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Silverthorne’s Got Heart: Angels Among Us

For children, the holidays means a break from school, time with family, and of course, presents.  Yet hundreds of low-income families in Summit County have a hard time putting presents under the tree. That’s where Adopt an Angel comes in. Adopt an Angel solicits donations of new toys, clothes, and other goodies that volunteers then sort and distribute to qualified families around Summit County. Started about twenty years ago by Silverthorne Chief of Police John Minor and his department, the program served about 400 children last year, under the direction …

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COVID-19 Dial Level Red

Summit County Moves to Level Red

Summit County has been moved to Level Red: Severe Risk on the Colorado COVID-19 Dial Framework by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The Level Red restrictions go into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, with indoor dining restrictions beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22. Level Red restrictions include: Personal gatherings: No gatherings among multiple households. High-risk populations: Very strongly advised to stay at home. Restaurants: Indoor dining closed. Take-out, curbside, delivery, and to-go service permitted; outdoor/open air allowed only with single-household groups. …

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Food donations at FIRC

Silverthorne’s Got Heart: Giving Thanks to Summit County’s Family & Intercultural Resource Center

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Since 1993, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) has helped Summit County families, and the organization’s efforts during the pandemic have been a literal lifesaver. From March to June, the organization provided 17,000 services in just three months, which is above what they typically provide in an entire year. With two-thirds of the Summit County’s workforce affected by the pandemic, FIRC has been able to meet the changing needs of the community.  FIRC serves as a safety net for families in Summit County with services that …

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Abundance Sculpture by Charlotte Zinke

Beauty in Abundance

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Charlotte Zink and her husband Ben have been collaborating and creating sculptures together for twenty-one years. The pair, whose metal art sculpture “Abundance” is currently on display at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, say their pieces come together in many ways. Sometimes, the concept is formed then executed; other times, the materials spark inspiration, and Charlotte develops the design from there.  To create “Abundance,” the Zinks applied a fluid and whimsical design to Coreten steel and colorful enameled orbs, creating the effect of a tree or ocean …

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Fall Colors on Peak One in Silverthorne

Mental Health Day: Finding Healthy Coping Solutions in a Pandemic

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. October 10th is World Mental Health Day, aimed at raising awareness and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. In Summit County, the local nonprofit organization Building Hope is dedicated to improving the mental health of the community. The community-wide initiative creates a coordinated, effective and responsive mental health system that promotes emotional health, reduces stigma, and improves access to care and support for everyone throughout Summit County. This year, as a result of the pandemic, the organization has been especially flexible and proactive, nimbly serving …

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BA Dallas Rainbow Trout banner

The lure of the rainbow trout

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. On October 5, 2020, it was reported that the portable trout banners installed on the construction fencing at the Residences on the Blue property as a way to beautify the space during construction and move around town as development continued, were missing. The colorful banners depicting rainbow trout were created by Leadville-artist BA Dallas as part of the Town of Silverthorne’s latest public art project and were hung on September 1, 2020. The Town of Silverthorne regrets that the banners have been removed and can no longer be enjoyed by the community; however, prints by BA Dallas …

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Bob and Sue Peterson

Silverthorne’s Got Heart: It takes a village

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Even as the pandemic forced a massive shutdown in March, Summit County residents Bob and Sue Peterson doubled down on their work: coordinating and serving the Summit County Community Dinner at the Elks Lodge every Tuesday without interruption. The Community Dinner program, launched in 2008 by founder and long-time Silverthorne resident Deb Hage, provides free meals for everyone who attends and, in the fall, will also offer flu shots. The weekly program is made possible through donations and volunteer labor. Bob tracks donations and oversees food …

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