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Summit Daily/Brad OdekirkSilverthorne

Locals head to Silverthorne to shop. Whether it’s a trip to Target, which opened in 2003, for basic home necessities, a day at the Silverthorne Factory Stores for high-fashion clothing or a visit to one of the town’s ski shops for new gear, the town offers a shopping experience that negates the need for monthly trips to Denver.

This year, the Silverthorne Factory Stores are undergoing a $13 million renovation that will brighten the three villages scattered along Highway 9 with new entrances, bigger signs and more public spaces, plus additional nationally recognized name-brand stores.

Silverthorne offers more than a shopping experience. A good percentage of the locals live in town ” 80 percent of the properties are occupied by year-round residents ” or in ever-expanding subdivisions to the north. The $6 million Silverthorne Recreation Center and $4 million Silverthorne Pavilion offer year-round activities for all ages.

Outdoor recreation is likely to improve with a plan to extend the recreation path along the Blue River through town. The river ” popular for fishing ” will become a focal point for pedestrian traffic once the ambitious plan comes to fruition.

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