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TODAY – A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81º. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46º. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW – 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. 

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place for Custer County.

Gusty winds combined with low relative humidity brings widespread critical to extreme fire weather conditions.


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.


MEETINGS – Today, August 10th

1pm Custer County Recycles, courthouse basement, 205 S 6th street, Westcliffe.

Friday, August 11th

9:30am West Custer Library Board meeting, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

We won’t have the official results for the Election Recall for at least a week, but there was a 78% voter turnout for the August 8th election. Which is 10% over the average voter turnout.

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 Deadline is this Saturday,  August 12th.

Today through Sunday, Aug. 10th – 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.  

Friday, August 11th

9am – 1pm Westcliffe Farmer’s Market next to 3rd Street Gallery, behind Jess Price Park. 

9am Colorado Outdoorsmen Days at Pathfinder Park, in Florence. Meet the experts and learn from the pros. 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.

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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