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Silverthorne Businesses Keep It Green

Summit County has long been devoted to sustainability, and Earth Day, April 22, gives us the chance to recognize the local efforts made by area businesses and organizations. We know that many of you are looking for resources to do the same, as well as a way to put your money and efforts behind supporting companies who are committed to these practices. Shop Green A good starting place is to look at High Country Conservation Center’s Resource Wise. This partnership is essentially a clearing house that identifies businesses throughout the …

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Mural by Danielle SeeWalker

Spotlight: Colorado’s original inhabitants

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne is a relatively young town, but it’s been populated for thousands of years. The area now known as Silverthorne, and Summit County, was the stomping grounds of the Ute people, who dwelled here until white settlement pushed them from their tribal lands. The Ute People arrived around 4,800 B.C. and occupied a vast territory that included much of what is now considered Utah, Colorado and northern New Mexico.  The Ute People came to this region by way of what we now call Vail Pass, …

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Fall in Silverthorne

Fall Art + Adventure in Silverthorne

There’s nothing like taking in a breath of crisp fall mountain air in Silverthorne, where art meets adventure. With exciting outdoor art events, live music and festivals happening around Town, trails enveloped in changing colors and many means by which to explore the autumn-hued landscapes,  fall is the perfect time to visit our town. Get inspired with the ideas below and be sure to check out our Fall Leaf Peeping Map for more information on the best places for leaf peeping this fall.  Check out these autumn events First Friday …

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Solidarity talk in Silverthorne

Summit County Voices Come Together at Solidarity Talks

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. As far as local business owner Alexandria Carns sees it, talk is far from cheap when it means coming together as a diverse community and sharing perspectives.  In early June 2020, Carns became inspired to start Solidarity Nation after attending a Solidarity March in Breckenridge.  “When I walked with hundreds of people to stand together in solidarity, I felt honored and acknowledged,” Carns said. “It healed something in me that I didn’t realize needed healing.” That moment ignited a passion within Carns to create an organization that …

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People biking on the Blue River Trail

Adventures Abound During Off Season in Silverthorne

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. As lifts stop running and before the endless sunshine of summer, our mountain town slows its pace. This means that now is a great time for locals and visitors to enjoy all that Silverthorne has to offer, minus the crowds. Better yet, most of it is free! Read on for how to enjoy Silverthorne as the snow melts and the views change to green.  Parks, Playgrounds and Picnics Silverthorne’s well-kept parks are conveniently located around town and can be turned into fun, day-long adventures. Grab to-go food from …

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Man fly fishing

Water’s role in our recreation and livelihoods

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Beginning in Quarter 1 of 2021, Silverthorne residents will see a new fee introduced on their water bill, in support of the Town’s new stormwater management program. Below is the third in a series of blog posts addressing the area’s water quality challenges, and what a stormwater management program will accomplish. Click to read the first and second blog posts in this series.  As we enter peak fly fishing season and look forward to recreating on the water this summer, it’s a good time to remember the …

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A rendering of The Pad Hotel and Hostel

The Pad is Silverthorne’s newest, and most sustainable, hotel

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Guests to The Pad, Silverthorne’s new, boutique hotel with 24 private rooms and 11 hostel-style dorm rooms, will be sleeping in upcycled shipping containers —a testament to owners Rob and Lynne Baer’s commitment to sustainability. The hotel, located at the former site of the Robinson Dairy Building, was recently accepted as a pending B Corporation, a gold standard for sustainability in business. What is a B Corporation? B Corp businesses meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance …

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Blue River in Winter

Protecting and Preserving the Blue River Basin

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Beginning in April of 2021, Silverthorne residents will see a new fee introduced on their water bill, in support of the Town’s new stormwater management program. Below is the second in a series of blog posts addressing the area’s water quality challenges, and what a stormwater management program will accomplish. Click here to read the first blog post in this series.  Silverthorne is practically synonymous with the Blue River, which runs through downtown as part of its 680-square-mile journey from its headwaters west of the Continental Divide …

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Blue River in Silverthorne

What is stormwater management?

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Beginning in April of 2021, Silverthorne residents will see a new fee introduced on their quarterly utility bill, to support the Town’s new stormwater management program that began in January 2021. Below is the first in a series of blog posts addressing the area’s water quality challenges, and what a stormwater management program will accomplish. The Town of Silverthorne has implemented a stormwater management plan to help address some of the water quality challenges the community is facing, as well as to preserve and protect our river, …

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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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