Author: Chuck Lontine

We’ve Got Game in Jeffco.
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We’ve Got Game in Jeffco.

It’s never been easier to advertise in the Cloud. Our radio station is a locally owned and produced soft modern rock format designed to reach adults 25 plus in Jefferson County. Beginning with the new year, we now reach over 15-thousand listeners daily on 96.9 the Cloud and simulcast on 1550 KKCL-AM in Arvada, Colorado. We are very proud of that and all of our measured audience is in Jefferson County. So when you want to reach Jeffco: we’ve got game.   Demographically our audience is mostly Women 30 plus (60 percent) and Men 50 plus (40 percent). This is a very active buying group for retail, dining, entertainment, travel, auto, home purchases and service advertising like banks, finance, healthcare […]

Date Night: All You Need Is Love In The Cloud.
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Date Night: All You Need Is Love In The Cloud.

(Olde Town Arvada, Colorado) It’s a full month of love in the Cloud. We’ve teamed up with some of the best in Olde Town to bring you a very special date night. Your first stop, dinner for two at the remarkably romantic and all new Smokin’ Fins Grill. Next stop is The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities to see what the New York Times says is one of those shows that seem destined to be forever spoken of with misty-eyed bragging rights by anyone who sees it: Sunday In The Park With George. Then your final stop for the evening is a very nice room for two at the Hilton Garden Inn – Arvada for this very special […]

Kelly Is Making a Difference in Golden.
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Kelly Is Making a Difference in Golden.

(Golden, Colorado): We live in a very caring society in the west and The Golden Christian Action Guild is a key part of our community. It might be due in part to its energetic and compassionate director Kelly Ivan. She started first as a volunteer, and in 2016 became the first compensated employee in the Guild’s 50-plus year history. One measure at a time, the Guild provides food, affordable clothing and hope to those in need from its humble and charming location at 1401 Ford Street in Golden. This week, the Cloud sat down with Kelly to learn more about the work of this very special place in the county seat of Jefferson. In her own words, meet Kelly Ivan, […]

Jeffco’s SNAP Program Promotes Healthy Eating.
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Jeffco’s SNAP Program Promotes Healthy Eating.

(Wheat Ridge, Colorado): If you had the choice between buying a fruit or vegetable from your local, neighborhood farmer or from halfway across the country, which would you choose? Every time you buy local food, you’re making the conscious choice to support your local community. Local food supports our local economy, and it’s fresher and healthier for you and your family. But for many Coloradans, it can be a challenge to afford enough food for the month, let alone afford local, healthy food. That’s where Double Up Food Bucks comes in. Double Up Food Bucks is a program to help families who use SNAP, or food stamps, access local, healthy food. When families shop at area farmers markets, like Four Seasons […]

CloudLIVING: Music, Health, Wellness & Hope.
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CloudLIVING: Music, Health, Wellness & Hope.

(Golden, Colorado): Today marks a new chapter in the life of the Cloud. Since signing on over the air-waves on Valentines Day, the Cloud’s listening audience has grown to well over 200,000 listeners in Central Denver and Jefferson County. Considering our signal is only One watt? We’re pretty proud of that. The Cloud is a soft modern rock station that has found high appeal with Women 30 plus and Men 50 plus. To hear this unique listening experience online, click on the 96.9 the Cloud icon. We’ve enhanced the listening experience in the Cloud by adding locally produced messages of health, wellness, comedy and hope. With The New Year, we’ve also launched Cloud Date Nights. This is a fun opportunity for […]

A Wonderful Weekend In The West.
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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!
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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.
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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 […]

The Magical Wonders of a Breakfast Burrito.
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The Magical Wonders of a Breakfast Burrito.

(Lakewood, Colorado): Rain or shine there’s always a line at Tamale Kitchen on South Kipling and Belleview in Jefferson County. It might very well be due to the ever tasty and always filling breakfast burritos. For as long as anyone can remember there have always been breakfast burritos in Colorado. So it’s little wonder why Jeffco’s favorite stop for breakfast burritos prompted us to do a little research into who actually invented this delicacy. Cloud Pick: Tamale Kitchen in Jeffco The Cloud salutes this savory creation that begins with these key ingredients and ends with a nice warm tummy. First, creamy rich chili, gently whipped and scrambled fresh eggs, nicely diced and roasted potato, shredded monterey jack cheese, all delicately wrapped in a warm fluffy flour tortilla. At this […]

Falling With Style.
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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 […]