Thornton News in a Hurry
Street crews are working on milling and paving streets as the weather turns warmer.
The milling process grinds the asphalt to a prescribed depth.
The asphalt is removed and recycled and replaced by a paving machine.
Locations of scheduled work are:
• Washington Street, 200 feet north of 120th Avenue to 300 feet south of 126th Avenue;
• Colorado Boulevard, 104th Avenue to 112th Avenue and 112th to 115th Avenue;
• Thornton Parkway, Huron Street to west side of Interstate 25; Pearl Street, 84th Avenue to 88 Avenue; and 84th, Huron to I-25.
Thornton Parks Division is using wood cutouts that look like coyotes in city parks to deter geese and reduce the impact and damage they do to turf. Staff has placed 42 decoys in nine parks.
The Margaret W. Carpenter Park and Open Space, 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, is scheduled for a grand opening during Thorntonfest on May 18. The city has made several improvements to the park.
They include — boathouse for pedal boat rentals, indoor carousel, outdoor amphitheater, four lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, two volleyball courts, two bocce ball courts, two horseshoe pits, two shuffleboard courts, skate park, new trails, splash ground, universally accessible playground, benches and landscaping. For more details about Thorntonfest activities, visit www.cityofthornton.net/festivals.