Thornton, Colorado

Thornton COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program

THORNTON, CO…The city of Thornton will accept applications for the COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program from June 27 through August 8, 2022. "These grants are designed to help provide financial support for Thornton businesses and nonprofits that support residents impacted by the pandemic," says Thornton Senior Management Analyst Alice Huang. "There is a total of $500,000 available to both businesses and nonprofits, and more than $100,000 available to startup businesses through the Thornton Business Alliance Center."

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Thornton

THORNTON, CO…Experts from Colorado State University Extension (CSU Extension) have confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive, highly destructive tree pest, in the city of Thornton. Thornton’s tree inventory shows approximately 1,600 ash trees on public property, however, the number of ash trees on private property in Thornton make the number significantly higher. “If all the ash trees are lost to the EAB, it will have a significant impact on Thornton’s tree canopy and general landscape,” says Thornton Parks, Golf and Forestry Superintendent Paul Burkholder.

Thornton Eggcessible Egg Scramble

THORNTON, CO… Kids can celebrate the season with a day of springtime fun featuring egg-and-candy collecting. The event also features live entertainment, food trucks, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. The fun begins Saturday, April 16, at Thornton Community Park, York Street and Thornton Parkway, and features a traditional egg scramble with eggs and candy, and an adaptive and inclusive egg scramble for youth with diverse needs and abilities.

Thornton City Council Votes on Residency Status for Ward 1 Seat

THORNTON, CO… In a six-hour Thornton City Council meeting that started at 7 p.m. on February 8, City Council voted 5-to-4 to declare a vacancy in the Ward 1 seat held by Jacque Phillips. The council heard several hours of public comment, most of which addressed the residency action item also on the agenda. After public comment, council members provided evidence, on the record, and voted after several rounds of discussion. Thornton City Attorney Tami Yellico and outside counsel Geoff Wilson advised council on the Thornton Charter requirements, pertinent case law, and state statutes that should be considered for determining residency. Jacque Phillips had her own attorney present who also provided evidence and answered questions.

Celebrate the Season at Thornton’s WinterFest

THORNTON, CO…Kick-off the holiday season at Thornton's WinterFest. This annual event covers nearly five acres with 300 holiday trees, 125,000 lights, a skating 'pond', three fire pits, ice sculpting, food court and eight custom-built holiday buildings, and is a unique and fun experience for the whole family. In accordance with Tri-County Health Department's mandate, masks are required for everyone two years of age and older while inside tents and structures. The fun begins Friday at 6:30 p.m., when Thornton's mayor and city council help Santa turn on the lights in Santa's Village.

City of Thornton November Holiday Closures

THORNTON, CO… Thornton City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Dr., will be closed Thursday, November 11, to observe the Veterans Day holiday, and reopen for normal business operations on Friday, November 12. The Trail Winds Recreation Center and Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, Thornton Community Center, Thornton Active Adult Center...

Thornton’s Municipal Judge Charles Rose Passes Away

​THORNTON, CO… It is with great sadness for the city of Thornton to inform you of the death of Thornton's Municipal Judge Charles Rose. Judge Rose began serving Thornton as an Associate Judge in 1988. He was later appointed Presiding Judge on July 13, 1992, and oversaw Thornton's court operations as the city transformed from a population of 50,000 people to its present population of over 141,000 people. As a result of the growing population, Thornton evolved from a part-time court system to full-time in 2006.

Epicurean Butter Selects Thornton as New Manufacturing Hub Site

THORNTON, CO… The city of Thornton today announced that Epicurean Butter, a manufacturing company specializing in the production of flavored butters, will relocate their manufacturing operation to Thornton. Epicurean Butter will occupy 30,000 square feet of space in the new 25 North Business Park near I-25 and E-470. Epicurean Butter currently employs nearly 50 people and intends to grow to over 100 within the next five years. The company plans to be operational within their new building in Thornton by the 3rd Quarter of 2021.

Alliance Business Assistance Center Grand Opening

Thornton to Host Alliance Business Assistance Center Grand Opening with a Day of Community Fun. THORNTON, CO… Thornton Economic Development is hosting a grand opening celebration for the Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center, 550 E. Thornton Pkwy., Suite #170, on Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center offers free programs and consulting to both Spanish and English speaking business owners and individuals looking to start a business. “The city of Thornton is excited to offer free co-working and meeting space, unique counseling opportunities and new workshop content in English and Spanish, all provided by the best business service providers in Colorado,” says Thornton Local Business Administrator and Alliance Center Manager Robin Martinez.

​Thornton Taxes Explained

Online Thornton Sales & Use Tax Workshop March 10th at 9:00am via Microsoft Teams. The City of Thornton Revenue Division offers free sales and use tax workshops. These general workshops provide tax information for all types of businesses, including service-only organizations, home-based & commercial businesses, and wholesalers. Please join us for our upcoming tax workshop from the comfort and safety of your own home or business to learn about getting a business license, collection and remittance of sales & use taxes and how to file your returns!

Community Connections

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Denver Regional Council of Governments, is rescheduling this year’s annual Bike to Work Day, from Wednesday, June 24 to Tuesday, Sept. 22. For more information, go to