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Construction uncovers 66-million-year-old triceratops in Thornton

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 3:57pm MDT

Crews working to build the City of Thornton’s new fire and police substation in the north part of town have unearthed the remains of a dinosaur. The finding of the 66-million-year-old triceratops includes the skull and other bones.  Dr. Joe Sertich, Curator of Dinosaurs, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, spoke to the rarity of […]

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Weather forces cancellation of most Thorntonest events

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 2:22pm MDT

The soaking, wet weather that began yesterday evening and is expected to run well into tomorrow has caused numerous event cancellations. Now it has claimed another victim – the City of Thornton’s annual Thorntonfest. Having already received nearly 2 inches of rain in the past twelve hours the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center fields are absolutely drenched. […]

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Santa’s Christmas 2016 journey begins, track online

Saturday, December 24th, 2016 5:45am MDT

Santa Claus begins his whirlwind trip around the globe tonight to deliver toys to all the good little boys and girls! For more than 50 years the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has tracked Kris Kringle on Christmas Eve and helped to ensure he completes his journey safely. ThorntonWeather.com is pleased to be able […]

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Thornton residents launch petition to put retail marijuana on the ballot

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 8:17am MDT

What to do when your elected officials ignore the will of the people?  The people take it into their own hands. Last month, Thornton City Council voted to allow retail and medical marijuana stores in the city despite overwhelming opposition by citizens. What they should have done, if not reject it, is at least put […]

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NCAR launches study of Colorado Front Range ozone pollution

Monday, July 21st, 2014 10:51am MDT

Over the past week you may have noticed a relatively persistent ‘drone’ of aircraft over the Denver area and seen a relatively large aircraft flying overhead.  The plane is a specially outfitted C-130 taking part in a major field study of the Front Range’s ozone. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will […]

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Health links hyped to drive fear of fracking despite studies that fail to back up claims

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 12:16pm MDT
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Reminder: Personal use of fireworks illegal in the City of Thornton, big time fines await violators

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 11:15am MDT

Fireworks have long been illegal in the City of Thornton and in recent years stiff fines have been meted out to violators.  Like last year, conditions are tinder dry and as such it is especially important that residents adhere to the law and leave the show to the pros. Wildfires are burning across Colorado right […]

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Photo gallery: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 7:39am MDT

Public access to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge has increased greatly now that they allow visitors to drive their own vehicles through the facility.  We have taken advantage of it over the past couple of weeks and have enjoyed some extraordinary photo opportunities. A wide variety of birds are available for viewing but […]

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge opens to self-guided tours by car

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 10:58am MDT

There was a time activity at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal was centered on our nation’s defense as a location responsible for manufacturing chemical and conventional weapons.  Now a National Wildlife Refuge, the site is one of the hidden gems of the Colorado Front Range when it comes to wildlife viewing. From World War II into […]

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Bald eagles come to roost in Thornton

Sunday, January 6th, 2013 10:35am MDT

One of the great joys of winter in Colorado is an increase in appearances of bald eagles.  The national bird of the United States is majestic to see and here in Thornton the birds routinely roost during the cold months. Bald eagles can be found virtually anywhere in the United States and while Benjamin Franklin […]

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