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Wednesday, July 24

Wednesday, July 24

TODAY – Mostly sunny with a 20% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Also expect some smoke in the afternoon. Highs near 80. North winds up to 10 mph.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy with areas of smoke until midnight. Lows 45 to 50. South winds up to 10 mph.

TOMORROW – Mostly sunny with a 10% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

USE CAUTION

Mountain weather can be extreme, changeable and unpredictable.

Search and Rescue had a busy past weekend rescuing hikers who were sick and injured in the mountains. Theserescues required them to respond late into the night. SAR recommends checking pinpoint weather forecasts and traveling with good rain gear and extra warm layers, just in case! Even rescuers are at risk for hypothermia after enduring significant rain and cold/windy conditions on their way to the subject. 

Our weather will become hotter and drier over the next seven days. Use caution when starting fires, burning weeds, and using hot objects such as welding machines.

ROADS & HIGHWAYS

US 50 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN HOWARD

Remember: if you’re heading to Salida expect delays up to 20 minutes. The Howard Creek Bridge near the fire station is being replaced. Prepare for 24/7 single-lane closures on Highway 50 through October.

 

TODAY, JULY 24th

9 am BOCC workshop meeting is being held in the Search and Rescue Building, 710 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe. 

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

 

TODAY, JULY 24th

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

9am-noon the Wet Mtn Valley Community Foundation’s nonprofit training series continues at Rancher’s Roost, 25 Main Street in Westcliffe. The subject this week includes recruiting volunteers and retaining them. This program is facilitated by Renny Fagan, former president and CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association. 

9:30 amPickleball​ is being played at the Pickleball Courts, 1st Street & Butler in Silver Cliff.

10 am Play Group is offered at the library community room for infants and children up to 5 years of age, 209 Main Street in Westcliffe. Snacks and coffee provided.

4-6 pm The Coaldale Schoolhouse Mountain Market is open at 287 Hayden Creek Road/County Road 45 in Coaldale.

5:30 pm Herbalist Amy Good-McQuaide will discuss common culinary herbs and the creative ways to use them at the West Custer County Library, 209 Main Street. Register at westcusterlibrary.org 

THURSDAY, JULY 25TH

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

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ Learn the basics of line dancing 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 stuffed peppers and chopped spinach with malt vinegar.

2 pm Free movie at the library featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. All ages are welcome in the community room, 209 Main St Westcliffe. .

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Heidi Lambert and Karen Rulo from the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation on workshops being offered to non-profits including this week’s “Recruiting Volunteers and How to Keep Them” at the Rancher’s Roost, 25 Main St. Westcliffe.

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 24

Friday, July 19

TODAY – Partly sunny with periods of rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs near 80º. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of thunderstorms until midnight. Lows 46º to 51º. Light winds.

TOMORROW – Cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid-70s. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90%.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding will be possible, especially over and near the mountains.

The Custer County Fair is all week. The members of the 4-H and FFA programs exhibit the projects that they have been working on all year. At the fairgrounds, County Road 241 in Westcliffe. 

TODAY, JULY 19th

9 am – 1 pm Westcliffe Farmers’ Market​ Support your local farmers, makers, and bakers, next to 3rd Street Gallery, 59000 CO 69, Westcliffe.

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

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.

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

 

The Wetmore Community Library presents Square Dancing tonight from 6 – 8 pm at the Wetmore Community Building, 95 County Road 393 in Wetmore. Arnold Strebe is the caller for this FREE event.

The Wet Mountain Valley Stampede continues through the weekend to include the PRCA and WPRA Rodeo at 6 pm with a concert at 10 pm for tonight and tomorrow night.

Friday & Saturday, 7 pm Movie at the Jones: Horizon: An American Saga, Part 1​ Sunday Matinee at 2 pm. 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20th

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

11 am – 4 pm 3rd Street Gallery Hours ​ Enjoy art in all mediums and styles through Monday at 59000 Highway 69 in Westcliffe. Come take a look at the July’s a poppin’ exhibit.

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.

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews members of the Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club, Julie Lotesto-Smith and Ileen Squire, about this weekend’s rodeo.

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

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Wednesday, July 24

Thursday, July 18

TODAY – Mostly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid-70s to lower 80s. North winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60%.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of thunderstorms until midnight. Lows 47º to 52º. Light winds.

TOMORROW – Mostly cloudy with periods of rain showers with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs near 80º. North winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Daily chances for showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue for the rest of the week, some of which could be strong to severe. Excessive rainfall and flash flooding will be possible every day during this period, especially over and near the mountains.

NO LIFEGUARD

No lifeguard today at Altitude Community Fitness

 

TRAILS FOR ALL

The trail maintenance day for Tuesday, July 23 has been changed to focus on Rainbow Trail (instead of N. Taylor Creek Trail). This workday will be a good introduction to trail maintenance for new volunteers and a manageable hike for those who prefer not to go into the higher elevations on the rougher trails.

Call Chuck Ziehr 918.931.9738 for more information.

The Custer County Fair is all week. The members of the 4-H and FFA programs exhibit the projects that they have been working on all year. At the fairgrounds, County Road 241 in Westcliffe. 

TODAY, JULY 18th

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

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ Learn the basics of line dancing 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 Chicken cacciatore with green beans and smashed red potatoes.

The Friends of the Library of the West Custer County Library are once again hosting their fabulous Arts & Crafts Fair today through Saturday.

The Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club presents the Wet Mountain Valley Stampede Ranch Rodeo tonight at 5:30 pm. Kids 10 and under are free plus military/veteran discounts. 

FRIDAY, JULY 19th

9 am – 1 pm Westcliffe Farmers’ Market​ Support your local farmers, makers, and bakers, next to 3rd Street Gallery, 59000 CO 69, Westcliffe.

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

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.

The Wetmore Community Library presents Square Dancing on Friday, July 19 from 6 – 8 pm at the Wetmore Community Building, 95 County Road 393 in Wetmore. Arnold Strebe is the caller for this FREE event.

The Wet Mountain Valley Stampede continues through the weekend to include the PRCA and WPRA Rodeo at 6 pm with a concert at 10 pm on both Friday and Saturday night.

Friday & Saturday, 7 pm Movie at the Jones: Horizon: An American Saga, Part 1​ .

 

There’s a lot more news to be read in Valley News, your hyperlocal news source for the Wet Mountain Valley. You can sign up for the E-newsletter at klzr.org. And don’t forget to check us out on Instagram @ klzr91.7fm

 

Wednesday, July 24

Wednesday, July 17

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

TODAY – Partly sunny with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy with thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid-70s. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90%.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy. Thunderstorms are likely until midnight, then a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows 45º to 50º. Light winds. Chance of precipitation 60%.

TOMORROW – Mostly cloudy. Rain showers are likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid-70s to lower 80s. North winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70%

 

TODAY, JULY 17th

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

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

NO LIFEGUARD

No lifeguard at Altitude Community Fitness for Thursday, which is tomorrow.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The 2024 Stampede Rodeo needs volunteers. If you want to help call Jessica at 808-221-0368.

The Custer County Fair is all week. The members of the 4-H and FFA programs exhibit the projects that they have been working on all year. At the fairgrounds, County Road 241 in Westcliffe. You can access the schedule at klzr.org by going to our today’s Wake Up Call script for a link. It is under Events heading.

TODAY, JULY 17th

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 while having 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.

5 pm Open Mic Night​​​​​​​​​ This week’s open mic is tonight, where you can enjoy the talent of the Valley at Tony’s Mountain Pizza, 630 Main Street in Silver Cliff. Note the Mic Night has been switched to Wednesday night.

THURSDAY, JULY 18th

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

11 am Beginners Line Dance​ Learn the basics of line dancing 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 Chicken cacciatore with green beans and smashed red potatoes.

The Friends of the Library of the West Custer County Library are once again hosting their fabulous Arts & Crafts Fair starting tomorrow through Saturday.

The Wetmore Community Library presents Square Dancing on Friday, July 19 from 6 – 8 pm at the Wetmore Community Building, 95 County Road 393 in Wetmore. Arnold Strebe is the caller for this FREE event.

This week on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews WMV Saddle Club board members Julie Smith and Ileen Squire, discussing Wet Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo that includes the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Valley Views airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am. 

 

Wednesday, July 24

Tuesday, July 16

TODAY – Mostly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs near 80º. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy. Thunderstorms are likely until midnight, then a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid-40s to lower 50s. Light winds. Chance of precipitation 60%.

TOMORROW – Cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid-70s. East winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90º.

TODAY, JULY 16th

5:30 pm Town of Westcliffe Board of Trustees meet at Patterson Hall, 1000 Main Street, Westcliffe. You can find the agenda and packet in our script at klzr.org

TODAY, JULY 16th

The Custer County Fair is all week. The members of the 4-H and FFA programs exhibit the projects that they have been working on all year. At the fairgrounds, County Road 241 in Westcliffe. Check out the schedule in our script today at klzr.org

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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th

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.

The Friends of the Library of the West Custer County Library are once again hosting their fabulous Arts & Crafts Fair this Thursday through Saturday.

Today on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Julie Lotesto from the Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club about the upcoming rodeo. Valley Views airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am and 6 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am. 

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Wednesday, July 24

Monday, July 15

TODAY – Mostly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 80ºs. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70%.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of thunderstorms until midnight. Lows near 50º. Light winds.

TOMORROW – Mostly cloudy with periods of rain showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs near 80º. Northeast winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous from Monday through the end of the work week.

TOXIC ALGAE

DeWeese Reservoir is in the orange for toxic algae. Toxic algae, also known as cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, are microscopic organisms that occur naturally and have the potential to be dangerous.

AIR QUALITY

Some of you may have noticed a haze in the Valley yesterday – there was a fire burning on Fort Carson yesterday. 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The 2024 Stampede Rodeo needs volunteers. You can call Jessica at 808-221-0368 to sign up.

TODAY, JULY 15th

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

Noon Wet Mountain Rotary ClubBusiness meeting

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.

TUESDAY, JULY 16th

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.

The Friends of the Library of the West Custer County Library are once again hosting their fabulous Arts & Crafts Fair this Thursday through Saturday.

Tomorrow on Valley Views, our host Gary Taylor interviews Julie Lotesto from the Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club about the upcoming rodeo.

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