Month: January 2018

Once in a Blue Moon.
Outdoors

Once in a Blue Moon.

(Denver, Colorado): For most of us the moon has always been pretty cool. We watched in wonder as Neil Armstrong landed on it. As children, the cow jumped over it and we were all convinced that it was made of cheese. Well, come this January 31 the moon will turn to a Blue Moon.  You might say we are a curious Cloud, so we turned to our friends and experts at Denver’s Museum of Nature and Science. The Museum is also home to Gates Planetarium and Dr. Steve Lee.  Dr. Lee is a Space Scientist in the Adult & Children’s Programs Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and is a Senior Research Scientist at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in Boulder, CO. He is a science advisor to […]

A Wonderful Weekend In The West.
Outdoors

A Wonderful Weekend In The West.

(Vail, Colorado): We love the Alpine Sports and Colorado’s remarkable resorts. It may not be snowing along the front range but the high country is a winter wonderland of snow. January is National Safety Month at ski resorts across America, and our friends at Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts are hosting safety-related programs across the state. Every year, Colorado’s ski resorts hold safety demonstrations and programming to educate guests about best safety practices and remind skiers and riders, whether they are new to the sport or long-time veterans, that each skier or rider is responsible for ensuring they stay safe on the slopes. January events include ski patrol demonstrations, avalanche safety training, visits with resorts’ highly trained avalanche dogs, and helmet and safety giveaways. After years […]

It Was A Fun Snow Day!
Outdoors

It Was A Fun Snow Day!

(Golden, Colorado): Sunday was a great snow day in Colorado. From Golden, to The Golden Triangle, the city was bursting with life. In spite of the slippery roads in every corner of the state: families made it to church, the market and the movies. Even the nice little workout of clearing the sidewalk before nightfall proved to be a nice outing between NFL Championship Games. By sunset, The National Weather Service reported as many as 8 inches of measurable snowfall in Boulder and 6 inches in Jefferson County. The pictures shared on social media tell the story best: It was a fun day! From family fun to happy dog owners frolicking in our parks, the snow made way for a great […]

The Art + Zen of Bill Murray.
Arts Features Music

The Art + Zen of Bill Murray.

(Denver, Colorado): There’s a very pleasing and amusing little song playing on 96.9 the Cloud that both stands out and fits in perfectly with the likes of Vance Joy, Colbie Caillat and most of the happy pop tunes you hear on the Cloud. In fact, the song is called Happy Street and it’s performed by none other than Bill Murray. The Mark Twain Kennedy Center Honoree, Lost in Translation star, Tootsie co-star and yes, every golfers favorite movie: Caddyshack. Yup, that Bill Murray. Mr. Murray recently shared his genius at The Bellco Theater and last week was back on Saturday Night Live for a guest shot in it’s cold open.  So, what’s the story with his appeal? We did a little digging and it turns out, the world loves this guy because he reminds us of a better version of […]

Falling With Style.
Features Wellness

Falling With Style.

(Denver, Colorado): Puddles. Nothing but puddles. Colorado’s oddly warm weather during the day and freezing temps at night are creating little morning ice patches. If you’re like the rest of us, there’s a dog to walk, a paper to retrieve and simple navigation to your car or lite rail can be a slippery slope. The best advice is to make sure you are first, fully awake and wearing sensible shoes when venturing out in the early morning hours. Stay Limber and Alert But if you should slip and fall. Take the fall like you might on your mountain bike. Roll into a forward fall and remember to tuck that chin in if heading downward on your backside. Our go-to personal health expert Jane Brody adds these suggestions from How to Protect Yourself from Falls in the […]

Rooted Boutique Has Inspired Fashion Roots.
Shopping

Rooted Boutique Has Inspired Fashion Roots.

(Littleton, Colorado): Main Street in Downtown Littleton has become a vibrant shopping, dining and lifestyle district in Colorado. Safely located in the southwest suburbs of Denver, Main Street is home to a local collection of remarkably creative shops, art galleries and a wellness spa. One new remarkable Littleton find is Rooted Boutique at the corner of Nevada and Main Street. Rooted Boutique has the feel and vibe of everything you would expect to find at a high fashion clothing store, but at remarkably affordable prices. Founded by Colorado natives, this breathtaking Ladies boutique is as welcoming as the winter season. Rooted Boutique offers fashion forward, unique, wearable clothing and accessories at amazing prices. In fact, the price range throughout the entire store is between the […]

Eat, Pray & Live.
Features

Eat, Pray & Live.

(Golden, Colorado): Our up-and-down and all around weather in Colorado can actually impact your vibe. Whether you struggle with natural day-to-day worries or a clinically diagnosed disorder, you may need support for common anxiety. Conventional treatments like medicine and psychotherapy are popular ways of dealing with anxiety, but there are many natural approaches — including some fairly simple (and perhaps unexpected) lifestyle adjustments that work well with our Colorado lifestyle. Here are a few of the most common natural remedies for anxiety: 1. Diet: A well-balanced diet is one of the most important and well-known facets of dealing with stress and anxiety. One way to use food to reduce anxiety, according to Harvard Medical School, is to keep blood sugar as stable as […]

Snap, Crackle & Shop.
Dining Features Shopping

Snap, Crackle & Shop.

(Arvada, Colorado): The Cereal Box in Olde Town Arvada is a very special and charming place. In fact, it could be described as a Special K and Lucky Charmed place! Lori Hofer and Michael Emmerson are the founders of a remarkable new find in Olde Town. It’s bright and colorful. The Cereal Box is something to experience for children of all ages. The Cloud discovered The Cereal Box on its fourth day of business. It is a wonderful discovery. There’s a unique selection of toys and lots of perfectly chilled whole milk and tasty bowls of Americas favorite breakfast: Cereal! In his own words Michael chatted in the Cloud this week. What inspired you two to open a restaurant committed to […]

In this March 14, 2015 photo provided by Winter Park Ski Resort, a skier heads for his seat on the Winter Park ski train as it waits to leave from Winter Park, Colo., for Denver's Union Station. The historic train for skiers is resuming service from Denver's Union Station to the Rocky Mountains through 29 tunnels. (HO, Carl Frey/Winter Park Resort via AP)
Outdoors

Its Time to Play.

(Lakewood, Colorado) Colorado Ski Country USA member ski areas will celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month this January by offering special programs and promotions for beginners learning to ski or ride. Whether guests are new to Colorado, new to skiing or riding entirely or returning to the sport after a break, CSCUSA ski areas offer children, adults and everyone in-between a low-stress, fun learning environment. Visitors to CSCUSA member resorts in January will find discounted lessons, lift tickets and gear rentals that will make learning Colorado’s signature winter sports easy and affordable. With more terrain opening across Colorado this month and professional instructors across the state ready to create lifelong skiers and snowboarders, January is the perfect time to hit the slopes […]