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Thornton takes steps towards tackling metro district abuse

The city of Thornton regulates metropolitan districts very little, which developers have taken advantage of. So, the city is looking to close several loopholes, city staff explained at a city council … more

Despite progress, shopping center still has far to go

One of the Thornton Shopping Center’s derelict buildings has been demolished, but it still will be a while before the property can be redeveloped, Thornton City Council learned during a July 6 … more

Progress made on Thornton equity ad hoc action plan

In the eyes of Thornton City Council and city staff, there is a lot of progress on equity-oriented initiatives led by the city’s police, parks and recreation, and economic development departments. … more

Thornton Pride flag will fly

Deviating from a previous plan, the city of Thornton will fly a Pride flag in front of City Hall because of an unplanned city council vote at a June 8 meeting. Before June 8, city council did not … more

Plan for York & 144th retail space in Thornton approved

Thornton City Council unanimously approved the conceptual site plan for a five-building retail space in north Thornton. The plan is for the seven-acre parcel on the northeast corner of 144th Avenue … more

Suit argues that term for Thornton mayor expires early

Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann should not be able to serve in her role until 2023, a Thornton resident alleged in a lawsuit filed May 24. On behalf of plaintiff Cherish Salazar, Robert McGuire, a … more

Thornton begins work finding new city attorney

With the help of an executive search firm, the city of Thornton and the city council will spend the coming weeks selecting a new city attorney. The process to hire a permanent city attorney follows … more

Lack of penalties for Shopping Center owner frustrates community

The aftermath of a state health agency inspection and a municipal court hearing about the Thornton Shopping Center has agitated people who were already angry about the site’s cleanup. Jay Brown, … more

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

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 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

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

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

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

Thornton mayor nixed Corchado executive session

Amidst confusion some members of Thornton City Council claimed to be having before a vote to fire the city attorney, Mayor Jan Kulmann rejected a key opportunity to clear the air. Council voted 5 to … more
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