NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 80º. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 46º. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 81º. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Red Flag Warning in effect today from noon until 8pm.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions exist. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Be sure that you and your family are signed up for the Everbridge emergency alert system. You can download it from the Google Play store or the App Store.
Lake DeWeese contains high levels of TOXIC ALGAE. Do NOT make contact with the water. Please visit coepht.colorado.gov
ROADS & HIGHWAYS
CO 69 Chipseal is complete from town to mile marker 65, but please be careful since road striping hasn’t been completed. Be on the look out for road striping in the near future.
Move Over Law This law goes beyond moving over for not only first responders and emergency vehicles, but also for a disabled car on the shoulder. You must move over or slow down to at least 20 mph below the speed limit. Failing to do so will result in a $150 fine and a 3-point license violation. Enforcement for this new law went into effect yesterday, August 7th.
Public Health –– West Nile Virus
The Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in a person from Fremont County this year. Additionally, one horse located in Fremont County has tested positive for the virus. West Nile virus is primarily spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most people infected with the virus do not experience symptoms. Symptoms of West Nile virus can include flu-like symptoms, and in rare cases the virus can cause severe, potentially deadly illness. Most West Nile virus cases in Colorado occur during the months of August and September. The most effective way to prevent West Nile virus is to avoid mosquito bites. To protect yourself:
- Use effective insect repellent when you go outside
- Limit outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active
- Wear protective clothing (long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and socks)
- Drain standing water around your house often
- Install and repair screens on doors and windows
For more information, please contact: Sarah Miller, Interim Public Health Manager, Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment 719.276.7450 –– firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, August 8th
4:30pm Custer County School Board meeting at the school’s library, 709 Main street, Westcliffe.
Wanted: Food Vendor
KLZR is seeking a food vendor to offer food and non-alcoholic beverages for the 2023 High Peaks Music Festival. Electricity and water connections provided. You keep 100% of all proceeds! We expect a crowd of approximately 300. Email tc.smythe@KLZR to apply.
We’re also 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 email@example.com. Deadline is Saturday, August 12th.
Today, August 8th
11am – 2nd Tuesday Art. Come meet with other artists in the community. Bring something you’re working on, or would like to share or need help with, along with a snack and a drink.
1pm BLM Wildlife Biologist, Dave McNitt, will present Public Lands Wildlife Conservation in the library’s Community Room, 25 Main Street, Westcliffe.
Wednesday, August 9th
2pm Free nutrition class by Altitude Fitness and local Registered Dietitian, Darcy Rhodes. Class is at Altitude Fitness, 50 East Main Street in Silver Cliff. Please register in advance 719-783-0750. This is the last class until Christmastime.
2pm A free legal clinic for those who have no attorney. Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. Please call West Custer library at 719-783-9138 to request a time. These time slots fill up quickly. We encourage making an appointment.
4- 6pm Coaldale Schoolhouse Mountain Market at 287 Hayden Creek Road.
Custer County Backpack Project
Backpacks and school supplies will be given out (to those who requested them) from 11am – 1pm this Thursday, August 10th and Friday, August 11th in the school’s west parking lot. Parents or guardians must sign for student backpacks. If you have a conflict, let us know, 720.383.5374 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today 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.
KLZR has original programs locally produced and hosted. KLZR provides our listeners with an eclectic mix of country, rock, bluegrass and jazz. Many programs are locally produced and hosted.