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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 […]

Once in a Blue Moon.
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Once in a Blue Moon.

(Denver, Colorado): For most of us the moon has always been pretty cool. We watched in wonder as Neil Armstrong landed on it. As children, the cow jumped over it and we were all convinced that it was made of cheese. Well, come this January 31 the moon will turn to a Blue Moon.  You might say we are a curious Cloud, so we turned to our friends and experts at Denver’s Museum of Nature and Science. The Museum is also home to Gates Planetarium and Dr. Steve Lee.  Dr. Lee is a Space Scientist in the Adult & Children’s Programs Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and is a Senior Research Scientist at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in Boulder, CO. He is a science advisor to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Find A Happy Map Today.
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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 […]

Snap, Crackle & Shop.
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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 […]

The Natural Stairmaster of Red Rocks Amphitheater.
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The Natural Stairmaster of Red Rocks Amphitheater.

(Morrison, Colorado): As unseasonal winter weather continues, you might want to skip the gym and head to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison. The natural wonder provides the perfect amount of stairs and open air to insure a very sturdy work-out. You won’t need an expensive membership to get your heart rate up and your glutes firing with all those steps. Just head to west on Morrison Road from anywhere in Jeffco. Covering the 70-rows from the center, up-and-down and end-to-end is about 3 miles. The elevation, at 6,450 above sea level, combined with its natural beauty make for a breath taking work out. Might make a fun play-date with a special friend. There’s plenty of fun dining in town, or a romantic picnic basket. Just remember […]