NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 82º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 46º. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 80º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the morning.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – A few areas of elevated fire weather conditions will be possible in the mountains, valleys and along the I-25 corridor today and tomorrow. Showers and thunderstorms will return to the region starting Sunday and last into Tuesday. The main concern will be small hail, gusty winds and cloud to ground lightning.
Strong and gusty winds combined with low relative humidity brings widespread critical to extreme fire weather conditions. Please do not burn anything at this time.
Even though the fire ban has been lifted, Custer County Sheriff and local fire departments will continue to monitor recent conditions. In the event September brings dryer weather, be prepared to see a return of the fire ban. And please continue to remember fire safety.
TODAY, SEPTEMBER 7th
10am SilverWest Airport Board meeting, 360 CR 310 (CO 69 & Airport Road), Westcliffe.
Meetings – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th
9:30am West Custer County Library Board meeting, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.
In local health news – FREE WEEKLY TRANSPORT is available every Thursday at noon. Custer County Health Center will drive you to your appointment at Heart of the Rockies Regional medical center in Salida. Please call CCHC at 719.783. 2380 to reserve your seat.
SILVER CLIFF MUSEUM –––> Open Friday through Sunday 11am – 4pm.
September is suicide prevention awareness month – Help shine a light on suicide by walking the displayed art at the West Custer County library during the month of September. For artists, art intake runs today until September 15th. All art will be displayed anonymously.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th
11am – 4pm Blend of Art Showcase at 3rd Street Gallery. A unique display of art in all mediums. The show runs now through October 2nd, Thursday – Monday.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th
9am – 1pm Westcliffe Farmers Market Come out to support your local makers, bakers, and farmers. Enjoy live music while you shop next to 3rd Street Gallery, 59000 CO 69, Westcliffe.
KLZR’s annual High Peaks Music Fest is this Saturday from noon until 5:30pm. You can get tickets from www.klzr.org and at the gate. If big rain occurs there is a rain venue at All Aboard Westcliffe at 110 Rosita Avenue. This is a fundraiser that supports all of the free music concerts KLZR produces during the summer.
In Howard this Saturday from noon – 3pm, come by the Beat the Queen Chili Cook Off and bake sale. Proceeds benefit the Howard Fire Department. Howard Hall is located at 5510 CR 45 in Pleasant Valley.
Join your friends and neighbors at dinner down the middle of Main St. at the Valley Strong Dinner. We’re a community that’s diverse in our opinions and ideas. On this night, we focus on all we have in common as we eat together at one table. We embrace the people we love and celebrate those we’ve lost, cheer our accomplishments and anticipate the return to “just us” as the summer season winds down. All are welcome – there’s a seat for everyone at our table. Our beautiful views are surpassed only by the beautiful people that call the Wet Mountain Valley home.
CUSTER — FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th
Homecoming events: 10am parade
4pm High school Bobcat Volleyball
7pm High school Bobcat Football
Saturday, Sept. 9th – 9pm homecoming dance
COTOPAXI — FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th
12pm Pirates Middle School Volleyball @ Custer County
— Pirates Middle School Football game for Friday has been canceled —
5pm Pirates High School Volleyball vs. Sangre De Cristo
Today on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews TC Smythe on a summary of the KLZR concert season (Summer in the Park and 2nd Street Block Party), and a preview of the High Peaks Music Festival happening this Saturday, September 9th.
Valley Views* airs on Tuesday and Thursday at 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, 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 as well as the Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar.