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Paleontologists: Thornton’s dinosaur is in fact a torosaurus, not a triceratops

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 9:53am MST

Thornton’s now famous dinosaur bones that were discovered at a construction site have been identified as a different prehistoric creature than originally thought. Scientists with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science told CBS4 that they are actually remnants of a torosaurus, not a triceratops. Dr. Joe Sertich, Curator of Dinosaurs at the museum, told […]

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Daylight Saving Time to come to an end on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 6:00am MST

The biannual ritual of changing our clocks to adjust for Daylight Saving Time occurs tonight providing yet another signal of the changing of seasons.  The United States will ‘fall back’ one hour at 2:00am Sunday morning as we return to Standard Time. The ritual of changing our clocks twice a year can be met with […]

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

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

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST
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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 MST

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 MST

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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