22 episodes

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!

Heidi's Colorful Colorado Heidi Ganahl

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 30 Ratings

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!

    SOLAR GARDEN! ft Byron Kominek

    SOLAR GARDEN! ft Byron Kominek

    Heidi chats with Byron Kominek, Co-Founder of Jack's Solar Farm. "Jack," Byron's grandfather, originally farmed hay on the land, but tougher economics lead Byron to reconsider how to recreate an ingenious solar farm.

    Byron Kominek is the owner and manager of Jack's Solar Garden, a 1.2 MW agrivoltaics community solar garden in Boulder County, and the executive director of the Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center. He is a former U.S. diplomat having served with the U.S. Agency for International Development on projects related to forestry and wildlife conservation in southern Africa. He has over 12 years of experience working in international development related to natural resource management and speaks French and Portuguese.

    Connect with Jack's Solar Garden!

    LinkedIn | Website

    Colorado Agrivoltaics
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    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!

    • 21 min
    Social Junkyard ft Jill Katzenberger

    Social Junkyard ft Jill Katzenberger

    Jill Katzenberger had a dream of creating the most industrious idea for a playground. She dreamed of a place where children could create experiences that would captivate their imaginations and explore the impossible, a community hands-on science playground non-profit. Heidi chats with Jill about starting a junkyard playground, building a lasting impression in a community, the challenge of navigating COVID, and how Jill ultimately challenges everyone around her with creativity and entrepreneurship. Jill is truly an original and a Colorado treasure. Social Junkyard is a beautiful representation of where creativity, science, imagination, and community meet in marriage.

    Connect with Jill through the Social Junkyard website.  

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    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!

    • 23 min
    Babe Walls ft Alexandrea Pangburn

    Babe Walls ft Alexandrea Pangburn

    Originally from Lexington, Kentucky; Alexandrea (Alex) Pangburn moved to Golden, Colorado in September of 2017.  Alex graduated with an Animal Science degree from the University of Kentucky in 2010, but her commission art business didn’t really kick off until she was working at a veterinary clinic in Powell, Ohio. Her commission pet portraits grew and she was booking out almost an entire year in advance before she decided to close her books and focus on taking her art in a direction she wanted to go. Alex decided her business needed a name and decided to name it after the two animals that were her biggest inspiration; her dog Benson, and her horse Dude - hence B&D Pet Portraits.   

    When Alex moved to Golden, Colorado in 2017,  she started to work with the RiNo Art District. It was here she was able to tap into large-scale pieces and murals. Her first spray paint mural was during CRUSH Walls 2018 and has since painted over a dozen murals here in Colorado and one in Kentucky. Her passion for flora + fauna reigns in her work and she hopes to continue to bring light to species that people may or may not be able to see on such a large scale.  Please check out her passion project, Babe Walls at www.babewalls.com and visit follow them on Instagram @babewalls.

    Alex Pangburn's Website | Instagram 

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    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!

    • 14 min
    TIME Kid of the Year ft Gitanjali Rao

    TIME Kid of the Year ft Gitanjali Rao

    Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America's Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device "Tethys"—an early lead detection tool. Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and "Kindly"—an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.

    She was honored as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator”  and "TIME Kid of the Year" for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over 48,000 students in the last two years across four continents. In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world. She often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.

    Gitanjali is the author of the book "Young Innovator's Guide to STEM", which guides students, educators, or teachers with a prescribed 5 step innovation process and was named one of America's Top Youth volunteer by Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for her impact globally.

    TIME MAGAZINE

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    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!

    • 11 min
    Changing Your Subconscious ft Stephanie Kwong

    Changing Your Subconscious ft Stephanie Kwong

    Stephanie Kwong is a Subconscious Rewiring Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Breathwork Facilitator, and Host of the Rise Higher Podcast. She supports high performers to identify and remove mental and emotional roadblocks to achieving their next level through coaching and subconscious reprogramming techniques. Through mastering their mind and redesigning their subconscious, her clients effortlessly achieve the results they want personally, professionally, and financially, shifting from a life of limitation and stress to one of joy and freedom. She’s the creator of the self-hypnosis mastery online course BELIEVE and the 40-Day Self-Love Transformation online program. Her unique wellness experience, The Reset, is designed to help high achievers recharge and reboot their mind and body through teachings and tools to manage their mental and emotional fitness so they can function at higher levels with greater ease. Stephanie’s work has supported thousands of clients around the world to reprogram their subconscious and to experience greater happiness, inner peace, and fulfillment.

    Connect with Stephanie!
    Instagram | Website


    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!

    • 26 min
    Young Entrepreneurs ft Emily Dick

    Young Entrepreneurs ft Emily Dick

    Emily is a 14-year-old and who just finished 8th grade at West Middle School. She is a member of the national junior honor society, a skier, soccer player, competitive swimmer, and lover of art. 5 Years ago Emily and her Mother "CC" created an innovative balaclava called Gatortailz, www.gatortailz.com. Heidi discusses the challenge of a start-up, the business of managing inventory and being a serial entrepreneur.

    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!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

n8thegr8_123 ,

Awesome

Love the people that have been on so far! Big CU fan so love having Tad Boyle as a guest. Interesting topics too!

rsfs ,

Breath of Fresh air!

Wonderful! Love listening!! Such a great view on life, and certainly Colorado!!

Peg_Sche ,

Wonderful!

Love Heidis perspective on all things Colorado and beyond!!

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