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TODAY – Snow showers, mainly before 11am. High near 34º. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 12º. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the evening. ​

TOMORROW – Mostly sunny, with a high near 43º. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Snow across the higher terrain will spread east across the southeast plains this morning. Snow will taper off this afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of 2 – 5 inches is possible across the Sangres and Wet Mountains.


Two inches of snow melt over the past 24 hours has receded the total snowpack to 45 inches. The observed 45 inches of snowpack is 89% of normal, slightly low for this time of year.


Currently there aren’t any fire restrictions in our area, but even in the winter fires still remain a possibility, especially with extremely high winds.

East and southeast of our valley, the fire danger is HIGH in the San Carlos Ranger District to EXTREME in the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (the southeast corner of the state).

Conditions vary widely and can change quickly in the Rocky Mountain Region. For the most current information please check current conditions on the forest where you will be traveling.


There aren’t any local construction or obstructions for today.

Heading to the Springs? CO Highway 115 – Both Northbound and Southbound shoulders are closed due to construction.

Try to gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road.

In the Sangre De Cristo District, the chances of avalanche today are considerable at all levels: below, near, and above treeline. Avalanche conditions are dangerous across most Colorado mountains on slopes with wind-drifted snow. If you decide to ski in the backcountry, please check out all the information at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s website to find the latest news and alerts. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center also has a  Facebook page  with updates and information.

COVID Vaccines and boosters are available at the Custer County Public Health Agency. Call 719-783-3369 for more information. You can also check our website’s  Community Resources  page. 

Once a week on Thursdays, and as-needed by special arrangement – HRRMC will pick you up at CCHC at noon, drive you to HRRMC’s main campus in Salida for any specialist appointments, tests or services and drive you back to CCHC by 5 p.m. This service is FREE of charge.

Today, March 2

10am – SilverWest Airport Board Meeting, at the airport, 360 CR 310 in Westcliffe

The Town of Westcliffe is hiring for a Streets and Parks Maintenance Technician. The  applications  for employment and job description are available at  or stop by the Westcliffe Town Hall, 1000 Main Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Application date open until filled.

Pool repairs began this past Tuesday at Altitude Fitness. Fingers crossed all goes well so we can soon get back to swimming!

Just 9 days to go until intake for The Sangres Art Guild  2024 Calendar Art Competition. Intake will be at the 3rd Street Gallery on Saturday, March 11th. Thirteen entries will be chosen by juror Charles Frizzell for the 2024 fine art calendar, titled “Wild Things.” Artwork will be displayed in the Calendar Show at the 3rd Street Gallery, and there will be cash prizes for the People’s Choice awards.

TRAFFIC ALERT FOR tomorrow 1:30 pm

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office will be providing a police escort for the Varsity Bobcat Basketball Team as they leave for their regional tournament. If you want to help send them off in style try to be set up along Highway 96 or in the East school parking lot by 1:15pm. We will escort them with our lights and sirens on to the highway and out to the Silver Cliff town limits.

Congratulations and good luck to the Cotopaxi Pirates and the Custer County Bobcats boy’s basketball teams as they head to regionals in Fort Collins tomorrow! 

.Today, March 2

4pm – Board of Education meeting at the school in the Admin Building (West of the school)

3:30pm – Cotopaxi pep rally for the Varsity boy’s basketball team in gymnasium

​In this week’s Valley Views interview series, our host, Gary Taylor interviews Buck Wenzel, Mayor of Silver Cliff.

Valley Views* airs Tuesdays and Thursdays 7am and 6pm and Saturdays at 10am, and is always available to stream on our website.

*New episodes are uploaded to our website late Tuesday morning.


Searching for local information on various organizations? Look no further than  KLZR’s Community Resource Page .

You’ll see the ValleyStrong Community Calendar as well as the Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar. Not to mention resources on preparing for winter storms and public health links to make finding vaccines near you easier.