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 well, Fruit Loops?

We opened The Cereal Box for nothing more than a smile. We just wanted to do something that makes us feel good everyday. The cereal aisle always made me smile. The smell is amazing and the package design is some of the best in the biz. Cereal brings back so many memories for people. Nostalgia is a huge part of The Cereal Box. Cereal and Saturday morning cartoons and of course toys.

Who would not want to work in a cereal box?


What inspires you personally?

Good people. Great friends. My amazing family and the support that got us to this point and beyond.

Tell us please about you both. Prior to The Cereal Box, what did you both do?

I was born in Carlisle, Cumbria in the United Kingdom. I’m an artist, designer, husband and father. Before The Cereal Box I was with The Interger Group in Lakewood for over a decade, as creative director focusing on designs for the MillerCoors Brewing Company. Lori is from Atlanta. She’s an experienced manager with a focus on operations, workflow process development and financial management. She was also a vice president of operations at Support 1 in Golden and she also was a manager of client services at Interger.

The Cereal Box is located in Olde Town Arvada at 5709 Olde Wadsworth Blvd at a location that used to be of all things? A Yoga Studio.

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.

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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.

Echo Park At Night

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 for the first time or to introduce a friend or family member to Colorado Ski Country.  Learn more at Colorado Ski Country USA.

Happy Days in Granby

It’s not too late to register for the Passport Program, which offers 5th graders three days of free skiing at 22 CSCUSA member resorts, while 6th graders can receive four days of skiing at the same 22 resorts for $125 until January 31, 2018. To register or see the passport coupons visit

As always, we are here for you in Jefferson County with Just the Best Songs on the Radio.

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.

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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.

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Dr. Holman and his Wife Jacque

Tell us about you. Where did you grow up and get your degrees?

I was born and grew up in the small town of La Crescent, Minnesota.  I then headed to Minneapolis where I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and my doctorate in Chiropractic.

Tell us about your practice?

While Chiropractic is known most popularly for serving people with neck and back pain, the scope of its practice achieves so much more than ridding the body of symptoms.  At Golden Health Chiropractic, we have made it our mission to let people know exactly how Chiropractic can help them, their family, and their friends.

How’s it coming?

GHC really took off this year giving the gift of Chiropractic to the masses.  We feel abundantly blessed.  We’re seeing more people than ever before as we continue to shape and serve a healthier community.

What would you advise our listeners about staying healthy?

I believe that created within all of us is an intelligent capacity for healing, and that we all deserve our highest expression of GOLDEN health from our first breath to our last.  To achieve this and more, a healthy functioning nervous system is paramount.  We should therefore live a life free of nervous system interference to fully express our human potential.

Meet Dr. Kevin Holman in the Cloud.

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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.

Be Caring + Kind

There’s a covenant of kindness at the alter of family, love and friendship. It’s promise is to be caring and kind. If you experience any degree of holiday blues, rest assured you’re not alone. One step toward reversing this feeling, is being present at family and social gatherings. Engage in conversation. Make eye contact, smile, listen and learn.

Lastly, remember the telephone works in both ways. You might catch someone before they fall.

A simple phone call or text might be the prescription to reversing some holiday blue, into a merry shade of red and green in someone’s life this Christmas.

There is magic in music too!


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 some crafty preparation, cauliflower can pass for rice? It can also hide in a delicious gluten-free stuffing and no one’s the wiser. We live in a Golden age of gluten free options. Have you ever made a Mocktail using Perrier and Kombucha? Why, they’re delightful and hangover free!

Why not simply make all of those vegetables organic and significantly reduce your pesticide exposure? Prepare that holiday waissal using less sugar and more spices to warm your guests and sooth digestion. Now that post-Thanksgiving meal walk, can be a pleasant breath of fresh air rather than an attempt to not pass out.

Don’t let this holiday season railroad your health and wellness. Find your personal ways to be what I call “sneaky healthy” this holiday season and find out just how much more you may enjoy the time spent with family and friends.

Your 2018 self will thank you!

This is Jenson Olson with Natural Grocers in Golden, Colorado. Be well, Be awake and be loved. Welcome to the Cloud!


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 is now streaming worldwide in the Cloud. The Radio that Matters series is part of the Cloud’s ongoing health and wellness radio series that has included Jefferson County Health, Natural Grocers of Golden and Mile Hi Church in Lakewood.

Littleton Cares: The Alley’s Beautiful Scar Event Was a Remarkable Family Adventure.

(Littleton, Colorado): When you think about Colorado comfort food in the Fall, there’s little wonder about what the harvest from magical places like Pueblo have been yielding for almost centuries: Colorado Green Chili. More of a gravy actually, authentic Colorado Green (as it’s often reverently referred too) has become a staple to many a Fall meal (best served with a warm fluffy tortilla).

Comforting, calming and tasty.

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It also comes as no surprise that The Alley’s genuinely caring General Manager Tommy Scarbrough thoughtfully chose the backdrop of The Alley’s First Annual Green Chili Festival to promote funds and awareness for The Beautiful Scar Project.

The turnout was breathtaking.

It was standing room only. From the The Alley’s Main Street patio through the authentically local restaurant and welcoming bar. There were families with children. Smiling couples, singles and just happy locals filling The Alley throughout the Saturday event. There was even face painting for children (and a few brave parents) and corn hole flats in The Alley’s wildly popular food truck back patio (actually in the Littleton Post Office alley).

The event fully succeeded as billed: a family festival for a remarkable cause.

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Within the crowd, dozens of local Chili Chefs we tending to a perfect formation of crock pots as far as the eye could see. Green Chili with Chicken, Green Chili with Pork (of every variety from pulled to roasted) and one adventurous batch made with Tofu. The winner? Hands down from a selection of honorable judges was presented to Littleton resident Cameron Rogers.

At the end of the afternoon event, the room became peacefully silent as the seriousness of the moment became center stage.

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The Beautiful Scar Project is a non profit organization created by Scott and Kim Woods after their son, Caleb Calvin, was born still on December 12th, 2011. The Beautiful Scar Project’s mission is to provide families grieving the death of their infant due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death the tools to turn the loss of their much loved and desired baby into a beautiful scar.

As Scott and Kim thanked everyone for their support, it became clear that not only The Alley, but the City of Littleton cares about its people, its friends and community.

Editors Note:

There are many people to thank for this remarkable event. All of the eager Chili Chefs, Colorado Specialty Spice CompanyKingman Fine Colorado WinesElevated ImagingGinger Bee Beer and of course The Alley.

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