From the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 80º. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 46º. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.
TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 82º. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
There is a FIRE WEATHER WATCH in effect this afternoon until 8pm. Strong and gusty winds combined with low relative humidity brings widespread critical to extreme fire weather conditions.
Remember: there is a Stage 1 Fire Ban in Custer County.
ROADS & HIGHWAYS
CO 69 Chipseal is complete from town to mile marker 65, but please be careful since road striping hasn’t been completed.
Lake DeWeese contains high levels of TOXIC ALGAE. Do NOT make contact with the water. Please visit coepht.colorado.gov
Today, August 7th
1:30pm Planning Commission meeting with a Board of Zoning Adjustment following, if needed. At the courthouse, 205 S 6th Street, Westcliffe.
Tuesday, August 8th
4:30pm Custer County School Board meeting at the school’s library, 709 Main street, Westcliffe.
US Representative Pettersen sent a letter to the United States Postal Service Inspector General urging her to launch an investigation into the historic mistreatment of the town of Silver Cliff by USPS. In 1991, the town lost its unique ZIP Code, which has resulted in delays and extensive errors with postal delivery, as well as a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales tax revenue. The letter comes following several attempts by Pettersen and local officials to remedy the situation, including a bill Pettersen introduced in May.
KLZR is now accepting applications from individuals, families, and businesses to sponsor the 2023 High Peaks Music Festival. Your tax deductible donation includes a 6 square foot banner, a printed program ad, and 2 tickets to the festival. Please send a high resolution copy of your slogan or logo to email@example.com. Deadline is Saturday, August 12th.
Today, August 7th
Noon The Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Club meets at Rancher’s Roost, 25 Main Street, Westcliffe.
6pm Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts is holding auditions for the 10-minute plays (to be performed Labor Day Weekend). The auditions are at the Jones Theatre. 119 Main Street, Westcliffe.
Tomorrow, August 8th
11am – 2nd Tuesday Art. Come meet with other artists in the community. Bring something you’re working on, or would like to share or need help with, along with a snack and a drink.
Look no further than KLZR’s Community Resource Page for local information on various organizations within the community. You’ll see the ValleyStrong Community Calendar as well as the Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar.