We’re Proud of The Company We Keep in the Cloud.

This month 96.9 the Cloud celebrates our friends at Foothills Animal Shelter with a very special Foothills for Foothills event.

Foothills has been serving Jefferson County, Colorado and the entire metro since 1976.

Each and every year the shelter manages to take care of over 8000 puppies, cats and critters with a caring and thoughtful staff.

Miranda Kurtz and Tawney Eisenbraun on location for Foothills Animal Shelter.

Together with our advertising partners at Foothills Motorcycles, we connected for a special weekend featuring the animal shelter.

This collaborative event was designed to raise both funds and awareness for this very special place in the Cloud.

Our event host: Foothills Motorcycles in Lakewood.

The entire event was a Colorado & Company feature on KUSA-TV:

We are very thankful to have been instrumental in building a meaningful event for our community partners with a special thank you to all.

Including Liz Maddy (pictured – marketing director at Foothills Animal Hospital), Katie Hemenover (events manager at Foothills Motorcycles), Karen Rocznik (producer at Colorado & Company) and our gracious and elegant TV host: Denise Plante.

We thank you for your trust!

 

 

Eat, Pray & Live.

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:

What goes in is what comes out.

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 possible by replacing simple sugars with complex carbohydrates, which metabolize more slowly.

It’s also crucial to drink plenty of water and limit trips to Starbucks and, well booze (especially alone).

Both of which can spike anxiety.

You might even consider some alternatives from our friends at Light Shade in Colorado

Light Shade is a proud supporter of 96.9 the Cloud.

You may find increasing minerals like zinc and magnesium helpful too.

2. Supplements: 

There are certain herbs and vitamins known to support our bodies as they deal with stress.

Keep in mind that some herbs can negatively interact with medicines, so please discuss supplements with your doctor.

Some of the most common supplements for anxiety include:

  • Probiotics: probiotic strains Lactobacillus helveticus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus can have potent effects on mood, particularly stress.
  • Ashwagandha: an herb that supports the adrenal glands, for reducing anxiety and managing situational stress.
  • Passionflower: can be an effective treatment for anxiety. It can, however, cause dizziness and drowsiness, so make sure to use it under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Chamomile: Studies show that chamomile capsules could help people suffering from mild or moderate generalized anxiety disorder.

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3. Exercise: 

Regular workouts can decrease tension, elevate and stabilize mood, support sleep, and improve self-esteem.

Even five minutes of aerobic exercise can stimulate anti-anxiety effects.

Yoga can also reduce stress and anxiety because it involves breathing techniques, relaxation, and taming the body’s stress response through a lower heart rate and blood pressure.

The great thing about yoga? You can do it anywhere.

It’s all about Colorado living in the Cloud!

4. Music, Meditation & Prayer:

This powerful combination can help the body and mind regulate what might be a stress point in your life. A quiet time to begin your daily journey is key.

If you struggle with anxiety, seeking the support of a therapist, pastor or a loved one is a great first step, especially if you would like to address the root of what’s causing your anxiety.

Music can impact your groove and make you feel good at the same time (you will never tire of that favorite song on the radio).

Lastly, no one is an island.

Make time for a nice chat, coffee or phone call with someone you care about daily.

It’s called: The best friend method.

Be one to someone you love today, including: yourself!

 

To learn more about being healthy and happy, tune in daily to hear Jensen Olson from Natural Grocer’s in Golden, Colorado and other daily wellness features from Jenna Metzinger from Jefferson County Public Health.

Also, every weekend Dr. Michelle Medrano and Dr. Roger Teel from Mile Hi Church in Lakewood join the Cloud airwaves.

Date Nights in the Cloud!

96.9 the Cloud is your Date-cation Station.

All year long we are sending happy Colorado Couples to some remarkable resorts, dinners and venues to celebrate our second year on the air in Colorado.

So far? The Cloud has sent happy couples to Golden’s Table Mountain Inn, Arvada’s Hilton Garden, The Belmar Hyatt House and Lakewood’s Sheraton Hotel.

The Hyatt House Has Breathtaking Views of the Rockies.

This summer one happy couple enjoyed Brodo Italian and a very special night at The Hyatt House in Belmar.

We have featured some of the best of Jeffco in the Cloud. Including a very special night in Olde Town Arvada at Smokin Fins and The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Winning is a simple click. Just like our Facebook Page and you are entered for our next Date-Cation.

Date-cations in the Cloud are proudly sponsored by Body in Balance Wellness Center, Urban Motors and Hot Water Now in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Pure and effective marketing is our passion in the Cloud.

Thanks for listening and best of luck to our happy couples!

Jim Smith’s Golden Real Estate is a strong supporter of the Cloud.

Fahgettaboudit: There Is No Better Pizza in Lakewood!

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.

Just north of Mississippi and Wadsworth in Lakewood.

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.

Perfect Pizza for family day or game day.

Fresh Daily in the Heart of Lakewood, Colorado

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.

 

Cars Remember When Autoplex Now Open.

There’s a very special place now open in Englewood and heard daily on 96.9 the Cloud.

Part auto museum, restoration center and auto dealership: Cars Remember When has been serving the south suburbs from it’s restoration plant in Littleton, is now open, with a new additional state of the art showroom and service autoplex on South Santa Fe in Englewood.

The all new Cars Remember When is a breathtaking opportunity for classic car lovers in Colorado.

Now open at 4505 South Santa Fe in Englewood, Colorado.

The current inventory is a special selection of fully restored cars from a classic Datsun 240Z, Pontiac GTO’s, some vintage Mercedes-Benz and an exceptional selection of Chevy’s.

There’s something special for the Colorado car lover at Cars Remember When.

You can learn more about this truly unique dealership, by tuning into 96.9 the Cloud, anytime online, or at an upcoming special event featuring cars from the community and a full day of family fun on Sunday, July 29th from 8-3p.

Save the Date!

          

A Big Sound from a Small Town: Wildermiss

Freshly Picked New Music in the Cloud from Light Shade.

Right after 96.9 the Cloud signed on the air last year, 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

 

 

Healthy Eating in Jeffco is a Snap!

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).

Nikki Work from Jefferson County Public Health.

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 your neighborhood and, many markets in Jefferson County participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program.

Chelsea Situmeang (left), Market SNAP/Double Up Food Bucks intern, and Jenna Metzinger, Farmers Market SNAP Coordinator at Jefferson County Public Health.

How Does The Program Work?

When a customer spends $1 on any SNAP eligible item, they receive $1 to spend on Colorado-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s a $1 to $1 match so if you spend $5, you get $5. If you spend $10, you get $10 — up to $20 every visit.

This program helps those who need it most, and at the same time, it supports Colorado farmers and keeps our local economy strong.

Nathan Brix of Star Acre Farms at the Arvada Farmers Market in 2017.

To learn more about Double Up Food Bucks or to find a participating market near you, visit us online at: www.doubleupcolorado.org 

Please tune in daily to hear about SNAP in the Cloud!
It’s all about Jeffco in the Cloud.

Coffee That Matters in Littleton.

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.

The Welcoming Smile of Emily Wallace Director of Employment.

In our opinion, Dirt Coffee will soon become the piazza of Historic Down Town Littleton.

Dirt Coffee is a warm environment with skilled and friendly baristas, blended with the fine aroma and flavor of freshly ground + brewed coffee that matters.

The Cloud sat down with Executive Director, Lauren Burgess (M.Ed) to learn more about this very special place in the heart of our community.

The equally thoughtful and mindful Lauren Burgess, M. Ed.
Tell us about your inspiration to launch Dirt Coffee?
I’ve been working with individuals with Autism for over a decade and continue to be surprised at just how difficult it is for them to find a job.
With 90% of people with autism either unemployed or underemployed, it’s time for a change and I figured a coffee shop is the perfect place to begin making that change.
There’s something for everyone at Dirt Coffee Bar.
How’s it going?
So far, incredible. The community has been very supportive and is doing great keeping us busy!
A Great Cup of Coffee for a Great Cause: Autism.
What’s next?
Our internship program is set to launch next month and we hope to bring on about 10 individuals with autism to come in and learn new job skills.
Throughout her career, Lauren has founded organizations, like Dirt, with a mission to empower individuals living on the spectrum though community.
She has served on a number of boards including Colorado’s Coalition of Autism Professionals, Autism Society of Colorado, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and Alliance.
In 2016, Lauren was elected to serve as City Commissioner on Denver’s Commission for People with Disabilities. While advocating for public policies that positively impact individuals with disabilities.
Treat yourself soon and find out why coffee matters in Littleton.

Find A Happy Map Today.

Albert Einstein noted that logic will get us from point A to point B, but imagination will take us anywhere.

Today’s featured TED in the Cloud 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.

Morning View From Jeffco

Another, might be the simple choice between riding a bike instead of driving your car.

A Majestic View Trail in Arvada

In his own words here’s Daniele Quercia at TED from the other side of the planet (Berlin) about the discovery of Happy Maps.

Enjoy and welcome to the Cloud.

 

It’s Our Birthday, But Our Listeners Get The Presents!

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.

 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 away from home in historic Golden, CO.

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Golden is breathtaking this time of year and a perfect escape for a couple in love.

Entering is a simple click. Just like the Cloud on our Facebook page and you are automatically entered for a random drawing on April 1, 2018.

 

All active likes are eligible too.

Date’cations in the Cloud are brought to you by Body and Balance in Golden, Golden Real Estate and The Table Mountain Inn.

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Located in the heart of Golden, the leading health professionals at Body In Balance Wellness Center are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives – combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum.

When it comes to real estate in Jeffco, there’s none better than Jim Smith’s team of dedicated professionals at Golden Real Estate.  Jim Smith writes a column, “Real Estate Today,” which is published on page 3 of the Denver and Jefferson County editions of the Denver Post’s YourHub section each Thursday, as well as in four Jefferson County weekly newspapers.

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This is our second Date-cation in a series that will send several lucky likes in the Cloud to target destinations around the state.

Official Rules: You must be a fun person. Like the Cloud on Facebook. Be at least 21 and did we mention fun? Random drawing to be held on April 1, 2018. Winner will have 48 hours to redeem prize. All applicable taxes and gratuities not included. Welcome, to the Cloud!