Author: Chuck Lontine

Healthy Eating in Jeffco is a Snap!
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Healthy Eating in Jeffco is a Snap!

(Lakewood, Colorado): It’s summer time in Jefferson, County and time to take advantage of some of the amazing Farmers Markets in Colorado. Our friends at Jefferson County Public Health have launched this years SNAP Program at Farmer’s Markets, and the Cloud is proud to be the official radio station of SNAP in Jeffco. In her own words, here’s the remarkable and dedicated member of the SNAP team at Jeffco Public Health: Nikki Work (heard daily on 96.9 the Cloud). Tell Us About The SNAP Double Up Program in Jeffco? Every time you go to a farmers market, you’re visiting a place that’s making a difference in your community. Farmers markets help tackle food insecurity by providing locally-grown food right in […]

Jenson Olson, MNT at Natural Grocers in Golden.
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Beet Your Energy Crisis!

(Golden, Colorado):  Jenson Olson from Golden’s Natural Grocers is heard daily on 96.9 the Cloud. This season, she has some healthy tips to gain more strength, energy and health. In her own words, here’s Jenson: Greetings Colorado friends, what is your definition of optimal health? Does it include deep sleep, an immune system that stands up to the grubbiest of children, or the ability to sit up without emitting a mysterious sound? I bet you also pictured vibrant energy. Having balanced energy levels is certainly a recognized aspect of good health and we are in an energy crisis. Our booming $20 billion energy drink industry is a clear sign of an energy deficiency but, I think we can do better. One […]

Coffee That Matters in Littleton.
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Coffee That Matters in Littleton.

(Littleton, Colorado):  Long a Colorado favorite at area Farmers Market’s, Dirt Coffee Bar is now open in Historic Downtown Littleton. The converted and equally charmed mid-century home of Dirt Coffee is located at 5767 South Rapp Street (on the same block as the original historic home of the Littles). As soon as you pull into the drive, you can feel that you’re in for something very special. You’ll soon find out why. Dirt is on a very special journey, creating tasty handcrafted food, exceptional coffee and employing & empowering individuals with Autism. In our opinion, Dirt Coffee will soon become the piazza of Historic Down Town Littleton with a simple recipe: a warm environment, skilled baristas, blended with the fine aroma and flavor […]

A Big Sound from a Small Town: Wildermiss
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A Big Sound from a Small Town: Wildermiss

(Golden, Colorado): Right after 96.9 the Cloud signed on the air, it was clear to us that there was a need to seek out local bands that have what’s now known as “the cloud sound” that our listeners have come to expect. We did not have to look far. Right in are own backyard of Golden, Colorado we found the perfect local match for the Cloud. Meet Wildermiss: Emma Cole (lead vocal), Josh Hester, Seth Beamer and Caleb Thoemke. Now touring and appearing on i-Heart Media venues and recently on NBC-TV. We are Cloud Proud of Wildermiss. Still heard daily on 96.9 the Cloud. Courtesy: NBC Television https://www.nbc.com/last-call-with-carson-daly/video/wildermiss-carry-your-heart/3709124    

A Modern Twist on Traditional Italian in Belmar.
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A Modern Twist on Traditional Italian in Belmar.

(Lakewood, Colorado):  This springs featured dinner Date-cation location is quickly becoming a hometown favorite: Brodo  Italian Scratch Kitchen in Belmar. It’s little wonder why. The food is delicious. Hand made daily tasty awaits, at Brodo. Meats, seafoods and especially: the pasta! Brodo is an excellent choice for a nice beverage with friends on the big sunny patio or a big family night out. Check out what founder Jane Knauf has created in Belmar. There’s a full menu and hours linked here in the Cloud. Manga!!!

Springtime Love in the Cloud!
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Springtime Love in the Cloud!

(Lakewood, Colorado) 96.9 the Cloud is your Date-cation Station. This time the fun will feature the local wonders of Belmar in Lakewood. Your hosts will be The Hyatt House and Brodo Italian Scratch Kitchen. Brodo has built a stellar reputation one taste bud at a time. Fresh seafood, steaks and pasta await and a yummy dessert menu too. The Hyatt House and Brodo Italian Scratch Kitchen are the perfect pair for a romantic evening from 96.9 the Cloud.   Winning is a simple click. Just like our Facebook Page and you are entered for our next Date-Cation. This is our third give-a-way in this series featuring some of the best spots in Jefferson County. Date-cations in the Cloud are proudly […]

We Hear You in the Cloud.
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Find A Happy Map Today.

(Lakewood, Colorado): Albert Einstein noted that logic will get us from point A to point B, but imagination will take us anywhere. In today’s featured TED in the Cloud Daniele Quercia explores finding your Happy Map. What exactly is a Happy Map? It’s the little things we can all do to make big changes in our daily life. For example, here in Jefferson County the difference between Wadsworth and the parks and local coffee shops along Garrison Street could be a Happy Map during your morning commute.     Another Happy Map might be the difference between leaving your home at 6:45, instead of 7:15 and capturing a breathtaking Colorado morning sunrise. Another, might be the simple choice between riding a bike instead of driving your car. In his own […]

Just the two of us: Holding Hands Can Ease Pain and Sync Brainwaves.
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Just the two of us: Holding Hands Can Ease Pain and Sync Brainwaves.

(Boulder, Colorado): Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain wave patterns will couple up too, according to a new study. The study, by researchers with CU Boulder published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) this week, also found that the more empathy a comforting partner feels for a partner in pain, the more their brainwaves fall into sync. And the more those brain waves sync, the more the pain goes away.”We have developed a lot of ways to communicate in the modern world and we have fewer physical interactions,” said lead author Pavel Goldstein, a postdoctoral pain researcher in the Cognitive and Affective […]

96.9 the Cloud is Jeffco's Date-cation Station!
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It’s Our Birthday, But Our Listeners Get The Presents!

(Golden, Colorado): It’s our first birthday broadcasting from Look Out Mountain in Golden. To celebrate, the Cloud is giving away our second Date Night at the Table Mountain Inn. This package includes a romantic dinner for two, a special guest suite and breakfast the next morning. Like our first Date Night in Olde Town Arvada, this night should be a very special evening. It’s a Date’cation from your friends at 96.9 the Cloud.   Golden’s Table Mountain Inn is the perfect setting for this months Date-cation. Feel the spirit of the West, the splendor of the Rocky Mountains, and warm western hospitality at Table Mountain’s adobe-style boutique hotel. Traditional southwestern décor, spacious accommodations and modern amenities provide an ideal home […]

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 […]