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TODAY’S SNAPSHOT

If you’re looking to see newly elected officials sworn into office, today is the day. The swearing in of newly elected officials will take place at 10a in the Custer County Courthouse.

TWO MEETINGS TODAY:

9a BOCC First Month Meeting, BOCC Boardroom

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9a Custer County Tourism Board Meeting, Kirkpatrick Bank

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I talked about this in yesterday’s newsletter, but in case you missed it…

Have you ever wanted my job?

Well, now’s your chance! 

I’ve been offered a full-time position with the company, SimpleTiger. They are an SEO & Content Marketing Agency. I’m excited for the new opportunity and of course, sad to be leaving you all. The job as news director for KLZR couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for me last year. I’ve learned so much through providing pertinent information for our readers, and will take all the lessons with me into this next chapter. If you’re interested in carrying out my duties, I strongly encourage you to apply. 

Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out. I look forward to reading all of the applications and helping out with the process of hiring the next KLZR News Director!

TODAY

West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph. Mostly sunny. Highs 43 to 48.

TONIGHT

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 19 to 24. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

Today through Saturday: A low pressure system will impact southeast Colorado today through Thursday with mountain and valley snow, lower elevation rain, and cooler temperatures. Strong and gusty winds will accompany this storm, and some blowing dust will be possible over the eastern plains later in the day on Wednesday. The Eastern San Juan Mountains will receive the most snow, between 6 to 10 inches, and locally as much as a foot of new snow accumulation possible.

The Central Mountains will receive anywhere from 4 to 7 inches of new snow, and the La Garita Mountains and Sangre de Cristo Mountains will see lesser amounts of around 1 to 3 inches. There could be some measurable snow in the San Luis Valley, as well as the Palmer Divide and eastern plains.

Snow will begin over the Continental Divide late Saturday evening and then spread eastward over the higher terrain through Monday.

Information provided by National Weather Service 

Vaccines and boosters are available at the Custer County Public Health Agency. Call 719-783-3369 for more information.

LATEST COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS
LATEST INFLUENZA + RSV CASE NUMBERS
Information provided by Colorado Department of Health and Environment

ROADS & HIGHWAYS

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Road Conditions and Travel Information: COtrip.org
Download COtrip Planner App: bit.ly/COtripapp
Sign up for Project or Travel Alerts: bit.ly/COnewsalerts
Scheduled Construction Lane Closures: bit.ly/laneclosures 

Connect with @ColoradoDOT : Twitter, FacebookInstagram and YouTube 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING: CHILDREN’S HEALTH FUND GRANT APPLICANTS

The High Mountain Hay Fever Children’s Health Fund is a local grant funding opportunity for agencies and nonprofit organizations for children’s physical, emotional, social, and educational health programs.

An informational meeting will be held at the Library Community Room on January 11, from 4-5 pm.

For further information: Kathy Taylor ktaylorpt@hotmail.com 719-783-0757

4-H

4-H is the largest Youth Development organization in the WORLD! More than 110,000 youth participate each year along with more than 10,000 leaders in Colorado. 4-H allows youth to explore their interests and develop life-changing skills in a safe, helpful environment.

Why should you enroll your child in 4-H?

Your child will gain life-changing skills such as public speaking, parliamentary procedures, leadership, service, and so much more through the 4-H program. Youth can also explore and learn more about their interest through project work.

For more information about the program please contact the CSU Custer County Extension office at 719-783-2514 or coopext_custer@mail.colostate.edu 

NEW enrollments are accepted until March 31st!

WCPA CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Please consider volunteering at the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts this coming year.

Later this month, they’ll have a tour and open house at the Jones for potential volunteers to come and see what they’re all about and how you can help.

Contact wcpa@jonestheater.com for more information.

WMVCF MANAGING DIRECTOR OPPORTUNITY

The WVMCF is currently looking for Managing Director to enhance and further the work of the organization. The director will focus on the day to day and unique administrative and program management responsibilities necessary to facilitate the program(s) effectively.

READ MORE >

COUNTY RECYCLING OPERATOR OPPORTUNITY

Custer County is looking for a Recycling Operator to to support their recycling program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 11th

SEE ALL JOBS >

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10TH

9a BOCC First Month Meeting, BOCC Boardroom

9a Custer County Tourism Board Meeting, Kirkpatrick Bank

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11TH

5:30p WMFPD Board Meeting, WMFPD Fire Station

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH

1p CC Recycles Board Meeting, Custer County Courthouse

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH

9:30a CC Library Board Meeting, West Custer County Library

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11TH

10a Gary Ziegler presents 40 Million Years of Local History in an Hour, The All Aboard Facility 110 Rosita Ave. Westcliffe

JANUARY 7TH-JANUARY 22ND

National Western Stock Show runs Jan. 7-22 at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver.

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School resumes today, January 10, 2023. Beginning today, there will be a change in the drop-off/pick-up traffic flow at the school. There will also no longer be parking available along the street in front of the school. These changes reflect the Safe Routes to School Project.

LEARN MORE >

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10TH

4:30p Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball vs La Veta (away game)

LOCAL NEWS WORTH A LOOK

Custer County judge OKs motion to consolidate four separate cases against Westcliffe chiropractor.

— Canon City Daily Record

Unanimous decision made to close Custer County Jail amid financial challenges.

— KOAA

Investigators with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a report of a man pretending to be a police officer and pulling people over.

— KRDO

STATE NEWS WORTH A LOOK

NYC, Chicago mayors urge Colorado governor to stop sending asylum seekers to their cities.

— POLITICO

Mountain lions killed 15 dogs in 30 days near a Colorado town. Attacks continued and now a lion is dead.

— Steamboat Pilot & Today

Egg shelves are empty at some Colorado grocery stores. Here’s what shoppers need to know about the egg shortage.

— The Denver Post

NATIONAL NEWS WORTH A LOOK

California braces for more storms as thousands are still without power.

— NPR

Inside the Final Hours of Kevin McCarthy’s Speaker Fight.

— The New York Times

A new vaccine will protect honeybees from a bacterial disease affecting their larvae.

— WUSF Public Media