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Wildflowers

Mother Nature procrastinates on summer’s splendor

Does it feel like summer went by in a blink? This year, summer travel and busy schedules are not the only things to blame. A late, wet spring brought summer to Silverthorne a bit later this year than in years past. The good news? It’s not too late to catch a glimpse of Colorado’s boldest and brightest wildflowers. The Silverthorne Pulse sat down with longtime local and wildflower guru, Pat Taylor, to get a few pro tips. Silverthorne Pulse (SP): Are there still good wildflowers to be spotted in Summit …

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Eileen Richardson Botanic Art

Eileen Richardson’s Botanic Art Enlivens the SPAC

If you have not been inside the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center in recent weeks, you are in for a floral feast for the senses.  Thanks to the work of Colorado artist Eileen Roscina Richardson, more than 4,000 individually pressed flowers have been incorporated into a 5-foot-long suspended work, titled “Echoscope,” and the finished project is a botanic wonder to behold.  An echo experience “Echoscope” features more than 100 different species of flowers, separated using a gradient that goes from white to brown. In total, the piece took about eight months …

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Maryland Creek Park

Maryland Creek Park is open for adventure

You’ve heard the buzz, now let’s talk details. The Silverthorne Pulse caught up with one of the Town’s SPORT (Silverthorne Parks, Open Space, Recreation and Trails) Committee members, Suzanne Reed, and Recreation Center staff member, Mindy Nicholds, to get the latest and greatest on Silverthorne’s newest and largest park. Located just north of town along the west side of Highway 9 near the entrance to Summit Sky Ranch, Maryland Creek Park boasts over 20-acres.  The design and amenities of this sprawling park were guided by oversight from Silverthorne’s SPORT Committee; …

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Mountain Reflections Woodworking

Surprising Finds and Mountain Vibes at Mountain Reflections

Jeff Ring has been fixing, building and installing things in Summit County for more than 20 years. You can spot his handy work all over the County– including the tap handles at Bakers’ Brewery. This spring, he opened Mountain Reflections Woodworking in Silverthorne. Have you been in to see him yet? If not, it might be time to swing by.  Jeff’s got ready-made gifts and home decor, but he can also build you just about anything your heart desires– whether it’s made of wood, metal or stone.  At the shop …

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Hiking in Silverthorne

Safety Tips for A Spectacular Summer on Silverthorne’s Trails

Summer has (finally) arrived in Silverthorne, and while this winter’s epic snowfall delivered spectacular wildflowers and lush vegetation along Summit County’s extensive trail system, it also left behind some damage and avalanche debris on area trails.  The Silverthorne Pulse caught up with White River National Forest Recreation Manager Cory Richardson for an update on what to expect on trails in and around Silverthorne this summer: With the above average snowfall, a late start to spring, and a record avalanche season this past winter, it is important for folks recreating near …

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Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit

The talents of this community run deep. And, the Celebrate Summit Art Exhibit – a showcase of local Summit County artists – is one of the Town of Silverthorne Arts Board’s favorite and most rewarding displays of the year.  In its second year, Celebrate Summit offers locals and guests the perfect opportunity to witness and honor the artistic talents of the community in a prime location. On display from June through September at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, selected works can be viewed in the education corridor, the hallway which …

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Celebrate Independence Day in Silverthorne with Exciting Line-Up of Special Events

This Independence Day the Town of Silverthorne will celebrate with a weekend packed full of special events and live music performances. Kicking off the festivities will be an annual performance of patriotic songs from the National Repertory Orchestra taking place in Rainbow Park the morning of July 4. Beginning Friday, July 5, the Town will host its second annual Art on The Blue River festival featuring more than 30 Colorado artists as well as exciting bands and wine tastings at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center lawn.  More details on both …

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