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Monday, June 24

Monday, June 24

TODAY – A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82º. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 49º. West-southwest wind around 5 mph.

TOMORROW – A 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 84º.

OAK RIDGE FIRE

On Saturday, June 22 at 9 am fire crews made their way into the National Forest to investigate smoke that was visible to the northwest of Beulah Highlands.

The fire, in Pueblo County – 3 miles northwest of Beulah – was confirmed to be a single, downed tree burning. Air resources were overhead throughout the day to help extinguish. There were no concerns for the public at the time. The fire is about two ridges away from the Beulah Highlands and was less than an acre as of yesterday.

If you have questions contact Pueblo County at 719.583.6250. Do not call 9-1-1 if you see smoke.

  • The Sangre Art Guild and the Third Street Gallery present July’s a’ Poppin intake on June 30 and July 1. 
  • Have you always wanted to help animals but don’t know how to get involved? Wet Mountain Animal Welfare is seeking volunteers with writing and computer skills. Thisi is an exciting opportunity to help animals in the Wet Mountain Valley from the comfort of your home. To learn more, send a message to the Wet Mountain Animal Welfare Facebook page.

TODAY, JUNE 24th

9:30 am Pickleball​ Have fun and get some exercise at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

Noon Wet Mountain Rotary Club ​Every Monday at the Rancher’s Roost, 25 Main Street in Westcliffe. This week’s guest speaker is Donna Hood from A Painted View Ranch.

Noon Senior Center Lunch​​For reservations call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Today’s lunch is chicken fajita with black beans, cilantro, corn, and cheddar. Served with whole wheat tortilla.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 25th

 

10 am The Writers Group and the West Custer County Library welcome author Monica Young as she shares her journey to becoming published at the West Custer County Library.  Young plans to share her experiences, what she learned about the publishing world, and finally selling and marketing.  The event is free and open to the public.

Noon Senior Center LunchTo make a reservation call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Tuesday’s lunch is ham and beans with collard greens and cornbread.

1 pm Yarn Works​​​​​Knit, crochet, needlework, and social hour at 204 East 6th Street in Westcliffe.

 

The 21st Annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass returns to the Wet Mountain Valley, July 11th through the 14th

This year’s hosts, Dry Branch Fire Squad, welcome Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mtn Boys, Laurie Lewis and the Right Hand, Valerie Smith, and Liberty Pike along with headliner, Jim Lauderdale, and many other acts.

Proceeds support Wet Mountain Valley Charitable organizations focused on children’s health with over $850,000 raised over the life of the festival.  Tickets available at highmountainhayfever.org.

 

To let us know about events, birthdays, Lost and Found pets, job listings, and other community information, email us at wakeup@klzr.org. Non-profit events should be sent to calendar@klzr.org to be included in our on-air broadcasts.  

 

Friday, June 21

Friday, June 21

TODAY – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT – A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 49. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

TOMORROW – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 5 mph.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Chances of showers and thunderstorms can be expected across south-central and southeast Colorado through the weekend, with the best coverage of storms along and west of the Divide today. A few stronger storms producing gusty outflow winds up to 55 mph and hail near the size of pennies. There will also be the potential for locally heavy rainfall today, leading to possible flash flooding, especially over area burn scars.

  • Always Know Before You Go by visiting cotrip.org. There is a lot of construction happening around the state. Make sure you check your route before leaving the house.
  • On June 14th, a residential burglary took in Southeast Custer County in the San Isabel area. The suspect was identified via a Facebook post and captured after a brief vehicle pursuit in a neighboring county Wednesday night.

  • Every year KLZR hosts Taste of the Valley, widely recognized as one of the Valley’s premier summer events where wine experts, great chefs, and residents who share a love of food and wine come together to celebrate our community radio station. This year, Taste of the Valley will be on Sunday, August 4th at the beautiful ​Three Peaks Ranch​. Tickets are on sale now!
  • The Sangre Art Guild and the Third Street Gallery present July’s a’ Poppin intake on June 30 and July 1.
  • Spaces are still open for the annual flea mart at All Aboard Westcliffe on July 4th and 5th. A booth at this well-attended fundraiser costs $40 for one day/$50 for both days. Contact Nancy at 719.371.7660

The Sangre Shooting Sports Club (SSSC), in co-sponsorship with the Custer County Public Health Agency (CCPHA), has scheduled two Basic Life Saving/Stop the Bleed (BLS/STB) classes on Friday, June 28, at the Custer County Search and Rescue (SAR) building from 8 am-12 pm and 12 pm – 4 pm. Space is limited in each class. Email sssc8@live.com, ATTN: Tom Sullivan. You can find the email in our script today on KLZR.ORG

FRIDAY, JUNE 21st

The Westcliffe Farmer’s Market is from 9 am to 1 pm in the parking lot near the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe. 

9 am – Noon Laundry Love Every 3rd Friday of each month at Westcliffe Laundry. Money, detergent, and dryer sheets will be provided. 615 Main Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 am Pickleball​ Have fun with pickleball at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

11 am Senior Game Day​​ Bring lunch or a snack. Contact Wanda Hoyle at whoyle@hotmail.com. At the Silver Cliff Senior Center, Town Hall, 612 Main Street.

10 am DMV2GO is every third Friday at the library, 209 Main Street in Westcliffe

9 pm Lunatic Party Observe the surface of the Moon through our 14-inch observatory telescope to see craters, rays, and lunar mares. Open to the public. FREE.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd

10 am Dungeons & Dragons​ Learn to play – Beginners and experts are welcome at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

11 am-noon SJO Sun Observing Hour​ Safely observe the sun through several solar telescopes at the Smokey Jack Observatory, 100 S. Adams Boulevard, Westcliffe. Open to the public.

4-6:30 pm The Beckwith Murder Mystery
Enjoy tasty refreshments as you ponder the possibilities of murder or a simple accident. Become the detective. Suspects portrayed by Custer County High School drama class. 

The signature event of the live theater season for the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA), the Shakespeare in the Sangres production this year is a perfect ode to summer and good times coming – William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The show runs this weekend and the next. For more information and to buy tickets visit jonestheater.com

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Friday, June 21

Thursday, June 20

TODAY – A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88º. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

TONIGHT – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77º.

TOMORROW – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88º.

TODAY, JUNE 20th

2 pm Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District Board meeting, 59000 CO 69, Westcliffe.

  • The Sangre Art Guild and the Third Street Gallery present July’s a’ Poppin intake on June 30 and July 1. 
  • Have you always wanted to help animals but don’t know how to get involved? Wet Mountain Animal Welfare is seeking volunteers with writing and computer skills. Thisi is an exciting opportunity to help animals in the Wet Mountain Valley from the comfort of your home. To learn more, send a message to the Wet Mountain Animal Welfare Facebook page. 
  • Get your tickets now for the Historic Beckwith Ranch Murder Mystery that’s Saturday, June 22, from 4- 6:30  pm.  Call to reserve your spot – 303.877.4184.

TODAY, JUNE 20th

11 am – 4 pm 3rd Street Gallery Hours
Enjoy art in all mediums and styles Thursday – Monday between 11 am and 4 pm at 59000 Highway 69 in Westcliffe. 

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ ​At the Community United Methodist Church, 206 S 6th  Street, Westcliffe.

Noon The Senior Lunch​ You can call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations. Lunch is at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Today’s lunch is California Veggie Bake with spinach salad.

5 pm Open Mic Night​​​​​​Every Thursday, sign up to showcase your talents or sit back and enjoy the show at Tony’s Mountain Pizza, 630 Main Street in Silver Cliff. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21st

The Westcliffe Farmer’s Market is from 9 am to 1 pm in the parking lot near the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe. 

9 am – Noon Laundry Love Every 3rd Friday of each month at Westcliffe Laundry. Money, detergent, and dryer sheets provided. 615 Main Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 am Pickleball​ Have fun with pickleball at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

11 am-noon SJO Sun Observing Hour​ Safely observe the sun through several solar telescopes at the Smokey Jack Observatory, 100 S. Adams Boulevard, Westcliffe. Open to the public.

11 am Senior Game Day​​ Bring lunch or a snack. Contact Wanda Hoyle at whoyle@hotmail.com. At the Silver Cliff Senior Center, Town Hall, 612 Main Street.

10 am DMV2GO is every third Friday at the library, 209 Main Street in Westcliffe

9 pm Lunatic Party Observe the surface of the Moon through our 14-inch observatory telescope to see craters, rays, and lunar mares. Open to the public. FREE. .

Today on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Jay Temple and Clint Harper from the Sangre de Cristo Amateur Radio Club, talking about Ham Radio.

Valley Views* airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am. 

Check us out on Instagram and Facebook and visit our website for more information about events, our programming, and the Community Resource Page​​ for local information on other organizations within the community. 

Friday, June 21

Wednesday, Juneteenth

TODAY – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72º.

TONIGHT – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46º. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

TOMORROW – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south-southeast in the afternoon.

Reminder: both the Town of Westcliffe and the Town of Silver Cliff are closed today for Juneteenth.

MEETINGS

TODAY, JUNE 19th

9 am BOCC meeting at the Wetmore Public Library, 95 CR 393  On the agenda for this meeting are a number of items: Human Services response, bid opening and sale of property, subdivision moratorium, vacation and sick leave issues, firearms in government building and budget resolutions.

  • Have you always wanted to help animals but don’t know how to get involved? Wet Mountain Animal Welfare is seeking volunteers with writing and computer skills. This is an exciting opportunity to help animals in the Wet Mountain Valley from the comfort of your home. To learn more, send a message to the Wet Mountain Animal Welfare Facebook page. 
  • The Sangre Art Guild and the Third Street Gallery present July’s a’ Poppin intake on June 30 and July 1. 
  • Spaces are still open for the annual flea mart at All Aboard Westcliffe on July 4th and 5th. A booth at this well-attended fundraiser costs $40 for one day/$50 for both days. Contact Nancy at 719.371.7660

8 am Meet your VSO/VRO Enjoy coffee with your Veteran Officers in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

9:30 am Line dancing​​​​​​Step to it together at the Community United Methodist Church, 202 S 6th Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 amPickleball​ Stay fit and have fun at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

4 – 6 pm The Coaldale Schoolhouse Mountain Market You will find local makers, bakers, chefs, and artists at 287 Hayden Creek Road/County Road 45 in Coaldale.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20th

11 am – 4 pm 3rd Street Gallery Hours
Enjoy art in all mediums and styles Thursday – Monday between 11 am and 4 pm at 59000 Highway 69 in Westcliffe. 

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ ​At the Community United Methodist Church, 206 S 6th  Street, Westcliffe.

Noon Senior Lunch​ You can call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations. Lunch is at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Thursday’s lunch is California Veggie Bake with spinach salad.

5 pm Open Mic Night​​​​​​Every Thursday, enjoy the talent in the Valley at Tony’s Mountain Pizza, 630 Main Street in Silver Cliff.

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Jay Temple and Clint Harper from the Sangre de Cristo Amateur Radio Club, talking about Ham Radio. Valley Views airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am.  

 

Check us out on Instagram and Facebook and visit our website for more information about events, our programming, and the Community Resource Page​​ for local information on other organizations within the community. 

Monday, June 24

Tuesday, June 18

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 78º. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT – A 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly clear, with a low of around 41º.

TOMORROW – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72º.

Always Know Before You Go by visiting cotrip.org. There is a lot of construction happening around the state. 

Reminder: both the Town of Westcliffe and the Town of Silver Cliff are closed on Wednesday, June 19th for Juneteenth.

TODAY, JUNE 18th

4:30 pm Board of Adjustment meeting at Patterson Hall, 1000 Main Street, Westcliffe.

5:30 pm Westcliffe Board of Trustees meeting, at Patterson Hall, 1000 Main Street, Westcliffe. 

  • The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the second round of the Agrivoltaics Research and Demonstration Grant Program. There is a webinar today at 1 pm to learn more about this grant opportunity. The link to the webinar is ag.colorado.gov/events and is also in our script today on our website. 
  • The Custer County School Board is accepting applications for a new board member to serve until November 2025. Affidavit of eligibility, letter of interest, and bio are due by June 26th. Interviews of applicants will take place on June 27th at 4:30 pm. For more information email Donna.Newell@ccbocats.net.

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TODAY, JUNE 18th

8 am Coffee and Donuts with Sheriff Smith in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

Noon Senior Center Lunch​​​To make a reservation call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. 

1 pm Introduction to Basic Sign Language hosted by Louise Hanley in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

1 pm Yarn Works​​​​Knit, crochet, needlework, and social hour at 204 East 6th Street in Westcliffe. Contact Debbie at ​​​​​​debunderm@yahoo.com​​​​​​ for more information.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19th

8 am Meet your VSO/VRO Enjoy coffee with your Veteran Officers in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

9:30 am Line dancing​​​​​​​Step to it together at the Community United Methodist Church, 202 S 6th Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 amPickleball​ Stay fit and have fun at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

4-6 pm The Coaldale Schoolhouse Mountain Market You will find local makers, bakers, chefs, and artists at 287 Hayden Creek Road/County Road 45 in Coaldale.

Get your tickets now for the Historic Beckwith Ranch Murder Mystery that’s Saturday, June 22, from 4- 6:30  pm.  Call to reserve your spot – 303.877.4184.

Today on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Jay Temple and Clint Harper from the Sangre de Cristo Amateur Radio Club, talking about Ham Radio.

Valley Views* airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am.  

 

Look no further than ​KLZR’s Community Resource Page​ for local information on various organizations within the community. You’ll see the ​Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar​ and other calendars from around the Valley. 

Monday, June 24

Monday, June 17

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 82º. Breezy, with a southwest wind of 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low of around 46º. Breezy, with a southwest wind of 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 79º. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT

Strong and gusty winds combined with low relative humidity bring widespread critical to extreme fire weather conditions. Do not burn anything at this time.

 

TODAY, JUNE 17th

4:30 pm Custer County School Board meeting today in the library, 709 Main Street, Westcliffe.

  • Have you always wanted to help animals but don’t know how to get involved? Wet Mountain Aniaml Welfare is seeking volunteers with writing and computer skills. Thai is an exciting opportunity to help animals in the Wet Mountain Valley from the comfort of your home. To learn more, send a message to Wet Mountain Animal Welfare Facebook page. 
  • The Town of Westcliffe announced on Friday the start of construction on the Westcliffe Phase II TAP project for June. Residents and business owners are encouraged to stay informed about the progress and any potential impacts.For any questions or further details, please contact the Town Manager at 719.783.2282 ext. 12.
  • Yesterday afternoon ambulances were at the school performing training scenarios. There was no emergency at the school.

TODAY, JUNE 17th

9:30 am Pickleball​ Have fun and get some exercise at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

Noon Wet Mountain Rotary Club CANCELED

Noon Senior Center Lunch​​ ​For reservations call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Today’s lunch is meatloaf with roasted sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. 

TUESDAY, JUNE 18th

8 am Coffee and Donuts with Sheriff Smith in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

Noon Senior Center Lunch​​​To make a reservation call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. 

1 pm Intorduction to Basic Sign Language hosted by Louise Hanley in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

1 pm Yarn Works​​​​Knit, crochet, needlework, and social hour at 204 East 6th Street in Westcliffe. Contact Debbie at ​​​​​​debunderm@yahoo.com​​​​​​ for more information.

Get your tickets now for the Historic Beckwith Ranch Murder Mystery that’s Saturday, June 22, from 4- 6:30  pm.  Call to reserve your spot – 303.877.4184.

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Jay Temple and Clint Harper from the Sangre de Cristo Amateur Radio Club, talking about Ham Radio. Valley Views* airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am.  

Ballots have been sent out for the state’s Primary Election which is on June 25th. Be “vote-ready” ––>  collect, select, elect. Do your research before voting. There are some important issues on this year’s ballot. 

Look no further than ​KLZR’s Community Resource Page​ for local information on various organizations within the community. You’ll see the ​Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar​ and other calendars from around the Valley.