t been to Hammond’s in all of my nearly 20 years in Colorado. That is not as weird as the fact that my husband has never been there and he grew up in a Denver burb. Plus, he loves candy. In fact, my retirement plan is

Liven Things Up This Winter with Food & Festival Fun. HeidiTown (3)

‘Tis the season when winter sets in, and not in a good way. Here on Colorado’s Front Range, we are experiencing a dreary day. No snow is falling and it looks like Seattle-weather (something I am all too familiar with from childhood). So what’s on tap to bring joy to this gray, wintry world?  If I am planning, I am happy. A plan means something to look forward to, and

Why Do Snowdown, a Winter Festival, in Durango, Colorado. HeidiTown (10)

Last winter, we attended the 41st Snowdown, Durango, Colorado’s winter festival. To write that we had fun is an understatement. We lived it up from Human Foosball at Animas Brewing Co. to slopeside shenanigans at Purgatory Resort.  The 42nd Snowdown runs from January 29 through February 2, and here’s why you should go.  Embrace the Theme This year, the festival theme is Rock & Roll and you can bet the

Take Your Furry Friend to Dog-Friendly Fort Collins, Colorado. HeidiTown (8)

Traveling with a dog changes a lot of things, but it can be done and it can be done well. Choosing the right city to visit with your fur friend is crucial and from dog-friendly accommodations to dog-friendly breweries and medians (yes, medians), Fort Collins, Colorado is the place to go. As most of you know, we got a puppy. Her name is Fritzi, and so far, she’s been everywhere

2019, A Year I’d Rather Forget, But… HeidiTown (Snowmass, Colorado)

This has been a rough year. I was diagnosed with Atypical Migraines in June after four visits to the emergency room in May. Today, months later, we still haven’t gotten to the bottom of why this is happening although the frequency of full-blown migraines has gone down. The good news is that I have a new appreciation and empathy for anyone suffering from chronic pain.  While this year was marred

Road Trip Tenacity Our Two Day Drive to Vail, Colorado. HeidiTown (10)

Road trips in Colorado require patience. Whether it is summer construction or winter pass closures, it takes a particular kind of composure to drive around this state. However, this road trip required tenacity. We were on our way to Revely Vail, a brand new festival that involves cooking, eating and celebrating the holiday lights in Vail. We’d been looking forward to this one, partly because we were booked at Antlers

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The Outlets at Loveland are getting into the holiday spirit and encourage you to get in the spirit too. Loveland is just 45 miles north of Denver and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Outlets at Loveland are a mere minute or two from Interstate 25 and boast big names like Carter, Levi’s and The Workwear Store. There are three ways to Share the Love with the Outlets of