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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

They call themselves “serious mountain climbers.” After hearing their credentials, you might say that’s an understatement. Silverthorne residents Doris Spencer and Kent Willoughby have achieved the following: They’ve climbed 400 mountains in Colorado alone and achieved the summit of 199 of Colorado’s 200 highest peaks. The couple finished all the 14ers in four years and are now set to complete the list of 14ers again. (“It’s not my idea,” says Spencer with a chuckle.) They’ve summited 49 of the 50 highest points in the United States, with only Denali remaining …

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Take 5 With: Jagger Koch,Teen Motocross Champ

Silverthorne is apparently THE place to be a professional athlete if you’re a teen. This summer, 15-year-old Jagger Koch joined the ranks of elite teen athletes Red Gerard and Chris Corning when he won the 125-cubic centimeter “C” class at the Amateur National Motocross Championships. “Winning was a dream come true,” admits Jagger. “It was a lot to take in at the time, and it still is now.” “This is the biggest amateur motocross race in the world, and it’s a dream just to qualify, let alone win,” says Jagger’s …

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A Session with Coach Cordell

You don’t have to be a kid to take skateboarding lessons from Cordell Crosby. And if you’ve ever seen him coaching on a weekday morning at the Silverthorne Skatepark, you’ll probably want to pick up a board and ride, too. It just looks like that much fun. Cordell has been skating since he was a kid growing up back in St. Louis, and he’s been teaching in Silverthorne for over 10 years. In the last decade, Cordell has instilled some solid life lessons and a good bit of discipline as …

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Silverthorne’s Got Heart: Paying off a big debt

The Summit County Chamber of Commerce’s Exit 205 Chapter — which encompasses businesses in the communities of Silverthorne and Dillon — recently embarked on a fundraising effort, which was reported in the Summit Daily last month,  to help elementary students and families in Summit County: They paid off their school lunch debt. Michael Spry, one of the champions of this effort through the Exit 205 Chapter, explains it this way: Every school year, some families have outstanding bills for their children’s school lunches. If the families can’t pay, their children …

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Get to Know a Local Teacher, Nadine Carter

Nadine Carter laughs easily and often. As a fifth grade teacher at Silverthorne Elementary School, this gift comes in handy. Nadine excels at making learning fun and tries to instill each student with the value of education. Between the laughter and fun, there’s room for tons of cool stuff at Silverthorne Elementary. Highlights include the Bear Bolt 5K in September and the new Dual Language Program where students will be taught in both English and Spanish. We sat down with this fifth grade teacher to see what gets her going. …

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Searching for La Escondida in Silverthorne

Talk about a lucky town! After three successful years in Dillon, La Escondida needed more room because their tasty treats were in such high demand. Last October, they found a new home, tucked away in Silverthorne at 252 Warren Ave. If you check the online reviews for Panadería La Escondida — which means “the hidden bakery” — you’ll see glowing reports of their delicious pastries and baked goods. The Summit Daily News even calls it a “hidden gem.” The Latin American bakery’s co-owners Kevin Pelen and Alberto Galvan love to …

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Summertime Sipping in Silverthorne

Summer in Silverthorne. Can you think of anything better? And what goes along with that sweet Silverthorne sunshine? Something to sip on from the experts at Locals Liquors, of course. Chris Carran, Locals Liquors owner and refreshing summer drink expert, has big news for you: Zima is BACK! If you weren’t really missing it, this blog post is packed with other tasty tidbits, too. Read on for the full rundown from Chris, an Iowa native turned Silverthorne business owner.   Can you describe your business and where you are located? …

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Joanne Cook Creates Community in Silverthorne

People are excited about Silverthorne Recreation and Culture Director Joanne Cook’s work. In fact, to take the call for this interview, she had to sneak into another office, because artists have been flooding her office for days to drop off artwork and chat about Silverthorne’s upcoming summer art exhibition, “Celebrate Summit,” which features Summit County artists in a way that is rarely seen. Joanne has worked for the Town of Silverthorne for 20 years, and the last 10 have been as the Recreation and Culture Director, which means that she …

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Get to Know Mayor Ann-Marie Sandquist

Silverthorne’s new mayor, Ann-Marie Sandquist, understands if you’re more familiar with  her lovable two-year-old golden retriever Rippy than with her. Colorado’s mountain towns are known to be dog-loving places, after all. But since this local of 13 years just received a slightly more elevated title (ahem, Madame Mayor), we thought we’d sit down and get to know her a little better.   How long have you lived in Silverthorne? Since fall of 2005.   What is your hometown? Denver   What brought you to Silverthorne? A job. I moved to …

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Neils Lunceford Silverthorne

High-Altitude Gardening With Neils Lunceford

It’s officially spring. Have you started planting? If not, don’t stress. We’ve got some insider tips from the experts at Neils Lunceford to help you out. Since 1980, Neils Lunceford has served the Silverthorne community and helped it grow—in more ways than one. As a full-service landscape company offering landscape design, construction, maintenance, irrigation and retail products, the pros at Neils Lunceford beautify Summit, Eagle and Grand counties. Three key players on the Neils Lunceford team include CEO Jeff Lunceford, Operations Manager Abe Hoffmann and Vice President Tim Glasco. Jeff …

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