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Friday, March 1

Friday, March 1

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 52º. Breezy, with a west-southwest wind of 15 to 20 mph.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low of around 31º. Breezy, with a southwest wind of 15 to 25 mph.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 51º. Windy, with a southwest wind of 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

AVALANCHE REPORT 

Winds have calmed since the storm and will remain calm until more weather arrives over the weekend. Temperatures have increased to above-freezing temperatures at 11,000 ft across the Southern Mountains. Sun and warm temps will likely shrink-wrap the new snow and cause some loose wet activity on solar aspects in steep terrain near rocks and cliffs.

ROADS & HIGHWAYS

The Fremont County Department Of Transportation has closed bridge FRCO 308-TX CK located at CR 27 over the Arkansas River. This is at the intersection CO Highway 69 and US Hwy 50. 

This bridge will be closed indefinitely until State required repairs can be completed. Road closure notices and barricades are in place

 

March 5th is Super Tuesday, the Presidential Primary Election Day with polling stations open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and ballot drop boxes accessible until 7 p.m. 

“Recovery starts when stigma ends.”  

Did you know that one in six Americans has a substance use disorder?  The health departments of Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Park counties are collaborating on a public awareness campaign to dispel the stigma of addiction to fentanyl and other opioids.  Resources in the bilingual campaign can be accessed through EndStigmaStartRecovery.org and ParaElEstigma.org.  The program also offers evidence-based treatments, therapies, and Narcan, an emergency opioid overdose medication.   The program will be paid for by a 750 million dollar legal judgment rendered against Colorado’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. 

PTC REBATE 

Coloradans eligible for a Property Tax, Rent, Heat (PTC) Rebate should apply before April 15 to ensure they also receive a TABOR refund. The Property Tax, Rent, Heat (PTC) Rebate is available to Colorado residents to help with their property tax, rent, and/or heat expenses. The rebate is based on income and includes people with disabilities and older adults. Learn more at tax.colorado.gov/PTC-rebate.

2025 CALENDAR ART COMPETITION

The Sangres Art Guild (SAG) invites all artists to submit entries for the 2025 calendar. The 2025 Calendar Art Competition, “Peace in the Valley,” entry deadline is March 23, 2024, and the competition is open to all 2D, 3D, and photographic artists.

TODAY, MARCH 1st

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

11 am Senior Game Day Bring a lunch or snack. Contact Linda Stevens for more information: lxxsteve@hotmail.com. At the Silver Cliff Senior Center, Town Hall, 612 Main Street, Silver Cliff.

7 pm Movie at the Jones Argyle – A reclusive author realizes the plot of the new book she’s writing starts to mirror real-world events, in real-time.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd

Another audition for the Custer County’s Got Talent Show this Saturday from 1 – 3 pm at the Jones Theater.

Musicians, dancers, magicians, actors, poets, and singers are welcome. 119 Main Street. For more info call 719.783.3304. The Talent Show will be on March 30th with our own TC Smythe as the emcee at the second annual event.

7 pm Movie at the Jones Argyle – A reclusive author realizes the plot of the new book she’s writing starts to mirror real-world events, in real-time. Sunday Matinée at 2pm. 

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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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.

Best of luck to the Cotopaxi Pirates today as the Boys and Girls High School Basketball teams head to Regionals.

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.​​

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.

Friday, March 1

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.

Wet Mountain Wake Up Call

Wet Mountain Wake Up Call

Wet Mountain Wake Up Call

Friday, March 1

Broadcaster: Anthony Vos
Wet Mountain Wake Up Call

Thursday, February 29 LEAP DAY!

Broadcaster: Stefanie Sere
Wet Mountain Wake Up Call

Wednesday, February 28

Broadcaster: Carol Bribach
Wet Mountain Wake Up Call

Tuesday, February 27

Broadcaster: Anthony Vos
Wet Mountain Wake Up Call

Monday, February 26

Broadcaster: Madeline Ballard

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