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Silverthorne's new fire station construction timeline puts groundbreaking this fall

Silverthorne north locals rejoyce! Your new fire station has a timeline for it's construction; ground breaking is expected in fall of 2023 (at the latest.) "We would love to be able to break ground sooner than that," Steve Lipsher, Summit Fire & EMS spokesperson said Tuesday with a twinkle in his eye. "It's the hope of the Chief that we can under promise and over deliver." Read more ... (CBS Colorado News 4)

Residents lobby Summit Fire & EMS to expedite Silverthorne fire station that is now planned to break ground this fall

Construction crews could break ground on a new Silverthorne Fire Station as soon as this fall, Summit Fire & EMS Chief Travis Davis said Tuesday, Jan. 17. During the Summit Fire & EMS board meeting where Davis laid out plans for how the project will move forward, several Silverthorne residents spoke during public comment about the need to move expeditiously. “I know people want this station built tomorrow,” Davis said. “But folks, it just doesn’t happen that way.” Read more ... (Summit Daily News)

UPDATE: Lengthy closure on westbound I-70 was caused after tractor-trailer lost its brakes while descending from tunnel, police say

A collision between two semitractor-trailers that closed a section of Interstate 70 for several hours Monday is believed to have been caused by one of the tractors losing its brakes, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The driver of the second truck suffered minor injuries in the crash, which occurred a little after 7 a.m.

House fire sparks in Silverthorne on Saturday, Dec. 10

No one was injured in an early morning fire that destroyed a home under construction in Silverthorne’s Eagles Nest neighborhood Saturday, Dec. 10, according to Summit Fire & EMS. Firefighters were called 1265 Golden Eagle Road a few minutes before 6:30 a.m. and arrived 13 minutes later to find the home fully engulfed in flames, Summit Fire spokesperson Steve Lipsher said. For nearly two hours, about 25 firefighters battled the blaze in “brutally cold conditions,” Lipsher said.