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TODAY – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3 pm. High near 71º. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TONIGHT – A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 46º.

TOMORROW – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75º. Higher amounts of rain are possible in thunderstorms.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – A few strong thunderstorms will be possible across the mountains and adjacent valleys and plains for today. Thunderstorm risks will be lightning, locally heavy rainfall, and small hail under 1 inch in diameter. Localized flash flooding will be possible on burn scars.

ROADS & HIGHWAYS

US 50

There is alternating traffic on US 50 from Howard to Wellsville, Mile Point 226 to Mile Point 229. Slower speeds are advised.

 

TODAY, JUNE 10th

4:30 pm Custer County Fair Board meets in the basement of the courthouse, 205 S. 6th Street, Westcliffe.

6:30 pm Custer County Search & Rescue, 710 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Westcliffe is doing a pre-bid solicitation to weatherize a bathroom for Memorial Park. For more information call the Town Manager at 1000 Main Street or call 719.783.2282 ext. 12.

HAM RADIO CLUB

The local ham radio club that used to meet on the second Monday in the library had to move to the First Baptist Church at 410 S 6th Street because they’ve become so popular, and have outgrown the community room in the library. They now meet on the second Saturday (coming up!) at 9 am. 

TODAY, JUNE 10th

9:30 am Pickleball​ Have fun and get some exercise at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

Noon Wet Mountain Rotary Club​ Every Monday at the Rancher’s Roost, 25 Main Street in Westcliffe. This week’s meeting is a business meeting – there is no guest speaker but the public is still welcome to attend.

Noon Senior Center Lunch​For reservations call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Today’s lunch is BBQ Chicken with potato salad. 

TUESDAY, JUNE 11th

10 am New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Scoles discusses the US nuclear weapons program. In the community room at the library, 209 Main Street in Westcliffe.

Noon Senior Center Lunch​​​To make a reservation call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. 

1 pm Yarn Works​​​​Knit, crochet, needlework, and social hour at 204 East 6th Street in Westcliffe. Contact Debbie at ​​​​​​debunderm@yahoo.com​​​​​​ for more information.

 June is here, and with the promise of summer weather in the valley comes Shakespeare in the Sangres at the Jones Theater! The signature event of the live theater season for the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA), the Shakespeare in the Sangres production this year is a perfect ode to summer and good times coming – William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The show runs this coming weekend and the next. Visit jonestheater.com for more information and to buy tickets. 

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TODAY, JUNE 10th

6 pm School Board meeting this evening in the cafeteria. 345 CR 12, Cotopaxi

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews US Representative Brittany Pettersen, representing the Seventh District of Colorado. Valley Views* airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am.  

Ballots have been sent out for the state’s Primary Election which is on June 25th. Be “vote-ready” ––>  collect, select, elect. Do your research before voting. There are some important issues on this year’s ballot.