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Heidi's Colorful Colorado

As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home!Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is!

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Rethinking Education ft Amy Anderson

RESCHOOL is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that believes that learning happens everywhere. When young people experience a variety of opportunities that they drive, they THRIVE. We know inequities exist in our educational system both in and outside of schools. We work alongside a variety of people to address these inequities so all young people have the resources to access the learning experiences they choose. RESCHOOL started as an initiative of the Donnell-Kay Foundation in 2013 before becoming a nonprofit in 2018. **Follow Heidi on Social Media! ** Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

20mins

22 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Puppies in School ft John Gray & Rex

John Gray is a School Resource Officer Deputy and handler of Arapahoe County's newest and cuddliest member, Rex, a 10-week old black lab. Rex was brought into the police force to help accustom members of society to the police force and members of law enforcement.  “Mental health is an ongoing concern, particularly with our youth. There is a chemical change in the brain that reduces the stress when people pet and interact with a dog,” says Deputy John Gray. “We hope that Rex will help students feel comfortable and safe in school and bring a smile to their faces.” Deputy Gray has been with the sheriff’s office for 11 years and assigned to the SRO unit for six years. He’s currently assigned to elementary schools. He is also a member of the SWAT Negotiation Team and works with citizens in crisis. He enjoys teaching about school safety, internet safety, and mentoring students of all ages. He’s looking forward to incorporating Rex into many new and exciting programs for LPS schools. Source: https://www.arapahoegov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2130 Follow Heidi on Social Media! Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

19mins

22 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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The Impactful Parent ft Kristina Campos

Being a parent is hard, and being a business owner is hard, but being a parent, business owner, AND TEACHER (take a deep breath), is even harder. Heidi sits and discusses some of life's toughest roles with founder and owner Kristina Campos of The Impactful Parent. The Impactful Parent is a Parent Coaching platform designed to create better relationships between parents and children.   Kristina Campos lives in Colorado and has 4 children. She has been an educator for over 20 years, working with all grade levels from Pre-school through 12th grade. Campos graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received her master’s degree from the University of Denver. Kristina volunteers as a Board of Trustee for the GALS Schools of Denver (two Denver Public Charter Schools) and for a gifted private school called Mackintosh Academy in Littleton, Colorado. Kristina has a passion for children and a strong devotion to serving parents of school-age children. *Check out The Impactful Parent online* **Follow Heidi on Social Media! ** Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

22mins

22 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Why I Love Colorado ft Michelle Woodward

Michelle Woodward and her husband, Kyle Woodward own and operate Alamosa's iconic Woody Q's Shack BBQ Restaurant. Michelle teaches 2nd Grade and has recently put in her application to be on the Alamosa Library Board. Michelle grew up in a small town of 500 people in Colorado. Heidi and Michelle discuss life in Alamosa, the struggles of COVID, and the community's response to keeping kids active and engaged in learning.  If you find yourself in the Alamosa, CO area, it would do you good to stop by and get yourself a delicious pulled pork sandwich, some St. Louis ribs, mouthwatering brisket, and/or some classic burnt ends.  This is what good livin' is made of. www.woodysqshack.com **Follow Heidi on Social Media! ** Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

10mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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The Heart of Alamosa ft Mayor Ty Coleman

When Alamosa’s Mayor Ty Coleman was elected in November 2017, he hit the political ground running and it doesn’t appear he will be slowing down anytime soon. Coleman’s active and dedicated participation with the business community, colleges, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and schools throughout the San Luis Valley community has made him one of the most accessible and visible community political leaders. On what people in the community have told him, Coleman stated, “I’ve been listening to the people in our community and they told me they want a mayor who is transparent in all actions. They want someone who listens more than they talk and who’s not afraid to ask tough questions. They want a mayor who has integrity, the courage to stand their ground for the best interest of the community, and a person who has the ability to effectively communicate with the residents. They want a leader that leads by example. Every day I strive to meet all of those requirements in my role as Mayor and I will continue to strive to meet those requirements daily!" source: http://tycolemanformayor.com/ **Follow Heidi on Social Media! ** Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

15mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #5

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Where Water Flows Colorado Grows ft Darius Allen

Darius Allen never envisioned spending more than a third of his life in public office. Born and raised in Indiana until “high school days”, Allen moved to Arizona where he met Judy, his wife. Judy had connections in Colorado, so they headed this way and liked what they saw, landing first in Ridgeway, where Judy taught school and Allen worked on a ranch, ultimately settling in Alamosa in 1977 where they “bought a little place.” Allen shoed horses for a while and then went into the insurance business, building a clientele among other farmers and ranchers in the valley. Standing over six feet tall with a broad smile, an easy way of talking, and a firm handshake, Allen was a natural, and that was his occupation for twenty years. Community and being “a part of what was going on” has always been important to him. One day, a local Republican named Paul Weaver approached him and suggested he run for county commissioner. “First time we talked, I said no,” Allen says. But when Weaver came back a second time, Allen listened.  “He said, ‘you’ve gotten to know so many people, and I like what you stand for.’ So…I said okay.  But I was only going to do it for four years.” source: https://alamosanews.com/article/allen-looks-back-on-24-years-of-service **Follow Heidi on Social Media! ** Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

17mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #6

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Pit Master ft Kyle Woodward

Owner and Pit Master Kyle Woodward is a legend in the BBQ World! Kyle travels to different parts of the US competing and representing Woody Q's. Kyle began his career as a cellphone salesman, owning up to 5 cell phone stores... One year for Kyle's birthday his wife [Michelle] bought him a small Traeger smoker grill. Kyle became infatuated with the art and creativity of the BBQ industry, and the rest is ROCK N' ROLL HISTORY! If you find yourself in the Alamosa, CO area, it would do you good to stop by and get yourself a delicious pulled pork sandwich, some St. Louis ribs, mouthwatering brisket, and/or some classic burnt ends. This is what good livin' is made of. www.woodysqshack.com **Follow Heidi on Social Media! ** Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

12mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #7

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Best Friends ft Molly Mayfield

Molly Mayfield and Heidi are childhood best friends from Monument, CO. The first moment Molly and Heidi met, they knew they would be best friends. Heidi with her flashy and fancy clothes, and Molly with her cuddly pets; the two were instantly inseparable. In this episode, Molly and Heidi remember the days of no stoplights, school days, and growing up in the small town of Monument, CO.  Molly was born in Atlanta, GA, but lucky enough to have an outdoors-loving mom who wanted to make Colorado her home for her family back in 1975. Molly did a few years of Elementary school in Colorado Springs and then that same mom decided a smaller town was in order and moved everybody to Monument in 1977. Molly grew up in Monument and now lives back in Colorado Springs. **Follow Heidi on Social Media! ** Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

27mins

9 Jul 2021

Rank #8

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National Champion ft Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips, born and raised in the Tri-Lakes area, played tailback for the CU Buffs football team of '92. Heidi and Scott reminisce over their childhood memories of hanging out on Mount Herman and the local Dairy Queen. Today, Scott lives in Palmer Lake and is an active member of the Monument community. Scott is a major part of what makes the front range great. **Follow Heidi on Social Media! ** Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

11mins

9 Jul 2021

Rank #9

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Exit Factor ft Jessica Fialkovich

Jessica is the founder and CEO of Exit Factor, the first of its kind consulting firm that educates business owners on how to buy and sell companies. She became a first-time entrepreneur at the age of 25 and since has been able to successfully establish, develop and sell multiple small businesses in a number of different industries.  In the last ten years, Jessica has also built the fastest growing and most successful business brokerage firm in the country with offices in Colorado, Texas, and Nevada. Under her leadership, the team has been recognized by publications like Inc Magazine and the Financial Times.  As an entrepreneur, Jessica is passionate about small businesses driving our economy. Because of this, she has committed to educating and supporting entrepreneurs and the small business community. She is active in Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and the Fight Back Foundation, a non-profit focused on small business support. Jessica is originally a Jersey Girl that now splits her time between Denver and Dallas with her husband and two dogs, Moose and Sailor. When she’s not working you can find her either enjoying the outdoors or attending a Bruce Springsteen concert. Connect with Jessica Fialkovich on Social Media Instagram | Facebook | Twitter **Follow Heidi on Social Media! ** Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Spotify About Heidi As a homegrown Coloradan with a passion for keeping the spirit of our state alive and well, I started this podcast to bring the people of Colorado together to celebrate the amazing state we call home! Come along on this journey with me as I travel across our state in my vintage RV, interviewing folks who embody the true spirit of the Rocky Mountains. From the front range to the mile-high city, to the mountain towns and the Wild West of southern Colorado, we’ll celebrate the history, beauty, and Coloradans that make this place the colorful state it is! Each week, you’ll meet the people trailblazing the way for an even more colorful future for us all, and who are making a huge difference along the way. Visit heidiganahl.com to learn more about the podcast and where we are headed! Submit a guest to Heidi's Colorful Colorado! CLICK HERE!

16mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #10