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Friday, March 29

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.

Friday, March 29

Thursday, March 28

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 52º. Breezy, with a southwest wind of 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 30º. Southwest wind around 15 mph.

TOMORROW – Mostly sunny, with a high near 51º. Breezy, with a west-southwest wind of 15 to 20 mph, increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

For safety reasons, CDOT and KLZR recommend that you Know Before You Go. Find helpful tips from cotrip.org

TODAY, MARCH 28th

3 pm West Custer County Hospital District Board meeting in the Medical Center Conference Room, 704 Edwards Avenue, Westcliffe.

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.

JAZZ CAMP

The Jazz In The Sangres Camp is an immersive, one-of-a-kind jazz camp. The Camp is open by audition only to high schoolers ages 14-18. Auditions for the 2024 camp are now being accepted and the last day of acceptance will be Monday, April 29th. Learn more at jazzarts.org/sangres

TODAY, MARCH 28th

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​ ​Every Thursday at Tony’s Mountain Pizza, 630 Main Street in Silver Cliff.

FRIDAY, 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. .

Today 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.

Friday, March 29

Tuesday, March 26

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – A 30% chance of snow showers, mainly after 3 pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36º. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west-northwest in the afternoon.

TONIGHT – A 30% chance of snow showers before midnight. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 15º. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW – Mostly sunny, with a high near 42º. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

AVALANCHE REPORT 

Additional snowfall will likely continue the theme of easier-to-trigger avalanches on leeward, wind-loaded slopes at upper elevations. But, warm, pre-storm temperatures at lower elevations combined with wet, new snow will likely improve bonding at the new-old snow surface. 

Danger levels are considerable near and above the treeline but, you’ll find moderate danger levels below the treeline. 

ROADS & HIGHWAYS

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. You can get the latest road conditions by calling 511.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th

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

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 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, MARCH 26th

10 am Celebrate the Wet Mountain Valley Claudia Morris will wrap up her 3-week series today on the culture and heritage of the Wet Mountain Valley at the All Aboard Facility at 110 Rosita Avenue 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.

1 pm Yarn Works​​​Knit, crochet, needlework, social hour at 204 East 6th Street in Westcliffe. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th

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.

Don’t forget about 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.

Today 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.

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

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.

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