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Looking to capture some iconic family moments for a holiday card this year? Don’t forget the AP US History Class from Custer County School District is doing a “Family Christmas Photo” fundraiser at The Bluff today and tomorrow. The cost is $20 for 20 minutes. You can sign up using this link. Funds raised will help the students with their trip to Washington DC.

Weather

The National Weather Service forecasts cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of snow in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs 20 to 25. Northeast winds around 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 1 below to 5 above zero. West winds around 10 mph.

Hazardous Weather Outlook through Wednesday: Light snow and flurries looks to continue across southeast Colorado this morning, before snow tapers off and ends this afternoon. Storm total accumulations of 1 to 3 inches of light and fluffy snow will be possible across the southeast mountains and adjacent plains through the day today, with the potential for locally higher amounts in the Pikes Peak region. Temperatures are expected to be 25 to 35 degrees below seasonal levels, as an arctic air mass pushes south across the Rockies. Day time temperatures today will struggle to get into the 20s, with tonight’s lows expected to be in the single digits above and below zero, coldest across the higher terrain. Apparent temperatures could be in the teens below zero through the day today and into Saturday morning.

Drought Conditions in Colorado and Custer County
The latest US Drought Monitor issued Thursday, November 10th 2022, indicates deepening and expanding drought conditions across the southeast Colorado Plains, with the introduction of Extreme Drought conditions back across extreme eastern portions of Baca County and extreme southeastern Prowers County.

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road & highways

The Town of Silver Cliff  

ROAD CLOSURE: Construction on the 600 block of Main Street  will run through November 30th.

Highway 96 will be closed on and off through this project.

Click to view a map of the detour routes and access to all businesses in this section.  

For more information, call 719-783-2615 or email townclerk@silvercliffco.com

Public Safety

​​Avalanche Forecast

San Carlos Ranger District

CAÑON CITY, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management is preparing to conduct pile burns in nine locations this winter.

Pile burns could occur as early as November 2022 and could continue through April 2023, depending on weather and fuel moisture conditions. Smoke from the pile burns will be visible throughout the day of the burn, mostly during the warmest part of the day. With cooler temperatures in the evening, smoke may linger and accumulate in low-lying areas.

Notifications of confirmed burns will be published on the BLM Colorado Fire facebook and twitter accounts, which can be found at:

BLM Facebook Page
BLM Twitter Page

Read more about the prescribed burn in the San Carols Ranger District’s press release.  

Public Health

For those looking for COVID vaccines or boosters in or outside of Custer County – Click here.

Colorado Department of Public health and Environment updates Class-to-clinic Locator. The online tool lists more than 2,200 schools and closest COVID-19 omicron vaccine providers. You can find more information on how to use the tool by visiting the Custer County Public Health Agency’s facebook page and view the latest press release. 

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Thursday, November 24th

Silver Cliff Mountain Inn will be hosting our popular community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 24. It’s free to all our Custer County customers, neighbors and friends. This is our way of saying thank you to all of you that have supported us. No reservation needed – we will serve from noon to 3:00. Menu will include Turkey, ham, mashed taters and gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, beverage and dessert. This is always a fun time and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.