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HeidiTown.com on KRFC 88.9 FM - What to do in Colorado this weekend

Here’s what’s in store this weekend, November 11-13, 2011 in Colorado. Don’t forget that Veterans Day is this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. A big thank you to all the veterans out there! From train expos to art walks, check out what’s going on around Colorado this weekend in my weekly radio segment from KRFC 88.9 FM. Note to subscribers: To view this video please head over to HeidiTown.com.

Brew Dogs of Colorado make a great Christmas gift!

If you know a dog lover, beer lover, Colorado fan or all three, this book will make a great Christmas present! Their tag line is “Dogs, Beer, Colorado, it doesn’t get much better.”   And it really  doesn’t get much more Coloradoan than dogs and beer. “Brew Dogs of Colorado” is a beautiful and unique book featuring over 100 Colorado breweries, the brewers and their dogs. Over 200 color photographs

Dancing in Combat Boots book cover

This show caught my eye not only because it’s such an intriguing topic, but the performer is a local writer. Teresa Funke, of Fort Collins, worked as a researcher for PBS and her essays and short stories have appeared in numerous commercial and literary magazines and anthologies. Today, Funke is the author of four books, and she is a speaker, presenter and writer’s coach. Funke’s book “Dancing in Combat Boots:

"Blind Descent" exploring the deepest caves on earth

While I do not intend to write regular book reviews on HeidiTown, if the mood strikes, I will share a book with my readers. I am currently reading “Blind Descent” by James M. Tabor, a writer and former on-camera host of the PBS series, “The Great Outdoors.” Tabor’s previous book, “Forever on the Mountain,” is about the 1967 climb of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, a trip that resulted in 7 lives

Book Review: "Lone Survivor"

Review by Matt Dworak I just finished reading the book “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrel and felt compelled to share.   My brother Drew had recommended the book.   Drew’s not a big reader and when he said he finished the book in two days that caught my attention.   I should also mention that after finishing the book I had my wife read it, for women’s perspective.   She

Author Sandra Dallas coming to Reader's Cove

Author Sandra Dallas  has been called the “quintessential American voice.”     She is a New York Times Best Seller and on April 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  she will be at Reader’s Cove in Fort Collins, Colorado, speaking about her latest book, “Whiter Than Snow.” I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Dallas talk several years ago when she was the keynote speaker at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Books: Top picks of 2009

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Powell’s has been part of my bookstore going experience since childhood.   If you are a book lover  it’s worth a trip to Portland, Oregon to visit Powell’s Books.   The original store was open in 1971, and now there are six locations around Portland. I didn’t read much in 2009.   I started many books, but completed few, therefore I’ve  written very little

Love books? Like movies? Listen up!

Lyric Cinema Café, located at 300 East Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins, Colorado, is starting a book club. The  club will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include a chat about the book, followed by a viewing of the movie based on the book at 7 p.m. January’s book is “Fight Club“ by Chuck Palahniuk, and Old Firehouse Books  at 232 Walnut

Movie Review: "New Moon"

Sacred “Moon”: Reveling in the Twilight phenomenon By Susan Richards Also appearing in the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor I considered whether or not to review “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” this week because, well, it would mean coming completely out of the closet. Yes, I’m one of those sane, rational women who woke up one day inexplicably obsessed with a series of books about teenagers, supernatural and otherwise.   By the

"Galway Bay" author to visit Fort Collins

Author and filmmaker Mary Pat Kelly is coming to Fort Collins. Thanks to the organizers of the Fort Collins Irish Festival, Ms. Kelly will be conducting a book signing and presentation at Barnes & Noble on S. College Avenue on Sunday, November 22, 2009, beginning at 2 p.m. Ms. Kelly is the author of five books, her most recent, “Galway Bay,” has received high praise from Pulitzer Prize winner Frank