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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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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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City of Thornton adds live online feed of Channel 8 community access TV

Sunday, July 21st, 2013 6:09pm MDT

The City of Thornton’s KTTV-8 television channel can be a great resource for information as to what is going on in our fine city.  Unfortunately watching the channel required you subscribed to Comcast cable – until now. We were browsing the city’s website today and noticed they have added a live Internet feed of the […]

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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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Community reminder: Fireworks illegal in Thornton, $500 fine awaits violators

Monday, July 2nd, 2012 5:30am MDT

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

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Thornton Fire Department deploys crew to battle wildfires

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 11:01am MDT

With wildfires raging across much of the Colorado high country, nearly half of all available resources in the nation have been deployed to our state.  Today the City of Thornton said it would be lending a hand in the battle against these deadly and damaging fires. The Thornton Fire Department will be joining the multijurisdictional […]

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City of Thornton announces emergency alert system for residents

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 7:53am MDT

Sitting at the western edge of tornado alley, the Denver metro area is home to severe weather of all forms.  In an effort to keep residents aware of the dangers Mother Nature brings every year, the City of Thornton is set to roll out an email alert system. It has been nearly 31 years since […]

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City of Thornton’s WinterFest to enjoy great weather for the festivities

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 11:11am MDT

The City of Thornton’s annual winter festival is in full swing and after a chilly start Friday, the weather for the rest of the events looks to be much milder. Santa Claus arrives safely last night and as always, the city has a full slate of events surrounding WinterFest at the Multipurpose Fields at 108th […]

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City of Thornton offers residents winter weather preparedness tips

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 12:28pm MDT

As we have been covering all week, by the governor’s declaration this is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado.  The City of Thornton has gotten on board with information to help the city’s residents prepare themselves for the coming season. Thornton has become much more ‘weather aware’ in recent years and we applaud them for […]

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Rain and hail put ThorntonFest under water; Annual city festival cancelled

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 11:59am MDT

Yesterday’s bout of severe weather dropped more than 2 inches of rain and buried parts of the city in a blanket of white hail.  All of it was too much for the City of Thornton’s Multipurpose Field which was submerged by the deluge and the city has announced that ThorntonFest has been cancelled. “Even though […]

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