50 E. Main St, Silver Cliff, CO 81252
719-783-0750719-783-0750
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Westcliffe Post 170 is located in Custer County, Colorado. The towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff are nestled between two mountain ranges, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west and the Wet Mountains to the east.

Post 170 reactivated in 2004. At that time there were only eight inactive members. Westcliffe Post 170 now has 162 members.

The Post meets at Cliff Lanes Bowling Center on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm.

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PO Box 634 Westcliffe, CO 81252

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. They have worked effectively to demonstrate that the clear night sky above us is a tremendous natural resource to be preserved and treasured. It is one of the few experiences that serves to connect all peoples, providing a powerful sense of awe and wonder when viewing the night sky as our ancestors once did.

In 2015, Silver Cliff and Westcliffe were recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association as the ninth certified Dark Sky Community in the world; the first in Colorado, and with an elevation of 7,900′, the highest anywhere!

The Smokey Jack Observatory (SJO), located in The Bluff Park at the end of Main St, has become a top destination for people from all around the globe when visiting the Wet Mountain Valley. Visitors can view the heavens from the SJO with its state of the art, 14” computer-automated telescope. Free public Star Parties are at the SJO throughout the year celebrating various astronomical events along with reserved Star Parties from April-October for up to 10 visitors per night. All Star Parties are hosted by a trained Star Guide and can be booked online. (Unfortunately the SJO is closed in 2020).

Whether you are a serious amateur astronomer or someone who just wants the opportunity to enjoy a night sky free of light pollution and learn more about the awe-inspiring Universe right above us, you’ll have a special and unique opportunity when you visit one of Colorado’s most pristine night skies here in the Wet Mountain Valley.

1100 Broadway Silver Cliff, CO

Community park with gardens, paths, and artwork, including off leash enclosures for large and small dogs.

Contacts: Tim Harmon, Secretary

 

PO Box 55, Westcliffe, CO 81252
The High Altitude Garden Club was formed on May 10, 1996 in Westcliffe, Colorado. Education is foremost to our group resulting in successful gardening at high altitude. Community projects include maintaining many public gardens in Westcliffe and Silver Cliff as well as planting barrels and planters along Main Street. The motto of the club is to be “perennially optimistic” in spite of the many challenges gardeners face in Colorado. We welcome all who share the love of gardening.
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IN CONCERT: Classical Music in the Valley was founded in 2003 to support and promote live classical music in the Wet Mountain Valley. IN CONCERT provides cultural and educational opportunities for residents of the area by presenting a series of three concerts at the Jones Theater in the fall, winter and spring. The group also sponsors school workshops and performances, an annual free band concert in the park and classical music programs on radio station KLZR 91.7FM.

IN CONCERT is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

103 S 2nd St, Westcliffe, CO 81252

KLZR Radio, FM 91.7, is  local, sustainable and interactive community radio station committed to reliable, informative, timely and entertaining programs for everyone living in the Wet Mountain Valley.

PO Box 1211, Westcliffe CO 81252

Education vs. Extinction

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SANGRES ART GUILD – The Sangres Art Guild is a non-profit organization committed to helping the visual arts flourish in our community by promoting the Wet Mountain Valley as a vibrant, art-centered destination offering  a year-round schedule of enriching activities, events and programs.

Sangres Art Guild sponsors the 3rd Street Gallery with its on-going calendar of fine art shows and receptions featuring recent works of budding and seasoned local and neighboring community artists. From May through December, there is ample opportunity to stop by and view a wide range of original art – painting, mixed media, photography, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts and sculpture.

Sangres Art Guild also presents opportunities promoting art inspiration, education, and advancement for aspiring artists of all ages through our SAG ARTS program. We are proud to partner with Rebeccas Fund, a lasting legacy to Rebecca Samuelson, to present SAG Arts for Kids, a growing program of classes targeted to children of all ages, including Preschool Classes, Kids’ Summer Art Camp, and the annual Inspirational Visiting Artist series.

Sangres Art Guild presents our popular Arts Hullabaloo, a 3-day festival offering ‘Family Fun with the Arts.’ Included are hands-on, creative events like our sidewalk chalk art competition, kite designing and flying and our fun filled Saturday Art in the Park, featuring non-stop creative activities for the whole family. For more information on our art shows and activities, or to join our dynamic volunteer group, visit http://www.sangresartguild.org.

511 W Main Street Westcliffe, CO 81252 United States
Solvista Health is a local nonprofit proudly serving Custer, Chaffee, Fremont and Lake Counties since 1967. We provide a comprehensive array of mental health and substance use disorder treatment and supports, including 24/7 mobile crisis services. Go to our website, call or visit our convenient location on Main Street in Westcliffe to learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones.
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A grassroots movement to steward the trails of the Wet Mountain Valley for all users.

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