small towns

Colorado's Back Road Towns, between Lamar & La Junta, HeidiTown.com

As most of you know by now, I grew up in several small towns in the Pacific Northwest. I think this is where I get my affinity for small towns and the characters who call these places home. While cities are very entertaining and they have many stories to tell, I believe the heartbeat of our country is in our small towns. I am challenging you to resolve to travel

Trinidad, Colorado, it's not what you think

This is not a post about the island in the Caribbean. This is a post about Trinidad, Colorado. You may have heard about it. Over the years, Trinidad became well-known as the sex change capital of the United States. Interestingly, the clinic that put the town on the map for sex change surgery, moved to California a number of years ago, but preconceptions die hard, especially when a town’s sex

tractors on Keith Bath Farms in the small town of Fort Morgan, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

This article was inspired by a comment someone left when I was promoting my post about Kevin Torres’ “Storytellers: Small Towns” special on 9News. A reader wrote… “Small towns are where you can still find America.” This comment got me thinking. What does that mean exactly? And do I agree? The more I thought about it, the more it struck a chord and I think the chord was especially loud

South Park City Museum

Small towns are full of character and characters, and that’s what makes travel across this country so great. Meeting interesting people, trying new restaurants, exploring the unknown and learning a little about an area are the reasons I enjoy being a tourist. However, when you meet a tourist in your own town, are you excited to tell them about your community, or do you struggle to find something nice to

A Note from the Mayor: Keeping up with Colorado summer fun

If you are anything like me, you plan ahead – especially when it comes to the busy summer months. On that note, I’m going to do my very best to give you a heads up on Colorado  summer festivals well before they happen. This way, you can fill up your summer calendar with lots of fun and not miss any of it! I won’t always get ahead of stuff… sometimes

Sunday Afternoon Drive - Berthoud, Colorado

Spring has sprung in HeidiTown. The birds are singing, the fields outside of town are greening up and there’s a feeling of warmth in the air. This time of year puts me in the mood for road trips and Sunday afternoon drives. Metromix Denver recently released an article naming the 25 small Colorado towns to visit under $100. There was some misinformation in this article – Windsor was not “destroyed”

Some new changes in town

There’s been a bit of construction here in HeidiTown, so things might look a little different as you cruise around.   First and foremost, you can now subscribe to HeidiTown.   If you’d like to be notified via  an email from the Mayor  each time  a new and exciting post goes up, please enter your email address into the box at the right.   Second, you may notice the  Cinema