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Mar 2, 2024 - Sat
Aurora, United States
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43°F scattered clouds
Wind 7 mph, SSE
Humidity 34%
Pressure 755.31 mmHg
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wed mar 6
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Boys Basketball: Vista PEAK Prep shuts down Ponderosa on way to program’s first Final Four
The Vista PEAK Prep boys basketball team outscored Ponderosa 33-8 over the middle two quarters of Friday night's Class 5A Great 8 playoff contest and cruised to a 57-41 win that put them in the Final Four for the first time.
Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: March 2, 2024, 8:35 am
Boys Basketball: 2024 Class 5A state tournament scoreboard, schedule
Scoreboard and schedule for the 2024 Class 5A boys state basketball tournament through the Great 8 round played on March 1, 2024, at the Denver Coliseum.
Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: March 2, 2024, 5:00 am
Aurora prep sports scoreboard, 3.1.24
The Aurora prep sports scoreboard for Friday, March 1, 2024, includes a result for an Aurora team in boys basketball.
Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: March 2, 2024, 4:30 am
Boys Basketball: Capsule preview of Vista PEAK Prep vs. Ponderosa, 5A Great 8
Capsule preview of the 2024 Class 5A boys basketball state tournament Great 8 contest between Ponderosa and Vista PEAK Prep scheduled for March 1, 2024, at the Denver Coliseum.
Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: March 2, 2024, 2:08 am
Puzzle me this — the art of human interaction fits into ‘unplugging’ from cell phones
Seelaus said that getting people to unplug is “a daily battle in high school” but that art is the best way to disconnect from the digital world
Author: THE SENTINEL
Posted: March 1, 2024, 11:28 pm
Aurora paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death
Firefighter union officials criticized the state's prosecution of Cichuniec and said it was discouraging firefighters from becoming paramedics
Author: COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press
Posted: March 1, 2024, 11:02 pm
Aurora prep sports schedule, 3.1.24
AURORA | The Aurora prep sports schedule for Friday, March, 1, 2024. Schedule subject to change: Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at sports@aurorasentinel.com. Twitter/X: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports BOYS BASKETBALL Class 5A state playoffs (Great 8 at Denver Coliseum) Vista PEAK Prep vs. Ponderosa, 8:30 p.m. BOYS SWIMMING Heritage at […]
Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: March 1, 2024, 10:52 pm
Gaza doctor says gunfire accounted for 80% of the wounds at his hospital from aid convoy bloodshed
176 wounded were brought to the facility, of whom 142 had suffered gunshot wounds
Author: BASSEM MROUE Associated Press
Posted: March 1, 2024, 6:05 pm
Shohei Ohtani stuns Dodgers — and many around the world — with marriage announcement
"I'm very happy for him and his bride," Roberts said, smiling. "As far as wedding gifts, we got surprised and didn't have much time to think about it. I'm sure it's en route."
Author: DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer
Posted: March 1, 2024, 5:53 pm
Kate Winslet’s ‘Regime’ is not a dictatorship — behind the scenes, at least
"I've never read a script like this before. I've never laughed so much at the material that was in front of me, as we did every single day, and I really just felt this was an exciting, challenging, terrifying opportunity for me to step totally out of my comfort zone," she says.
Author: HILARY FOX Associated Press
Posted: March 1, 2024, 5:51 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