Author: Chuck Lontine

Rain or Shine There's Always a Line!
Dining

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 […]

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, […]

Fahgettaboudit! There Is No Better Pizza in Lakewood.
Dining

Fahgettaboudit! There Is No Better Pizza in Lakewood.

(Lakewood, Colorado) Since 2004 Johnny’s New York Pizza and Pasta has been serving the area with hand tossed New York pizza, homemade pasta dishes and free delivery. Located to the right along north bound Wadsworth and Mississippi Avenue, Johnny’s is a local fave to young and old alike. From pies to calzones, there’s none better than Johnny’s. It’s charmed owner and operator Johnny himself still hand tosses a pie or two with his inviting and friendly staff. For a full menu go to their website: https://www.johnnysnyp.com/  You can order online or call directly at 303-8818 or text JNYP for the best pizza not only in Lakewood, but possibly the whole planet. Free delivery. Closed on Monday.  

New Music Daily in the Cloud.
Music

New Music in the Cloud.

(Denver, Colorado): There’s a new band in the Cloud that has been getting some attention from our listeners. The band is The Corona’s and their distinctive alt-pop sound grabbed our attention late last year and we have been showcasing the bands music ever since as a featured new music pick from Light Shade in the Cloud daily. The Coronas are an Irish rock band that originated in Dublin. They release their unique blend of music through their own independent record label, but can also be found in i-Tunes. It’s lead singer can also be heard in the Cloud introducing the bands latest single (it’s kind of cool how that came about). The bands manager had heard the Cloud was featuring its music and one […]

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

(Jefferson County, Colorado): 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 […]

Easter Ham in Lakewood!
Dining

Easter Ham in Lakewood!

(Lakewood, Colorado) There’s a very special charm about Chicago Market in the heart of Lakewood. Once through the door, you can both see and smell the taste of Chicago and Old World Specialty treats imported directly from Poland. Authentic European Smoked Meats, Sausages, Cheese and Fish will greet your appetite for something different in the kitchen. It’s owners Victor and Kristina are as welcoming as the excellent selection of cheeses, meats and creamed herring – perfect for any sized charcuterie tray. Long located on Carr Street, just south of West Colfax, Chicago Market has a remarkable reputation for finding popular items to import directly. Like Alexandra’s Pierogi, Stolelli Pasta and delicacies like Makowiec and imported Noonhour Herring creamed in wine sauce. There’s much […]

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 […]

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 […]