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The lure of the rainbow trout

Silverthorne’s trout aren’t only in the Blue River. In bold, beautiful colors, rainbow trout are at the center of a series of decorative banners adorning the fencing at the Residences on the Blue, a new residential project under construction at the Town Center. Created by Leadville-based artist BA Dallas, these banners epitomize one of Silverthorne’s best offerings: casting a fly or setting a lure for some of the region’s storied fish. The art installation is the result of a town effort to beautify construction sites that are prevalent, particularly downtown. …

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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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Fall in Silverthorne

The Best Season in Silverthorne: Your Guide to Fall

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Fall in Silverthorne is sublime. The aspen leaves crisp to a beautiful golden color, brilliant blue skies showcase the scenery, and the changing light transforms our beautiful part of the world. It’s the perfect time to get away—before the snow falls and after the summer visitors head home. And there is plenty to do to experience fall in all its glory. Ride Into the Hills Visit the mountains like the original settlers did: by horseback. Gore Range Outfitters offers a naturally distanced invigorating experience. The company …

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Silverthorne family enjoys First Friday in August

Take a walk on the wild side

Have you heard? First Fridays are now a walking affair. In August, Silverthorne turned to a new “canvas” to showcase local art and artisans: The Blue River Trail. With art stations and live musicians positioned at various locations along the scenic path, August’s First Friday proved so popular the Town will host First Friday as an “event on the go” once again in September. “This is a unique way to give everyone access to public art during a strange time,” explains Sydney Schwab, Arts and Culture Manager for the Town …

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Everything You Need to Know About Overnights in the Great Outdoors

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Coloradans have long answered the siren call of camping in the great outdoors. Where else can you escape the crowds and wake up to some of the state’s most sublime views? Now, more than ever, camping lets you get away from it all while still respecting physical distancing protocols.  But for the uninitiated, camping can seem overwhelming. There’s the gear. The navigation. Food, water purification, and permits to deal with. Fret not. We’ve broken it down into easy to follow tips below. Now grab your sleeping …

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Blue River in Silverthorne

Spotlight on water conservation

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. With four major wildfires actively burning more than one hundred thousand acres across Colorado, nature is giving us a not-so-subtle reminder of the dangers posed by exceptionally dry and hot conditions. In fact, 100 percent of the state is now experiencing some form of drought for the first time in eight years. As firefighters work to contain these wildfires with no forecasted relief in sight, fire restrictions and fire safety tend to take the spotlight, and rightfully so.  But there are additional ways we can take …

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Athletes participate in The Cycle Effect’s Summit County mountain biking program

Making Mountain Biking More Accessible

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Before becoming the face of the Summit County chapter of The Cycle Effect, Isabel Rodriguez had never ridden a mountain bike. To the group’s leaders, that made her perfect for the job. With additional chapters in Eagle and Mesa counties, The Cycle Effect aims to empower young women through mountain biking to create brighter futures and build stronger communities. Rodriguez might have lacked the technical skills, but she could bridge the organization and the population it sought to reach. “Even though I wasn’t a mountain biker, …

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