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28 years ago today – Thornton is struck by a tornado

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 4:54pm MST

It was 28 years ago today that the worst tornado to ever strike the Denver metro area hit Thornton.  June 3, 1981 is a day that will forever be remembered by longtime residents of the north metro area.  Last year the Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel did a story about it which you can read by clicking here.  […]

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Sentinel revisits 1981 Thornton tornado

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 7:18am MST

I always tell the story of me being in 6th grade at Hillcrest Elementary in Northglenn on June 3, 1981.  Sitting at our desks the principal comes over the intercom and announces that all students need to get under their desks.  I look outside and see that it is dark as night – at least […]

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