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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 […]

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    

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]