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Berthoud in in the snow HeidiTown

I’ve been writing for the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor for 7 years, so I’ve had a long relationship with the town of Berthoud, Colorado. I’ve known about the Berthoud Inn, the only local bed and breakfast, but had never had the opportunity to stay there until I started helping out the owner, Mark Chaffee, with the Inn’s Facebook page. Berthoud is a charming town, and a visit there is a bit

Welcome to Historic Grand Lake sign HeidiTown.com

We arrived in Grand Lake on a snowy Friday. The area had received three straight days of heavy snow, which made our first stop at On the Trail Rentals, even more fantastic. I previously wrote about this experience. We were booked at the Western  Riviera  Lakeside Lodging & Events, soon to be world famous because on March 25, they will be featured on the Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible. Much to

ice rink at Estes Park Winter Festival HeidiTown

After a week off, it’s time for another installment of the Mayor on KRFC 88.9 FM, community public radio in Fort Collins, Colorado. Starting in February, these shows will occur on the 1st and 3rd week of each month. Life is just getting too crazy to do a show each and every week. Remember, if you’d like to catch the show on the radio, I’m on at 5:55 p.m. on

Cafe 180 logo

It’s the first Monday in December and that means it’s time to unveil the recipient of the HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign. This month’s organization came to my attention through a citizen of my little town, and I’m so glad that she shared the story with me. Café 180 is the brainchild of Julie Mihevc and Cathy Matthews. Their original idea was to create transitional housing in Englewood, but fate had

Dave & Busters sign

Birthdays are a big deal in our house and the milestone birthdays are an even bigger deal. A birthday usually involves a weekend away, but since my husband, Ryan, was turning 40 this month I asked whether he preferred a party. He informed me that he wanted a party, but “didn’t want to just meet up for beers with friends like we do all the time.” So I had to

Ripe wheat ears

It’s Monday, and that means this week’s segment from KRFC 88.9 FM is here! By the way, September 14-22 is KRFC’s membership drive. This is a 100% community run radio station and it takes donations to keep the doors open. There are all sorts of membership levels to choose from so become a member today and help keep shows like HeidiTown on the air! BECOME A KRFC MEMBER Now on

Titanic Logo

Greeley never ceases to surprise me. It’s an unassuming city, better known for beef than almost anything else, but then there’s the music. From the city’s inception, it has embraced music. The last time I visited the Greeley History Museum, I learned that the city is home to one of the nation’s longest running orchestras. The University of Northern Colorado is also well-known for an outstanding School of Music, so

Wine Fest Partner Badge

Didn’t win a pair of tickets to Wine Fest in Fort Collins in last week’s HeidiTown contest?  Well, here is your chance to buy tickets and get treated like a star!  Wine Fest has created a special incentive package for HeidiTown readers. If you purchase tickets through the link provided below, you will receive the following: 1. Two free raffle tickets for the Grand Wine  Fest Prize, a handmade wooden

Dutch Oven

I write about festivals and events, I read about festivals and events, and I attend a lot of festivals and events, so at this point it takes a truly unique event to get me excited. This is one of those events. When I discovered the Georgetown Dutch Oven Cook-Off I was ecstatic for multiple reasons. First, I’d never heard of such an event, and second, I love food and last,

Courtesy photo of The King & I at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in 2011

“The King & I” is a movie I have cherished since childhood, and after my first experience at the Candlelight watching their production of “Clue,” I was a little concerned. Could they put on such a well-known and well-liked classic? While I was a little let down by “Clue,” I can happily report that my concerns about their current show vanished as soon as the first scene began to unfold.