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HeidiTown.com on KRFC 88.9 - What to do in Colorado Sept. 9-11, 2011

It’s time for another HeidiTown.com segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. This one covers Colorado events and festival for September 9-11, 2011.  If you are looking for things to do in Colorado you don’t have to look any farther. I’m giddy over this video because I added some fun clip art.  For some of you this would be a no brainer, but for me it’s quite a feat.  I hope you

Estes Park, Colorado bridge

Tomorrow I will stand beside a very good friend as she ties the knot in Estes Park, Colorado. She has had a longtime love affair with the town; she and her fiance had their first date there, got engaged there and will now be married there. So I thought this was the ideal week to post an article about the town of Estes Park. As you’ll discover, I’ve had mixed

South Park is a real place, find out more...

It’s true that kids run and play in South Park, and the occasional burro can be seen trotting through town. It is also true that South Park is located in the Colorado Rockies. However, it’s probably not the town that that’s popped into to your mind. Find out more about the real South Park City in my new post by clicking here.

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

The Mayor reveals secrets

With festival season heading into full swing in just a couple weeks, I thought I’d share a few things with my readers. First, I want to remind everyone that HeidiTown is not a calendar of events. I do not, nor will I ever be able to keep track of every festival that occurs in Colorado. And quite frankly, I don’t want to. Also, I rarely write about fundraising events. I

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”

Oatmeal Festival in Lafayette, Colorado (Jan. 8, 2011)

I have no idea why Lafayette, Colorado celebrates oatmeal, maybe by next year’s festival I’ll have gotten to the bottom of that bowl, I mean mystery. The celebration includes a 5K run, followed by oatmeal and pancake eating, followed by an oatmeal baking competition and a health fair. Here’s video of last year’s event: Lafayette Oatmeal Festival 2010, Big Black Lab Video, Inc. You’ll have to click on the link

Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs, Colorado

FRUITCAKE 1) a rich cake containing nuts, dried or candied fruits and spices, 2) a crazy or eccentric person. TOSS 1) to throw, pitch or fling. Love it or hate it, the fruitcake has become a staple of American culture and this Saturday, January    8, the small town of Manitou Springs, Colorado celebrates their 16th Annual Fruitcake Toss. Manitou Springs is one of the Mayor’s favorite Colorado towns, in

A Look Back: The Mayor's favorite blog posts of 2010

In the Spring of 2010, the format of HeidiTown changed. Instead of concentrating on movies, theater, books and the occasional restaurant review, I turned all my focus to events and festivals around Colorado. I love this new format and it seems to be a real hit with my readers. In the upcoming year there will be more changes in store. With the help of a NoCo web designer extraordinaire I’m