Author: Chuck Lontine

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 […]

Life Is Better Aligned.
Wellness

Life Is Better Aligned.

(Golden, Colorado) It’s New Years Weekend! The brand new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. If your goals are leading you to keeping better care of yourself, there’s a team of advanced practitioners in Jefferson County at The Golden Well Being Collective that can help you live a better and healthier life. Golden Well Being Collective From yoga to acupuncture, there’s something for everyone at the collective. Today in the Cloud we visited with Dr. Kevin Holman the founder of Golden Health Chiropractic. Dr. Holman launched his practice within the collective and has established a positive reputation as a caring practitioner. Dr. Holman and his Wife Jacque Tell us about you. Where did you […]

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.
Wellness

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.

(Golden, Colorado): There’s a big difference between being alone and being lonely. Tonight begins the official Christmas Week-end in Colorado. Candlelight worship services, romantic dinners for two and family gatherings with all the trimmings. From the Alpine Resorts, to our excellent shopping and dining districts, there’s something for everyone in our Colorado backyard. But for some, the holidays are a trigger point for loneliness. For many, holiday season becomes a mirror of loss. Lost loves. Lost family. Lost time. In a recent study published by The New York Times, Jane Brody highlighted the potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation.  In short, all sorts of medical mayhem, in perfectly healthy people, can be triggered by the effects of loneliness. There’s a covenant […]

Jenson Olson from Natural Grocers
Wellness

Pumpkin Spiced Everything!

(Golden, Colorado): Greetings Colorado, it’s Autumn! For some, it’s our favorite time of year. The weather is just right for those outdoor workouts, blissful mountain escapes, scarves and in case you missed the memo: pumpkin spice everything. Often we begin this fresh season with goal crushing gusto; the same winds of change that blow through the valley, sing in our soul. And then, right as we are soaring high with our meal prepping, our career and family plans for the next 5 years, and a 10K training program in full swing…the holidays are here. This time of would-be celebration, can also be the death of many of our health goals. Well hey, maybe not this year! Did you know that with […]

Firefly Voices in the Cloud.
Features Wellness

Firefly Voices in the Cloud.

(Denver, Colorado): If you’ve tuned to 96.9 the Cloud recently, you’ve heard a new set of friendly voices. These voices are from Firefly Autism in Denver. Firefly is a premiere autism center providing therapy and behavioral support programs.The center features Applied Behavior Analysis techniques, in the classroom and in the home. Executive Director Jesse Ogas has shepherded an effective program for families of Autism in Colorado. Miranda Foley and Dave Sevick The voices include members of Firefly’s clinical staff. Miranda Foley (MS-BCBA), Center Clinical Director. Dr. Amanda Kelly (PH.D. BCBA-D) Director of Home Based Services and Dave Sevick, Director of Marketing & Development. Sheryl Crow – from the original Motion Picture Po showcasing Autism in American family life The program airs daily on 96.9 the Cloud and […]