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The Rush Casino & Hotel by HeidiTown

While in Cripple Creek I was incarcerated and lost some money, but I’d still go back. We arrived in Cripple Creek on a cloudy Friday afternoon. I had been invited to be a guest at the brand new Rush Casino, formerly the Gold Rush. The building had been shuttered for three years before the new owners bought it, renovated the place and opened in August 2012. I had never been

My Handle Bar Ride March 2012 HeidiTown.com

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

HeidiTown on the radio - the Colorado ghosts, goblins & zombies edition

It’s October and that means Halloween. It just so happens that I am a big scaredy cat, however, I do love a good ghost tour and I share some Colorado ghost tour information in this week’s radio segment. There’s also a nod to dead people and zombies in this show – you have been warned! So without further ado, LISTEN HERE if you dare. Note: Each Monday I upload my

DMNS Pompeii

I am a museum junkie, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is one of my favorites. I love the smell of a museum, the lighting, and the sense that I am learning something new just by being in the building. Ancient history has never had a big draw for me, so I wasn’t particularly overjoyed to hear that the Pompeii exhibition was coming to Denver. But, of course,

sunflowers in the sun

Between freelance writing and blogging I bounce between fun topics like Colorado travel, and not so fun topics like cancer. Sometimes I get severe writer’s block, and this week I found my writing brain seriously obstructed. So I opted to write a top 5 list and share the reasons I love Colorado – this blog post nearly wrote itself. Please feel free to comment & let me know why YOU

Genuine Jazz & Wine logo

Summer is quickly coming to a close and you may be thinking about one last trip to the Colorado mountains before the kids head back to school. This week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM, Fort Collins public radio, highlights some of the late summer music festivals happening across the Rocky Mountains. From soul music in Vail to jazz in Copper, the hills are alive with the sound of music.

Is Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest the best music festival in Colorado?

My parents met while singing in a traveling church band in the 70s, and on many childhood nights I fell asleep listening to my dad strumming his guitar downstairs. My mom, who is an accomplished pianist, laughingly used to accuse my dad of hugging his guitar more than her. Obviously, I was born into a musical family, and I have an honest appreciation of musicians and live music. Unfortunately, I

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

Keystone Reosrt River Run bike shot

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend TBEX, a travel blogger, writer and photographer conference that just happened to be held in Keystone, Colorado this year. TBEX attracts attendees from around the globe, and this was a chance for Colorado to show off – and it did just that. On the first evening, we drank champagne aboard gondolas that transported us to a five-star experience on top of