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North metro cities gain flexibility in new federal relief package

A few weeks after President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Act, north metro cities are getting a clearer sense of how much COVID-19 relief funding they will receive from the federal … more

Thornton and Westminster take steps to address water supply concerns

Thornton City Council recently adopted measures to help the city’s water supply in the short-term, while Westminster City Council discussed a new water supply plan for the long-term. Both cities, … more

New Thornton community group promotes pollinators

Spring has just begun and a new community group wants to help pollinators do their thing. “Bee Thornton” is a community group that recently sprouted up to protect existing pollinator habitats and … more

Serving lawfully? Questions about corporate authority in Thornton subdivision

It might not be obvious that the sprawling residential construction site near Holly Street and East 144th Avenue in Thornton is also a local government: the Willow Bend Metropolitan District, … more

Options explored for N Line fares in anticipation of pilot program expiring

The Regional Transportation District won’t extend a pilot program for discounted fares on the N Line commuter rail after the program expires in a couple of weeks, RTD representatives confirmed. The … more

Northglenn police advisory group formalized, Thornton’s on the way

Northglenn finalized its police advisory group of citizens, while nearby Thornton is close to doing the same. After a month-long application process that received a high level of interest, members of … more

Parterre metro district plan with $189 million debt limit approved

Thornton City Council unanimously passed a plan to finance the construction of Parterre, a proposed 800-acre development in the city’s northeast corner. Several councilors expressed confusion about … more

Thornton City Council opposes water rate recommendations

The Thornton City Council made clear at a Feb. 9 planning session that it won’t be approving a 4 percent increase in residential water rates and a maximum $15,000 increase in tap fees. Many … more

Val Vigil celebrated as a dedicated public servant

Val Vigil spent the better part of the past two decades as an elected official. That entire time, his commitment to the community motivated him. “He didn't have the ego,” said Adams County board … more

A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era … more

Larimer County judge rules against Thornton in water case

Thornton's plan to bring water from Larimer County city suffered a major setback Feb. 15 when a judge upheld a Larimer County Board of Commissioners decision, and rejected the city's plan for a pipeline. Judge … more

Better with age: 800-acre development clears big hurdle

Thornton City Council took a major step towards a nearly 800-acre proposed development in northeast Thornton by unanimously approving a zoning amendment at the Feb. 9 meeting. Located immediately … more

Thornton arts offers class on tapestry weaving

Thornton will add a class on tapestry weaving to its slate of arts and culture instruction programs this spring. The city has opened registration for the Thornton Arts and Culture Division’s 2021 … more

Thornton City Council meeting escalates situation surrounding city attorney's dismissal

A Jan. 26 Thornton City Council meeting marked by 10 public comments, calls for municipal secession and new details about former City Attorney Luis Corchado’s dismissal escalated a situation that … more

Consultant recommends increase in Thornton sewer rates

Rate consultant Raftelis recommended Thornton City Council to increase sewer rates for system upkeep and capital investments. Council listened to Raftelis representatives present a comprehensive … more

Council greenlights plan for Creekside Village retail space

A 13-acre, eight-lot development in east Thornton received its first approval from the city council at a Jan. 12 meeting. The council unanimously approved the conceptual plan for a commercial project … more

No fines for Thornton Shopping Center's 76 code violations

A municipal judge won't financially penalize the owner of Thornton Shopping Center for 76 city code violations. Judge Charles Rose's decision was a major development in an ongoing controversy about … more

For principal, move to Eagle Ridge was the right choice

The new principal/head of school at Eagle Ridge Academy in Brighton — and former administrator at Stargate School in Thornton — wasn’t looking to make a job change.  Scott Richardson and his … more

Ananda Birungi believes her own story, and so do others

Adjusting to life as a freshman at Harvard University has its own set of pressures. Add to that a surprise phone conversation with Gov. Jared Polis. Yet, two weeks after moving from Northglenn to … more

Thornton’s new chief wants to strike a balance

Terrence Gordon thinks there is a middle ground in what he sees as a black-and-white conversation about policing in America. Thornton appointed Gordon chief in early December after former Chief Randy … more
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