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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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City of Thornton discusses weather warning systems

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 12:43pm MST

Twenty nine years ago, the city of Thornton was struck by what was the most destructive tornado to hit the Denver metro area in history – a record which stands to this day.  Now, the City of Thornton has started to investigate options to alert residents when severe weather is set to strike.  Visitors to […]

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Thornton news – Thornton Community Chorus to join Thornton Community Band as area cultural offering

Monday, January 25th, 2010 4:47pm MST

Supported by the Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO), Thornton will soon be playing host to its own choir group – the Thornton Community Chorus.  The chorus joins the relatively new Thornton Community Band and form a duo of extraordinary cultural offerings for area residents. According to the Thornton Community Chorus’ website, they will […]

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Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel covers the recent severe weather

Saturday, June 13th, 2009 6:51am MST

MetroNorth Newspapers in the Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel covered the recent bout of severe weather in the most recent edition of Thornton’s hometown newspaper. In part, the article says: As a former producer for 9News, Todd Barnes has chased a few tornadoes in his time. On Sunday, however, the storm found him. Barnes, communications manager for the […]

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City of Thornton addresses residents’ concerns about tornadoes

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 6:19am MST

As we have discussed before, the City of Thornton is lacking any type of system to alert citizens of severe weather like we have seen recently. In the last week, parts of Thornton have been under Tornado Warnings as funnel clouds circled in the sky and citizens are understandably concerned. We at ThorntonWeather.com continually remind […]

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Tornado in Aurora rated an EF1

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 12:53pm MST

The tornado that touched down in the Denver suburb of Aurora and caused damage to a local mall and apartment complex has been rated an EF1 by the National Weather Service.  After two days of evaluations, the service said that the twister most likely had winds of 100 mph, placing it in the middle of […]

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Sunday storm brings funnel cloud and hail to Thornton

Sunday, June 7th, 2009 1:01pm MST

For a brief period of time this afternoon, Thornton and western Adams County were under a Tornado Warning as a funnel cloud was spotted passing.  Thankfully the storm quickly weakened and the threat diminished.  The image at the right is courtesy John Wagner of the Warrior Legacy Foundation.  This was from approximately 136th & Washington […]

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Continuing snow sure to cause a rough afternoon commute

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 2:42pm MST

If you can, get out of work early today as the roads are sure to be a mess during rush hour.  Snow has been falling across the Front Range all day and snow totals for the metro area are in the 2 to 4 inch range.  Probably just as notable is the bitter cold we […]

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A snowy and slick commute for Thursday

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 6:55am MST

The snow arrived overnight and as of 5:00am ThorntonWeather.com had measured 1.3” and it was still coming down pretty good.  Due to the extreme cold – 17 degrees and a windchill of 5 degrees as of this writing – the roads are quite slick.  This morning we found residential streets to be the worst of […]

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