NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – Showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly between 3pm and 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 64º. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
TONIGHT – A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39º.
TOMORROW – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High near 69º. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, abundant precipitation for both Fremont and Custer counties from late April through mid May has brought improved drought conditions. across south central and southern Colorado. Abnormally dry conditions for both Fremont and Custer counties, which puts us out of those D1 and D2 categories.
ROADS & HIGHWAYS
CHIP SEAL AROUND TOWN
Chip sealing begins this week starting with Main street, west of the grocery store.
Travelers will encounter a second work zone in the town of Silver Cliff tomorrow, May 24th, as crews complete seeding in the area. Weather permitting this will only take one day. There will be alternating single lane closures and flagging personnel to direct traffic flow at both work zones. Please allow for 15-minute delays.
FREE Locking Pill Bottles
In the US alone, 60,000 children experience accidental poisoning by medication each year and 45-55% of those poisonings involve child-resistant packaging. Two out of 3 teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from family and friends, including their home’s medicine cabinets. pilfering is the #1 source for teen Rx drug abuse.
Custer County Public Health is offering FREE Safe Drug locking pill bottles. These free bottles are available at the Public Health office, the Palace Pharmacy in Cañon City, and the Sheriff Office lobby.
EMS Week is May 21st – 27th
Big THANKS to Custer County EMS for the time, energy, and compassion they bring to the job.
KLZR’s outdoor events team is seeking help to set up and break down the shade canopies for the 2nd Street Block Party this Saturday, as well as for our Summer in the Park events. If you are able to carry 30 pounds, then you are qualified! Many hands make light work! Email email@example.com by Friday if you can pitch in. With enough hands, this activity should take one hour on Saturday morning and ½ hour at the end of the event. Thank you.
NO MORE PLASTIC BAG RECYCLING
June 1st is the last day for white-bagged plastic recyclables pick up at Altitude Community Fitness.
Custer County Economic Development Corporation
CCEDC is holding a 3rd workshop that will inform you about the group’s current projects and ask you to join them for future planning. This is NOT a repeat. They are building upon what they have done so far.
Today, May 23rd, 2023, 5:30pm – 7:30pm with a light dinner at All Aboard Westcliffe, 110 Rosita Ave., Westcliffe.
PLEASE RSVP. Please call Ellen Glover, Community Outreach Coordinator, 303.549.6563
Saturday will be here soon. Please join us in celebrating summer at the 2nd Street Block Party May 27th from 11-1pm.
Today on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews musician Pierce Pettis whose songs have been recorded by folks like Garth Brooks and Joan Baez.
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’S COMMUNITY RESOURCE PAGE
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.