The Cloud Cares: The Beautiful Scar Event Was a Remarkable Family Adventure.

When you think about Colorado comfort food, 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 Annual Green Chili Festival to promote funds and awareness for The Beautiful Scar Project.

Now in it’s second year: The turnout was breathtaking.

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).

Nothing Like a Nice Bowl of Green in the Cloud.

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.

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.

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New in the Cloud: Pedal of Littleton. Ride Bikes, Be Happy!

It’s About the Music in the Cloud.

Our loyal listeners have described the Cloud on Facebook as a musical journey with a sound similar to personalized playlists found on their smartphones with a local Colorado flavor.

We accomplish this distinctive sound by creatively blending our new music discoveries with Adult Rock and Alternative Music that sounds like:  Colorado. 

Our primary measured audience (by Nielsen Ratings Company) is between the ages of 30-to-50 with a breathtaking amount of time spent listening throughout the entire day.

Binge Radio: The average Cloud listener spends over 5 hours a week with us.

Which is nice.

It seems to be working.

Now in our second year, 96.9 the Cloud has over 200-thousand monthly radio listeners in the Denver-Boulder Metro.

Plus, an additional 50-thousand unique monthly listeners enjoy the Cloud online (all in Denver County).

The Cloud Covers all media bases in the Denver-Boulder Radio Market by being a different kind of radio + digital company:

You can enjoy the Cloud on several different media platforms that suit your active Colorado lifestyle.

To find out for yourself: tune to 96.9 the Cloud in Jefferson and Boulder County on your radio and anywhere online.  You can also listen to the Cloud in Denver on KKCL-AM at 1550 and anywhere on the planet with Alexa.

 

New in the Cloud: The Yamaha Silent Event at Classic Pianos of Denver.

 

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

 

New in the Cloud: Music Go Round in Littleton.

 

New Music in the Cloud.

There’s a new band in the Cloud that has been getting some attention from our listeners.

The band is The Corona’s and their distinctive alt-pop sound grabbed our attention late last year and we have been showcasing the bands music ever since as a featured new music pick from Lightshade in the Cloud daily.

The Coronas are an Irish rock band that originated in Dublin.

They release their unique blend of music through their own independent record label, but can also be found in i-Tunes.

It’s lead singer can also be heard in the Cloud introducing the bands latest single (it’s kind of cool how that came about).

The bands manager had heard the Cloud was featuring its music and one thing led to another.

The band just appeared at Denver’s Larimer Lounge in February. It was a great show.

Hopefully, they will back soon. In the meantime, you can hear them daily in the Cloud and anytime right here!

The Art + Zen of Bill Murray.

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 ourselves, without having to.

In his own words: the Art & Zen of Bill Murray.

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE BILL MURRAY

Nothing prepared me for being this awesome. It’s kind of a shock to wake up every morning and be bathed in this purple light. There’s a wonderful sense of well-being that begins to circulate . . . up and down your spine. And you feel something that makes you almost want to smile. So what’s it like to be me? Ask yourself, ‘What’s it like to be you?’ The only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself that’s where home is.

From a 2014 Q&A during Canada’s Bill Murray Day, via Rolling Stone

HE LIVES HIS LIFE

I live a little bit on the seat of my pants, I try to be alert and available for life to happen to me. We’re in this life, and if you’re not available, the sort of ordinary time goes past and you didn’t live it. But if you’re available, life gets huge. You’re really living it.

From an interview on CBS This Morning

ON BEING RELAXED

The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything. The better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.

From the New York Times

Fresh Content Picked Daily in the Cloud.

The Natural Stairmaster of Red Rocks Amphitheater.

As our crazy 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 (there’s 192 to be exact).

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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 (the Cloud pick is Tony Rigatoni or a romantic picnic basket from The Cheese Ranch in Golden.

Just remember to hydrate…this is Colorado after all.

Memories of past shows at the venue make for positive mind food too!