Silverthorne rejects claims in trail lawsuit |

Silverthorne rejects claims in trail lawsuit

The Town of Silverthorne has issued a response to the lawsuit brought against the them last week regarding the latest planned segment of the Blue River Trail recreation pathway.

“We absolutely reject the allegations made, and we are highly disappointed at this attempt to block the construction of a very important community-supported project. We will aggressively defend our rights in this case,” Silverthorne town manager Kevin Batchelder said.

He said the documented easement provides the town with the ability to build the segment of trail as planned.

The trail segment is part of the town’s 2004 Blue River Trail master plan and Batchelder said the community and town council members largely support it.

“We are excited to see it connect two currently unconnected trail segments at Town Hall and the Willow Grove Open Space,” Batchelder said. “The Silverthorne community deserves to have this trail connection implemented this summer as originally scheduled.”

He said town officials will continue with the design process, and will not respond publicly to the lawsuit’s assertions.

“At this point, we will simply have to let the legal process play out,” Batchelder said.

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