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Road Construction Updates
07/22/2024
Due to a weekend accident that damaged a power pole and the city's traffic control equipment, Havana Street is closed until further notice at 11th Avenue and Del Mar Parkway. Please use alternate routes.
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More Services Rolling Out on New Portal
07/12/2024
As part of the city’s launch of DevPortal.AuroraGov.org this year, some additional online services will move to the new platform in the coming weeks
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Apply to Serve on Police Pension Plan Board
07/05/2024
The city of Aurora is accepting applications now through July 31 for an impending opening on the Aurora Police Pension Plan Board of Trustees. Any Aurora resident or person who owns or operates a business in Aurora may apply to serve on the board, and the three-year term of service starts in January.
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Global Flavors Competition Seeking Best Globally Inspired Food in Aurora
07/05/2024
This year, a unique and exciting competition is taking place from mid-July to mid-August to find the best foods in the city.
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Discover the Ultimate Teen Experience with Summer Vibes in Aurora
07/05/2024
The city of Aurora’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department is thrilled to introduce Summer Vibes, an exciting event series tailored for teens.
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Aurora awards $60K in Neighborhood Improvement Grants
06/17/2024
Aurora awards $60,000 in Neighborhood Improvement Grants to 14 neighborhood groups
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Standing Fire Ban Lifted for 2024 Fireworks
06/13/2024
Fireworks that do not leave the ground or explode may be discharged and sold in the city of Aurora between June 15 and July 4 this year, announced Aurora Fire Rescue.
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Electronics Recycling Event Pricing Starts June 17
06/12/2024
The city of Aurora is offering special event pricing for electronics recycling for residents (no business customers) from June 17 to 21 and June 24 to 28.
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Korean War Veterans Receiving Ambassador for Peace Medal
06/11/2024
A public recognition event for Korean War veterans in Colorado will honor more than a dozen men for their service in the international conflict.
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Bike to Work Day Celebrates New Trail Connection
06/10/2024
The opening of a new trail connection and pedestrian bridge will serve as the highlight of the city of Aurora’s participation this year in Bike to Work Day, which is Wednesday, June 26.
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Wine and Wags fundraiser supports construction of new animal shelter
06/05/2024
The city of Aurora invites animal lovers and all those who support the city’s furry friends to the Wine and Wags fundraiser for the construction of a new animal shelter in Aurora. Sponsorships and tickets are now on sale at AuroraGov.org/WineAndWags.
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Gamers unite at Aurora’s eSports Summer Bash
05/22/2024
Aurora is celebrating the end of the school year with a Summer Bash at the eSports Lounge, located inside the Expo Community Center, 19055 E. Exposition Ave. This summer celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 24.
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New library space for teens, updated city water service forthcoming
05/21/2024
The Library and Cultural Services Department and Aurora Water are pleased to announce forthcoming projects improving services to the Aurora community. Nearly $4 million in federal money is supporting renovations at the Central Public Library and water valves across the city.
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Aurora Launching Small Cell and Fiber Licensing on New Portal
05/16/2024
The city of Aurora is improving its process for small cell and fiber licensing when it launches the second phase of DevPortal.AuroraGov.org later this month.
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Fire Safety Field Day May 18
05/14/2024
Join the Rotary Clubs of Aurora for a free, interactive Fire Safety Field Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center, 25950 E. Quincy Ave., next to the Aurora Reservoir.
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City of Aurora seeking dedicated lifeguards
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Take Part in an Earth Day Event
04/17/2024
This Earth Day, let’s come together to enhance the beauty of our community, protect the environment and promote sustainable practices for a greener future! There are several opportunities to do your part.
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New Technology Helps Aurora First Responders
04/04/2024
The city of Aurora is deploying a new, unique data technology called ForceMetrics, a mobile-first platform that enables public safety and community services professionals to make data-driven decisions in real time
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Lobbyist Expenditure Reporting Amount Changing
03/29/2024
The expenditure reporting amount that lobbyists must report to the city of Aurora has been adjusted effective April 1 per Aurora city code.
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Aurora Celebrates Reopening of Fulton Park Following Renovation
03/25/2024
The city of Aurora celebrated the grand reopening of Fulton Park Friday, March 22, following renovations.
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City Attorney Dan Brotzman to Retire June 30
03/25/2024
Aurora City Attorney Daniel L. Brotzman announced his plans to retire after eight years at the Aurora City Attorney’s Office, one of the larger public law offices in Colorado. His retirement will be effective June 30, 2024.
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Aurora increases accessibility to trails with new all-terrain wheelchairs
03/21/2024
The city of Aurora’s Open Space and Natural Resources Division has made all-terrain wheelchairs available to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy nature. The Action Trackchair® is an all-terrain wheelchair that allows those with mobility issues to enjoy trails and other nature adventures.
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Tallyn’s Reach Library marks 20th anniversary
Tallyn’s Reach Library marks 20th anniversary
03/20/2024
Tallyn’s Reach Library turns 20 years old in 2024, and you are invited to join the celebration. The branch staff is ready to celebrate in style with a special storytime, collecting memories, and a birthday party set in 2004, all taking place Saturday, March 23.
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First Phase of New Customer Portal Coming March 15
03/14/2024
The city of Aurora has upgraded an existing software program to improve its online customer portal technology that primarily services building, planning and development customers. ​ The public will be able to access the new portal—DevPortal.AuroraGov.org—on March 15.
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Get the Latest Updates on Winter Storm
03/13/2024
Learn more about city facility closures, meeting cancellations, preparedness tips, road plow plans and more for the forecasted March 14 winter storm
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Aurora-South Metro SBDC Recognized Nationally
03/13/2024
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center has earned its national Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Center Award for 2024.
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Electronics Recycling Event Starts March 11
03/11/2024
The city of Aurora is offering special event pricing for electronics recycling for residents (no business customers) from March 11 to 16 and March 18 to 22.
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Emergency Sirens Test - 11:30 a.m. March 12
03/06/2024
The city of Aurora Office of Emergency Management will conduct an audible test of the city’s emergency outdoor warning sirens at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 14
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Change to Policy Committee Streaming
03/01/2024
Starting March 1, 2024, Aurora City Council Policy Committee meetings will be live-streamed via Microsoft Teams instead of on YouTube
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Honorary Street Naming for the Late John Buckner
02/29/2024
The city of Aurora is naming a portion of East Jewell Avenue between Peoria and Potomac streets to John W. Buckner Avenue to honor the late Aurora educator and state representative’s service to and love for this city and Colorado.
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Give Input for 13th Avenue and Colfax Plan Updates
02/15/2024
In preparation for several potential development opportunities, the city of Aurora is updating the 13th Avenue and Fitzsimons-Colfax station area plan and creating an urban renewal plan for the area. The community is encouraged to provide feedback via a short survey and through a public meeting.
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Apply by March 11 for Planning and Zoning Commission
02/13/2024
Following a request from the Aurora City Council, the city of Aurora has reopened the application window to fill a vacancy on its Planning and Zoning Commission. The deadline to apply to be considered for the partial-term vacancy is March 11, 2024. The term of the vacancy ends Dec. 31, 2024.
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Statewide Award for Build Up Aurora Project
02/09/2024
The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association has awarded the city of Aurora and local paving contractor Martin Marietta with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Project Delivery category for the city’s 2023 Overlay Program, also known as the Build Up Aurora residential street maintenance program.
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New Secure Bike Storage at Two Stations
02/07/2024
The city of Aurora has installed new hourly bike lockers at RTD's Aurora Metro Center and Iliff stations.
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Apply to Volunteer for a Board or Commission
02/01/2024
The city of Aurora is accepting applications now for vacancies on a number of city boards and commissions. Volunteering for a board or commission is one way for residents to get engaged in local government.
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Aurora City Council Approves Purchase of Property for Regional Navigation Campus
01/23/2024
On Monday, Jan. 22, Aurora City Council approved 7-3 the purchase of the property at 15550 E. 40th Ave. in Aurora for its regional navigation campus to serve those experiencing homelessness.
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Chief Acevedo to Depart Aurora Police Department
01/16/2024
After leading the Aurora Police Department and serving the community for more than a year, Chief Art Acevedo has decided to return to Texas to be with his family
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Spruce Up your Neighborhood with Neighborhood Improvement Grants
01/16/2024
Aurora's Housing and Community Services is offering Neighborhood Improvement Grants of up to $5,000 for neighborhood groups and residents (where a neighborhood organization may not exist) to help enhance neighborhoods while strengthening neighborhood relationships among residents.
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Cold-weather Tips and Resources for Shelter, Pets, Power and Pipes
01/11/2024
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Watch for the Aurora area, with a dangerously cold forecast Jan. 12 to Jan. 16.
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Stay Informed with Weekly Purchasing Report
01/05/2024
If you’d like to stay better informed on how the city spends its money and who receives city contracts, Aurora makes it easy with a weekly report of purchasing activity.
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Batchelor Sworn In as City Manager
12/20/2023
Jason Batchelor, who has served as interim city manager since April 2023, was sworn in as the permanent city manager at the Dec. 18 City Council regular meeting.
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Nominations Due by Jan. 19 for Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program
12/15/2023
The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community through Dec. 15 for its annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005 to celebrate successful businesses that are leaders in the workplace and community.
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Emergency siren test - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14
11/13/2023
The city of Aurora Office of Emergency Management will conduct an audible test of the city’s emergency outdoor warning sirens at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14
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Vote by Tuesday for City Races, Ballot Measures
11/06/2023
View results from the 2023 municipal election at AuroraGov.org/2023Elections.
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City Honors Businesses at Oct. 18 Ceremony
10/20/2023
The city of Aurora and its Business Advisory Board hosted its Aurora Business Recognition Awards Ceremony this week to honor several Aurora businesses that have demonstrated innovation and creativity, great community impact and ongoing resiliency.
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¡Celebra! Hispanic Heritage Month
09/13/2023
¡Celebra! Hispanic Heritage Month with the city of Aurora
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Southeast Recreation Center Earns Award
09/12/2023
The city of Aurora’s new Southeast Recreation Center has earned a regional award in an annual contest to discover the best U.S. construction projects.
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Aurora Celebrates Civic Engagement Academy Graduates
09/05/2023
The city of Aurora recently celebrated the graduation of 25 individuals from its Civic Engagement Academy.
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Aurora Commits to Creating More Affordable Housing
08/28/2023
The city of Aurora’s commitment to increase affordable housing within the next three years was recently accepted by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) as part of its implementation of Proposition 123.
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New Online Warrant Search for Municipal Court
08/21/2023
The Aurora Municipal Court has rolled out a new online warrant search that allows people to check on outstanding warrants without having to visit or call the court
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City Council Awards Funding for Youth Activities
08/18/2023
Over the summer, the Aurora City Council directed $3.8 million in funds—received from the sale of the Denver Broncos—toward youth activities as part of the Dream Big for Aurora Youth campaign.
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Aurora Launches New Approach to Reducing Youth Violence
08/08/2023
The city of Aurora is in the early stages of implementing a new approach to reducing youth violence, called Standing Against Violence Every Day (SAVE)
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Candidate Nomination Petitions Available Aug. 9
08/03/2023
Residents who plan to run for the Aurora City Council as part of the Nov. 7, 2023, election may pick up a nomination petition section starting Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Aurora City Clerk’s Office in the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.
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Aurora City Clerk Issues Initial Determination of Sufficiency in Charter Amendment Proposal
07/25/2023
Petitioners seeking to amend the Aurora city charter, a proposal that is available for review on the Aurora City Clerk’s website, have met the requirements prescribed by Aurora’s Municipal Code and Colorado state law.
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New Chief Public Defender Appointed
07/17/2023
The Aurora Public Defender Commission has appointed Elizabeth Cadiz as the city’s new Chief Public Defender.
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Aurora Public Library introduces new identity
07/05/2023
APL new logo with vibrant colors radiating from a bright light
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Aurora Animal Shelter Celebrates 40 years
06/12/2023
June marks the 40th anniversary of the Aurora Animal Shelter, 15750 E. 32nd Ave. To celebrate this milestone, the shelter has launched an Instagram account - @AuroraCOAnimalShelter and is offering $40 adoption fees on all adult dogs and cats, six months and older through June 17.
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Check Out the Build Up Aurora Project Tracker
06/01/2023
Street maintenance work has begun in Aurora neighborhoods as part of the city of Aurora’s “Build Up Aurora” program to improve the condition of its residential streets.
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Summer of Imagination: Shared Stories kicks off May 30
05/30/2023
Summer of Imagination: Shared Stories poster, a diverse group of children reading books
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Apply Now to Serve on a City Board
05/15/2023
Volunteer for a board or commission to get engaged in local government. Find out more and apply at AuroraGov.org/Boards. There are a number with open positions.
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Connect with your Neighbors with Aurora Resources
04/19/2023
Are you looking for ways to unite your neighborhood? Consider hosting a movie night or another fun activity, such as a block party, with some expenses paid by Aurora Neighborhood Mini-Grants.
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Aurora’s partnership with UCHealth increases clinician staffing for crisis intervention programs
03/29/2023
The city of Aurora is proud to announce its recent partnership with UCHealth has successfully launched with six new clinicians and two care coordinators hired for Aurora’s crisis intervention programs
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City Manager Jim Twombly announces his retirement
02/10/2023
After a 42-year career in public service spanning multiple states, Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly has announced he will retire on April 7
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City Manager Selects Alec Oughton as Fire Chief
01/23/2023
Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly has selected Alec Oughton, Fire Chief of the Henrico, County, Va., Division of Fire, as Aurora’s next fire chief pending City Council’s confirmation at its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 30
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Alert for Home Rehab Program Participants
01/19/2023
Some participants in the city of Aurora’s housing rehabilitation programs have reported receiving letters with deceiving and urgent language
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