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Eastcreek Farm zoning finalized on second reading

Thornton City Council cemented the future of a proposed development with a diversity of housing when it passed a zoning amendment on second reading 7-2 at a May 11 meeting. Councilors and project … more

North Metro PDs tackle street racing

Street racing and related issues, such as spontaneous car parties, have become an issue that has intensified throughout the Denver metro area and Brighton, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster police … more

School board offers emotional thanks for COVID help

A celebration of Adams 12 Five Star Schools’ collaboration with local partners quickly turned emotional, to the surprise of those present. “It was truly the most overwhelming community effort … more

Weld County denies Thornton water project application

The Thornton Water Project got dealt another bad hand on May 5, when the Weld County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to deny Thornton’s application to build a water pipeline through 34 … more

Thornton Council approves weed deliveries

Thornton-based marijuana dispensaries can now deliver product within city limits. Thornton City Council approved an ordinance with a 6-2 vote at an April 27 meeting, making Thornton the third city in … more

Need-to-know info for city council elections

Though municipal elections are a little over six months away, the seeds of campaign season are already in the ground. Several candidates in Thornton and Westminster have thrown their names in the hat … more

Thornton wins lottery award for Big Dry Creek work

Thornton’s work restoring 25 acres of the Big Dry Creek Open Space has been recognized by the Colorado Lottery. The Colorado Lottery announced on April 21 that it had awarded the city a Starburst … more

Thornton annexes 357-acres for new development

Thornton just grew by 357 acres, per a 7-1 vote by Thornton City Council at an April 13 meeting. After a public hearing, the council approved the annexation in northwest Thornton and two other … more

Thornton residents rally for shopping center cleanup

A rally at the Thornton Shopping Center showed the site continues to be a social and political lightning rod in south Thornton. The owner of the rundown site began cleaning up structural, aesthetic … more

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

Eastcreek Farm zoning amendment tests Thornton’s newer goal to diversify housing

After a three hour long public hearing at a March 23 meeting, Thornton City Council passed a controversial zoning amendment for the Eastcreek Farm subdivision in north Thornton with a 5-3 vote. Mayor … 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

Thornton Shopping Center chemical waste stolen

Someone stole a barrel of chemical waste from the Thornton Shopping Center cleanup site, according to state officials. The Colorado Department of Health and Environment did a surprise inspection … 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
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