NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – A winter storm warning has been issued. According to US weather service out of Pueblo the Highest snowfall amounts in this latest storm may reach 1-3 ft over the central mountains, the Sangre de Cristos, and the Wet Mountains. Snowfall rates highest from around midnight last night into this morning, tapering off by 4pm Some thunder is also possible. Chance of precipitation is 100%. 43 degrees is the expected high for today.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 25º. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the evening.
TOMORROW – Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Despite the precipitation, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are still in place.
ROADS & HIGHWAYS
Starting at mile marker 5 on Highway 96 repaving construction is set up with single lane access. Expect delays. Winter weather will likely impact this morning’s commute and mountain travel. The CDOT snow-fighting crews will be out in full force ahead of the storm and will remain on the roads clearing them of snow and ice until the storm is out of the area and the roads are safe. Motorists are urged to be mindful when driving near snowplows. It is always better to be traveling behind them rather than passing them. Motorists should never pass snowplows on the right.
On Friday April 28th from 9am to noon free dental care for children under 3 years of age is being offered by Custer County Public Health. Call 783-2074 for more information and to register.
The Custer County Board of Commissioners takes place at 9am tomorrow in the Custer County Courthouse.
The Hospital Board meeting takes place tomorrow at 3pm in the Conference room at the clinic.
The Custer County Sherriff called off the search for Max Butcher after he was found deceased in north Huerfano County on Saturday. The Sheriff’s office wishes to thank the scores of volunteers who came out to help with the search effort.
Our representative for the 7th district, Brittany Pettersen has been busy advocating for issues affecting our community including urging Dennis McDonough, the Veterans Affairs Secretary to prioritize construction of a Fremont Clinic to service veterans and obtaining purchase and development money for the town of Silver Cliff’s hoped for plaza. She has also been accessible to members of our community trying to work through bureaucratic paperwork.
The Writer’s Group meeting that was to take place at the library with guest speaker, Julie Van Laanen, speaking on publishing experiences will be rescheduled due to weather concerns.
Tomorrow at 6pm – Wet Mountain Valley Community Storytelling
Takes place at the Community United Methodist Church at, 206 S 6th Street.
This monthly event offers short personal stories from friends and neighbors around the Valley. Engaging tales, live music, warm hospitality, and neighborly conversation make the evening special.
This week on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews Andy Mast, local pencil artist. Valley Views* airs Tuesdays and Thursdays 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, and is always available to stream on our website.