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Abby Hosier and Jacob Arneson

Silverthorne Police Department Appoints Two New Police Sergeants

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne has two trusted community members that have ascended into higher positions of authority within the Silverthorne Police Department (SPD) with recent promotions. Abigail Hosier and Jacob Arenson were appointed to police sergeants in December 2022 and will be tasked with supervising the police officer taskforce. While now sergeants, they still act within the responsibilities of police officers, patrolling and upholding the law in Silverthorne. In addition to policing responsibilities and managing the team, Abby and Jacob will be responsible for the planning and command …

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George Brown

Remembering Colorado Trailblazer George L. Brown

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. The Honorable George L. Brown (1926 – 2006) has a life story that begs to be told. He was a trailblazer in every sense of the word, becoming the first African American Colorado State Representative, State Senator and Lieutenant Governor. He opened the door for so many, ensuring that young Black Coloradoans could see themselves holding public office, becoming a news editor and more.  Video interviews of Brown’s storied history from his own perspective can be found through The HistoryMakers, a nonprofit digital repository that …

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Tim Osborn

The Story of Silverthorne’s Longest-Serving Police Officer

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. After 24 years of service, last month Senior Sergeant Tim Osborn received the Police Service Award and became the longest serving officer in the history of the Silverthorne Police Department. Now retired from active duty, Osborn continues to serve Silverthorne in his role as an evidence technician. And for him, it was a simple decision. “It was an easy choice to serve the Silverthorne community,” said Osborn. “It is full of great people who take care of each other and are a pleasure to work …

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Assistant Police Chief Rachel Dunaway

Meet the new Assistant Police Chief Rachel Dunaway

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. Silverthorne’s new Assistant Police Chief Rachel Dunaway is a Colorado native that has been close to the Silverthorne community for 22 years. She has seen growth within the town firsthand, and with that growth comes a need for additional help within Silverthorne’s Police Department. With 23 years of law enforcement experience, Dunaway understands how to run day-to-day operations of public safety.  “My role as Assistant Chief means that I focus on community outreach, working with organizations across the county and maintaining standards in training and …

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wildfire in Silverthorne

Summertime Safety: Preparing for wildfire season

PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. The West experiences fire danger throughout the year and being aware of the risk of wildfire is essential for visitor and local resident safety. In addition to the obvious threat of fire, wildfires can also decrease air quality.  The first priority when it comes to individuals and wildfire is prevention. If you spot a wildfire, immediately call 911 to report it and follow safety instructions from the emergency responder. Summit County residents should also sign up for the Summit County Alert system, which provides free emergency text …

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Minimal Impact

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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