Residents of Silverthorne want a fire station. What would it take to get one?

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Over the past several weeks, increased concern from residents have been voiced about fire department response times in Silverthorne — especially with congestion happening at Exit 205 on Interstate 70. One option would be to have a kind of station called a surge station. While more than a truck in a garage, it still would not have full-time staff and would instead pull either a medic unit or engine from whatever jurisdiction is facing the least amount of calls. This would be in times where congestion can be predicted — like busy holidays — so Silverthorne would have coverage during those times when traffic is at a standstill at Exit 205. The more permanent solution will be to have a fully staffed station at some point in the future. Read more ...