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Friday, April 12

Friday, April 12

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 64º. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 34º. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 66º. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Critical fire weather conditions may develop across the area for today through Sunday, as a drying and warming trend settles in combined with increasing west to southwest winds.

Be sure you Know Before You Go by visiting cotrip.org before hitting the road this weekend.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13th

10 am The Wetmore-Genealogical and Historical Society meeting with a presentation from Bill Hall sharing stories of Wetmore history. Located at 2 Sisters at 506 9th Street in Penrose.

SPRING HOURS

Spring is in the air. Restaurants are starting to reopen and change their service hours. For more information check out the Visit Wet Mountain Valley website. They have a schedule of all the restaurants in the County. Visit visitwetmountainvalley.com for more.

HELP WANTED

A Painted View Ranch is seeking full-time and part-time ranch hands. The full-time position features medical benefits. To apply, call 719-783-9100.

SPRING CLEANING DAY

Spring Clean-Up Day is Saturday, May 4th, and only within town limits. All items must be bagged and located on the street in front of your house or property. Brush and limbs and metal appliances. No household trash, construction debris, paint, batteries or hazardous materials. Pick-up is b/w 7:30 and 11 am. 

S&R GEAR

The 2024 Search and Rescue newly designed T-shirts are now available. All the Range has a selection and the profits go to support our well-trained volunteers from Custer County Search and Rescue.

TODAY, APRIL 12th

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

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

2:30 pm Writers Group New to writing or experienced, consider joining the Writer’s Group. High School students interested in writing are encouraged to attend the meetings. New date and time for November through March.

3 pm Read with Josey Join Josey, a certified therapy dog, and her human Jennifer Myers to practice your reading and share some love. Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.=

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones overcame inconceivable personal tragedy to become a tireless union organizer and fierce child rights advocate. Her commitment to equality and fair labor laws earned her the reputation of “the most dangerous woman in America ” by mine and mill owners.

On Sunday, April 14th at 2 pm her life story will be brought to life by Chaffee County actress DJ DeJong. A Colorado TINTS production. (Suggested Donation: $5) at the Jones Theater, 119 Main Street in Westcliffe. 

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TODAY, APRIL 12th

11 am Bobcats High School Baseballs @ Monte Vista Pirates.

2 pm Track Meet at Pomona Invitational in Lakewood.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13th

10 am Pirates Track meet at the Garry Berry Stadium in Colorado Springs.

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews local author, Julie Bell discussing her book Women of the Colorado Gold Rush Era.

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

KLZR provides our listeners with an eclectic mix of country, rock, bluegrass, and jazz. Many programs are locally produced and hosted. Learn more at KLZR.ORG

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.

Friday, April 12

Thursday, April 11

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 61º. South-southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west-northwest in the afternoon.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low of around 30º. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south-southwest after midnight.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 66º. Breezy, with a southwest wind of 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

While the county is not listed in the fire weather watch area, use extreme caution when working outdoors with machines that could spark a fire.

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ROADS & HIGHWAYS – LINE STRIPING

For next Wednesday, April 17th, line striping will continue on Third Street (between Main and Rosita) and Main Street (West of 2nd Street, to Adams BLVD). This project is dependent on the weather.

TODAY, APRIL 11th

4:30 pm Custer County Kids Council monthly meeting. All are welcome at 709 Main Street, in the school’s library.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13th

10 am The Wetmore-Genealogical and Historical Society meeting with a presentation from Bill Hall sharing stories of Wetmore history. Located at 2 Sisters at 506 9th Street in Penrose

LOCAL AUTHOR RECEIVES ACCOLADES

Congratulations to Julie Bell and coauthor Jan Gunia for being selected as finalists in the 2024 Colorado Book Awards History category from the Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book. The pair wrote Women of the Colorado Gold Rush Era.

Be sure to tune in today for Valley Views to hear the interview with Julie. You can always check it out on our website klzr.org 

PINK TARIFFS STUDY ACT

Yesterday, Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced the Pink Tariffs Study Act, legislation to examine the prevalence and impact of “pink tariffs,” which may directly contribute to women paying more for everyday goods than men, including everything from razors to clothes. There is evidence that import taxes, also known as tariffs, may directly contribute to women paying more at the register than men. The Pink Tariffs Study Act would require the Department of the Treasury to conduct and report to Congress a study on potential gender bias and regressivity within the U.S. tariff system.

BECKWITH FLEA

The Beckwith Flea Market is scheduled for May 11th at the Beckwith Ranch. If you would like to rent a space to sell your items, contact Matthew at 772-633-1053.

Booths must be reserved by May 9th. The monies collected will help the Historic Beckwith Ranch continue its preservation, and historic educational efforts.

TODAY, APRIL 11th

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

Noon Senior Lunch Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. They will be serving Chili con Carne. Call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations.

4:15 pm Game Time For ages 9 – 14. At the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 12th

9:30 am Pickleball​ Get some exercise at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff. For more information, contact Mike at ​mikebrannen13109@gmail.com​.

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

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews local author, Julie Bell discussing her book Women of the Colorado Gold Rush Era.

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

KLZR Valley News is always looking for leads. Let us know what’s happening, what issues you care about, and what you’d like us to cover – email us at news@klzr.org.

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, April 12

Wednesday, April 10

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 55º. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low of around 24º. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 61º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west-northwest in the afternoon.

TODAY, APRIL 10th

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

5:30 pm Wet Mountain Fire Protection District Board meeting at 215 North 4th Street, Westcliffe.

Westcliffe Board of Trustees would like to inform you that they have a YouTube Channel where you can review Trustee board meetings. The online address for this service is: youtube.com/@townofwestcliffe. They hope to be able to stream meetings in the future, but right now we’ll have to settle for the recorded version.

Spring is in the air. Restaurants are starting to reopen and change their service hours. Beeza’s is open Tuesday through Saturday and now has an additional wok menu. Hunter Buster is open with a new owner and a revised menu. Stage Stop has started new hours. Many changes are in the mix, keep your eyes open for your favorite dining venues.

The 2024 Search and Rescue T-shirts are out with a new design. All the Range has a selection and the profits go to support our well-trained volunteers from Custer County Search and Rescue.

HELP WANTED ––––––––––––––––

A Painted View Ranch is seeking full-time and part-time ranch hands. The full-time position features medical benefits. To apply, call 719-783-9100.

TODAY, APRIL 10th

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.

1 pm Bridge Club meets at Silver Cliff Town Hall, 612 E. Main Street. All are welcome to play and observe the game.

2 pm Free Legal Clinic A 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.

4:15 PM TWEEN BOOK CLUB Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. At the library 209 Main Street, Westcliffe

THURSDAY, APRIL 11th

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

Noon Senior Lunch Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. They will be serving Chili con Carne. Call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations.

4:15 pm Game Time For ages 9 – 14. At the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

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

LOOKING AHEAD …

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones overcame inconceivable personal tragedy to become a tireless union organizer and fierce child rights advocate.

Her commitment to equality and fair labor laws earned her the reputation of “the most dangerous woman in America ” by mine and mill owners.

On Sunday, April 14th at 2 pm her life story will be brought to life by Chaffee County actress DJ DeJong. A Colorado TINTS production. (Suggested Donation: $5) at the Jones Theater, 119 Main Street in Westcliffe. 

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This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews local author, J. v. L. Bell, discussing her book Women of the Colorado Gold Rush Era, which is a finalist in Colorado’s 2024 Book Awards History category.

Valley Views* airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am. Also available to stream at KLZR.

 

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, April 12

Tuesday, April 9

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 53º. Calm wind becoming east-northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low of around 25º.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 56º. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Before leaving the house, visit cotrip.org so you know before you go.

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AVALANCHE REPORT

Across the Southern Mountains, we are mostly dealing with surface snow instability and stubborn shallow buried persistent layers. Adjust your terrain selection if you see cracking in the snow, or the snow surface gets stiff and hollow sounding. A small, isolated avalanche can lead to an unfortunate outcome in the wrong terrain.

Dust was observed in the San Louis Valley on Sunday. If dust settles on mountain slopes it will accelerate the onset of loose wet avalanche activity.

TODAY, APRIL 9th

9 am Custer County Tourism Board meeting at Kirkpatrick Bank, 8 Bassick Place, Westcliffe.

4:30 pm Custer County Schools Board meeting in the school library, 709 Main Street, 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 are due by April 30th.

TODAY, APRIL 10th

11 am Second Tuesday Art Second Tuesday Art is back! Meeting at 3rd Street Gallery. Bring your project to work on or share. 

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.

1 pm “Goodnight-Beckwith Connection.” The Wet Mountain Valley Historical Association presents Gary Ziegler portraying Charles Goodnight, and Courtney Miller, as Senator Elton Beckwith. The two will give a presentation paralleling the lives of Goodnight and the Beckwiths: the life story of legends. The event is free and open to the public, at 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, MARCH 10th

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.

2 pm Free Legal Clinic A 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.

4:15 PM TWEEN BOOK CLUB Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. At the library 209 Main Street, Westcliffe

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TODAY, APRIL 9th

4:30 pm Bobcats High School Baseball vs. Sierra Grand Panthers. Home game. 

Today on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews local author, J. v. L. Bell, discussing her book Women of the Colorado Gold Rush Era.

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

Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as “JAM”) was created in 2001 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April.

We appreciate jazz every day of the week at KLZR. Check out our schedule on our website to learn when you can hear some ‘hep’ tunes.

KLZR, your community radio station wants to know:

What’s your all-time favorite song? New or old. Send us your all-time favorite song to info@klzr.org

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, April 12

Friday, April 5

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

 

TODAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 63º. Windy, with a south-southwest wind of 10 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

TONIGHT – A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow showers between midnight and 3 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 30º. Windy, with a south wind of 25 to 30 mph decreasing after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. The chance of precipitation is 50%.

TOMORROW – A 30% chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 39º. Very windy, with a west wind of 20 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Snow will spread into the Divide tonight through Saturday bringing accumulations of up to a foot of wind-driven snow to the higher peaks and passes. As the storm system moves, a quick burst of snow will be possible across the Sangres where 1 to 3 inches will fall across the higher peaks. Otherwise, strong west winds will spread across the region with the possibility for gusts up to 60 mph along and south of Highway 50.

 

There’s a Mental Health First Aid course being offered by Solvista Health to teach you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. This is a free course offered by Solvista Health. RSVP to Gwen Ferguson at: 719-275-2351

The event is Friday, May 31 from 8 am – 5 pm at All Aboard Westcliffe. Lunch provided.

 

FREE ECLIPSE VIEWING GLASSES

The Electron Wizard, one of our long-time Underwriters, is giving away free solar glasses at his shop at 615 Main Street, Suite B, in the Laundromat Building. 

ART COMPETITION

U.S. Representative Brittany Pettersen announced the start of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. This contest is open to high school students throughout Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District. Each year, the United States House of Representatives hosts this competition to recognize talented young artists from across the country. Last year, over 90 students from 16 different high schools participated in the competition. To learn more visit pettersen.house.gov

SANGRES ART GUILD

Calling all Art Lovers. Sangres Art Guild needs your creativity, leadership, and skills as a volunteer. Looking for floor gallery managers and a volunteer coordinator. Reach out to jobs@sagboard.org   Or by  Phone: 719.359.4580

HELP WANTED

A Painted View Ranch is seeking full-time and part-time ranch hands. The full-time position features medical benefits. To apply, call 719-783-9100.

TODAY, APRIL 5th

9:30 am Pickleball​ Get some exercise at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff. For more information, contact Mike atmikebrannen13109@gmail.com.

10 am Camp Happiness Kids ages 5-10 can join the fun every first Friday of the month. At the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

11 am Senior Game Day​ You can bring lunch or a 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 Live Theater Last fall’s Westcliffe Center for the Performing Art’s hit production of the steampunk-inspired thriller Gaslight travels to the Rialto Theater in Florence. (Saturday at 7 pm also with a Matinée on Sunday at 2 pm.) The Rialto theater is located at 209 W Main St, Florence.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5th

10 am Bobcats Track Team heads to Pueblo for the Steel City Fast Track Invitational at Dutch Clark Stadium.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6th

11 am Bobcats High School Baseball @ the South Park Mighty Burros. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 5th

10 am Pirate Track Team heads to Pueblo for the Steel City Fast Track Invitational at Dutch Clark Stadium. 

10 am Pirates Middle School Baseball vs. the Salida Spartans. Home game. 

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Bev Allen and Elliot Jackson about the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts spring season.

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

 

Keep the photo submissions coming! Send your photo to news@klzr.org. And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. 

Friday, April 12

Thursday, April 4

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 64º. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low of around 35º. South wind around 10 mph.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 64º. Windy, with a south-southwest wind of 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

AVALANCHE REPORT 

Warm temperatures, light wind, and ample sunshine will warm the snow surface on sunny and low-elevation slopes. Avoid traveling on or below steep slopes with rollerballs, pinwheels, and wet, sloppy snow. The threat of wet avalanches will increase during the day.

 

TODAY, APRIL 4th

10 am Silver West Airport Board meeting at the airport, 360 County Road 310, Westcliffe.

LAP SWIM LIMITED SCHEDULE

Altitude Community Fitness is partnering with the Custer County Schools in preparation for the May 20th Mini-Triathlon. There won’t be any lap swimming in the pool on Thursdays from noon- 3:30 pm beginning today for the next seven weeks.

HELP WANTED

A Painted View Ranch is seeking full-time and part-time ranch hands. The full-time position features medical benefits. To apply, call 719-783-9100.

TODAY, APRIL 4th

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

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

4:15 pm Game Time For ages 9 – 14. At the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

5 pm Open Mic Night​​​ Good times are to be had every Thursday at Tony’s Mountain Pizza, 630 Main Street in Silver Cliff.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5th

9:30 am Pickleball​ Get some exercise at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff. For more information, contact Mike atmikebrannen13109@gmail.com.

10 am Camp Happiness is a highly interactive monthly event for kids ages 5-12. FREE! At the library, 209 Main Street.

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

COTOPAXI

FRIDAY, APRIL 5th

10 am Pirate Track Team heads to Pueblo for the Steel City Fast Track Invitational at Dutch Clark Stadium. 

10 am Pirates Middle School Baseball vs. the Salida Spartans. Home game.

Today on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Bev Allen and Elliot Jackson about the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts spring season.

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

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.  

 

Friday, April 12

Wednesday, April 3

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 58º. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low of around 29º. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the evening.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 61º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

H5N1 VIRUS IN US

A person in the United States has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) virus (“H5N1 bird flu”), as reported by Texas and confirmed by CDC. This person had exposure to dairy cattle in Texas presumed to be infected with HPAI A(H5N1) viruses. The patient reported eye redness (consistent with conjunctivitis), as their only symptom, and is recovering.

TODAY, APRIL 3rd

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

3 pm Westcliffe Planning Commission at Westcliffe Town Hall, 1000 Main Street, Westcliffe.

4:15 pm Custer County Schools Special Board of Education meeting. At the school library, 709 Main Street, Westcliffe. 

THE GYM 

All yoga classes at Altitude Community Fitness have been canceled for this week. 

INCOME TAX FILING DEADLINE

As the income-tax-filing season nears its end, the Colorado Department of Revenue, Taxation Division reminds taxpayers that they need to file by April 15. 

Taxpayers who miss the deadline will receive an automatic, six-month extension, to Oct. 15 to file a return. However, there is no extension to pay the tax due. This means taxpayers who need to remit funds to the state will need to pay 90% of their tax liability before April 15 to avoid penalties.

TODAY, APRIL 3rd

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.

10 am Storytime takes place Every first Wednesday for infants to children age 4 at the library in the community room. 209 Main Street in Westcliffe.

1 pm Bridge Club meets at Silver Cliff Town Hall, 612 E. Main Street. All are welcome to play and observe the game.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4th

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

Noon Senior Lunch Lunch is served at the Senior Center, 612 Main Street in Silver Cliff. They will be serving Black Bean and Tortilla Casserole. Call 719.783.9508 by 9:30 am for reservations.

4:15 pm Game Time For ages 9 – 14. At the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

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

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Custer County High School BuildingTrades’ class is getting ready to construct the 22′ greenhouse.  The building trades class received a grant that allows the students to construct a greenhouse which the Agricultural students will use to grow vegetables for the school lunches.  This greenhouse will help educate students about running a small business by growing plants and selling to the community.

 

 

Friday, April 12

Tuesday, April 2

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 45º. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low of around 25º. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the evening.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 58º. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Whether it’s adjusting the radio, answering a text message, or grabbing a quick bite, these seemingly harmless acts can be deadly on the road.

April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and CDOT is urging every Coloradan to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

TODAY, APRIL 2nd

5 pm Silver Cliff Town Trustees meeting at 612 Main Street, Silver Cliff. You can find the agenda at www.silvercliffco.com/

HELP WANTED

A Painted View Ranch is seeking full-time and part-time ranch hands. The full-time position features medical benefits. To apply, call 719-783-9100.

The GYM 

All yoga classes at Altitude Community Fitness are canceled until next week. 

 

SANGRES ART GUILD

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 are due by April 30th.

TODAY, APRIL 2nd

9 am Comfort Quilters Quilters make comfort quilts for children in the Valley and Patriot quilts for the Eagle Summit Ranch program. They meet at Valley Bible Fellowship, 116 Hermit Lane, Silver Cliff. For more info, contact Sue at 720-384-6228

10 am Health Care Presentation Sara Bertelsen, RN, and Peggy Martin, RN, of the Custer County Public Health Agency, highlight the products and services offered by Custer County Public Health. 

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.

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.

6:30 pm American Legion Post 170 Meeting Veterans and interested public are welcome. For more information, contact Robert at 719-783-2462.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3rd

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.

10 am Storytime takes place Every first Wednesday for infants to children age 4 at the library in the community room. 209 Main Street in Westcliffe.

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

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Today on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Bev Allen and Elliot Jackson about the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts spring season.

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 ValleyStrong Community Calendar and the Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar.

Keep the photo submissions coming! Send your photo to news@klzr.org. And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. 

Friday, April 12

Monday, April 1

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Snow showers, mainly after 10 am. Some thunder is also possible. High near 39º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.

TONIGHT – Snow showers, mainly before 1 am. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 19º. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%. A new snow accumulation of around an inch is possible.

TOMORROW – A 40% chance of snow showers before 7 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 44º. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Heavy accumulations are expected in the southern Sangres.

CUSTER COUNTY’S GOT TALENT SHOW

On Saurday, March 30th, the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts presented their 2nd Annual Custer County’s Got Talent at the historic Jones Theater emceed by KLZR’s TC Smythe. It was one talent-filled performance after the other including singers, dancers, comedians, and musicias. There was flair and grace on the stage for these natural artists. 

The audience was supportive and appreciative, showing their excitement for the local perormance with applause, whistles, cheers, and a few whoot-whoots.

Although no one broke their leg, they all did break a leg! Admission was by donation to benefit the childen’s summer programs at the theater.

CATEGORY MISSING NOMINATION

Volunteer of the Year nominations are coming in, but the WMVCF has not received nominations for young adults (ages 19-39) volunteering in the community. Nominate someone at wmvcf.org

SANGRES ART GUILD

Calling all Art Lovers. Sangres Art Guild needs your creativity, leadership, and skills as a volunteer. Looking for floor gallery managers and a volunteer coordinator. Reach out to jobs@sagboard.org   Or by  Phone: 719.359.4580

TODAY, APRIL 1st

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

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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2nd

9 am Comfort Quilters Quilters make comfort quilts for children in the Valley and Patriot quilts for the Eagle Summit Ranch program. They meet at Valley Bible Fellowship, 116 Hermit Lane, Silver Cliff. For more info, contact Sue at 720-384-6228

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.

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.

6:30 pm American Legion Post 170 Meeting Veterans and interested public are welcome. For more information, contact Robert at 719-783-2462. .

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Bev Allen and Elliot Jackson about the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts spring season.

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 ValleyStrong Community Calendar and the Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar.

 

Friday, April 12

Friday, March 29

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 50º. Breezy, with a southwest wind of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 29º. Breezy, with a southwest wind of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 53º. Windy, with a southwest wind of 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Mountain snow is expected to pick up on Sunday and last through at least Tuesday. There is still some uncertainty with the incoming system, but there is also the chance for some wintry weather across parts of the lower elevations.

CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS

Due to the strong winds, critical fire weather conditions will be possible this afternoon through Sunday.

AVALANCHE REPORT

Sun in the afternoon will warm the dry snow on sunny slopes. You could trigger small avalanches in the warming snow. Avoid traveling on or under sunny slopes where you observe rollerballs, pinwheels, or fan-like point releases.

Safer travel options exist in areas protected from the wind and lower-angle slopes. Continually evaluate the slopes you plan to travel on throughout the day. With forecast wind speeds over the next few days, avalanche conditions can and will change quickly. You can check the forecast at avalanche.state.co.us

Business District Façade

The Town of Westcliffe is now accepting Business District Façade [FA-sod] Program grant applications for 2024. you can pick up an application at Westcliffe Town Hall or online at townofwestcliffe.colorado.gov. The deadline is Thursday, April 30th. If you have any questions,  contact Kathy Reis at 719.783.2282, extension 10

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LOCAL AUTHOR CONTENDER FOR AWARD

Congratulations to local author Annie Dawid. Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book has announced that her recent book, Paradise Undone, has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 Colorado Book Awards Historical Fiction category. Annie was interviewed recently about Paradise Undone on KLZR’s Valley Views program. 

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ART COMPETITION

U.S. Representative Brittany Pettersen announced the start of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. This contest is open to high school students throughout Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District. Each year, the United States House of Representatives hosts this competition to recognize talented young artists from across the country. Last year, over 90 students from 16 different high schools participated in the competition. To learn more visit pettersen.house.gov

TODAY, MARCH 29th

8 am 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 am – 11 am Community Megga Egg Hunt At Bluff Park, located at the west end of Main Street in Westcliffe.

9:30 am Pickleball​ Get some exercise at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff. For more information, contact Mike at mikebrannen13109@gmail.com.

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

Show off your favorite science experiment at the Science Fair at the West Custer County Library today at 4 pm. All ages and levels are welcome. Prizes for each age category. If you have a project, set up is from 3 – 4 pm at 209 Main Street in Westcliffe.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30th

9 am Easter Egg Hunt The fun begins early at Cotopaxi School for an Easter Egg Hunt and Bake Sale hosted by the Rocky Mountain 4-H Club and the Pleasant Valley Club. This event is sponsored by the Cotopaxi Lions Club and takes place at 345 County Road 12 in Cotopaxi. 

This Saturday is the 2nd Annual Custer County’s Got Talent Show featuring some of the Valley’s best talent! This Saturday at the Jones Theater 119 Main Street in Westcliffe. Showtime is 7 pm. Admission is by donation to help support the children’s summer programs at the theater.

This week on Valley Views our host Gary Taylor interviews Joshua and Terra White, with sons Levi and Lucas from Elko, Nevada, who are riding cross country, from ocean to ocean, on horseback.

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 ValleyStrong Community Calendar and the Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar.