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TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 77º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 40º. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 80º. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Near critical fire weather conditions for Wednesday and Thursday along the Continental Divide, San Luis Valley and Sangre de Cristo Range due to low humidity values and gusty winds.

Although the fire ban has been lifted, Custer County Sheriff and local fire departments will continue to monitor recent conditions. In the event September brings dryer weather, be prepared to see a return of the fire ban. And please continue to ​remember fire safety​.


For all of September, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI can help 1-800-273-8255. We can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide, because just one conversation can change a life.


10am Board of Health meeting, 205 S. 6th Street, Westcliffe.

1pm Board of County Commissioners first-of-month business meeting in the Commissioner’s Board Room, at 615 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe.

5pm Town of Silver Cliff Planning Commission meeting at Silver Cliff Town Hall, 612 Main St, Silver Cliff. 


9am Board of County Commissioners first-of-month staff reports in the Commissioner’s Board Room, at 615 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe. 

3pm Westcliffe Planning Commission meets at Town Hall, 1000 Main Street, Westcliffe.

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. 

The Town of Westcliffe’s ​September Newsletter​ is now available online at or you can also pick up a paper copy at Town Hall!

WET MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT office will be closed Today, September 5th.

Tuesday, Sept 5th 

9am – 3pm Comfort Quilters make quilts for children in the Valley and Patriot quilts for the Eagle Summit Ranch program. At Valley Bible Fellowship, 116 Hermit Lane, Silver Cliff. For more info, contact Sue at 720-384-6228.


10am Storytime for children ages 0 – 5. FREE. At the West Custer County Library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

6:30pm American Legion Post 170 monthly membership meeting. Veterans and interested public are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Robert at 719-783-2462. Meets at Cliff Lanes, 25 Main Street, Westcliffe.


KLZR’s annual High Peaks Music Fest is this Saturday. You can grab some tickets from ​​ and at the gate. If big rain is predicted, we’ll squeeze as many people as we can into our rain venue, All Aboard Westcliffe (110 Rosita Avenue). This is the final concert in our 8 concert music series. The other 7 were free, so thanks for joining us on our lone fundraiser. 



5pm High School Pirates Volleyball vs. Florence Huskies

Tomorrow on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews TC Smythe on a summary of the KLZR concert season (Summer in the Park and 2nd Street Block Party), and a preview of the High Peaks Music Festival happening this Saturday, September 9th. 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.