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TODAY – Sunny, with a high near 81º. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 43º. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

TOMORROW – Sunny, with a high near 81. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Public Health has issued a warning for WEST NILE VIRUS IN CUSTER COUNTY

The Vector is an infected mosquito it is not transferred human to human. Protective measures to take include:

– Wearing long sleeves/pants during evening/early morning

– Use DEET containing mosquito spray on all exposed skin surfaces

– Pour 1 tablespoon of cooking oil onto standing water, this includes troughs and ponds.

1 in 5 patients can develop serious illness (encephalopathy): High fever, headache, neck stiffness, coma, stupor, tremors, convulsions, vision loss, numbness, and/or paralysis.

In local health news – FREE WEEKLY TRANSPORT is available every Thursday at noon. Custer County Health Center will drive you to your appointment at Heart of the  Rockies Regional medical center in Salida. Please call CCHC at 719.783. 2380 to reserve your seat!


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

3pm Westcliffe Planning Commission meets at Town Hall, 1000 Main Street, Westcliffe. Here’s the agenda.


10am SilverWest Airport Board meeting, 360 CR 310 (CO 69 & Airport Road), Westcliffe.


Looks like the peak colors for Southern Colorado will be September 19th through October 3rd.


The next sessions for Learn to Swim classes will begin Monday, October 2nd. The classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Sign-up and payment are required at the time a spot is held, and will be available at the Front Desk starting Tuesday, September 5th.


In Colorado, nearly half of homes have high radon levels. There are more than 500 lung cancer deaths in Colorado each year attributed to radon. The best way to detect and protect against radon is to perform a simple test of your home. There are free radon kits available. For more information please visit 


8am All Veterans are welcome to meet your new VSO/VRO Officers and Resources in the Community Room at the library, 209 Main Street, Westcliffe.

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

The Coaldale Schoolhouse Farmers market takes place From 4- 6pm today at 287 Hayden Creek Road in Coaldale. 

6:30pm American Legion Post 170 has their 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.


11am – 4pm Blend of Art Showcase at 3rd Street Gallery. A unique display of art in all mediums. The show runs now through October 2nd, Thursday – Monday.


KLZR’s annual High Peaks Music Fest is this Saturday. You can get tickets from ​​ and at the gate. If big rain occurs  there is a  rain venue at All Aboard Westcliffe at 110 Rosita Avenue. This is a fundraiser that supports all of the free music concerts KLZR produces during the summer. 


In School news: Custer County High School has a program that teaches students to design and use a state of the art plasma cutter. The second semester will include how to run a small business utilizing this skill with real life experience. This program is funded by a grant obtained by the school. 

Healthy meals for all provides free breakfast and lunch meals to all K through 12 grades this school year. Stop by the main office at the school to fill out an application.

This week 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.​​