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Senior Center undergoes name change
The Thornton Senior Center will undergo a name change, with the new name being the Active Adult Center. The name change better reflects current trends. Staff is in the process of making changes throughout the building, and in the upcoming Recreation guide. The Senior Citizen Advisory Board becomes the Thornton Active Adult Board. For more information contact Thornton Senior Citizens Program Manager Lisa Ranalli at 720-977-5851.
Water Supply Update
The South Platte Basin snowpack, Thornton’s water supply source, is at 128% of average as of March 5, and Thornton’s reservoir storage levels are at 65.1% of capacity, typical for this time of year. Water usage by Thornton customers is within the normal range as well. The U.S Drought Monitor continues to place Thornton and the Front Range in moderate drought, and the Climate Prediction Center (NOAA) expects it to last through at least May. Staff will continue to monitor water supply conditions as well as customer usage to evaluate whether any drought response is required.
K-9 Officer receives national award
K-9 Officer Evan Potter and K9 Nero recently received the National Police Canine Association Quarterly Award for apprehending an auto theft suspect who had just stolen a car with two small children inside. After a short pursuit, the suspect ran from the vehicle. K9 Nero successfully pursued and stopped him until officers detained him. The children in the stolen car were uninjured.