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Join us at the Silver West Feed Store Amphitheater for the third in a series of eight (count ’em, EIGHT) **FREE** “Summer in the Park” music concerts. 2:00pm-4:30pm every Sunday. This Sunday features Smythe and Taylor!





Wednesday, July 28

Wednesday, July 28


Good morning Custer County and our friends on the web – I’m Carol Bribach and this is the Wet Mountain Wake Up Call for today, Wednesday, July 28th, 2021.
The 14th amendment was adopted on this date in 1868 granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including formerly enslaved people and was officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Then, Secretary of State, William Seward issued a proclamation certifying the amendment.

“The National Weather Service forecast for today is mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 80 to 85. Northeast winds around 10 mph.
Wednesday night partly cloudy with a possible chance of thunderstorms until midnight. Lows 49 to 54. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

The annual Southern Delta Aquariids meteor shower is happening in the night sky, so don’t forget to look up tonight and you might catch a glimpse of some meteors, if the moon isn’t too bright.

The Arkansas river valley’s year-to-date precipitation stands at 10% below normal, but Grape Creek is flowing at 57 gallons per second out of Lake Deweese, which is 71% above normal.

There are 2 active fires in Colorado at present with a total of about 9,000 acres. The Sylvan Lake fire is now 68% contained.

There is no red flag warning in effect today.

CDPHE reports no new COVID cases since yesterday.

The Westcliffe Farmer’s Market on 4th and Main is operating today from 9am to 1pm. The featured live music is provided by the band “Fresh Apples”.

There is a Call for Nominations to serve on the Custer County School District Board of Education.  Custer County Districts 4 and 5 will serve 4 year terms, and district 1 will be a 2 year term.  Nomination forms may be picked up at the School’s Administration Office beginning August 4th until August 19th  between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday through Thursday.  A minimum of 25 signatures must be collected.  Signatures may not be collected before Aug 4th.  All petitions due back by Friday August 27th 3:00 pm.  The Election is November 2nd.   We’ll be announcing this each day until August 19th.

The Town of Westcliffe is seeking two individuals to serve as members of the Town Board to fill vacancies for a two and four-year term. The Trustee positions will start with the current term going through to the Municipal Election in April, 2022. Interested applicants must be U.S. citizens, a registered voter in the Town of Westcliffe and have resided in the Town, for at least one year immediately preceding this appointment. To apply, please submit a letter of interest providing a description of your experience in local government, involvement in the Westcliffe community, boards served on, and outlining your knowledge of current Westcliffe Town/Board issues. Letters of interest should be directed to:  Kathy Reis, Town Clerk, Town of Westcliffe, P.O. Box 406, 1000 Main, Westcliffe, CO 81252, Fax (719) 783-2943. All letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

If you wonder when and where to drop off your recyclable plastic, aluminum, paper, cardboard, chemicals, batteries, old medicines, leftover paint, and appliances, we’ve got an app for you!  The information has all been brought together in one place at

We have a found property announcement:  The Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of a large green, frameless, backpack containing camping gear found in the South Colony Lake area. If you’re missing a backpack, contact Evidence Technician Joseph McCarthy at  THE PERSON CLAIMING THE PROPERTY MUST BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE THE BACKPACK AND ITS CONTENTS IN ORDER FOR IT TO BE RELEASED.

The Wet Mountain Wake Up Call is seeking an additional team member to produce our twice-weekly broadcast of the Community Calendar.  A successful applicant will need a facebook account, a home computer, and an internet connection and be willing to learn how to edit a spreadsheet and record audio.  The task will begin in September and is expected to take 4 hours per week and pays $15.00 per hour.  To apply, send an email to

Happy birthday to Deb Mitchell, one of Westcliffe’s extraordinary volunteer workers and an overall great person. Have a happy day and take time for yourself.

That’s been all for your Wet Mountain Wake up Call – Visitors to can stream today’s script.   To let us know about events, birthdays, Lost and Found pets, job listings, and other community information, email us at
Stay tuned after Feature Story News to hear Mountain Express with Gary Taylor at 7am, Rockin’ the Range with Sandi Dalton at noon and Sunday Classics with David Niemeyer at 8 this evening.

Tomorrow, Elliot Jackson will be in to lead you through the Wet Mountain Wake Up Call! She’ll be right here on KLZR 91.7 FM in Westcliffe, Colorado.





To become a skilled digital communicator

KLZR’s “N50Media Program For The Next 50 Generation” is designed to help people over fifty develop the digital media skills needed to be active, engaged, and informed community members. Participants will be mentored in production of their own program or other content for broadcast, podcast or digital communications. There is no cost to participate.



The Stories You Could Tell — If You Just Knew How


Helping Others Give Voice To Their Experiences


The Possibilities



Design and explore a project with the help of KLZR’s experienced mentors. Here are a few examples:

Radio Storytelling for individuals and organizations
Local remote sportscasting from the high school, rodeo or even the bowling alley!
Audio tour of the Valley’s historical landmarks or natural landscapes
Sharing life knowledge and conversation with your neighbors through a podcast
Radio Drama
DJing your own show
Your idea!


Learn skills to expand connections and build community in the Wet Mountain Valley.

Audio editing
Field or studio recording
Social Media


KLZR’s N50Media Program For The Next 50 Generation is led by Shanna Lewis and Sandi Dalton.  Shanna’s journalism work has been featured on NPR, and U.S. News and World Report. Sandi produces the Friday editions of KLZR’s Wet Mountain Wakeup Call and has been on the KLZR Special Alerts team since 2018.

The most important things you need to bring to this program are an enthusiasm for building community, a willingness to learn new skills and a commitment to bring your project to life. Program runs from July to December 2021. There is no cost to participate and space is limited. For more information or to apply contact Sandi or Shanna at or leave a message at (719) 204-4538. Follow the link below to apply.

KLZR’s N50Media program is funded by NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado based foundation working to benefit communities through the diverse experiences of people over fifty.


KLZR N50Media Program Application

2021 Taste of The Valley

2021 Taste of The Valley

11th Annual Taste of The Valley … Tickets now on sale!


Please consider joining us at the 11th Annual Taste of The Valley celebration on Sunday, August 8 at 5pm. This year, we are gathering at a brand new venue, Three Peaks Ranch.


Tickets are $125 each, table sponsorships are available. Follow the links below.







$1500 VIP TABLE HOST – Seating for 10


$1000 DIAMOND MICROPHONE – Seating for 6


$650 GOLD MICROPHONE – Seating for 4

KLZR Spring Block Party photos

KLZR Spring Block Party photos


Thanks everyone for stopping by on a beautiful Saturday in the valley!   KLZR was proud to host a block party on 2nd Street as Memorial Day parade goers enjoyed great music from Bruce Hayes and Ragged Mountain Bluesgrass, good eats and lots of catching up with friends. KLZR thanks organizer extraordinaire TC Smythe for running the show and for bringing along Kenton and Andrew who were there all day for setup, takedown and good cheer.

Please click the link below to enjoy photos from this very special day.