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Nov 15, 2019 - Fri
Aurora, United States
clear sky
35°F clear sky
Wind 3 mph, WSW
Humidity 74%
Pressure 766.57 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri nov 15
overcast clouds
58/43°F 3 mph, SSW 21% 763.57 mmHg
sat nov 16
light rain
58/36°F 3 mph, WNW 24% 761.31 mmHg
sun nov 17
sky is clear
52/40°F 1 mph, SSE 23% 762.82 mmHg
mon nov 18
sky is clear
57/41°F 3 mph, WSW 31% 762.82 mmHg
tue nov 19
overcast clouds
59/44°F 3 mph, SW 20% 754.56 mmHg

 

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Plumlee, bench help Nuggets rally past Nets 101-93
DENVER | Nikola Jokic had plenty of postgame jokes — about the bench and especially about Paul Millsap. The Denver big man was simply in a playful mood after another come-from-behind win. Jokic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Mason Plumlee provided a boost off the bench and the Nuggets wore down the Brooklyn Nets […]
Author: PAT GRAHAM, Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 7:37 am
Football: 2019 Class 5A state playoff scoreboard, schedule
AURORA | Scoreboard and schedule for the 2019 Class 5A state football playoffs, which began on Nov. 8, 2019. Aurora teams bold and uppercased: Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or sports@sentinelcolorado.com. Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports 2019 CLASS 5A STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS QUADRANT 1 Second round (Completed Nov. […]
Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:38 am
Aurora prep sports schedule, 11.15.19
AURORA | The Aurora prep sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 15, 2019: Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or sports@sentinelcolorado.com. Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports FOOTBALL Class 4A state playoffs (1st round) Heritage vs. Vista PEAK at Aurora Public Schools Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Class 5A state playoffs (2nd round) […]
Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:00 am
One hospitalized after Aurora shooting Thursday afternoon
AURORA | At least one person has been transported to a hospital following a shooting Thursday afternoon near South Memphis Street and Pheasant Run Parkway. Aurora police said they are searching for a suspect. #APDAlert Officers on scene of a shooting in the area of S. Memphis/Pheasant Run Pkwy. 1 person being transported to hospital. […]
Author: Grant Stringer
Posted: November 15, 2019, 12:33 am
Mike Coffman wins Aurora mayor’s race by thin margin; city council moves left
AURORA | After more than a week of slow ballot counting and days of tracking down problem ballots, former GOP Congressman Mike Coffman has won Aurora’s most expensive and competitive mayor’s race by a nose. Ballot counting has now stopped in the five-way race and gives Coffman a 215-vote lead over NAACP chief Omar Montgomery. […]
Author: Quincy Snowdon, staff writer
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:21 pm
Data shows upswing in child exploitation cases
“With the dark web on there, the content is becoming more prevalent and more horrific,” said Matt Wright, the chief for the Child Exploitation Investigations Unit at Homeland Security Investigations.
Author: COLLEEN LONG Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:17 pm
Marijuana, hemp cross-pollination a budding conflict
“We took a big hit,” said Robert Morf, who owns and operates Cheshire Creek, an outdoor marijuana cultivation operation in Waterville, Washington.
Author: BART SCHANEMAN Marijuana Business Daily
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:17 pm
Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid
“No, not in the terms we’ve been talking about,” Patrick said. “I do support a public option, and if Medicare is that public option, I think it’s a great idea.”
Author: JULIE PACE, BILL BARROW and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:17 pm
Gov. Bevin concedes to Beshear in Kentucky governor’s race
“We’re going to have a change in the governorship based upon the vote of the people,” Bevin said at the news conference.
Author: BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:17 pm
Tactical edge will shift to GOP in Senate impeachment trial
“What Republicans want to do is broaden the story,” said David Hoppe, who was chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., during the 1999 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.
Author: ALAN FRAM Associated Press
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:16 pm
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History of Aurora, Colorado

Aurora was incorporated as the town of Fletcher on April 30, 1891. The new town, one of the new crop of suburbs sprouting up around Denver, was four square miles of prairie reaching from Yosemite Street to Peoria and 6th Avenue north to 26th Avenue. In 1907 the town was renamed Aurora. Aurora history is one of change, growth, diversity, and community.

Aurora’s Military Heritage

Since the very early years of this city, the military has been a big part of Aurora’s history. For almost 100 years, Aurora has been home to countless service men and women and their families. They are part of a rich heritage that makes up our community. Let’s take time to honor those who have served and are serving our country in the armed forces.

In 1918 during the beginning of Aurora’s first building boom, Army General Hospital #21 (re-named Fitzsimons Army Hospital) was built east of town. Twenty years later, in 1938, Lowry Air Force Base was opened to the southwest of town. Rather than closing Fitzsimons, the U.S. government expanded and upgraded the hospital facilities in 1941 just in time to care for the wounded servicemen of World War II. Lowry expanded to a site 15 miles to the east in 1942 that eventually became Buckley Air National Guard Base and later Buckley Air Force Base.

Explore Aurora’s Historic Sites

Historic landmarks tell the story of Aurora, from a small 19th century “trolley town” on the fringes of an emerging metropolis, to a growing suburb of the 1950s. Historic homes, businesses and other sites and structures are the physical memories of Aurora’s rich history. They are valuable resources that need to be protected and shared with the community for today and for the future. Aurora has 27 individual landmarks, 2 historic districts, and 2 cultural heritage sites.

DELANEY FARM REGION
John Gully Homestead House

DeLaney Farm Historic District
200 S. Chambers Road
Built: 1870-1871
Aurora Historic Landmark #3
Landmarked: 1986
National Register of Historic Places

DeLaney Round Barn 

170 S. Chambers Road
Built: 1902
Aurora Historic Landmark #9
Landmarked: 1989
National Register of Historic Places

Coal Creek Schoolhouse

Near intersection of 1st Avenue & Chambers Road
Built: 1928
Aurora Historic Landmark #18
Landmarked: 2001

DeLaney Farm Historic District 

Chambers Road & Alameda Parkway
Aurora Historic District
Landmarked: 1997

ORIGINAL AURORA REGION
William Smith House

412 Oswego Court
Built: 1910
Aurora Historic Landmark #2
Landmarked: 1986
National Register of Historic Places

Historic William Smith School

10000 E. 13th Ave.
Built: 1931
Aurora Historic Landmark #4
Landmarked: 1986

Aurora Fox Arts Center

9900 E. Colfax Ave.
Built: 1946
Aurora Historic Landmark #5
Landmarked: 1987

Milliken House

H.M. Milliken House
1638 Galena St.
Built: 1891
Aurora Historic Landmark #6
Landmarked: 1987

Italian Villa

1785 Hanover St.
Built: 1925
Aurora Historic Landmark #8
Landmarked: 1988

Thomas F. Gilligan House

1455 Beeler St.
Built: 1925
Aurora Historic Landmark #10
Landmarked: 1990

Centennial House

1671 Galena St.
Built: 1890
Aurora Historic Landmark #11
Landmarked: 1993
National Register of Historic Places

Fuller House

2027 Galena St.
Built: 1892
Aurora Historic Landmark #17
Landmarked: 2001

Marshall Cowing House

1580 Dallas St.
Built: 1892
Aurora Historic Landmark #19
Landmarked: 2004

Hornbein Building

9901 E. 16th Ave.
Built: 1953
Aurora Historic Landmark #20
Landmarked: 2005

Robidoux House

1615 Galena St.
Built: 1913
Aurora Historic Landmark #25
Landmarked: 2011
National Register of Historic Places

St. Therese School 

1200 Kenton St.
Built: 1956
Aurora Historic Landmark #23
Landmarked: 2007

St. Therese Parish Historic District

12th & Kenton Streets
Built: 1956
Aurora Historic District
Designated: 2012

Stanley Aviation – Stanley Marketplace

2501 Dallas St.
Built: 1954
Aurora Historic Landmark #27
Landmarked: 2015

MILITARY LANDMARKS
Red Cross Building and Memorial 525

12862 E. Montview Blvd.
Built: 1918
Aurora Historic Landmark #15
Landmarked: 1999
Building Demolished in 2015; Memorial still stands

Lowry Building 880

1016 Boston St.
Built: 1942
Aurora Historic Landmark #12
Landmarked: 1995
National Register of Historic Places

Guardhouses at Fitzsimons General’s Park

Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street
Built: 1919
Aurora Historic Landmark 13
Landmarked: 1999

Fitzsimons General’s Pond – Water Fowl Preserve

1561 Quentin St.
Built: 1901
Aurora Historic Landmark #14
Landmarked: 1999

American War Mothers National Memorial Home

1601 Peoria St.
Built: 1924-1926
Aurora Historic Landmark #7
Landmarked: 1988

Bicentennial Art Center

13655 E. Alameda Ave.
Built: 1938
Aurora Historic Landmark #26
Landmarked: 2012

SMOKY HILL REGION
Melvin School

4950 S. Laredo St.
Built: 1922
Aurora Historic Landmark #1
Landmarked: 1986
National Register of Historic Places

Toll Gate Creek Archaeological Site

2141 S. Kittredge Way
Aurora Historic Landmark #21
Landmarked 2003

Smoky Hill Trail Historic Marker

24000 Smoky Hill Road
Aurora Historic Landmark #22
Landmarked: 2006

EASTERN AURORA
KOA Building

18500 E. Colfax Ave.
Built: 1934
Aurora Historic Landmark #16
Landmarked: 2001

Trolley Trailer No. 610 

Restored and Installed in Growing Home exhibit at Aurora History Museum
Built: 1913
Aurora Historic Landmark #24
Landmarked: 2008

List of Aurora Cultural Heritage Sites
Victory Grange

2025 Tower Road
Built: 1951
Aurora Cultural Heritage Site #1
Named: 2011

Friend Furniture

9605 Colfax Street
Built: 1917; Renovated: 1951, 1968
Aurora Cultural Heritage Site #2
Named: 2014