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Silver Plume is Not a Colorado Ghost Town. HeidiTown (5)

Please note that in 20-years of living in Colorado, I have never exited the freeway at Silver Plume. I have been to the train station, via the Georgetown Loop Railroad, but I have never ventured into town.  When I saw that business actually existed in the town, thanks to Facebook, I began to wonder why we hadn’t visited. I still didn’t have firsthand proof, however, that Silver Plume was a

Giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

March is here and that means Spring Break. Several people have asked what the Mayor recommends doing with the kiddos over the break. If you don’t have the resources to spend the break in Mexico or Disneyland, here are a few things that will be great excursions with the kids. Visit the Zoo Coloradoans are lucky to have two outstanding zoos in our state. When we lived in the Denver

Mad about Mandolin Cafe

I recently discovered Mandolin Cafe  at 210 East 4th Street in Loveland, Colorado.   This relatively new addition to downtown, is a funky coffee shop  with a musical soul. Last Thursday evening,  Stoll Vaughan, a singer/songwriter and stellar guitarist  played a free show  at Mandolin Cafe. Vaughan had approached owner Alex Zoll about playing at the  coffee shop  after Vaughan opened for The Elders at The Rialto Theater in Loveland,

Grand Opening of Colorado Coffee Exchange - free lattes and more

 Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer. This Saturday, December 12, 2009, Colorado Coffee  Exchange will be holding an official Grand Opening. Owners Mike and Carole Thorsrud’s first store, Colorado Coffee Exchange, has been open for fifteen years at the Fort Collins mall. I am a big fan of this coffee shop, located in the 1st National Bank building on the corner of Eisenhower (Hwy 34) and Boyd Lake Road (CR9). Colorado Coffee

Major chain now offers free wi-fi

Barnes & Noble now offers free wi-fi, and it’s about time.   Many smaller coffee shops and bookstores beat B&N to the punch, but the  world’s largest  bookseller has finally come to their senses.   Free wi-fi is now available at all their stores. I go to the B&N at The Promenade Shops  in Loveland, and  one issue  I have with the place are the unhappy workers.  It’s service with