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Monday, February 26

Monday, February 26

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10 am, then a chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 54º. Windy, with a west-southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts to less than a tenth of an inch possible.

TONIGHT – A chance of rain and snow showers before 9 pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 30º. Breezy, with a southwest wind of 20 to 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts to less than a tenth of an inch possible.

TOMORROW – Snow showers are likely. Patchy blowing snow before 9 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42º. Very windy, with a west-southwest wind of 25 to 30 mph increasing to 35 to 40 mph. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Periods of heavy, wind-driven snow will impact the Continental Divide tonight into Tuesday evening. For lower elevations of the upper Arkansas River Valley, the Sangre de Cristo, and Wet Mountains, 5 to 10 inches are likely, with locally higher amounts possible.

High wind watch effective Tuesday 5 am until Tuesday 5 pm.

Winds gusting more than 80 mph will produce widespread blowing snow over the mountains with extremely hazardous travel conditions and poor visibility. Reminder: With the high winds there is always a chance for power outages. If you see downed power lines, please assume they are live. Back away and call 911.

AVALANCHE REPORT

We are in a period where high-consequence human-triggered slides are still possible. Most avalanches have occurred in above-treeline terrain where recent winds have drifted snow onto a weak layer near the surface. These are near-surface facets, facet/crust combinations, or surface hoars. Skiers/Riders are commonly triggering avalanches on slopes that show recent signs of winds drifting snow, such as just below ridges, large smooth pillows of snow along gully walls, or steep rollovers. To avoid these slopes, you can find safer travel options on wind-sheltered and lower-angle areas without steep slopes above.

On Saturday, a semi-truck rollover near mile marker 63 on CO 69 brought the highway down to one lane. No one was seriously injured. The truckload was 46,000 pounds of cheese. The CCSO and WMFPD distributed free cheese to those who wanted it.

 

TODAY, FEBRUARY 26th

9:30 am High Country Recycling meets via Zoom.

Here’s the link
Meeting ID: 964 0148 1121

3 pm Dark Skies of the WMV meets at Kirkpatrick Bank, 8 Bassick Place in Westcliffe. Contact info@darkskiescolorado.org to confirm the meeting and let them know if you’re attending.

 

TODAY, FEBRUARY 26th

9:30 am Pickleball​ At the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

Noon Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Club​ ​Every Monday at the Rancher’s Roost, 25 Main Street in Westcliffe. Guests are welcome to join to learn about Rotary and listen to guest speakers.

At Noon both today and tomorrow is the Senior Center Lunch​Call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th

10 am Growing, Pruning & Propagating Herbs” workshop Local grower Jeanine Leslie of Valhalla Farmz will demonstrate how to successfully grow and prune herbs year round.  Please register for the workshop at westcusterlibrary.org

1 pm Bridge Club​ All are welcome. Beginners are encouraged to observe and Intermediate players can join in during scheduled games. Silver Cliff Town Hall, 612 E. Main Street.

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

Looking ahead … At noon on Tuesday, March 5th, an important meeting on the future of the Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging is at the Senior Center in Silver Cliff. 612 Main Street.

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The Scholastic Book Fair is this week every day beginning at 8 am.

KIDS ARE COOKIN’

Cooking Competitions are open to students in grades 5-12 and are on the third Wednesday of the month. The next competition will be a St. Patrick’s Themed one where they have to make something green. The students who have participated in the cooking competitions have also helped cook at the Summer Bobcat Cafe, preparing meals for the community.

This week on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews Paul Wenke, Mayor of Westcliffe.

Valley Views* airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am, and is always available to stream on our website.​​

On February 26, 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass* Band released the world’s first jazz record. The record’s two songs, “Livery Stable Blues” and “Dixie Jazz Band One Step,” became instant hits and introduced millions of people to the new genre of music.

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 and the Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar.

Monday, February 26

Wednesday, February 21

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 48º. Breezy, with a south-southwest wind of 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low of around 22º. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW – A 20% chance of snow showers after 11 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 45º. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

FREMONT COUNTY SHERIFF

Heavy sheriff activity was over by Sand Gulch in Howard yesterday morning. Fremont County Sheriff was looking for a homicide suspect reported to have been seen in the area. The suspect is possibly driving a Black Hyundai sedan or white Equinox with possible front-end damage. The suspect from the San Luis Valley has connections possibly in Chaffee County, Wellsville, and Howard, so those areas were searched. If you notice any suspicious activity, call Fremont dispatch immediately.

TODAY, FEBRUARY 21st

9 am BOCC in the Commissioner’s Boardroom, 615 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe.

5 pm Silver Cliff Planning Commission meeting at Town Hall, 612 Main Street, Silver Cliff.

The Sangre Art Guild will award nonrenewable scholarships to Custer County High School or Homeschooled graduates who will be furthering their education in an art related program either in college, university or art institute with the student entering the visual arts. Email Jan Krause for more  information at jankraus16@gmail.com. Applications due by April 30th.

TODAY, FEBRUARY 21st

8 am Meet your VSO/VRO​ Enjoy coffee with your Veteran Officers in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

9:30 am Line dancing Move and groove together at the community United Methodist Church, 202 S 6th Street in Westcliffe.

1 pm Prediabetes Workshop
Presented by Darcy Rhodes in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street in Westcliffe. You will learn: the signs of prediabetes, metabolic syndrome and lifestyle changes that you can make now to improve your health, and possibly prevent type 2 diabetes. Registration is recommended. Register at www.westcusterlibrary.org

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ Learn to synchronize your movements in unison to choreographed steps at the Community United Methodist Church, 206 S 6th Street in Westcliffe.

Noon Senior Center Lunch​ Call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff.

4:15pm Game Time Come check out all the games at the library. Get your gamer face on and play! For ages 9 – 14. At the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

5pm Open Mic Night Every Thursday at Tony’s Mountain Pizza, 630 Main Street in Silver Cliff.

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TODAY, FEBRUARY 21st

4:30 pm Bobcats Middle School Girls Basketball vs. Cripple Creek-Victor Pioneers. Home game.

This week on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews local high-altitude gardening expert Penn Parmenter. Valley Views* airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am, and is always available to stream on our website.

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 and the Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar.

Monday, February 26

Tuesday, February 13

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 43º. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 15º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 42º. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph.

NO MEETINGS today but for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th

9am BOCC in the Commissioner’s Boardroom, 615 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe.

Custer County Kids Council is looking for soccer coaches for their Lils Soccer team of 3 – 5 year olds held in the Spring.   If interested call 719.783. 2074 or email them at custerkids.org

TODAY, FEBRUARY 13th

Noon Senior Center LunchCall 719.783.9508 by 9:30am for reservations.

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

5:30pm Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Officer Justin Krall will host a public meeting to discuss Algae Blooms on Lake Deweese.  All are welcome to attend – at the library 209 Main St Westcliffe

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th

8am Meet your VSO/VRO​ Enjoy coffee with your Veteran Officers in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

9:30am Line dancing Move and groove together at the community United Methodist Church, 202 S 6th Street in Westcliffe.

2pm Free Legal Clinic For those who have no attorney, volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. Contact the library at 719.783.9138 to request a time for this event. This is an online event.

4:15PM TWEEN BOOK CLUB begins today and then every 2nd and 4th wednesday of the month. At the library 209 Main Street, Westcliffe .

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th

5:30pm Bobcats HS Basketball vs. Trinidad Miners. Home game

TODAY, FEBRUARY 13th

4pm Pirates Middle School Girls Basketball @ Gardner.

Today on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews Rusty and Tish Foley from Eagles Summit Ranch, who work with Veterans and First Responders.  Valley Views* airs on Tuesday and Thursday at 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, and always available to stream on our website.​​

To let us know about events, birthdays, Lost and Found pets, job listings, and other community information, email us at wakeup@klzr.org. Non-profit events should be sent to calendar@klzr.org to be included in our on-air broadcasts.  

You can find us on Facebook and Instagram @klzr91.7fm.

Monday, February 26

Monday, February 12

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 39º. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 15º. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 42º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TODAY, FEBRUARY 12th

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

5pm Special meeting at Town Hall, 612 Main Street, Silver Cliff.

6:30pm CC Search & Rescue, 710 Rosita Ave Westcliffe

The Sangre Art Guild will award nonrenewable scholarships to Custer County High School or Homeschooled graduates who will be furthering their education in an art related program either in college, university or art institute with the student entering the visual arts. Email Jan Krause for more  information at jankraus16@gmail.com. Applications due by April 30th.

TODAY, FEBRUARY 12th

9:30am Pickleball At the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

Noon Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Club Every Monday at the Rancher’s Roost, 25 Main Street in Westcliffe. Guests are welcome to join to learn about Rotary and listen to guest speakers.

Noon Senior Center Lunch Call 719.783.9508 by 9:30am for reservations. Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff.

6pm Ham Radio Club Monthly meeting in the Community Rm at the library, 2009 Main Street in Westcliffe

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

Noon Senior Center LunchCall 719.783.9508 by 9:30am for reservations.

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

5:30pm Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Officer Justin Krall will host a public meeting to discuss Algae Blooms on Lake Deweese.  All are welcome to attend – at the library 209 Main St Westcliffe

Looking ahead to Saturday, February 17th, join Smythe & Taylor for live music at the Historic Jones Theater in Westcliffe. 

The proceeds will benefit both KLZR and the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts.

The theater has kindly offered to furnish a cash cocktail bar for those who arrive early. 

The first half of the show will feature award-winning original music, and the 2nd half will shift into a funky trip to the 60s. Prizes for the costume contest will include lava lamps, blacklight posters, and a package of patchouli incense. Tickets are available at the box office or in advance from www.jonestheater.com.

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TODAY, FEBRUARY 12th

5:30pm Bobcats High School Basketball vs. South Park Burros. Home game.

TODAY, FEBRUARY 12th

5pm Pirates High School Girls Basketball vs Springfield @ Manzanola. 

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

This week on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews Rusty and Tish Foley from Eagles Summit Ranch, who work with Veterans and First Responders.

Valley Views* airs on Tuesday and Thursday at 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, and always available to stream on our website.​​

Whether you listen to the music on the radio, read the news or come to our events, KLZR makes community connections its priority with programs, events and outreach that brings people together. With your support, we’re working to expand our non-partisan local news program, keep the music coming – with on-air DJs and live concerts – and find ways for people to express and share their views, connect with their neighbors and build common good. You can be a part of it! Visit KLZR.ORG for more information.

Check us out on Facebook and Instagram  ––>  follow us  @klzr91.7fm

Monday, February 26

Friday, February 9

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 36º. West wind around 10 mph.

TONIGHT – A 20% chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 9º. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

TOMORROW – Snow showers likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30º. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Widespread wintry weather returns through the weekend, with precipitation chances becoming heightened for much of south central and southeastern Colorado.

AVALANCHE REPORT

Avalanche Warning and High (Level 4 of 5) avalanche danger till this morning for the San Juan, La Plata, La Garita, and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. As flow transitions from southwest to west, deeper snow totals and larger water loads should expand spatially across the region. Heavy snow and strong winds are creating very dangerous avalanche conditions.If you choose to venture into the backcountry, conservative terrain choices will be critical to manage the unknown and reduce your avalanche risk. 

CDOT says: don’t fumble your fun during the biggest weekend in football – keep the penalties on the field. Drive sober or don’t drive.

TODAY, FEBRUARY 9th

9:30am West Custer County Library Board meeting at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

WEBSITE MANAGEMENT –– KLZR is looking for someone to volunteer their expertise with website management. Send us an email at info@klzr.org if you’re interested. Thank you!

Congratulations to Solvista Health. They were just awarded the 2024 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Health by Mental Health America, recognizing employers striving to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.

TODAY, FEBRUARY 9th

8am Men’s Breakfast Group Hosted by First Baptist Church, takes place at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Contact Jim Parkes for more information: 719-285-5818.

9:30am Pickleball​ At the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

Noon Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Get ready to collect glass in Big Blue (roll-off dumpster) located in the Altitude Community Fitness parking lot. This is a free service to the community.

2:30pm Local author, Annie Dawid will be at the Writer’s Group this month as a special guest in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, in Westcliffe

3pm Read with Josey Join Josey, certified therapy dog and her human Jennifer Myers to practice your reading and share some dog love. Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. At the library, 209 Main Street in Westcliffe.

Bruce Hays is playing a gig at The Dusty Rose Roadhouse in Howard this evening at 6pm.

Don your Hawai’ian shirt or skirt and join the fun at the Jones Theater for the rescheduled Beach Party, a screening of Blue Hawa’ii with Elvis Presely. Tiki drinks, lei’s & photo ops with Elvis! Cocktail hour begins at 6pm, the film starts at 7pm for tonight and Saturday night. There’s a Sunday Matinée at 2pm but no cocktail hour.

On Saturday the Coaldale Historic Schoolhouse Indoor Flea Market is from noon – 3pm at 287 Hayden Creek Road County Road 45 in Coaldale. Come find something you didn’t think you needed.

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TODAY, FEBRUARY 9th

9am Bobcats Wrestling Regionals at La Junta (Otero JC). Hosted by Rocky Ford. 

10am Bobcats MS Basketball at Cripple Creek Pioneers. 

4pm Bobcats HS Basketball at the Center Vikings. 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th

9am Bobcats Wrestling Regionals at La Junta (Otero JC). Hosted by Rocky Ford. 

11am Bobcats HS Basketball at home vs. Trinidad Miners

TODAY, FEBRUARY 9th

10am Pirates MS Basketball vs. South Park Burros. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th

2pm Pirates HS Basketball at Sanford Mustangs.

This week on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews local author Annie Dawid about her new book, Paradise Undone: A Novel of Jonestown. Valley Views* airs on Tuesday and Thursday at 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, and is always available to stream on our website.​​

 Did you know that we can be heard on your vehicle’s radio all throughout Bighorn Sheep Canyon? You can listen to music for your entire ride to Salida or Cañon City! Most of the drive is a deadzone for cellular service, it’s that good ole radio transmission coming through. This is just one of that many reasons to absolutely love radio, especially community radio.

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