NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 80º. East northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 43º. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight.
TOMORROW – A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81º. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Afternoon and evening thunderstorms will return to the mountains tomorrow, then spread across most of southern Colorado from Friday into the weekend. The main risks from storms each day will be lightning, gusty winds to 45 mph and brief heavy rainfall. As moisture increases over the weekend, a flash flood risk may develop over recent burn scars, as storms will tend to be slow moving both days.
Be on the alert for A Red Flag Warning, that means critical fire weather conditions exist. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Be sure that you and your family are signed up for the Everbridge emergency alert system. You can download it from the Google Play store or the App Store.
ROADS & HIGHWAYS
There is still road work taking place today on Highway 69 and Highway 96. Leave time for delays.
Move Over Law
This law goes beyond moving over for not only first responders and emergency vehicles, but also for a disabled car on the shoulder. You must move over or slow down to at least 20 mph below the speed limit. Failing to do so will result in a $150 fine and a 3-point license violation. Enforcement for this new law went into effect earlier this week.
Lake DeWeese contains high levels of TOXIC ALGAE. Do NOT make contact with the water.
West Nile Virus
The Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in a person from Fremont County this year. Additionally, one horse located in Fremont County has tested positive for the virus. West Nile virus is primarily spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most people infected with the virus do not experience symptoms. Symptoms of West Nile virus can include flu-like symptoms, and in rare cases the virus can cause severe, potentially deadly illness. Most West Nile virus cases in Colorado occur during the months of August and September. The most effective way to prevent West Nile virus is to avoid mosquito bites. Using insect repellent and wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts in areas where mosquitoes are active can reduce your risk
Wednesday, August 9th
5:30pm Wet Mountain Fire Protection District Board meeting at 215 North 4th Street, Westcliffe.
Thursday, August 10th
1pm Custer County Recycles, courthouse basement, 205 S 6th street, Westcliffe.
KLZR is now accepting applications from individuals, families, and businesses to sponsor the 2023 High Peaks Music Festival. Your tax deductible donation includes a 6 square foot banner, a printed program ad, and 2 tickets to the festival. Please send a high resolution copy of your slogan or logo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Saturday, August 12th.
KLZR should be getting an update on the Recall election results. Our live music DJ’s will announce the results as soon as they are notified. You can check KLZR Valley News by going online to KLZR.org to get the latest news.
U.S. Representative Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) sent two letters aimed at addressing concerns with postal service in Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District. The first is a bipartisan letter she sent alongside Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), Melanie Stansbury (NM-01), and others to United States Postmaster Louis DeJoy and Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Michael Kubayanda regarding recent changes that have caused PO Box rates to skyrocket for residents without advanced notice.
Pettersen also sent a letter to the United States Postal Service Inspector General urging her to launch an investigation into the historic mistreatment of the town of Silver Cliff by USPS. In 1991, the town lost its unique ZIP Code, which has resulted in delays and extensive errors with postal delivery, as well as a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales tax revenue.
Wednesday, August 9th
2pm Free nutrition class by Altitude Fitness and local Registered Dietitian, Darcy Rhodes. Class is at Altitude Fitness, 50 East Main Street in Silver Cliff. Please call in advance 719-783-0750. This is the last class until Christmastime.
2pm A free legal clinic for those who have no attorney. Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. Please call West Custer library at 719-783-9138 to request a time. These time slots fill up quickly. We encourage making an appointment.
From 4- 6pm today the Coaldale Schoolhouse Mountain Farmers Market takes place at 287 Hayden Creek Road in Coaldale.
Thursday, August 10th
7pm AG Society meetings at the fairgrounds, 90 CR 241, Westcliffe.
Thursday – Sunday, Aug. 10th – 13th
WCPA presents a children’s musical, Robin Hood by Tim Kelly. Postponed back in 2020, this musical is finally getting its debut. Show runs Thursday, August 10th – Sunday, August 13th. Th – Sat. 6:30pm with a Sunday matinée at 2pm.
Don’t miss the Silver West Airport Airfest this Sunday. Gates open at 7:30. Bring your kids and your appetite! Free event! Live music, vendors and cool airplanes!
And don’t forget about the Summer in the Park free concert series. This Sunday, KLZR presents Jimmy Stadler. Concert begins at 2pm at Bluff Park.
Custer County Backpack Project
Backpacks and school supplies will be given out (to those who requested them) from 11am – 1pm this Thursday, August 10th and Friday, August 11th in the school’s west parking lot. Parents or guardians must sign for student backpacks. If you have a conflict, let us know, 720.383.5374 or emailing email@example.com.
School begins next week, to get information on what’s happening during the school year you can find out online at custercountyschools.org.
This week on Valley Views our host, Gary Taylor, interviews Jim Parkes and Ted Rockenhaus from the Custer County Sheriff’s Posse
Valley Views* airs on Tuesday and Thursday at 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, and is always available to stream on our website.
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.