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Social Summit: Town of Blue River celebrates 50 years

On Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, the town of Blue River marked its 50th anniversary as an incorporated municipality.

The celebrations started Saturday with town cleanup and a town-wide yard sale. The day included "A Day at the Tarn," with fly-fishing demonstrations by Breckenridge Outfitters and paddleboard lessons by Alpine Sports.

On Sunday, residents of Blue River came together to celebrate the town turning 50 with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salads, cake and ice cream. Time-to-Party provided a bouncy house, Maria Spotts had face painting and Dan Cleary made balloon animals. The Red, White and Blue Fire Department showed off its fire trucks, provided tours of its facilities and hosted an informational booth. Other booths included Summit County Environmental Health, Upper Blue Sanitary District and the Beetlekill Tree Guys.

For more information on the town of Blue River, visit or contact Michelle Eddy, town administrator at or (970) 547-0545.

—Summit Daily staff report