NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 79º. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon.
TONIGHT – A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47º. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the evening.
TOMORROW – Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78º. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – The greatest chance for storms will be on Saturday and Sunday. Frequent lightning, gusty winds to 50 mph, small hail and locally heavy rainfall will be the main storm threats. Flash flooding of area burn scars may be possible.
ROADS & HIGHWAYS
CO 96 5 – 10 minute delay near Silver Cliff Ranch between mile markers 2 through 5.
CO 69N Between County Road 559 and County Road 324 (1 – 15 miles south of Westcliffe) from Mile Point 42 to Mile Point 56. Road maintenance operations.
Friday, August 11th
9:30am West Custer Library Board meeting, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.
Monday, August 14th
4:30pm Custer County Fair Board meeting at the courthouse in the basement, 205 S 6th Street, Westcliffe.
6:30pm Custer County Search & Rescue meeting, 710 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe
Altitude Community Fitness
There won’t be a lifeguard on duty at Altitude Community Fitness for tomorrow.
Loaves and Fishes Ministries
L&F Ministries of Fremont County is looking for volunteers to help harvest corn. Harvest time will start at 8:30am – 11:30am on Monday, August 14. For volunteering, you may take all the corn you’d like! The remaining corn is to be distributed through local food pantries. Please call 719.275.0593 to sign up.
Board of Trustees Position
A unique opportunity to directly shape Westcliffe’s future, connect with fellow residents, and make decisions that will positively impact the community. If you’re passionate about contributing to your community, this could be your chance! Apply by August 15th.
KLZR is now accepting applications from individuals, families, and businesses to sponsor the 2023 High Peaks Music Festival. Your tax deductible donation includes a 6 square foot banner, a printed program ad, and 2 tickets to the festival. Please send a high resolution copy of your slogan or logo to email@example.com. Deadline is this Saturday, August 12th.
Through Sunday, August 13th
WCPA presents a children’s musical, Robin Hood by Tim Kelly. Postponed back in 2020, this musical is finally getting its debut. Show runs Thursday, August 10th – Sunday, August 13th. Th – Sat. 6:30pm with a Sunday matinée at 2pm.
Today, August 11th
9am Colorado Outdoorsmen Days at Pathfinder Park, in Florence. Meet the experts and learn from the pros. This nonprofit organization’s proceeds benefit education and conservation. A good time for the kids and a Sportsman’s Banquet in the evening. Check out the schedule! Vendor space and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Event also takes place on Saturday.
3pm Read with Josey, a certified therapy dog. Come cuddle and read together. Second Fridays at the library, 209 Main Street.
Saturday, August 12th
7:30am Silver West Airport AirFest. Bring your kids and your appetite for this Free event! Live music, vendors and cool airplanes! At The Silver West Airport.
8am – 3pm Trails for All. Trail maintenance clearing, trimming, and building small drainage diversions with others. Meet at Gibson Trailhead, CR 172 in Westcliffe. Please email Chuck Ziehr for details and to volunteer – firstname.lastname@example.org
10am – 4pm All Aboard Westcliffe Museum Days: Railroad history of the Wet Mountain Valley. 110 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe
4pm – 6pm Writer’s Group: Whether you’re new to writing or experienced. High School students interested in writing are encouraged to join. At the Library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.
All Day Art Walk. Come enjoy the many fine art galleries in town. Come support your local artists!
11am – Noon Sun Observing hour at the Smoke Jack Observatory.
6pm Rocky Mountain Music Company presents Bruce Hayes who combines acoustic and electric instrumentation with elements of Rock, Bluegrass, Celtic, and R&B music. At All Aboard Westcliffe, 110 Rosita Avenue.
This Sunday August 6th at the Summer in the Park free concert series, KLZR presents Jimmy Stadler. Concert starts at 2pm at Bluff Park.
TC is looking for volunteers to set up and break down at this free event. Please get in touch at email@example.com.
This week on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews Jim Parkes and Ted Rockenhaus from the Custer County Sheriff’s Posse
Valley Views* airs on Tuesday and Thursday at 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, and is always available to stream on our website.
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