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Friday, June 21

Friday, June 21

TODAY – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT – A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 49. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

TOMORROW – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 5 mph.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Chances of showers and thunderstorms can be expected across south-central and southeast Colorado through the weekend, with the best coverage of storms along and west of the Divide today. A few stronger storms producing gusty outflow winds up to 55 mph and hail near the size of pennies. There will also be the potential for locally heavy rainfall today, leading to possible flash flooding, especially over area burn scars.

  • Always Know Before You Go by visiting cotrip.org. There is a lot of construction happening around the state. Make sure you check your route before leaving the house.
  • On June 14th, a residential burglary took in Southeast Custer County in the San Isabel area. The suspect was identified via a Facebook post and captured after a brief vehicle pursuit in a neighboring county Wednesday night.

  • Every year KLZR hosts Taste of the Valley, widely recognized as one of the Valley’s premier summer events where wine experts, great chefs, and residents who share a love of food and wine come together to celebrate our community radio station. This year, Taste of the Valley will be on Sunday, August 4th at the beautiful ​Three Peaks Ranch​. Tickets are on sale now!
  • The Sangre Art Guild and the Third Street Gallery present July’s a’ Poppin intake on June 30 and July 1.
  • Spaces are still open for the annual flea mart at All Aboard Westcliffe on July 4th and 5th. A booth at this well-attended fundraiser costs $40 for one day/$50 for both days. Contact Nancy at 719.371.7660

The Sangre Shooting Sports Club (SSSC), in co-sponsorship with the Custer County Public Health Agency (CCPHA), has scheduled two Basic Life Saving/Stop the Bleed (BLS/STB) classes on Friday, June 28, at the Custer County Search and Rescue (SAR) building from 8 am-12 pm and 12 pm – 4 pm. Space is limited in each class. Email sssc8@live.com, ATTN: Tom Sullivan. You can find the email in our script today on KLZR.ORG

FRIDAY, JUNE 21st

The Westcliffe Farmer’s Market is from 9 am to 1 pm in the parking lot near the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe. 

9 am – Noon Laundry Love Every 3rd Friday of each month at Westcliffe Laundry. Money, detergent, and dryer sheets will be provided. 615 Main Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 am Pickleball​ Have fun with pickleball at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

11 am Senior Game Day​​ Bring lunch or a snack. Contact Wanda Hoyle at whoyle@hotmail.com. At the Silver Cliff Senior Center, Town Hall, 612 Main Street.

10 am DMV2GO is every third Friday at the library, 209 Main Street in Westcliffe

9 pm Lunatic Party Observe the surface of the Moon through our 14-inch observatory telescope to see craters, rays, and lunar mares. Open to the public. FREE.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd

10 am Dungeons & Dragons​ Learn to play – Beginners and experts are welcome at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

11 am-noon SJO Sun Observing Hour​ Safely observe the sun through several solar telescopes at the Smokey Jack Observatory, 100 S. Adams Boulevard, Westcliffe. Open to the public.

4-6:30 pm The Beckwith Murder Mystery
Enjoy tasty refreshments as you ponder the possibilities of murder or a simple accident. Become the detective. Suspects portrayed by Custer County High School drama class. 

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 weekend and the next. For more information and to buy tickets visit jonestheater.com

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Friday, June 21

Thursday, June 20

TODAY – A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88º. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

TONIGHT – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77º.

TOMORROW – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88º.

TODAY, JUNE 20th

2 pm Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District Board meeting, 59000 CO 69, Westcliffe.

  • The Sangre Art Guild and the Third Street Gallery present July’s a’ Poppin intake on June 30 and July 1. 
  • Have you always wanted to help animals but don’t know how to get involved? Wet Mountain Animal Welfare is seeking volunteers with writing and computer skills. Thisi is an exciting opportunity to help animals in the Wet Mountain Valley from the comfort of your home. To learn more, send a message to the Wet Mountain Animal Welfare Facebook page. 
  • Get your tickets now for the Historic Beckwith Ranch Murder Mystery that’s Saturday, June 22, from 4- 6:30  pm.  Call to reserve your spot – 303.877.4184.

TODAY, JUNE 20th

11 am – 4 pm 3rd Street Gallery Hours
Enjoy art in all mediums and styles Thursday – Monday between 11 am and 4 pm at 59000 Highway 69 in Westcliffe. 

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ ​At the Community United Methodist Church, 206 S 6th  Street, Westcliffe.

Noon The Senior Lunch​ You can call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations. Lunch is at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Today’s lunch is California Veggie Bake with spinach salad.

5 pm Open Mic Night​​​​​​Every Thursday, sign up to showcase your talents or sit back and enjoy the show at Tony’s Mountain Pizza, 630 Main Street in Silver Cliff. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21st

The Westcliffe Farmer’s Market is from 9 am to 1 pm in the parking lot near the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe. 

9 am – Noon Laundry Love Every 3rd Friday of each month at Westcliffe Laundry. Money, detergent, and dryer sheets provided. 615 Main Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 am Pickleball​ Have fun with pickleball at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

11 am-noon SJO Sun Observing Hour​ Safely observe the sun through several solar telescopes at the Smokey Jack Observatory, 100 S. Adams Boulevard, Westcliffe. Open to the public.

11 am Senior Game Day​​ Bring lunch or a snack. Contact Wanda Hoyle at whoyle@hotmail.com. At the Silver Cliff Senior Center, Town Hall, 612 Main Street.

10 am DMV2GO is every third Friday at the library, 209 Main Street in Westcliffe

9 pm Lunatic Party Observe the surface of the Moon through our 14-inch observatory telescope to see craters, rays, and lunar mares. Open to the public. FREE. .

Today on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Jay Temple and Clint Harper from the Sangre de Cristo Amateur Radio Club, talking about Ham Radio.

Valley Views* airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am. 

Check us out on Instagram and Facebook and visit our website for more information about events, our programming, and the Community Resource Page​​ for local information on other organizations within the community. 

Friday, June 21

Wednesday, Juneteenth

TODAY – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72º.

TONIGHT – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46º. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

TOMORROW – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south-southeast in the afternoon.

Reminder: both the Town of Westcliffe and the Town of Silver Cliff are closed today for Juneteenth.

MEETINGS

TODAY, JUNE 19th

9 am BOCC meeting at the Wetmore Public Library, 95 CR 393  On the agenda for this meeting are a number of items: Human Services response, bid opening and sale of property, subdivision moratorium, vacation and sick leave issues, firearms in government building and budget resolutions.

  • Have you always wanted to help animals but don’t know how to get involved? Wet Mountain Animal Welfare is seeking volunteers with writing and computer skills. This is an exciting opportunity to help animals in the Wet Mountain Valley from the comfort of your home. To learn more, send a message to the Wet Mountain Animal Welfare Facebook page. 
  • The Sangre Art Guild and the Third Street Gallery present July’s a’ Poppin intake on June 30 and July 1. 
  • Spaces are still open for the annual flea mart at All Aboard Westcliffe on July 4th and 5th. A booth at this well-attended fundraiser costs $40 for one day/$50 for both days. Contact Nancy at 719.371.7660

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​​​​​​Step to it together at the Community United Methodist Church, 202 S 6th Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 amPickleball​ Stay fit and have fun at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

4 – 6 pm The Coaldale Schoolhouse Mountain Market You will find local makers, bakers, chefs, and artists at 287 Hayden Creek Road/County Road 45 in Coaldale.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20th

11 am – 4 pm 3rd Street Gallery Hours
Enjoy art in all mediums and styles Thursday – Monday between 11 am and 4 pm at 59000 Highway 69 in Westcliffe. 

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ ​At the Community United Methodist Church, 206 S 6th  Street, Westcliffe.

Noon Senior Lunch​ You can call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations. Lunch is at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Thursday’s lunch is California Veggie Bake with spinach salad.

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

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Jay Temple and Clint Harper from the Sangre de Cristo Amateur Radio Club, talking about Ham Radio. Valley Views airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am.  

 

Check us out on Instagram and Facebook and visit our website for more information about events, our programming, and the Community Resource Page​​ for local information on other organizations within the community. 

Tuesday, June 18

Tuesday, June 18

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 78º. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT – A 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly clear, with a low of around 41º.

TOMORROW – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72º.

Always Know Before You Go by visiting cotrip.org. There is a lot of construction happening around the state. 

Reminder: both the Town of Westcliffe and the Town of Silver Cliff are closed on Wednesday, June 19th for Juneteenth.

TODAY, JUNE 18th

4:30 pm Board of Adjustment meeting at Patterson Hall, 1000 Main Street, Westcliffe.

5:30 pm Westcliffe Board of Trustees meeting, at Patterson Hall, 1000 Main Street, Westcliffe. 

  • The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the second round of the Agrivoltaics Research and Demonstration Grant Program. There is a webinar today at 1 pm to learn more about this grant opportunity. The link to the webinar is ag.colorado.gov/events and is also in our script today on our website. 
  • The Custer County School Board is accepting applications for a new board member to serve until November 2025. Affidavit of eligibility, letter of interest, and bio are due by June 26th. Interviews of applicants will take place on June 27th at 4:30 pm. For more information email Donna.Newell@ccbocats.net.

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TODAY, JUNE 18th

8 am Coffee and Donuts with Sheriff Smith in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, 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 Introduction to Basic Sign Language hosted by Louise Hanley in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19th

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​​​​​​​Step to it together at the Community United Methodist Church, 202 S 6th Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 amPickleball​ Stay fit and have fun at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

4-6 pm The Coaldale Schoolhouse Mountain Market You will find local makers, bakers, chefs, and artists at 287 Hayden Creek Road/County Road 45 in Coaldale.

Get your tickets now for the Historic Beckwith Ranch Murder Mystery that’s Saturday, June 22, from 4- 6:30  pm.  Call to reserve your spot – 303.877.4184.

Today on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Jay Temple and Clint Harper from the Sangre de Cristo Amateur Radio Club, talking about Ham Radio.

Valley Views* airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am.  

 

Look no further than ​KLZR’s Community Resource Page​ for local information on various organizations within the community. You’ll see the ​Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar​ and other calendars from around the Valley. 

Tuesday, June 18

Thursday, June 13

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 85º.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 49º. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

TOMORROW – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 78º. Light winds of 5 to 10 mph in the morning. The chance of precipitation is 70%. 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Showers and thunderstorms will become stronger and more widespread on Friday as a disturbance moves across the state. Gusty outflow winds over 60 mph, lightning, and brief moderate to heavy rainfall will be the primary risks, and some small hail across the mountains.

ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Between Hayden Creek Road in Coaldale and County Road 101 (3 miles east of Salida) from Mile Point 241 to Mile Point 225.9 there is road construction with the shoulders closed in both directions.. There is alternating traffic.

THE RIVER

As of yesterday at approximately 6:45 am, the Arkansas River gauge readings were 5,020 cfs at Parkdale and 4,800 in Cañon City.

Flows have decreased but there is still a FLOOD WARNING. The river is still high, and fast, the water is cold, and there are fairly large chunks of debris that have been reported floating downriver. 

  • 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. 
  • The Sangre Art Guild and the Third Street Gallery present July’s a’ Poppin intake on June 30 and July 1. 
  • The Town of Westcliffe is looking to fill a vacancy for a Town Trustee. You can learn more on their website.townofwestcliffe@colorado.gov
  • Spaces are still open for the annual flea mart at All Aboard Westcliffe on July 4th and 5th. A booth at this well-attended fundraiser costs $40 for one day/$50 for both days. Contact Nancy at 719.371.7660

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TODAY, JUNE 13th

11 am – 4 pm 3rd Street Gallery Hours
Enjoy art in all mediums and styles Thursday – Monday between 11 am and 4 pm at 59000 Highway 69 in Westcliffe. 

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ ​At the Community United Methodist Church, 206 S 6th  Street, Westcliffe.

Noon Senior Lunch​ You can call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations. Lunch is at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Today’s lunch is taco salad with salsa, cornbread, and flan [flaan].

5 pm Open Mic Night​​​​​​Every Thursday, sign up to showcase your talents or sit back and enjoy the show at Tony’s Mountain Pizza, 630 Main Street in Silver Cliff. 

5 pm Open House at the Wetmore Volunteer Fire Department at 200 CR 290 (Trinity Ranch Road). Enjoy burgers and brats while learning about protecting your home from wildlife.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14th

The Westcliffe Farmer’s Market is from 9 am to 1 pm in the parking lot near the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe. 

9:30 am Pickleball​ Have fun with pickleball at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

10 am Summer Reading Program presents the Salida Circus –  hosted by the West Custer County Library at Hermit Park. This week it’s all about maps!

11 am-noon SJO Sun Observing Hour​ Safely observe the sun through several solar telescopes at the Smokey Jack Observatory, 100 S. Adams Boulevard, Westcliffe. Open to the public.

11 am Senior Game Day​​ Bring lunch or a snack. Contact Wanda Hoyle at whoyle@hotmail.com. At the Silver Cliff Senior Center, Town Hall, 612 Main Street.

2:30 pm Writer’s Group The Westcliffe Writers’ Group meets in the Library’s Community Room, 209 Main Street. Whether you are new to writing or experienced. The group is open to everyone, including high school students.

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 for this performance.

Today 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.   

Check us out on Instagram and Facebook and visit our website for more information about events, our programming, and the Community Resource Page​​ for local information on other organizations within the community. 

Check us out on Instagram and Facebook and visit our website for more information about events, our programming, and the Community Resource Page​​ for local information on other organizations within the community. 

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 12

TODAY – A 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 pm. Sunny, with a high near 82º.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 49º. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south-southwest in the evening.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 85º. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 

TODAY, JUNE 12th

9 am BOCC meeting in the Commissioners Boardroom, 615 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe.

BIDS FOR COUNTY-OWNED REAL ESTATE

The Board of County Commissioners is announcing to solicit bids on county-owned property for sale. The property is being offered for sale by the owner, Custer County.

All bids need to be in by June 18, 2024. call 719.783.9475 for more information.

Vacancy on Town Board

The Town of Westcliffe is looking to fill a vacancy for a Town Trustee. You can learn more on their website.townofwestcliffe@colorado.gov

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TODAY, JUNE 12th

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​​​​​​Step to it together at the Community United Methodist Church, 202 S 6th Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 amPickleball​ Stay fit and have fun at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

4 – 6 pm The Coaldale Schoolhouse Mountain Market You will find local makers, bakers, chefs, and artists at 287 Hayden Creek Road/County Road 45 in Coaldale. 

6 pm The West Custer County Library presents a Free retirement planning workshop with Dan Blakeman. 209 Main street in Wescliffe

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 13th

11 am – 4 pm 3rd Street Gallery Hours
Enjoy art in all mediums and styles Thursday – Monday between 11 am and 4 pm at 59000 Highway 69 in Westcliffe. 

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ ​At the Community United Methodist Church, 206 S 6th  Street, Westcliffe.

Noon Senior Lunch​ You can call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations. Lunch is at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Thursday’s lunch is a roast beef sandwich on wheat with chunky vegetable soup.

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

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.  

 

 

Tuesday, June 18

Tuesday, June 11

TODAY – A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 74º. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 44º.

TOMORROW – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 82º. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Always Know Before You Go by visiting cotrip.org. There is a lot of construction happening around the state.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Town of Westcliffe is looking to fill a vacancy for a Town Trustee. You can learn more on their website townofwestcliffe.colorado.gov

BLUFF PARK DONATED TO WESTCLIFFE

Bluff Park, at the end of Main Street in downtown Westcliffe, has long been a beloved spot for gathering, picnicking, stargazing, or just taking in the expansive view of the valley floor and the Sangre de Cristos. Originally slated to be developed into a hotel or strip mall, the Bluff has been protected as a public open space thanks to the care and stewardship of many community members, donors, public officials, and volunteers over the years.

With the 2021 merger of San Isabel Land Protection Trust with Colorado Open Lands, COL became temporarily the owner of the middle 5.3 acres of the park.

COL has conveyed ownership of those parcels to the Town of Westcliffe and nearly doubled the protected acres under the conservation easement to 10.2. COL will also be transferring funds dedicated to the Bluff to the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation.

BIDS FOR COUNTY-OWNED REAL ESTATE

The Board of County Commissioners is announcing to solicit bids on county-owned property for sale. The property is being offered for sale by the owner, Custer County.

All bids need to be in by June 18, 2024. call 719.783.9475 for more information.

TODAY, 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​​​​ Fiber crafting and social hour at 204 East 6th Street in Westcliffe. Contact Debbie at ​​​​​​debunderm@yahoo.com​​​​​​ for more information.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12th

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​​​​​​Step to it together at the Community United Methodist Church, 202 S 6th Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 amPickleball​ Stay fit and have fun at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

4 – 6 pm The Coaldale Schoolhouse Mountain Market You will find local makers, bakers, chefs, and artists at 287 Hayden Creek Road/County Road 45 in Coaldale. 

 

Get your tickets now for the Historic Beckwith Ranch Murder Mystery that’s Saturday, June 22, from 4- 6:30  pm.  Call to reserve your spot – 303.877.4184.

Today 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.  

Look no further than ​KLZR’s Community Resource Page​ for local information on various organizations within the community. You’ll see the ​Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar​ and other calendars from around the Valley. 

Tuesday, June 18

Monday, June 10

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.