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Did you know the Colorado Department of Transportation has a snowplow monitoring system as winter weather ramps up? You can see real-time location information for their snowplow fleet when you visit COTrip.org.

FYI: In areas of Colorado where cell coverage is unavailable, the tracking information may be delayed.

If a winter alert is issued, whether it is a blizzard watch or warning, winter weather advisor, or winter storm warning you can view all weather alerts here.

Weather

The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies with highs in the lower to mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 4 to 8. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Hazardous Weather Outlook through Tuesday: Another round of snow showers can be expected across the region Thursday into Friday, as a cold arctic airmass builds across the Rockies. The best chances of seeing generally light and fluffy snow accumulations will be across the eastern mountains and immediate adjacent plains. Temperatures are expected to be below to well below seasonal levels throughout the rest of the work week, with the coldest day likely being Friday, when temperatures will struggle to get into the 20s throughout the day. A warming and drying trend remains in the offing for the weekend and into early next week.

Drought Conditions in Colorado and Custer County
The latest US Drought Monitor issued Thursday, November 10th 2022, indicates deepening and expanding drought conditions across the southeast Colorado Plains, with the introduction of Extreme Drought conditions back across extreme eastern portions of Baca County and extreme southeastern Prowers County.

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road & highways

The Town of Silver Cliff  

ROAD CLOSURE: Construction on the 600 block of Main Street will start November 14th and run through November 30th.

Highway 96 will be closed on and off through this project.

Click to view a map of the detour routes and access to all businesses in this section.  

For more information, call 719-783-2615 or email townclerk@silvercliffco.com

Public Safety

​​Avalanche Forecast

San Carlos Ranger District

As part of ongoing hazardous fuels reduction projects, the San Carlos Ranger District will conduct prescribed burning of piles on National Forest lands beginning in early November 2022, and continuing through March 2023.

Read more about the prescribed burn in the San Carols Ranger District’s press release.  

Public Health

For those looking for COVID vaccines or boosters in or outside of Custer County – Click here.

Colorado Department of Public health and Environment updates Class-to-clinic Locator. The online tool lists more than 2,200 schools and closest COVID-19 omicron vaccine providers. You can find more information on how to use the tool by visiting the Custer County Public Health Agency’s facebook page and view the latest press release. 

Civic Meetings This Week

Wednesday, November 16th

BOCC Mid-Month Meeting 9am

Silver Cliff Planning Commission Meeting 5p

Thursday, November 17th

Round Mountain Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting 2p

Meeting Agendas

Board of County Commissioners Mid-Month Meeting 9am (11/16)

Silver Cliff Planning Commission Meeting 5pm (11/16) 

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Friday, November 18th & Saturday, November 19th

The AP US History Class will be doing a “Family Christmas Photo” fundraiser on November 18th and 19th at The Bluff. Cost is $20 for 20 minutes. If you are interested, click the link below to sign up for a time! This fundraiser will help the students with their trip to Washington D.C.

Click here to sign up. ​

Thursday, November 24th

Silver Cliff Mountain Inn will be hosting our popular community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 24. It’s free to all our Custer County customers, neighbors and friends. This is our way of saying thank you to all of you that have supported us. No reservation needed – we will serve from noon to 3:00. Menu will include Turkey, ham, mashed taters and gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, beverage and dessert. This is always a fun time and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.