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Fall in Silverthorne

Fall Art + Adventure in Silverthorne

There’s nothing like taking in a breath of crisp fall mountain air in Silverthorne, where art meets adventure. With exciting outdoor art events, live music and festivals happening around Town, trails enveloped in changing colors and many means by which to explore the autumn-hued landscapes,  fall is the perfect time to visit our town. Get inspired with the ideas below and be sure to check out our Fall Leaf Peeping Map for more information on the best places for leaf peeping this fall.  Check out these autumn events First Friday …

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storm drain art

Turning water education into an art form

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. If you’ve taken a walk through town lately, you may notice that Silverthorne’s storm drains received a facelift. While all public art in Silverthorne plays a role in beautifying the town and making it a more inspiring place, this project was created with an important mission in mind: preserving and protecting the health of our water.  Silverthorne’s Art Board and Art Selection Committee put out a call for local artists this summer, asking them to submit plans to paint Silverthorne’s storm drains in a way that helps educate …

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Solidarity talk in Silverthorne

Summit County Voices Come Together at Solidarity Talks

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. As far as local business owner Alexandria Carns sees it, talk is far from cheap when it means coming together as a diverse community and sharing perspectives.  In early June 2020, Carns became inspired to start Solidarity Nation after attending a Solidarity March in Breckenridge.  “When I walked with hundreds of people to stand together in solidarity, I felt honored and acknowledged,” Carns said. “It healed something in me that I didn’t realize needed healing.” That moment ignited a passion within Carns to create an organization that …

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Steve Schwier

Spreading hope from the saddle

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Disorders of the inner ear can be debilitating. Just ask Steve Schwier, a long-time Silverthorne resident who received a diagnosis for Meniere’s disease after complications with balance, vision, dizziness and hearing loss made it difficult and then impossible to work (including driving a snowplow and working at a golf course in Keystone); and eventually confined him to his home.  Once active and healthy, he spent eight years at home, struggling to manage his symptoms. Then, last September, Steve got off of the couch. He got on his …

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Neils Lunceford garden

How a local landscaping company helped Silverthorne through the pandemic

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Last year, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Silverthorne needed a helping hand. Local landscaping company Neils Lunceford delivered. Each year, the Town purchases flowers and materials and contracts its landscaping services to spruce up the annual beds throughout the downtown area. The Town had already purchased flowers from Neils Lunceford last spring, but as the pandemic unfolded, its flower bed installation budget was shifted elsewhere. Headquartered in Silverthorne, Neils Lunceford stepped up, donating its time and labor  to plant the flowers. This …

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Water and earth, personified through art

When Danielle SeeWalker looks at mountains, she sees faces. Specifically, she sees the grandmothers and grandfathers who have safeguarded the land in and around what we know as Silverthorne today, for generations.  Danielle, who recently created the mural on display at Rainbow Park,  is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota. She uses the faces she sees as her inspiration, depicting them as the original overseers, forever ingrained within the mountains and water surrounding us. “When I was approached to do this mural, the concept was …

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Man paddleboarding on Lake Dillon

Colorado Adventure Guides ramp up outdoor access, SUP scene in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is dropping anchor in Silverthorne. Colorado Adventure Guides, the locally owned and operated, year-round, one-stop-shop for guided activities and educational courses, recently moved its central office to Silverthorne. With it comes a fresh abundance of summer and winter outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike. Among the most exciting offerings from the new location are SUP  rentals and classes taking place right here at North Pond in Silverthorne, opening the door for the local community to access waterbound adventures any day of the …

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