NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7am and 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72º. Light and variable wind becoming east 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
TONIGHT – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 44º. East southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
TOMORROW – A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 80º. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected today through Thursday with the greatest coverage of precipitation remaining along the mountains. An uptick in rain showers and thunderstorms is expected near the end of the work week and through the weekend, which could bring additional heavy rainfall concerns, especially along the Continental Divide area.
ROADS & HIGHWAY
CO 96 Yesterday there was a report of flooding on CO 96 near Mackenzie Junction and along Hardscrabble. CDOT was requested to respond for a few inches of hail on the highway at mile marker 20. Remember to take your time when the rain or hail is coming down. Pull over, if you can, and stay safe.
Remember to know before you go before leaving your house. Please visit cotrip.org for any road info or impacts.
September is suicide prevention awareness month – Help shine a light on suicide by walking the displayed art at the West Custer County library during the month of September. For artists, art intake runs today until September 15th. All art will be displayed anonymously.
WEST CUSTER COUNTY LIBRARY
The library is hiring for a part-time position. Drop off a cover letter and your résumé at 209 Main Street or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is September 8th before 5pm.
Accepting drop-off donations for the Labor Day Parking Lot Sale and Ice Cream Social this weekend. Please drop off items on Friday, September 1st between Noon and 4pm. NO ELECTRONICS OR HEAVY ITEMS PLEASE.
ALTITUDE COMMUNITY FITNESS
Altitude Fitness front desk, pool, and sauna will be closed Labor Day Weekend (Sept 2nd – 4th). Work on the pool deck is taking place, plus our volunteers and staff will enjoy some time off. As always, the gym and locker rooms will be open for members.
Today August 29th
Meet author Monica Young at the library in the community room at 10am to discuss how to move Aging parents into their next home.
5pm – 7pm Aroma Art led by Michealle Woolery in the library Community Room. Mixing essential oils into paints brings a unique painting experience. The event is open to the curious, and all levels of experience. All supplies are included. Please register for the class at westcusterlibrary.org
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30th
Annual Wet Mountain Weaver Fibre Arts Show and Sale Runs for five days over Labor Day weekend, 10AM-5PM, each day starting tomorrow. Woven, knit, crocheted, felted, beaded, sewn or use various other handmade items are for sale. Weaving and spinning demonstrations are ongoing.
The Coaldale Schoolhouse Farmers market From 4- 6pm Wednesday at 287 Hayden Creek Road in Coaldale. Come meet and support your local makers, bakers and other artisans.
Today on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews author Monica Young, discussing aging parents. Her books include Before the Time Comes and How to Easily Move an Aging Parent. Valley Views* airs on Tuesday and Thursday at 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, and is always available to stream on our website.
Look no further than KLZR’s Community Resource Page for local information on various organizations within the community. You’ll see the ValleyStrong Community Calendar as well as the Visit Wet Mountain Valley Events Calendar.
To let us know about events, birthdays, Lost and Found pets, job listings, and other community information, email us at email@example.com. Non-profit events should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in our on-air broadcasts.