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Will Sibbald has passed

Will Sibbald has passed

Sad news from the Crescent City…  Former WMV resident Will Sibbald has died. Will, and his partner Lee Brown, were enthusiastic and strong supporters of many of our most beloved local traditions and institutions including the library, the bluegrass festival, Beckwith Ranch and KLZR 91.7 FM among others. Will was a huge part of launching our fledging radio station and keeping it going by contributing both time and money. He spent countless hours loading music into our original music library and carefully curating music shows in all genres by finding tracks that were beautiful, surprising and sometimes provocative. Will told us that helping the radio station grow and manage it’s music collection was his “dream job.” He even got custom vanity license plates sporting the station’s call letters.
His support continued well after he and Lee moved to New Orleans.  One day he sent us a note saying he had 120 CDs in his cart – should he pull the trigger for the KLZR library?  He was generous that way. He stayed connected to his beloved Valley through the station and relationships with his friends here. He was always delighted to have Valley folks visit him in NOLA or Asheville, NC – showing them all his favorite eateries and other fun venues. And often sent surprise but somehow totally appropriate sweet treats to brighten up someone’s day.
We already missed his crazy dancing in the back of the big tent during the bluegrass festival and his informed opinions about music. Now we will miss knowing that he was listening and thinking about us from afar. Will Sibbald your legacy will dance through the airwaves here in the Wet Mountain Valley, stream around the world and ride on the radiowaves that echo among the stars. Thank you for loving KLZR and the Wet Mountain Valley, you made our community better for everyone.
Fire Restrictions in place

Fire Restrictions in place

Custer County has instituted Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Fremont and Huerfano Counties are under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Stage 2 restrictions on all Federal land

Custer County 719-783-2270

Fremont County 719-276-5555

Huerfano County  719-738-3000

STAGE TWO PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

1.All Restrictions contained in Stage One, listed BELOW, and including the following additional restrictions:

a.Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, coal or wood burning stove, any type of charcoal
or wood fueled cooking, or open fire of any type at any location.
Notes:
1.Grills using propane and other bottled fuels are allowed only in areas free of flammable vegetation and other flammable
materials, and must be used in a manner which present no fire danger to the surrounding area;
2.No grill shall be left unattended, and shall have an adequate water supply and/or fire extinguisher on site.
3.
Use of a coal or wood-burning stove or fireplace in a private residence is allowed only if the flue pipe, chimney, or other
exhaust structure is equipped with a properly installed NFPA-approved spark arrestor such as a chimney cap.
b.Off road use or parking of a motorized vehicle in an area which presents the possibility of sparks or exhaust heat igniting
surrounding flammable vegetation.

STAGE ONE PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

1.All agricultural burning including but not limited to weeds, brush, or grass;
2.Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, coal or wood burning stove, fireplace, any type of
charcoal or wood fueled cooking, or open fire of any type in an undeveloped area. Use of a coal or woodburning stove or fireplace
in a private residence in an undeveloped area is allowed only if the flue pipe, chimney, or other exhaust structure is
equipped with a properly installed N FPA-approved spark arrestor such as a chimney cap.
Notes:
a.Campfires contained in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within a developed recreation area are allowed;
b.Grills using propane and other bottled fuels are allowed only in areas free of flammable vegetation and other flammable materials,
and must be used in a manner which present no fire danger to the surrounding area;
c.No fire or grill shall be left unattended, and shall have an adequate water supply and/or fire extinguisher on site.
3.All burning of trash, refuse or other debris.
4.Smoking; except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or outdoor smoking area that is hard-surfaced, barren, or
otherwise cleared of all flammable vegetation and material. Discarding of cigarette butts in a receptacle not
designed for disposal of cigarette butts, or at any location, or from any vehicle is expressly prohibited.
5.Using any explosives materials, to include: fireworks, solid fuel rockets,blasting caps or any incendiary device
which may result in the ignition of flammable material;
6.Outdoor welding, grinding or use of any type of torch in any area which presents the possibility of igniting vegetation
or other combustible material, and there must be an adequate water supply and/or fireextinguisher on site;
7.Operating any outdoor equipment or machinery in an undeveloped area with an internal combustion engine
without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order meeting either:
a.U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a; or
b.Appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
recommended practice J335(b) and J350(a);
8. Sale, use and possession of fireworks, including permissible fireworks as defined in §12-28-101, C.R.S., however in
no instance shall the sale, use and possession be prohibited for more than one year from the date of imposition of the
fire restrictions until the suspension of the same.
KLZR DJs “Working From Home”

KLZR DJs “Working From Home”

KLZR DJs are working from home.  Though our studios are still closed, we have DJs doing the hard work to get their shows recorded and on the air. Please check the “Programming” section of our website for upcoming shows from our dedicated DJs!

Cancellations, Postponements and more …

Cancellations, Postponements and more …

April 18, 2020

Dear KLZR Friends and Listeners,

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve unpredictably—and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community, including musicians, fans and volunteers—Rock N Soul Jam 2020 will not occur this summer.  We have also made the difficult decision to postpone Taste of the Valley – possibly to a later date or in a different form.

These decisions are made after much careful deliberation. It takes something truly momentous to interrupt the music scene in Westcliffe, but we feel strongly that this is the most prudent course right now.

That said, we are already thinking about ways to keep the music playing through on-air events, Face Book parties and a virtual wine-tasting – just some of the ideas being floated by KLZR listeners and music fans.  We’ll keep you posted with updates on our website and Face Book page as the summer season begins – including with regard to whether we will hold the High Peaks Music Festival in September and our Summer in the Park Sunday concert series. 

Thanks for your understanding and continued interest and support.  We welcome your ideas for how KLZR can help you manage your quarantine.  We have closed the station to non-essential team members and are working to get more of our DJs on the air, remotely.  So, stay tuned in for the best in music – and until we meet again at a concert – be safe and keep smiling behind that face mask!

 

Gary Taylor

KLZR Board President

KLZR Quarterly Newsletter is out !

KLZR Quarterly Newsletter is out !

The 2020 KLZR Winter Newsletter is here! Catch up on what we’ve been up to … and what comes next! A thank you for your generosity, a summary of our planned events, a summary of our recent survey results … and more!

https://mailchi.mp/f4eed4656e73/klzr-917-fm-winter-newsletter

KLZR Winter 2020 Newsletter