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Don’t forget DMV2Go will be at the West Custer County Library today from 10a-3p. The DMV is on-site to help any Coloradan who needs drivers license or ID services. Click here for more information.

Weather

The National Weather Service forecasts mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 2 to 6.

Hazardous Weather Outlook through Saturday: Another round of snow showers will be possible over and near the higher terrain today and again Thursday into Friday. The best chances of seeing generally light snow accumulations looks to be across the eastern mountains. Temperatures are expected to be below to well below seasonal levels throughout the work week, with the coldest day likely being Friday. A warming and drying trend remains expected for next weekend.

Drought Conditions in Colorado and Custer County
The latest US Drought Monitor issued Thursday, November 10th 2022, indicates deepening and expanding drought conditions across the southeast Colorado Plains, with the introduction of Extreme Drought conditions back across extreme eastern portions of Baca County and extreme southeastern Prowers County.

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road & highways

The Town of Silver Cliff  

ROAD CLOSURE: Construction on the 600 block of Main Street will start November 14th and run through November 30th.

Highway 96 will be closed on and off through this project.

Click to view a map of the detour routes and access to all businesses in this section.  

For more information, call 719-783-2615 or email townclerk@silvercliffco.com

Public Safety

​​Avalanche Forecast

San Carlos Ranger District

CAÑON CITY, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management is preparing to conduct pile burns in nine locations this winter.

Pile burns could occur as early as November 2022 and could continue through April 2023, depending on weather and fuel moisture conditions. Smoke from the pile burns will be visible throughout the day of the burn, mostly during the warmest part of the day. With cooler temperatures in the evening, smoke may linger and accumulate in low-lying areas.

Notifications of confirmed burns will be published on the BLM Colorado Fire facebook and twitter accounts, which can be found at:

BLM Facebook Page
BLM Twitter Page

Read more about the prescribed burn in the San Carols Ranger District’s press release.  

Public Health

For those looking for COVID vaccines or boosters in or outside of Custer County – Click here.

Colorado Department of Public health and Environment updates Class-to-clinic Locator. The online tool lists more than 2,200 schools and closest COVID-19 omicron vaccine providers. You can find more information on how to use the tool by visiting the Custer County Public Health Agency’s facebook page and view the latest press release. 

Civic Meetings This Week

Thursday, November 17th

Round Mountain Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting 2p

Meeting Agendas

Round Mountain Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting 2p

mark your calendars

Friday, November 18th & Saturday, November 19th

The AP US History Class will be doing a “Family Christmas Photo” fundraiser on November 18th and 19th at The Bluff. Cost is $20 for 20 minutes. If you are interested, click the link below to sign up for a time! This fundraiser will help the students with their trip to Washington D.C.

Click here to sign up. ​

Thursday, November 24th

Silver Cliff Mountain Inn will be hosting our popular community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 24. It’s free to all our Custer County customers, neighbors and friends. This is our way of saying thank you to all of you that have supported us. No reservation needed – we will serve from noon to 3:00. Menu will include Turkey, ham, mashed taters and gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, beverage and dessert. This is always a fun time and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.