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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

brown palace coffee & tea co.

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

me & xena in the snow

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.

First 14er Mt. Democrat

This Thursday is Thanksgiving,  so of course, on this week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM, I’m sharing with listeners the things I’m most thankful for, and of course, I’ve added a Colorado twist. I’m also sharing with my radio listeners some of the exciting changes that are happening around HeidiTown, and that includes more emphasis on Colorado travel. Listen to the show HERE. Happy Thanksgiving, citizens!    

DMNS Pompeii

This week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM is full of history and culture. Think you can handle that? Have you ever wanted to party like a Italian in AD 79? Well, find out when and where you can. Wondering about the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery? Find out the schedule for the opening of this state-of-the-art facility. Are you a bird lover like me? Find out where you

farm field

Agritourism is a relatively new word, and in fact it is so new that my computer does not actually recognize it as a real word. Agritourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, but what is it? It’s where agriculture and tourism intersect. If you’ve ever visited a working farm to buy eggs or tour their vegetable patch, or if you’ve taken your children to a

Gondola in Telluride

Colorado is now home to the most challenging cycling race in the United States, the US Pro Cycling Challenge. The race is 683 miles, attracts world class cyclists and winds its way through some of Colorado’s most charming towns. There are 126 riders in the race from 24 countries including Boulder, Colorado’s own Taylor Phinney, who secured two fourth place finishes at the London, Olympics. The US Pro Challenge gets

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

Kingdom Days logo

I started HeidiTown in 2007, as a review blog. I started blogging specifically about events and festivals in May 2010. I’ve always said that HeidiTown was not a calendar of events,  but rather stuff the Mayor likes. Unfortunately, it’s starting to look a lot like a calendar, especially this weekly post. I’m going to shake things up. After this week, I am no longer going to give radio listeners a