Four years ago, Ryan and I decided to go snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, and afterwards we stopped in Estes Park and stumbled into what has become one of our favorite winter festivals. At that time the Estes Park Winter Festival was a small affair, a lot of local cooks serving up chili and just a few beer and wine vendors, but what fun we had. We tasted every
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
It has been an AMAZING year here in HeidiTown… and 2013 is going to be even better. I have so many great memories from this past year, like emceeing a freezing/cold/snowy Berthoud Oktoberfest, attending the Great American Beer Festival for the first time and speaking multiple times at Metropolitan State University. There were some real standout moments however, so without further ado, here are my Top 10 Memories from the
It’s time for another segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. Please note that there will not be a radio segment next week due to the Mayor’s crazy holiday schedule. The evolution of the HeidiTown brand over the past year has been amazing, and lots of exciting things are in store for the upcoming year. On this week’s radio show I share with the listeners some of the changes happening around HeidiTown
Party like a viking with me in Breckenridge, Colorado! For half a century the people of Breckenridge have been donning horns and participating in a huge party inspired by Ullr, the Norse God of Winter. In Europe, Ullr is the Guardian of Skiers, and the gods know I will need him during my skiing adventure in Breckenridge this season. Originally developed as a party for the people of Breckenridge, Ullr
It seems rather appropriate for the Mayor of a place called HeidiTown to have a connection to the German Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter. Full disclosure: This organization has been advertising their events with HeidiTown for a while now and it’s a match made in heaven. This organization puts together well-organized and top-notch events that I am more than happy to slap my endorsement on. Their Biergarten Festival is
This week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM offers up some seasonal fun this weekend in Fort Collins PLUS, some ideas on what to do with out-of-town guests over the holidays in Denver and beyond. Listen to the segment HERE.
The holidays come alive in Cripple Creek and Victor on December 6-9, 2012, during Gold Camp Christmas. One hundred years ago, thousands of people converged on this area of Colorado in search of fortune in the form of gold. The area is rich in mining history and today visitors can explore mines or visit a number of museums that tell the wild story of Cripple Creek’s lively past. Today, people
Some people love the holidays, but there are many of us who find the season a bit stressful. Family obligations, travel and high expectations can make an otherwise merry time of year downright excruciating. There’s no way to avoid the holidays, but you can find ways to make them a little less hectic. In this week’s segment on KRFC 88.9 FM, I outline some activities that will slow you down
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.