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First Night Fort Collins 2012-13 large

This year is the 17th Annual First Night in Fort Collins. This a New Year’s Eve celebration for the entire family. This is a non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve party with entertainment galore. This year’s theme is Enchanted Voyage, and the night will not disappoint. First Night events take place in 12 different venues around the city, from Lincoln Center to Old Town Square, and festivities get under way  at 6

Greeley Freight Train Museum

As tourists we take the time to learn the history and hidden secrets of the places we visit, but how many of us know the story of our own town? Earlier this year I wrote a post entitled, “Become an advocate for your town,” and today’s post has a similar feel, although I fear I’m going to get preachier. In that piece I gave you five ways to become an

fall flowers in Colorado

For those of you who may be new to HeidiTown, each week I have a radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado. It’s a community-ran public radio station broadcasting around Northern Colorado and beyond. My HeidiTown segments run on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 5:30 p.m. This week I share about some fun things happening around Northern Colorado in September, including a car show this

the Mayor in a blue car at Colorado Nationals

It’s another great Colorado weekend with events that will suit every taste and every age group. The following is the transcript from my weekly radio show on  KRFC  88.9 FM. If you’d rather listen to the show,  click here. *** Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about festivals, events and destinations around Colorado. This is the line up for June 8 through the

The past in living color at History Colorado

I had an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the new History Colorado museum in Denver this week, and I am so excited to share this blog post with you. I grew up visiting museums, and I really love them, so I’m not completely unbiased when it comes to writing about museums. However, the fact that I have toured so many makes me a pseudo museum expert, and most

HeidiTown t-shirt on blue

It’s Buy Local Week here in Colorado, and around the country. There are so many reasons why it’s good to buy local, and according to ColoradoLocalFirst.com, there are five main reasons. 1. Environment By buying things closer to home you are cutting down on fossil fuel use, reducing your carbon impact AND saving money! 2. Local Economy Local businesses buy more often from other local businesses, so the money you

"Community" beating the pants off "The Office"

Just when I thought I couldn’t love this show anymore, last night’s show had an ode to my all-time favorite movie, “Dead Poets Society.” So now it  is now official: I will cry if they cancel “Community.” If you haven’t seen “Community,” it stars Joel McHale, most famous as the host of E’s “The Soup,” he also  snagged a  role as an FBI agent  in the new Matt Damon flick,