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Good morning Custer County and our friends on the web – I’m Anthony Vos and this is your Wet Mountain Wake Up Call for today, Tuesday, September 21st

Today’s National Weather Service Forecast will be partly sunny in the morning, with Highs in the 60s and East winds up to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Tuesday Night will be clear, with lows down to 28 and southwest winds up to 10 mph.

The annual precipitation for the South Colony basin is 2% below normal,
and Grape Creek is flowing into Lake DeWeese at 30 gallons per second, which is 49 % less than we usually get on this day of the year.

KLZR has added a new program to it’s daily lineup! Our stargazers can hear their forecast on StarDate, 7 days a week at 6am and 7pm. Every day is a new show.

Heres the cattle report out of WINTER LIVESTOCK LA JUNTA, CO where 360 head of cattle were sold TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2021.
LIGHTWEIGHT STEER CALVES SOLD STEADY 180.00 TO 200.00, HEAVY STEER CALVES 160.00 TO 175.00.
LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS SOLD STEADY 148.00 TO 159.00, HEAVYWEIGHT HEIFER CALVES WERE 2.00 TO 3.00 HIGHER, from 140.00 TO 145.00
STOCKER HEIFERS SOLD STEADY at 132.50 TO 143.00.
FEEDING HEIFERS SOLD STEADY at 124.00 TO 134.00.
STOCKER STEERS SOLD 2.00 TO 3.00 HIGHER at 140.00 TO 149.50. FEEDING STEERS SOLD STEADY from 140.00 TO 144.50, BUTCHER COWS SOLD 2.00 HIGHER.
HIGH DRESSING COWS 70.00 TO 78.00, FEW TO 83.00.
CUTTER COWS 58.00 TO 66.50, CANNER COWS 48.00 TO 57.00.
BUTCHER BULLS 90.00 TO 95.35, LOWER DRESSING 80.00 TO 86.00

At this time, we have approximately 17,000 acres of Smoldering burns in the state, none of which are in our listening area. The  Fire danger in National Forest Service lands is Very High,  so fires will start easily from most causes.  The fires will spread rapidly and have a quick increase in intensity, right after ignition.  Small fires can quickly become large fires and exhibit extreme fire intensity, such as long-distance spotting and fire tornadoes.  These fires can be difficult to control and will often become much larger and longer-lasting fires. Deer Mountain Fire District is under a Red Flag warning- which means no fires, no exceptions. Looks like the next rain we get wont be until snowfall, so please mind your fire sources.

Custer County Sheriffs department would like to put out a notice of a wanted person in connection with car wash burglery on main st. The suspect is a white male, between 5’8″ and 5’10” with a receding brown close cropped hair cut, a goatee, a young black dog with a limp, and a black early 2000’s 4 door honda accord with damage to the passenger rear door. We have photographs on our website, as does the sheriff. If you have any tips, please contact the sheriff at (719) 783-2270.

For the 7 days ending last Thursday, CDPHE reports that Custer County has reached a total of 281 COVID cases.  In that time, our residents requested 109 tests, 7 of them positive, for an 8.9% positivity rate, among the highest in the state.  We won’t have new numbers until they report again on this Wednesday or Thursday.  While 3rd dose booster vaccines were available at the Fremont County Public Health Department over the last two weeks, the Wake Up Call is no longer able to confirm that the open-door policy there remains in place.  In Custer County, 3rd doses are only available for those patients that meet a very narrowly defined set of criteria.  In the last five weeks, 36 Custer residents have qualified to receive the shot, but regular 1st and 2nd doses are still being scheduled if you call 719-783-3369.  The shot clinics are held every two weeks at the health agency’s offices. However, flu and shingles vaccines are readily available!

Registration is open for the Kids Gymnastics Program at ALTITUDE COMMUNITY FITNESS! It’s a grant-funded program from the Custer County Children’s Health Fund. Open to 3-7 year olds. Space is limited, but the fun is not!

School lunch today will be Porcupine Balls, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Peaches, and Milk.

This morning at 7:00am on our flagship interview program, Valley Views,  our veteran host Gary Taylor will interview Barry Keene about the West Custer County Hospital District’s Enterprise Zone program. If you miss the live broadcast at 7:00am, it will be on the air again tonight at 6:00pm or you can stream it at KLZR.org. Just scroll down to the Valley Views link.

Today at the Custer County Senior Center, the group lunch will be: Swedish Meatballs with spinach and potatoes!

We have 9 different job listings this time, so listen close and let your friends know that opportunities are out there!

Custer County Schools is hiring for a number of positons, and desperately needs teachers for  Math and spanish. Custer County school district also needs bus drivers, and will pay for your CDL licensure- a fantastic deal folks! Additionally, there is a need for substitute bus drivers, support staff, and teachers. Please visit custercountyschools.org to apply.

If you’re looking for work, all the restaurants in town are looking for staff- stop on by with an application!

High Peaks Animal Hospital is seeking a full time veterinary assistant, with competitive pay. Email resumes to highpeaksanimal@gmail.com or call 719-783-3770.
Seifert Enterprises LLC is seeking a full time front office manager, overseeing 2 part time office support specialists. Experience with construction scheduling, permits, and problem solving are preferred. Please submit your resume to HR@SBcompanies.com

Oak disposal is hiring full time and part time CDL and non  CDL drivers. Please call 719-783-3456 if interested!

The town of Westcliffe is looking for a parks and streets maintenance technician. Wage is up to $18/hr with an excellent benefits package. Applications are available at townofwestcliffe.com, or the westcliffe town hall.

If you’re mechanically inclined, or willing to learn, Westcliffe Petroleum is hiring for mechanics! Either stop by the Shop across the street from the school, or call 719-783-2640

Busy Bee Cleaning is hiring Part time cleaners for commercial and residential cleaning work. Must have reliable transportation, pay starts at $17 an hour. Call 719-285-5406  for more information.

Paladin Propane is hiring for a Class B CDL driver with Hazmat endorsements, for propane bobtail deliveries. There is a $5000 sign on and retention bonus: Send resumes to dchitty@paladinpropane.com

That’s been all for your Wet Mountain Wake up Call – That’s all for today’s KLZR Wet Mountain Wake up Call. We’re on at 7, 8, 9, and 11 am every weekday or you can stream the Wakeup Call any time of day directly from our website. Our scripts are posted to our website and our Facebook page. To let us know about events, birthdays, Lost and Found pets, job listings, and other community information, email us at wakeup@klzr.org. Today We have  Dennis Hagerty playing Folk from 10 AM- Noon, and Bob Seifert doing “Music Your Way” at 4 PM until 6- so tune on in.

Carol Bribach will be giving you tomorrow’s Wet Mountain Wake Up Call, so tune in at 7, 8, 9, or 11am to catch up on all the happenings! Thanks for tuning in to the Wet Mountain Wake Up Call on KLZR 91.7 FM in Westcliffe, Colorado.