Wildernest Bridge Work Complete
The Town of Silverthorne is pleased with the end result of the Wildernest Road Bridge Resurfacing Project, including the construction timing and the public’s cooperation with the related detour plan.
The project took approximately 11 calendar days to complete which allowed for the bridge to be open to traffic by the beginning of the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.Though the detour may have taken some time to get used to and may have caused slight inconveniences, it was necessary in order to make these bridge repairs while also ensuring the safest possible work and driving environments.The Town of Silverthorne thanks motorists for their cooperation during this process.
Additional Sand Volleyball Courts Coming to Rainbow Park
The Town of Silverthorne is installing two new sand volleyball courts at Rainbow Park this summer.The courts are scheduled to be completed and ready for play by August. The new courts are adjacent to the two existing sand courts located next to the tennis courts.The project is possible thanks to generous donations from private sector businesses.Tom Davenport, with Denver based Volleyball of the Rockies, contacted the Town last month and offered to donate 400 tons of sand, nets, and boundary lines for two new courts.To complete the project, the Town needed to supply gravel for the subsurface, which was not in the Town’s budget.However, Silverthorne based Everist Materials graciously offered to donate 200 tons of washed rock for the project, after Public Works Director Bill Linfield asked the company for assistance.“The donation is a generous gift, and we are very grateful. The Town has worked with Everist on many projects over the years and we are very appreciative of the support. donation allowed us to proceed with a project that will benefit the entire community for years to come,” stated Linfield.
New Rainbow Park Playground Nears Completion
The opening day for the playground is almost here! If the weather cooperates allowing final construction items to be addressed in the next few days, the playground will open on Saturday July 10. The equipment is all in place now, but the poured in place rubber surface is not yet completed so we have to ask the kids to wait just a bit longer before they can climb on all of the great new structures we’ve installed.
A formal ribbon cutting ceremony is also being planned and will also be announced at Silverthorne.org when details are available.
Where are the public fishing locations on the Blue River?
We often get this question, particularly from our many visitors, so to clear up the issue the Town has created a brochure that highlights seven distinct sections of the Blue River as it makes its three mile run through Silverthorne.The map, available soon at the Recreation Center and Town Hall, provides a clear picture of public access and public parking available near the river.descriptions of the types of water features in each section are also included in the brochure.The Town of Silverthorne is committed to protecting, preserving, and improving the gold medal water of the Blue River and has spent over $700,000 (largely obtained through grants) to improve the health of the river.
The Town would like to thank SPORT Committee members Don Hansen and Nathan Mosley for creating the fishing map with the assistance of Public Works Administrative Assistant Diane Salamon.
Outlets at Silverthorne Welcomes Guess
GUESS Factory Store at the Outlets at Silverthorne opened its doors in mid-June and held a grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 28. Now a global presence, GUESS got its start with a great pair of jeans.In 1981, The Marciano brothers founded a small denim company in California.Today, GUESS has grown to be one of the largest and most successful fashion brands in the world with over 1,113 GUESS stores worldwide.Through their innovative design, marketing and distribution of fashion lifestyle products, GUESS has become one of the most widely recognized fashion leaders in the young contemporary women’s and men’s markets across the globe.The GUESS Factory Store at the Outlets at Silverthorne will carry men’s and women’s fashion-forward apparel, handbags, watches, shoes and more! The store is located in Unit 227-I in the Blue Village, between Great Outdoor Clothing Company and Pearl Izumi.