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’C L I F F S

TAB LE O F CO N T E N T S WELCOME

Commercial District

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BREW WITH A VIEW AND VINO TOO

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LIVE FROM THE ’CLIFFS 4TH WITH A BANG

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MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC ...

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BIG SK Y DAYS/COLOSSAL NIGHTS

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STEP BACK IN TIME

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OUR WESTERN HERITAGE

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MAPS (A 4 Page Fold out)

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CYCLING THE WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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FAMILY FUN

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GET TING CREATIVE

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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W E L COME TO THE ’CLI FFS Welcome to the ‘Cliffs, Silver Cliff and Westcliffe, one of Colorado’s best kept secrets. We’re becoming better known all the time. We’re widely known for having some of the most open and dramatic views to be seen anywhere in the state with miles of trails to hike and 14ers to climb. We’re known for our agricultural heritage, where a younger generation proudly carries on the ranching traditions of their ancestors. And we’re being discovered for our intimate cultural events: our music festivals, our theater, our many opportunities to see and buy great art. But as you will see as you thumb through this guide, there are endless possibilities for entertainment in the ‘Cliffs. Last year, we received recognition as an International Dark Skies Community, adding an entirely new dimension for your exploration. In June of last year, the ‘Cliffs were given the special opportunity to host the crossing of the finish line for the Denver Post Ride the Rockies bike ride. The entire community enthusiastically joined together to put on a home-cooked spread welcoming the riders. This year, you’ll find an in depth feature story on cycling throughout the area with detailed directions for both moderate and serious riders to enjoy the amazing scenery in and around the ‘Cliffs. If you are a return visitor, you’ll find all of the things that have brought you back and if you are a newcomer, we think you’ll be impressed with the big things this little community has to offer. So, welcome. We’re glad you came and we think you will be too!

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B RE W WI TH A VI EW AN D VI N O TOO Saturday, May 21st, join us from 1pm-5pm for the fourth annual “Brew With a View and Vino Too at the ‘Cliffs”. For $25 you’ll have the opportunity to sample a variety of great beers from top brewers around the state and wines from nearby local wineries. Local foods are also available for purchase. Enjoy good music, hang out with friends and soak in spectacular scenery.

year and come claim a place to enjoy the action with your friends near the west end of Main Street.

This very popular event is the major fund-raiser for ’Cliffs Action Revitalization Team, (CART), a 501(c)3 dedicated to preserving and promoting the joint downtown business districts of Silver Cliff and Westcliffe. Attendance at the event nearly tripled from the first year to the second so expect things to be hopping this

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LIVE FROM THE ’CLIFFS WESTCLIFFE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Imagine an evening of Shakespeare in an outdoor amphitheater, watching the sun set over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as you enjoy a family picnic on the lawn. Or marvel at the Youth Theater Musical performed by young people trained in music, dance and drama during intense summer workshops. All of this and much more is available through the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, a non-profit formed in 1992 to enhance the lives of those living in and visiting the area. Held in the historic Jones Theater on Main Street or outside in the Feedstore Amphitheater Park, a wide variety of performances delight patrons of all ages. The season kicks off with the comedy, Social Security, about an art gallery owner and her husband, thrown into a panic when her mother intimates that she may be moving in with them. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm, from May 13th to May 22nd. Shakespeare in the Sangres this year will feature two plays, a comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost and the tragedy King Lear, in revolving repertory, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (6:30pm) and Sunday afternoons (2pm), beginning June 17th through July 3rd. (See website for exact dates.) See our online events calendar: www.theCliffsCalendar.com

Audition: A Backstage Musical begins July 15th with performances Fridays, Saturdays (7:30pm) and Sundays (2pm), through July 24th. August will feature the Youth Theater Musical, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday (7pm) and Sunday (2pm) August 11th through the 14th. August will continue with a show presented by the great grandnephew of Wyatt Earp. Friday and Saturday, August 26th and 27th (7:30pm} Come join us! The season concludes with the 2016 Ten-Minute-Play Competition presentations Friday, September 30, and Saturday, Oct1, 7:30 p.m. For more info visit www.jonestheater.com 9


THE 4TH WITH A BANG

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As always, July in the ‘Cliffs begins with a bang. Saturday, July 2, kicks off the festivities with the always popular AAW pancake breakfast at the caboose on Main Street starting at 7am. The Sangre de Cristo car show, co-sponsored by Barton Manor, CART and the Chamber of Commerce will be held all day on Main Street where the whole family can enjoy colorful vintage automobiles and see the pride in the faces of those who have lovingly restored them. At the same time you can check out local shops and restaurants along the way. Continue the day’s activities with the Sangres Art Guild Summer Show Reception and Ice Cream Social from 4pm-6pm. Then conclude the day with the Fireman’s Ball from 8pm - 12pm. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday you can entertain yourself searching for treasures at the 2nd annual AAW Craft/Flea/and Antique Market at the old depot on Rosita Avenue. Monday, the 4th, begins with another opportunity for pancakes at the caboose followed by an old fashioned small town parade at 10am. Fireworks at Lake Deweese round out a busy and colorful week-end.

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M USIC, MUSI C , MU SI C ... HIGH MOUNTAIN HAY FEVER – July 7th – 10th, Summer in the ‘Cliffs means music and the first of several great festivals takes place the second week of July with our premier music event, High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival. Drawing visitors from near and far, this celebration is a unique opportunity to enjoy four days of great music in a majestic mountain setting. Come to enjoy spectacular views of the Wet Mountain Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and another exciting lineup of renowned bluegrass acts. Each year, music director Ron Thomason assembles a fantastic lineup of artists. This year we’ll hear from The Claire Lynch Band, Darin and Brooke Aldridge Band, Adkins and Loudermilk, Keith Little and the LittleBand, The Foghorn Stringband, Helen Highwater Stringband, David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition,The Moron Brothers, James Reams and the Barnstormers, Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore, Steel Pennies, Finnders and Youngberg, HenScratch, Dr Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic, Gary Bowman and Heidi Clare. It’s all hosted by local legends Dry Branch Fire Squad and Sons and Brothers. Music lovers from far and wide return year after year for the amazing music, the unparalleled scenery and the chance to get to meet and talk with legends previously known only through well-worn CDs. Come join them this year and see why High Mountain Hay Fever is another of those treasures that make the ‘Cliffs a very special place to spend time.This all takes place at Bluff Park, at the west end of Main Street. Dry camping and RV parking are available across from the festival grounds for a nominal fee. For ticket information, see our online guide or visit www.highmountainhayfever.org See our online events calendar: www.theCliffsCalendar.com

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Lou Reid, who has performed at several Hay Fever festivals with Seldom Scene and Lou Reid and Carolina says, “High Mountain Hay Fever is a great, first-class festival! I mean this in past and present tense. ”HMHF is an intimate festival with great performers, remaining true to its motto, “small scale, big time.” 13


MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC ... SUNDAY IN THE PARK — FEEDSTORE AMPHITHEATER If our three fabulous festivals aren’t enough for you, the Feed Store Amphitheater has free concerts many Sunday afternoons from 2 - 5pm starting in May and running through the beginning of September. Bring a blanket or a chair and sit back and enjoy high quality live music from folk and bluegrass to classic rock and blues. www.westcliffefeedstore.com/FS/events.html

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May 22nd May 29th June 5th June 12th June 19 - July 3rd July 10th July 17th July 24th July 31st August 7th August 14th August 21st August 30th September 4th

Sangre de Cristo Community Band Jimmy Stadler Smythe and Taylor The Crestones Play - Shakespeare in the Park High Mtn Hay Fever (on the Bluff) Mike Blakely Kalinec and Kj James Lee Stanley The Martin Gilmore Trio Jonas and Jane The Rifters Rebecca Folsom Tom Munch

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WET MOUNTAIN WESTERN ROUNDUP – August 12th – 14th This three day music festival at A Painted View Ranch features Don Edwards, Cow Bop, Westcliffe’s own Sons and Brothers and many more.Be sure not to miss it! www.apaintedview.com

HIGH PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL – September 12th. The second Saturday in September winds down the summer music scene with the annual High Peaks Music Festival presented by KLZR 91.7 FM and Wet Mountain Broadcasting Corp. This spectacular family friendly, all-star, one-day event takes place at the Feed Store Park and Amphitheater and showcases not-to-be missed acoustic music by some of Colorado’s finest recording artists. highpeaksmusicfestival.org

BEANSTALK MUSIC & MOUNTAINS FESTIVAL (New this Year) – for four days a nights, June 9th through the12th, the mountain air will reverberate with the sounds of rock music coming from the fairgrounds. Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival features the Magic Beans at the head of a lineup of close to two dozen other bands. Camping for the week-end is on-site and is included in the festival ticket. Wake up to breathtaking views of the Sangres and join a morning yoga class or an artist led workshop all right in the campground. Then kick back for the afternoon and evening to rock out with some of your favorite bands. To find out more about the line-up, details on camping or to purchase tickets, see www.beanstalkfestival.com.

IN CONCERT – Classical Music in the Valley was founded in 2003 to support and promote classical music in the Wet Mountain Valley. The mission of the group is to provide cultural and educational opportunities for residents of the area by presenting an annual series of live classical music performances and youth workshops. Find information about current season at: www.inconcertwestcliffe.org See our online events calendar: www.theCliffsCalendar.com

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B IG SK Y DAYS – C OLOS SAL N I GHT S The ‘Cliffs and the Wet Mountain Valley are known for their beautiful mountain vistas and big skies, but not much is known about our world-class dark night skies. Last year however, Silver Cliff and Westcliffe were recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association as the ninth Dark Sky Community in the world, seven of which are in the United States, the ‘Cliffs being the first in Colorado and with an elevation of almost 7900 feet, the nearest to the heavens. Since 1998, Dark Skies of the Wet Mountain Valley, a 501(c)3 non-profit, has been working to reduce local light pollution and create public awareness of a valuable and irreplaceable part of our Western heritage. Those who worked tirelessly to obtain this designation realized that our night sky is a precious natural resource to be preserved for residents and visitors alike - for many years to come. It’s wonderful to think that we have the ability to enjoy and appreciate the same night sky that the original settlers of the area observed. Our clear night sky is as much a part of our heritage as the ranches and riparian areas which are preserved below them.

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From The Bluff Park one can view the heavens from the the newly dedicated Smokey Jack Observatory (SJO) with its 14” computer-automated telescope . Besides the public star parties, plans are underway to allow members of the public to reserve the SJO for private viewing sessions under the supervision of volunteer guides. Check the Dark Skies website: www.wetmtndarkskies.org. Whether you are a serious astronomer or an avid stargazer, you’ll have a special and unique opportunity when you come to the ’Cliffs and look up. Stargazing schedule: May 9, 9 a.m. Transit of Mercury June 10, 9 p.m. – Star Party July 8, 9 p.m. – Star Party August 6, 8 p.m. – Star Party August 27, 8 p.m. Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter October 5, 7:00 p.m. – Star Party If events are cancelled due to weather, the back-up date is the following night. 17


S T E P B ACK I N T I M E SILVER CLIFF MUSEUM – Housed in the original Silver Cliff Town Hall and firehouse, the Silver Cliff Museum at 610 E. Main Street takes the visitor back to the time when every day life revolved around the mining industry. The Museum houses an exceptional collection of period furnishings, household items, clothing, fire fighting equipment and items used in the mining industry. Photographs of mines and miners, fire fighting companies and the everyday people who kept life going help to bring that exciting history to life once more. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4pm, Memorial Day — Labor Day. www.silvercliffco.com

OLD “WESTCLIFF” SCHOOLHOUSE & MUSEUM Built in 1891 as a two-room schoolhouse for local children, this beautiful stone building on 4th Street in Westcliffe is on the National Register of Historic Places. It now serves as a museum of Westcliffe’s history and is home to the Valley Parks Recreation and Youth Center. The museum is open by appointment Memorial Day to Labor Day.  www.valleyparkrecandyouth.org

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ALL ABOARD WESTCLIFFE – is an Interpretive Center, refurbished rail cars and Railroad Museum filled with historic artifacts and   memorabilia showcasing the rich heritage of the Denver and   Rio Grande Railroad   in the Wet Mountain Valley. Currently, the group is working to refurbish   the recently  purchased  1901 Depot at the west   end of Main Street.   The Interpretive Center and Railroad Museum are open to the   public from   Memorial Day weekend to midSeptember. Tours of the cars and model train can be arranged.   www.allaboardwestcliffe.org BECKWITH RANCH – Located just north of Westcliffe, the Historic Beckwith Ranch is one of the most historically significant sites in Custer County. In the late 19th century, brothers Elton and Edwin Beckwith came west and began one of the largest cattle operations in Southern Colorado. The Friends of Beckwith Ranch have  restored  the house,  outbuildings and corrals to their 1903 condition and are now  working to complete the furnishing of the house, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the romance of the old West’s ranching heritage. www.beckwithranch.org See our online events calendar: www.theCliffsCalendar.com

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O UR W ESTERN HER I TAGE CUSTER COUNTY FAIR – Come see some of the best of small town life at the Custer County Fair during the week of July 11th – 17th. During this anxiously anticipated week, the work of area young people is highlighted and they have an opportunity to shine in a variety of ways. Following months of dedicated work, 4-H and FFA members compete toward the final awarding of Grand Champion ribbons with horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, dogs, cats, rabbits and poultry. These projects teach participants how to maintain a care and training program showcased by a long list of competitions throughout the week. Tuesday kicks off with a horse Photos by Jan Lee © 2016 show, followed by the dog show on Wednesday. This is a time to observe the special relationship which has developed between the students and their animals through months of hard work. 20

Rabbit, poultry and swine classes take place on Thursday and sheep, goats and beef on Friday. Livestock participants finally realize a financial outcome at the always exciting livestock auction on Sunday. Throughout the week, the exhibit buildings are open from 9am to 6pm. Exhibits by 4-H and Custer County residents are on display demonstrating expertise in a variety of interests including sewing, cooking, photography, woodworking and painting. These indoor projects also demonstrate the development of life-skills by our young people such as decision making, leadership and record keeping. Livestock exhibit areas are also open so you can enjoy an up close view of the wide variety of animals raised by our young people. The fair is a special time with something for everyone and a chance to see small town living at its best! Visit our website at www.theCliffsColorado.com


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Welcome to Elevation Meat Market. We’re bringing back the old days of the butcher shop where freshness was never a question and your butcher knew your name. From beef to chicken, from pork to fresh homemade sausages and seafood, we want to feed your family the absolutely best quality meats available. Come in and see the difference at Elevation.

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O UR W ESTERN HER I TAGE WESTCLIFFE STAMPEDE RODEO – Broncs, bulls and barrel racing are just a few of the events that keep the old West alive during the Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo July 16th and 17th. Today’s rodeo can be traced back to ranches of the 1700’s when the Spanish ruled the West. Spanish cattle traditions influenced the American cowboy whose traditions in turn influenced modern rodeo activities. Ranch chores evolved into tie-down roping, team roping and bronc riding. Sponsored by the Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club, the CPRA-sanctioned rodeo is held the third week of July. It begins with a Ranch Rodeo and dance on Friday evening. From 7:00 am on Saturday morning, the Rotary Club holds their traditional Rodeo weekend breakfast in the Custer County School parking lot. At 10:00 am, a parade down Main Street complete with horses, cowboys, and the rodeo queen and her court kicks off the official events. (continued on the next page) See our online events calendar: www.theCliffsCalendar.com

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At the completion of the parade, the action shifts to the rodeo grounds just north of Main. Events begin at 1pm with bronc and bull riding leading off the action, followed by bareback riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more. Youth events such as mutton busting, a stick horse race and calf scramble allow the next generation of cowboys and cowgirls a chance to join in the fun. The action resumes on Sunday at 1pm. Come and experience a slice of Colorado’s western lifestyle.

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O UR W ESTERN HER I TAGE MUSIC MEADOWS RANCH – Music Meadows Ranch is a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider look no further! Master your well trained and responsive Quarter Horse while taking your own path across open ranch land. “head-to-tail riding” is avoided at all costs! Choose our RR101 which is a great ride for young children, or go for the gusto with a Half or Full-Day Range Ride which puts you to work tending cattle. The historic ranch house is perfect for a family or small group get-away, and available by the night. www.MusicMeadows.com BEAR BASIN RANCH – Twenty miles east of the ‘Cliffs, Bear Basin Ranch is located at a 1890’s facility on 3,500 acres of undeveloped land in the Wet Mountains. Horseback riding, elk hunting, fly fishing and other pack adventures are offered by Bear Basin Pack trips’ experienced guides. Adventure Specialists at Bear Basin Ranch features horseback adventures, rafting, climbing, trail rides, cattle drives and team penning at the Ranch or in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness area. All adventures are tailored to the experience and ability of the individual or group. www.bearbasinpacktrips.com or www.adventurespecialists.org 26

A PAINTED VIEW RANCH – Located just three miles west of the ‘Cliffs, A Painted View Ranch is committed to perpetuating the Western and ranching lifestyle. NCHA cutting events bring talented horses and trainers from around the country to compete in the state-of-the-art facility that is open to the public. This summer, owners Donna and Ralph Hood are hosting Wet Mountain Western Roundup, a three day western music festival August 12th – 14th. During the festival, patrons can also attend a National Chuckwagon cook-off providing old fashioned cowboy fun and great food. A Painted View Ranch’s 25,000 sq. foot arena can accommodate over 300 guests. An outside cantina with kitchen, guest house with bridal suite and beautiful hay fields create the perfect venue for a variety of rustic and country wedding sites, receptions or reunions. ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL – On the week-end of June 11th and 12th, feel the ground shake and hear the engines roar as antique tractors flex their muscles at the annual tractor pull in Silver Cliff Park. In keeping with the traditions of our Western agricultural heritage, the Arkansas Valley Flywheelers preserve and showcase the machinery that made life easier in the 19th and 20th centuries. Come cheer the power of these impressive machines and the skill of those who drive them. Visit our website at www.theCliffsColorado.com


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A Hidden Gem in the Southern Rockies Whether you’re a serious cyclist looking for butt-kicking challenges or a recreational rider looking for sweet country roads and jaw-dropping western scenery, cycling the Wet Mountain Valley is for you. Nestled between the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains, with peaks above fourteen thousand feet, and the more gently rolling Wet Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley has more than its share of magnificent scenery and cycling possibilities. The valley itself, located in Custer County and Fremont County, Colorado, is ten to fifteen miles wide and over thirty miles long and encompasses the towns of Silver Cliff and neighboring Westcliffe. Hundreds of miles of paved and dirt roads offer almost limitless cycling possibilities. Throw in elevations starting at about eight thousand feet and going up to ten thousand feet and you have world class training terrain and hard-to-top scenery. Warm-up Rides Starting from Westcliffe, take CO 69 north to the Lake DeWeese Road (CR 241––). Head north on the paved lake road for a nice See our online events calendar: www.theCliffsCalendar.com

rolling four and a half mile ride to the lake with beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the valley floor. Out and back is a nice nine-mile warm-up. Back in town, head south on Second Street and turn right on Hermit Road (CR 160). This will bring you down to the valley floor and again will offer spectacular views of the mountains including the Collegiate Peaks and Pikes Peak. Head south on Macy Lane (CR 129) for a nice level six-mile pacer. From Macy Lane, you can turn west on Little Horn Road (CR 130) and add another four miles with a steady 4-5% uphill grade. The top of Little Horn ends with a serious 10% leg burner and if you are not acclimated to elevation you will find yourself sucking for air at about nine thousand feet of elevation. This is a good moderate training ride. Another option from Macy Lane is to take Schoolfield Road (CR 140 turns into CR 328/Rosita Rd at Hwy 69) east to the small town of Rosita in the Wet Mountains (pay heed to the name!). This tenmile ride gives a good steady elevation gain of 3-6% but is well worth the effort with spectacular views west to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the valley floor. Watch for deer on the ride down! 33


Harder Rides If you are looking for some serious training rides in the Westcliffe area, here are a few suggestions. All these rides leave from the town of Westcliffe. Very limited services exist along these routes. Be sure to bring plenty of water, food, raingear, tubes and maybe an extra fleece. Head south from Westcliffe on Hwy 69 to the small town of Gardner, thirty-three miles south on paved highway. Stop at the Wildflower Cafe and Store in Gardner (check hours, 719-746-2100) and enjoy a late breakfast or lunch and return to Westcliffe for dinner and lodging. Total round- trip distance is Photo by Bob Remington ©2016 sixty-six miles. For a longer ride, continue south on Hwy 69 from Gardner to the larger town of Walsenburg. Gardner to Walsenburg is another twenty-seven miles. There are lodging and restaurants in Walsenburg. Arrange to spend the night and return to Westcliffe the next day. The total round-trip mileage is about one hundred and twenty. 34

Traveling north out of Westcliffe on Hwy 69, head to Cotopaxi on the Cotopaxi cut-off (twenty-three miles one way) or stay on Hwy 69 and ride to Texas Creek (twenty-five miles one way). You can find a local restaurant in both Cotopaxi and Texas Creek (google “restaurants” in all towns for current phone numbers as they are subject to change). Another challenging and scenic ride starts from Westcliffe and heads east on Hwy 96 to McKenzie Junction, a distance of eighteen miles. If you are looking for a bit more of a challenge, continue on Hwy 96 east to Wetmore. Total distance from Westcliffe to Wetmore is about fifty-four miles round trip. Both rides are a challenging out and back with a long ten mile 4-7% grade from Wetmore back to McKenzie Junction. Limited support exists on this ride. This is a full day out and back ride. An option is to drive a vehicle and park at McKenzie Junction and ride from there. From McKenzie Junction you can ride south on Hwy 165 to Rye and on to Colorado City. The distance one way from McKenzie to Colorado City is about thirty-five miles. Be prepared for a fourteen mile 3-6% hill coming back from Colorado City and elevations topping out at about ten thousand feet along the way. Be ready for rain, lightning, hail and snow almost any time of the year and be sure to stop at Bishop Castle. Be prepared to be amazed! The castle is open seven days a week year-round and admission is free. This is Visit our website at www.theCliffsColorado.com


a unique destination in itself. There are usually bottled water and snacks available at the gift shop. The round trip, Westcliffe to Colorado City and back, is a demanding century ride (about one hundred and three miles) with about ten thousand feet of overall elevation gain. There are services and lodging in Colorado City. This is a pro level ride. Again, be sure to stop at Bishop Castle. Don’t Forget Your Mountain Bike! Custer County has over three hundred and twenty miles of maintained dirt roads that make for excellent fat tire riding. The southern end of the valley adds miles of single track cow trails linking many of the dirt roads. Respect all private property signs. The San Isabel National Forest in the Wet Mountains also offers miles of single and double track trails suitable for cycling. Check a topo map for trailheads and trails. Photo by Jan Lee Š2016

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A Last Word In 2015, Ride the Rockies, an international cycling event, chose Westcliffe as the culmination of the week-long ride. About two-thousand riders received a jubilant reception in Westcliffe and cycling in the Wet Mountain Valley became a front-page story. Many riders were overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and organization displayed by the towns of Silver Cliff and Westcliffe. The secret of this hidden cycling gem was out. That being said, the roads in the Wet Mountain Valley generally have narrow shoulders (or none at all) but are lightly traveled. Be alert for traffic and road hazards. Carry ample water (you need more at higher elevations), food, clothing and bike parts. The people are friendly, the buffalo are not. Contact the Custer County Chamber of Commerce for available food and lodging in Custer County. Come and enjoy this spectacular, unspoiled and unique western cycling destination.

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THE G REAT OUTDOO R S Custer County and the Wet Mountain Valley are bounded on the west by the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Valley by the Wet Mountains on the east. The area between the mountains has a rich agricultural history and offers miles of roads to explore open space and scenic beauty all around. Hay fields and riparian areas attract herds of deer, elk and antelope for your easy viewing. It’s not uncommon to spot a wide variety of bird life as well. On any given day you may get the chance to see Bald and Golden Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, Great Blue Herons or any one of the 277 species identified in Custer County.

The Rainbow Trail runs some 90 miles along the Sangre de Cristos and is accessible from numerous spots in the Valley. From there, you can head off to any of the 52 mountain lakes for a day of fishing or a week of camping. You can also challenge yourself with a climb of any or all of the 9 Fourteeners found along our part of the Sangres. Much of what lies above the Rainbow Trail is designated wilderness and the lack of motorized vehicles in these areas adds to the serene beauty. Of course you’ll need to remember that this really is wilderness so be bear aware and use caution when hiking and camping.

Whether your passion is fishing, hiking, horseback riding, biking or 4-wheeling through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, Custer County is the place for you! With over 300 days of sun each year and dazzling blue skies in every season, it’s easy to believe this is paradise. In summer, colorful displays of wildflowers abound along roads and trails – with some of the most amazing examples above treeline. In winter, a whole new series of recreational possibilities open up. Snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing allow the more adventurous to push out into some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere.

If your interests and skills don’t take you to the top, you can have a slower paced hike through forests and wildflowers with a memorable picnic gazing out at the Wet Mountain Valley below. A popular and manageable hike, is the Comanche/Venable Loop. It starts near the Alvarado Campground southwest of Westcliffe. There’s a parking lot and the two trails start either to the left or right of the lot. For the lower loop it’s one half a mile up to the Rainbow Trail which will take you roughly three quarters of a mile through a beautiful alpine forest, over Venable Creek and opens up to wonderful views of the valley below. You’ll then connect with the trail heading back to the parking lot. The more adven-

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turous can do the upper loop over the Phantom Terrace that connects the two trails at around 13,000 ft. Fly fishing opportunities can be outstanding with Cutthroats and Rainbows in many of the alpine lakes, Brookies in mountain streams and Browns and Rainbows in Valley creeks. There is limited access to most of the creeks so be careful not to trespass on private land. Lake DeWeese can surprise you with Tiger Muskies, Smallmouth Bass and plenty of Trout. Public access to Grape Creek is limited to a half mile above and below the lake – and though heavily pressured in the warmer months it can still surprise with outstanding fishing – and at Bear Gulch some 14 miles north on Oak Creek Grade. Lake Isabel and the Arkansas River – both just short drives away – offer completely different fishing experiences with the former being nestled in the pines and aspens with good shore fishing, some wading and small craft (no gas powered engines) access and camping sites from primitive to full hookups. The Arkansas is a See our online events calendar: www.theCliffsCalendar.com

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Colorado treasure with wonderful fishing, public lands, state access points and outstanding white water rafting – all flowing through high desert canyons with spectacular views. The winter here opens up a new world of possibilities from snowshoeing the mountain trails to cross country skiing to ice fishing

on Lake DeWeese and Lake Isabel. The truly adventurous might enjoy snowshoeing up to one of the alpine lakes (near 12,000 ft.) for some high-country ice fishing. There are also snow mobile trails within the county, the most notable off Hwy. 165 (Ophir Creek exit) and up some mountain roads. Whatever your interest or your skill level, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy the seemingly endless outdoors throughout the Wet Mountain Valley all year round. So, drive your RV, rent a cabin, stay in one of our motels, enjoy a bed and breakfast or pack up your tent for a relaxing getaway along the “road less traveled” or an extreme mountain adventure. It’ll all be waiting here just for you.

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FAM ILY FUN CLIFF LANES FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Westcliffe’s family entertainment center was established in 2001. Located at the west end of Main Street, Cliff Lanes has become the pinnacle community center for seasonal tourists and fulltime Custer County residents alike. The facility includes eight bowling lanes, a big screen TV, arcade games and pool tables. Cliff Lanes hosts USBC & Pueblo Bowling Association sanctioned bowling leagues and tournaments every year. The charming Rancher’s Roost Café is open every day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and provides a fantastic view of the valley floor and the Sangre De Cristo’s. The restaurant’s spacious banquet room is used for private parties, fund-raising events and a meeting place for local and regional non-profit organizations. Cliff Lanes entertainment center is a true gift to the community of Westcliffe. www.clifflanes.com

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FAMI LY FU N We offer year-round fitness • Year-Round High Altitude Training @ 7,937 ft. • Heated Indoor Pool & Sauna • Function Fitness Area, Weight Room • TRX, Bands, Kettlebells, Heavy Bags & more     • Treadmills, Ellipticals, Spin Bikes • Zumba, Sr. Aerobics, Stretch Classes

MISSION:WOLF is a solar-powered nature center that demonstrates sustainable living and builds concern and support for wild habitat protection. This educational center hosts a sanctuary for 36 wolves, as well as a shelter for unwanted horses. Operated by dedicated volunteers and interns from institutions of higher learning worldwide, the center reaches beyond Westcliffe to develop the values and practices that protect and preserve wildlife. Mission:Wolf welcomes you to visit the center from 9am until 6pm any day of the year. By introducing you to a wolf, Mission:Wolf hopes you will understand their importance to the wild, and in so doing you will have a greater appreciation for the interconnectedness of our world. www.missionwolf.org

• Public Swim for Kids with Lifeguard • Swim Lessons for all Ages

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HARDSCRABBLE MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN, June 5th Meet the challenge of the trail and support Colorado land conservation in the annual Hardscrabble Mountain Trail Run 5k/10k. Hosted on the first Sunday in June at Bear Basin Ranch, the Hardscrabble Run isn’t your ‘ordinary’ trail race. Participants have the rare opportunity to run on a private, protected mountain ranch on a rustic trail system with huge views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Following the run, race-goers and other guests enjoy a post-race fiesta complete with live music, prize drawing, and a delicious lunch—all of which is included in the price of registration. Guests are encouraged to bring their family, friends, picnic blankets, and chairs, to enjoy an afternoon at Bear Basin Ranch! Proceeds benefit San Isabel Land Protection Trust. For more info or to register: www.hardscrabblerun.com

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ated nonprofit aquatics and fitness center, Club  America  welcomes visitors of all ages to use the heated indoor pool, the fully equipped gym, a wide selection of cardio machines, and a variety of group classes. Children and adults can swim with a lifeguard present  noon - 4pm most days during the summer for a small fee. Swim lessons are scheduled throughout the summer. Membership is not required. You don’t have to miss your workout while in town. Call 783-0750 for more information or go Photo by Jan Leeto www.clubamericawmv.org ©2013 41


G E T T IN G CREATI VE ART FOR THE SANGRES, September 24th – Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2016, Art for the Sangres is one of the premier art shows in Southern Colorado. Located at A Painted View Ranch in a picturesque autumn setting, the art show welcomes some of the best artists from all over the West. Patrons of the event are treated to a delightful evening which includes a catered wine reception and an opportunity to purchase fine art while supporting land conservation. Art for the

Ladies Clothing & Accessories Seasonal Shoes • Unique Children's Items Candles • Pantry Items • KOPA • Bolder Bands Full Service Florist

Sangres benefits San Isabel Land Protection Trust which works to protect land, water, and wildlife while there is still time. To learn more or purchase tickets: www.artforthesangres.com THE SANGRES ART GUILD – The Guild is a non-profit organization created to support local and regional artists by promoting the Wet Mountain Valley as a vibrant art-centered destination. SAG serves the community and enhances commerce by bringing artists and art patrons to the valley.  In addition to running the 3rd Street Gallery, SAG offers workshops and manages art in public places. SAG proudly sponsors Alla Prima Westcliffe (Sept. 28th. — Oct. 1st.) and Arts Hullaballoo (Oct. 1st.)  Alla Prima Westcliffe is a four day paintout and paint-in event for regional and national artists and art patrons.  Arts Hullaballoo generates interaction between visitors and artists. Children of all ages are encouraged to get hands-on experience with potters, painters, musicians and street performers.  For more information on all activities, see   www.sangresartguild.org

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WORKSHOPS FOR THE ARTS – Custer County is blessed with an abundance of talented artists, photographers, writers and musicians who happily share their skills and talents through workshops. Following is a list of these creative opportunities – check their websites for further details and information. Shoot-out in the Sangres – Bill Gillette, Jim Havey photography, July 22nd – 24th. www.shootoutinthesangres.com Sarah Woods Workshops (painting) – Sarah is offering workshops throughout the summer and fall months. The three day workshops are from 9 – 4 (with a lunch break) each day. Classes are limited to 6 students so be sure and sign-up early. Contact Sarah for a schedule at sarahwoodsart@yahoo.com

LABOR DAY FIBER ARTS WEEKEND – Over Labor Day week-end, visitors to the ‘Cliffs are invited to quilting and fiber arts events taking place at various venues throughout the towns, including the Old Westcliff’ Schoolhouse. The Olde Schoolhouse Quilters, the Wet Mountain Weavers, and the Westcliffe Contemporary Quilters and Fiber Artists are joining to share their artistic passion, knowledge and techniques. During this busy week-end, treat yourself to a viewing of work by artists who have shown statewide, nationally and internationally while at the same time giving back generously to our local community. You’ll be glad you came.

Sangres Art Guild – Various workshops throughout the year, www.sangresartguild.com Gerald Merfeld Workshops (painting) – Gerald offers two workshops this summer. The first begins June 5th and runs through the 10th and is open to painters of all levels. The second is for advanced level painters and runs July 17th through the 29th. For more information contact Gerald at: gmerfeld@earthlink.net

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016 May May 7th, 4pm – 6pm SAG 2017 Calendar Show Reception, 3rd Street Gallery Show runs May 7 – June 4 www.sangresartguild.org May 9th, 9pm, Dark Skies Transit of Mercury Viewing Party at Smokey Jack Observatory www.wetmtndarkskies.org May 14th, 10am – 3pm Outdoor Buddies Family Day at A Painted View Ranch www.apaintedview.com May 14th, 6pm – Midnight Sneaker Ball at the Saddle Club Sponsored by Club America www.clubamericawmv.org May 15th, 9am Cliff Riders ATV ride 719.783.9468 May 13, 14, 20, 21, 7:30pm & May 15, 22, 2pm - Social Security WCPA /Jones Theater www.jonestheater.com 42 46

May 21st, 1pm Brew With a View at the ‘Cliffs, ‘Cliffs Commercial District, Main Street, Westcliffe www.thecliffscolorado.com May 22nd, 2pm Free Concert, Sangre de Cristo Community Band, Feed Store Amphitheater Park westcliffefeedstore.com May 28th, 7am –10am AAW Pancake Breakfast at the Depot on Main Street

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May 28th, AAW Yard Sale Museum opens for the season

May 28th, noon - 5pm KLZR 91.7FM open house

May 28th, Silver Cliff Museum opens for the season, Saturdays & Sundays 1pm – 4pm, thru Labor Day

May 29th, 2pm Free Concert, Jimmy Stadle Feed Store Amphitheater Park www.westcliffefeedstore.com

May 28th, Parade – Main Street

May 30th,10am Memorial Day Ceremony, Silver Cliff Park

June June 5th – 10th Merfeld Summer Workshop Beginning Painters. For more info: www.merfeldart.com gmerfeld@earthlink.net June 5th, 9am Hardscrabble Mountain Trail Run, Bear Basin Ranch www.sanisabel.org

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June 5th, 2pm Free Concert, Smyth & Taylor, Feed Store Amphitheater Park June 5th, 2pm Southern Colorado Community Band, Hermit Park www.inconcertwestcliffe.com June 8th, 6:30pm A Taste of Shakespeare www.jonestheater.com June 10th – 12th, 9pm Beanstalk Music & Mountain Festival, Saddle Club, 90 CR 241 anniekerns@centurylink.net

June 10th, 9pm Dark Skies, Star Party at Smokey Jack Observatory www.wetmtndarkskies.org June 10th, 7pm Custer County Historical and Genealogical Society Summer Speaker Series Minnie Harding/ Colorado Women’s Hall Of Fame Presented by Susan Cochran, Director, Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center. Library Community Room

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2015 New York International Spirits Competition

Colorado Rum Distillery of the Year

June 11th, 10am & 12th, 11am Tractor Pull, Silver Cliff Park www.avflywheelers.com

Always Tediously Hand Crafted On-Site Distilled Hand Bottled Spirits

June 12th, 2pm Free Concert, The Crestones, Feed Store Park Amphitheater Park www.westcliffefeedstore.com

White Rum, Spiced Rum, Blackberry Rum

June 17th – July 3rd Shakespeare in the Park: Two Shakespeare comedies, Loves Labor Lost and King Lear, in revolving repertory. Feed Store Amphitheater Park www.jonestheater.com

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June 17th, 25th – 6:30pm June 19th – 2:00pm Loves Labor Lost

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June 18th, 24th – 6:30pm June 26th – 2:00pm King Lear July

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Shakespeare in the Park July 1st – 6:30pm WCPA Loves Labor Lost July 2nd Car Show, Main Street

July 2nd – 6:30pm King Lear July 2nd, 4pm – 6pm SAG Summer Show Reception & Ice Cream Social. Show runs thru Aug 13th. 3rd Street Gallery www.sangresartguild.org July 2nd, 8pm – Midnight Fireman’s Dance - Saddle Club Custer County Fairgorounds July 2nd, 4th, 10am – 4pm, 3rd, 1pm - 4m, All Aboard Westcliffe Yard Sale & Flea Market, 102 Rosita Ave Shakespeare in the Park July 3rd – 2:00pm Loves Labor Lost July 4th, 7am – 10am AAW Pancake Breakfast at the Depot on Main Street. July 4th, 10:00am, Parade, Main Street July 4th, 9:00pm Fireworks at Lake Deweese

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July 5th – 16th WCPA, Creativity Camp Open to children 7 to 12 www.jonestheater.com

July 8th, 9pm Dark Skies, Star Party at Smokey Jack Observatory www.wetmtndarkskies.org

July 6th, 7:30pm Juni Fisher Concert A WCPA Fundraiser www.jonestheater.com

July 9th, 8am Westgrass 5K run, Club America www.clubamericawmv.org

July 7th – 10th High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival at The Bluff www.highmountainhayfever.org July 9th, 9am –10:30am Rocky Mountain Vintage Airstream Club Rally, Open House, Public Invited, Painted View Ranch www.apaintedview.com July 8th, 7pm Custer County Historical and Genealogical Society Summer Speaker Series – “Aunt Helen Told Me” about Helen Montgomery. Presented by Shirley Carey, Custer County and Fremont County Historian. Library Community Room

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July 11th – 16th WCPA, Creativity Camp Open to teens 13 to 17 www.jonestheater.com July 14th – 16th, Thurs. 3pm-5pm Fri., 9am –6pm & Sat., 9am –5pm Friends of the Library Arts & Crafts Show, Hope Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall July 15th, 16th, 7:30pm The Best of Broadway - Favorite Showtunes WCPA /Jones Theater www.jonestheater.com July 15th – 17th Custer County Fair Week & 70th Westcliffe Stampede at the Rodeo & Fairgrounds

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July 15th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Saddle Club Ranch Rodeo Western Dance – Saddle Club Custer County Fairgrounds July 16th, 7am – 10am Rotary Pancake Breakfast Custer County School July 16th, 10am Rodeo Parade, Main Street July 16th, 1pm and 6pm WC Stampede Rodeo July 17th, 12pm Custer County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Auction. Custer County Fairgrounds July 17th, 2pm Free Concert, Mike Blakely, Feed Store Amphitheater Park westcliffefeedstore.com July 17th, 2:00pm The Best of Broadway - Favorite Showtunes WCPA /Jones Theater www.jonestheater.com July 17th, 3:00pm and 6:00pm WC Stampede Rodeo 46 50

July 17th – 29th Merfeld Summer Workshop Beginning Painters. For more info: www.merfeldart.com gmerfeld@earthlink.net

July 22nd & 23rd, 7:30pm Sunday July 24th, 2:00pm The Best of Broadway - Favorite Showtunes www.jonestheater.com

July 21st – 24th Sangre de Cristo Summer Classic Cutting Horse Show, A Painted View Ranch www.apaintedview.com

July 23rd, 6pm Cattle Women’s Steak Dinner at A Painted View Ranch www.apaintedview.com

July 21st, 6pm Cattle Women’s Steak Dinner at A Painted View Ranch www.apaintedview.com

July 24th, 2pm Free Concert, Kalinec and Kj, Feed Store Amphitheater Park www.westcliffefeedstore.com

July 25th, 7 – 9pm Benefit Concert Convergence Jazz Band, Coyote Moon Lodge 11 Grananda Court, donation July 30th, 11:30am – 4pm Sangre de Cristo Youth Jazz Fest Big Band and Ensembles Free, Feed Store Amphitheater Park July 31st, 2:00pm Free Concert, James Lee Stanley, Feed Store Amphitheater Park www.westcliffefeedstore.com

July 22nd – 24th Shoot-out in the Sangres photography workshop with Bill Gillette & Jim Havey www.shootoutinthesangres.com July 22nd, 6pm Rotary Chicken Dinner at A Painted View Ranch www.apaintedview.com July 22nd, 6pm – 9pm Youth Jazz Jam, Sangrita Patio, Free and open to the public Visit our website at at www.theCliffsColorado.com Visit our website www.theCliffsColorado.com


August August 5th, 6th, 7:00pm High Country Square Dance, at the school August 1st, 4pm – 6pm Summer Show Reception 3rd Street Gallery www.sangresartguild.org August 6th, 8pm Dark Skies, Star Party at Smokey Jack Observatory www.wetmtndarkskies.org

August 7th, 2pm Free Concert, The Martin Gilmore Trio, Feed Store Park www.westcliffefeedstore.com August 13th, Time TBA call: 719-371-0056 Sustainable Home Tour -meet at County Courthouse www.sustainableways.org August 12th – 14th Wet Mountain Western Roundup Music Festival, A Painted View Ranch www.apaintedview.com

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“Experience Elimanates Experiments” Factory Trained & Certified Technicians

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August 13th, Dinner at 5pm National Chuckwagon Cook-off, at A Painted View Ranch www.apaintedview.com August 14th, 2pm Free Concert, Jonas and Jane, Feed Store Amphitheater Park www.westcliffefeedstore.com

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August 11th –13th, 7pm August 14th, 2pm Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs WCPA/Jones Theater www.jonestheater.com

August 12th, 7pm CCH and GS Summer Speaker Series – Heritage Of Homes In Land Trusts, Presented by Ben Lenth, Executive Director, San Isabel Land Protection Trust Library Community Room August 18th, 4pm – 6pm SAG Frontier By-ways Show Reception, 3rd Street Gallery Show runs thru September 30th www.sangresartguild.org

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August 20th, “T” time 8am & Noon Rotary Golf Tournament & Steak Fry (5pm)– St. Andrews Golf Club, call 719-783-3414 August 20th, 6:00pm Cattle Baron’s Ball, Beckwith Ranch. For more info contact: elfs.email@gmail.com August 21st, 2pm Free Concert, The Rifters, Feed Store Amphitheater Park www.westcliffefeedstore.com August 26th & 27th, 8am - 3pm American Legion Family Yard Sale, Saddle Club Building August 26th & 27th, 7:30pm The Gentleman Doc Holliday WCPA/Jones Theater www.jonestheater.com August 28th, 2pm Free Concert, Rebecca Folso, Feed Store Amphitheater Park www.westcliffefeedstore.com

September September 1st – 4th, 10 am – 5pm 18th Annual Quilt Show, Old ‘Westcliff” Schoolhouse 320 S.4th Street, Westcliffe

Custer County Economic Development Corporation P.O. Box 593 107 N 3rd Street Westcliffe, CO 81252

September 2nd - 4th, 10 am - 5pm Fiber Arts Arts Show & Sale, 95 Main Street, Westcliffe September 3rd, 10am – 4pm AAWC Yard Sale & Ice Cream Social. Interpretive Center Rosita Ave. September 3rd, 4pm – 6pm SAG Fall Show Reception, Scenes along the Byway 3rd Street Gallery Show thru September www.sangresartguild.org September 4th, 2pm Free Concert -Tom Munch, Feed Store Amphitheater Park www.westcliffefeedstore.com September 10th Custer County Cares, Golf Tournament, St. Andrews Golf Club For more info: 719.269.8608

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ccEconDevC@gmail.com September 10th, 11am - 6pm High Peaks Music Festival presented by KLZR 91.7 FM Feed Store Amphitheater/Park www.highpeaksmusicfestival.org September 17th, 9am Custer County Cares, Cancer Walk, Silver Cliff Park 719.269.8608 September 17th, 7am Club America’s Hermit Pass Marathaon, Half Hermit and Lucky Hermit 13K at Painted View Ranch www.clubamericawmv.org

September 17th, 7pm Custer County Historical and Genealogical Society - Annual dinner at Rancher’s Roost/Cliff Lanes, Featuring Willson & McKee, World Wide Presenters September18th, 1pm – 4pm Little Black Dress Fashion, fun and more. For more information call 719-783-9100 September 24th, 4pm – 8pm 20th Annual Art For The Sangres, A Painted View Ranch www.artforthesangres.com 53 49


October 31st, 4pm – 6pm Halloween in the ’Cliffs, Merchant Trick Or Treat Walk November See theCliffsCalendar.com for late breaking and Holiday events December December is a busy time of year and events are always being added. Please go to our online Calendar to see the latest. www.theCliffsCalendar.com Photo by Jan Lee ©2016

September 26th, 11am Antique Show & Tell and Wine Tasting. All Aboard Westcliffe, 719.783.0945

September 30th, 7:30pm Ten Minute Play Competition Performances WCPA/Jones Theater

October 1st, 7pm Ten Minute Play Competition Performances WCPA/Jones Theater

September 27th, 8pm Dark Skies, Star Party at Smokey Jack Observatory www.wetmtndarkskies.org

October October 1st, 11am – 4pm Arts Hullabaloo – A day of arts www.sangresartguild.org

October 5th, 7pm Dark Skies, Star Party at Smokey Jack Observatory www.wetmtndarkskies.org

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October 1st, 4pm Alle Prima Show Reception Winners announced, 3rd Street Gallery www.sangresartguild.org

October 15th, 10am-4pm Fall Into Christmas Boutique at The Historic Beckwith Ranch 719-783-7076

December 1st – 3rd Friends of the Library Arts &Crafts Show, Hope Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 312 3rd Street December 2nd – 3rd, 10am – 7pm Annual Festival of Trees & Holiday Boutique, Cliff Lanes www.valleyparkrecandyouth.org December 3rd Christmas in the Park with Santa, Silver Cliff 719-783-2615

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December 3rd, 1 – 6pm KLZR Winter open House 103 S. Second St., Westcliffe www. klzr.org

December 3rd, Christmas Parade on Main Street in Silver Cliff and Westcliffe and Light up the Town.

December 3rd, 4pm SAG Winter/Holiday Show Reception, 3rd Street Gallery www.sangresartguild.org

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