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Wet Mountain Wake-Up Call – Friday, January 15, 2021

Good morning Custer County, everyone who is picking up our signal this morning, and streaming listeners worldwide – I’m Sandi and this is the KLZR Wet Mountain Wake Up Call for Friday, January 15th, 2021.

The National Weather Service says it will be sunny today with highs in the mid to upper 30’s, turning partly cloudy tonight until midnight then becoming mostly cloudy with lows of 11 to 19.
Saturday is to be mostly cloudy with a 10% chance of snow showers in the afternoon, highs in the mid to upper 30’s and overnight lows of 8 to 15.
Sunday is expected to be mostly clear with highs in the mid to upper 30s and lows of 11 to 19.

According to the last report from the Custer County Public Health Agency, issued at 8:30 yesterday morning, Custer County has had a total of 156 positive Covid cases since February and 2 deaths. Our 5-day case count was 5.

Public Health Director Dr. Brown tells us that those in Custer County who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can rest assured that their second dose will be available as planned. Although we are not guaranteed the size or timing of the next shipment, Dr. Brown is holding the second half of the existing supply for those who have received their first dose and therefore require a second dose in order for the vaccine to be effective. The first-round vaccinations that are scheduled at Lange Hall today will still be administered. Scheduling will resume after more of the vaccine is delivered, but you can still sign up so that you will be in line at that time.

The Custer County Office of Emergency management is still hiring, with 4 temporary positions to assist in scheduling community members to receive the Moderna vaccine. You can find the link to more information about the positions and the application on their Facebook page.

Custer County Schools has announced that they will return to In-Person Instruction for All grade levels on Monday, January 18.

The Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging is in need of a volunteer for their Telephone Reassurance Program (checking on our neighbors who are homebound). For more information call Mary at (719) 539-3341.

There will be an Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting tonight at 6 pm at St. Luke’s Church in Westcliffe. For more information call Barry at 783-0446.

If you haven’t heard this week’s Valley Views, you can still catch it 10am tomorrow, right here on KLZR. This week, Gary interviews Cathy McCarthy of the West Custer County Library.

The Town of Silver Cliff reminds truckers that there is a weight limit of 5 tons on Hermit Road, and that the noise ordinance prohibiting the use of jake brakes will be enforced. Violations of either ordinance carry a $300 fine.

If you’re having trouble affording the standard vaccinations for your pets, Wet Mountain Animal Welfare and the Ray Watkins Memorial Fund are offering coupons that will give you a $5.00 discount per shot. You can apply for the coupons on the Wet Mountain Animal Welfare website.
https://www.wetmountainanimalwelfare.org/vaccination-form

That’s all for today’s KLZR Wet Mountain Wake up Call, currently airing at 7, 8 9, and 11 am every weekday. – Please send your recurring or community events to calendar@klzr.org. Time sensitive items should be emailed to wakeup@klzr.org. Our scripts are posted to our website and our Facebook page. And, the audio can be played directly from our webpage at the bottom of the day’s script.

I’m Sandi. TC will be back on Monday. For now, stayed tuned to hear Feature Story News and be sure to tune in from 10 to 12 when Bob Huestis will be hosting Friday at the Coffeehouse live from home…Have a great weekend!