Heeney, Colorado

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Heeney, Colorado
Coordinates: 39°52′20″N 106°18′02″W / 39.87222°N 106.30056°W / 39.87222; -106.30056Coordinates: 39°52′20″N 106°18′02″W / 39.87222°N 106.30056°W / 39.87222; -106.30056
Country United States
State Colorado
County Summit[1]
Elevation[1] 8,045 ft (2,452 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80498 (Silverthorne)

Heeney is a census-designated place in northern Summit County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 76.[3] 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.[2]

A post office called Heeney was established in 1939, and remained in operation until 1960.[4] The community has the name of Paul Heeney, a local property owner.[5]


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).


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.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. January 3, 2007. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2007. 
  3. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  4. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 26. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Heeney, Colorado