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Silverthorne’s Got Heart

Silverthorne’s Got Heart: Making North Pond More Skateable

You might know Bob Lau as a top-notch financial advisor with his own financial services business (Summit Wealth Advisors). Or you might know him from his coaching days at the Silverthorne Elementary where he coached both of his kids, Abbey and Jake in various sports. Perhaps you know him from his days as a guide for Copper Mountain’s Over the Hill Gang. Or maybe you’ve seen Bob enjoying breakfast at Mountain Lyon Cafe or grabbing a bottle of something tasty from Chris at Locals Liquors. Any way you slice it, …

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Jim Healing Waters

Silverthorne’s Got Heart: Jim Buckler and Project Healing Waters

There’s something in the water. Or maybe it’s the fresh air, the tranquility and the simple art of conversation. Whatever the source, veterans young and old, from all branches of the U.S. military, have had transformative experiences of engagement, reflection and healing after participating in Project Healing Waters, a national fly fishing program that serves disabled military service personnel and veterans. Volunteers in hundreds of communities nationwide participate, and Silverthorne is proud to be one of them.  Jim Buckler, owner of Cutthroat Anglers, alongside other local volunteer guides, has been …

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Mountain Mentors Connect Hearts; 60 Kids Waiting

Sometimes it’s difficult to know if you’ve made a difference. And sometimes it takes a long time to see the fruits of your labor. Those adages don’t hold true for volunteers with Summit County’s Mountain Mentors, a 30-year-old program that helps local youth. For more than a year, Silverthorne resident and mentor Linda Hrycaj has watched her 8-year-old mentee blossom and grow as they ride horses, volunteer at the animal shelter, cook meals and attend Mountain Mentor group events together. “This is a tremendous opportunity to connect with kids,” Linda …

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Deb Hage and the Community Dinner

  Every Tuesday evening, hundreds of Summit County residents come together for a tradition that has endured for a decade: A warm, nutritious meal, lots of helping hands and most important, the reminder that our community is more than its buildings and mountains — it’s the people who make it home. Behind the Summit County Community Dinner at the Elks Lodge is a remarkable Town resident, Deb Hage. Deb has been in Silverthorne for 35 years and has loved being part of the town culture. She raised 10 children here, …

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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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