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Shelby Harris counting his blessings, not his lost millions

AURORA | Shelby Harris is counting his blessings and not his lost millions. “I’m just happy to have a job. There are millions of Americans who have lost their jobs because of this,” the sixth-year defensive tackle said of the coronavirus pandemic during a conference call Friday, a week after agreeing to return to the […]

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Author: ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press
Posted: April 4, 2020, 3:59 am
Dozens take to their cars to protest for ICE releases to avoid pandemic virus

AURORA | A few dozen cars, outfitted in decorative signs and messages about freeing detained immigrants, circled the north Aurora detention center on Friday amid rising numbers of the novel coronavirus in Colorado and across the country. “I want my dad free and healthy,” read one sign. “FREE THEM NOW” was plastered to another car. […]

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Author: KARA MASON, Staff Writer
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:12 am
Polis urges Coloradans to wear masks in public to combat COVID-19

AURORA | Gov. Jared Polis on Friday urged Colorado residents to raid their t-shirt drawers and create makeshift face coverings intended to be worn in all public places for the foreseeable future. Sporting a black face mask bearing the new state logo, Polis urged Coloradans to cover their mouths and noses with cloth whenever they leave […]

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Author: Quincy Snowdon, staff writer
Posted: April 3, 2020, 9:27 pm
3M fires back at Trump over order to produce more face masks

Manufacturing giant 3M pushed back Friday against criticism from President Donald Trump over production of face masks that are badly needed by American health care workers. The company said it has been producing as many masks as possible for the U.S. “over the last several weeks and months.” 3M also said the administration asked it […]

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Author: DAVID KOENIG and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:22 pm
Gov. Cuomo to commandeer ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle

NEW YORK | With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them — one of the most aggressive steps yet in the U.S. to relieve severe shortages of equipment needed to fight the […]

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Author: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:21 pm
‘Modern Family’ promises satisfying end to its 11-season run

LOS ANGELES  | Writer-producers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd were mulling ideas for the 2009 TV season when they landed on an intriguing sitcom approach, one revolving around an extended family and done in the “mockumentary” style made popular by “The Office.” “All these things are familiar enough, but different enough that we have a […]

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Author: LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:19 pm
Metro area school districts all agree to finish school year remotely because of pandemic

AURORA | The school year for children in the city and the surrounding area will be completed remotely per a joint announcement from Metro Area public school superintendents Friday. Buildings in the Aurora Public Schools, Cherry Creek School District and nearby school districts will remain closed for the rest of the school year and the […]

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Author: COURTNEY OAKES, Staff Writer
Posted: April 3, 2020, 6:57 pm
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other," the family statement read. "As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and friends, his music forever belongs to the world. In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones."

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Author: MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
Posted: April 3, 2020, 6:11 pm
Feeding the front lines, one duck confit at a time

"I suggested he could buy us dinner," Gressler said. "He took it to the next level."

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Author: JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press
Posted: April 3, 2020, 6:10 pm
Review: A lewd buddy cop comedy in ‘Coffee & Kareem’

"Coffee & Kareem" is one of those all-or-nothing comedies that has no boundaries or shame. It is intentionally dopey and looking to push all possible buttons. And nothing is off the table — race, sexual orientation, police brutality. So there is probably no middle ground for satisfaction. It'll either work for you or it won't (although you might find a few laughs emerge in spite of yourself). But nothing in the film even comes close to matching the cheekily clever title.

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Author: LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
Posted: April 3, 2020, 6:10 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