Colorado

Why to Bring the Dog to Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado. HeidiTown (1)

This YMCA property, Snow Mountain Ranch, holds a special place in our hearts. Not only is it truly beautiful, our dog Xena was there twice. She loved staying at Yurt Village and the cabin life suited her well. In fact, she was the quintessential Colorado mountain dog that spent her earlier years camping and hiking, so this place was luxurious. We lost her two years ago and this time around,

HeidiTown Loves Craft Beer & Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Breweries are part of the fabric of Colorado. They have played a big part here for many years. However, I have been heading to breweries since my college days in the late 1990s. I spent a lot of Fridays at Boundry Bay Brewery in Bellingham (don’t tell my mom). For more than 20 years, breweries have had a major role in my life and when I became the Mayor of

Loveland Drive-In food truck food HeidiTown.com

When I first heard about the pop-up movie theater in Loveland, I was skeptical. It seemed like it was only for families and I am not a mommy blogger. I don’t even have children (well, not the human variety). However, when I saw the movie lineup for the first weekend, I thought this might not be too bad. I was still wrong—it was great! Loveland is 45 minutes north of

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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