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The Durango Diner, HeidiTown.com

Mayor’s note: I’m going to write a three-part series on Doing Durango. Part one, published on 5/15 was all about beer. Today’s post is all about food and the last post in the series will focus on touristy, fun activities you shouldn’t miss. In Durango you are just as likely to see a man in a cowboy hat as a guy with sleeve tattoos and ear gauges, and you can

Go on an adventure - HeidiTown

This week’s a little screwy, but that’s okay. Radio is not an exact science and neither is blogging. This post usually goes up on a Monday, but this week it’s being posted on a Friday, but that’s okay too because most of what I talk about in this segment are festivals in mid-April. As you know, my radio segments on KRFC 88.9 FM are now recorded and aired every other

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

me & xena in the snow

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and that means means people are driving, flying, cooking and visiting and most likely two or three of you will actually read this post today. So I’ve put off writing about the Colorado Railroad Museum, and instead I’m going to write a kitschy Thanksgiving post. I am going to share with you a few random things I’m really thankful for starting with books on tape.

One Steamboat Place Diamond Peak

Have you ever gone on vacation and then felt as though you needed another one when you got home? This has happened to me many times, but vacations shouldn’t be work. If you want to experience a true escape from all of life’s stresses, you’ll want to read this post. I’ve stayed in many types of accommodations around Colorado over the years, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, rented homes and

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

Loveland Colorado billboard on I25

Ten years ago, if you asked a Coloradan where Loveland was they’d point to the mountains. This is because, for many years, Loveland Ski Area was better known than the city with the same name, but that has changed. The City of Loveland is working hard to make sure everyone knows that they are open for business, and last week I had the opportunity to attend the unveiling of Loveland’s

Pint glass at Loveland Aleworks

I was raised in a strict vegetarian household, and when I was 16-year-old I rebelled by eating bacon, and since then I’ve been making up for my childhood meat deprivation. Today, I freaking love meat, and barbecue festivals allow me to embrace my teenage rebellion and eat myself into a meat coma. Colorado has become a breeding ground for amazing barbecue events, and I like the trend. Loveland, Colorado has