NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63º. South wind 5 – 10 mph becoming west southwest 10 – 15 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 33º. West southwest wind 10 – 15 mph.
TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 66. Windy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.
There are currently no fire restrictions in our area. But, breezy to windy conditions keep the fire danger at VERY HIGH for the San Carlos Ranger District.
Strong and gusty winds combined with low relative humidity brings widespread critical to extreme fire weather conditions.
ROADS & HIGHWAYS
Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone
Road work on Highway 96 has width restrictions of 12 feet will be in place for the rest of the week. Once the work is complete in that area between mile marker 4 and 10, road crews will pull back to mile marker 0 and head east to mile marker 26. Here’s more information .
If you’re heading to Salida or in that direction, there is alternating traffic as road maintenance operations crews by mile marker 237-240. This takes place until Friday 5pm.
If you’re really traveling…
Delta & Gunnison Counties — A safety closure is in place for a section of Colorado Highway 133 located north of Paonia. The highway is closed in both directions from mile markers 14-19. The safety closure is due to a large sinkhole and road damage. Motorists are asked to avoid the area unless absolutely necessary. CDOT is pursuing temporary ways of safely reopening the roadway, but those options will be limited due to ongoing spring runoff and nearby terrain.
Please try to gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road – visit cotrip.org
Need a ride to a doctor appointment at Heart of the Rockies in Salida? There is weekly transport on Thursdays free of charge. Call 719.783.2380 to reserve your spot. Departure is at Noon at the Custer County Health Center.
Thursday, May 4th
10am – Silver West Airport Board meeting at the airport, 360 County Rd. 310, Westcliffe.
11:30am – Custer Emergency Services meeting at Search & Rescue, 205 S. 6th Street.
FYI: the restrooms at Memorial Park are now open for summertime.
Altitude Community Fitness is looking for a reliable used washer and dryer.
The Sangres Art Guild is pleased to announce the return of the Young Artist Wall. Elementary, middle school, and high school students are encouraged to participate if they’d like to showcase their artwork from May – December. For more information please call Becky Poisson 831.818.0163
Tonight and into the weekend is the 85th Annual Music and Blossom Festival taking place in Cañon City.
Opening artists reception for the calendar show “wild things” at the 3rd Street Gallery from 11- 4pm this Saturday, May 6th at 59000 Hwy 69. There will be music on the porch and refreshments.
The Salida Circus is coming to town this Friday at 7:30pm at the Jones Theater. Jennifer Dempsey’s one woman show will be showcased in Friday’s evening performance. At 2 pm on Saturday there will be a documentary, showcase and workshop at the Jones Theater. Ticket price by donation.
Thursday, May 4th
1pm – Bobcats Jr. High Track in South Park
4pm – Bobcats JV Baseball vs. Cotopaxi Pirates
4:30pm – Bobcats Jr. High Track & Field meet in Del Norte
Thursday, May 4th
10am – Pirates Jr. High Track & Field meet at South Park
4pm – Pirates JV Baseball vs. Bobcats @ Custer
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