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Heeney, Colorado
Town
Country United States
State Colorado
County Summit
Elevation 8,045 ft (2,452 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80498 (Silverthorne)

Heeney is a census-designated place in northern Summit County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 76. It is situated on the hillside along the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir, in the valley of the Blue River, between Kremmling and Silverthorne. It is accessible by a county road from State Highway 9. The community consists of a cluster of vacation homes and permanent residences perched above the reservoir, which is a destination for recreational boating and fishing. The businesses of the town include a liquor/bait and tackle store oriented towards sportsmen. The U.S. Post Office at Silverthorne (ZIP Code 80498) now serves Heeney postal addresses.

A post office called Heeney was established in 1939, and remained in operation until 1960. The community has the name of Paul Heeney, a local property owner.

Geography

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Homes along the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir in Heeney

Heeney is located at 39°52′20″N 106°18′02″W / 39.87222°N 106.30056°W / 39.87222; -106.30056 (39.872331,-106.300449).

Climate

This climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Heeney has a subarctic climate, abbreviated "Dfc" on climate maps.

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