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After months of public pressure, Summit Fire & EMS board selects a design for a Silverthorne fire station

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The Summit Fire and EMS board of directors has chosen a concept for a fire station in Silverthorne — a move that comes after months of public pressure at Silverthorne Town Council meetings. According to the concept, the Silverthorne Fire Station would have two pull-through bays, six dorm rooms for staff, a kitchen, fitness room, day area and office space. SF&EMS Board President Lori Miller added that fully staffing the station up front might not happen immediately, but there would be at least resources north of Interstate 70. Currently, communities on the north end of the county, such as Silverthorne and Heeney, are serviced by the Dillon station. Chief Travis Davis added that if the building department approves, the bays could be built first so that residents at least have a truck in town before the rest of amenities are finished. Read more ...