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Boys Basketball: 2020 Class 5A state tournament bracket, schedule

AURORA | Seedings and pairings for the 2020 Class 5A boys state basketball tournament as released on Feb. 23. Four teams in each region — the top 16 overall seeds — receive byes in the first round and play at home in the second round. Higher seeds are home teams in each round. Times to […]

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Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: February 23, 2020, 7:43 pm
Girls Basketball: 2020 Class 5A state tournament bracket, schedule

AURORA | Seedings and pairings for the 2020 Class 5A girls state basketball tournament as released on Feb. 23. Four teams in each region — the top 16 overall seeds — receive byes in the first round and play at home in the second round. Higher seeds are home teams in each round. Times to […]

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Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: February 23, 2020, 6:19 pm
Ice Hockey: 2020 state ice hockey playoff bracket, schedule

AURORA | Seedings and schedule for the 2020 state ice hockey playoffs as released on Feb. 23, 2020, by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Teams with Aurora players 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 2020 STATE ICE HOCKEY PLAYOFFS […]

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Author: COURTNEY OAKES
Posted: February 23, 2020, 6:15 pm
WHEN IN LOAM: Former beauty queen turns composting into Colorado pay dirt

Carolyn Pace traded in pageant dresses and tiaras for Patagonia coveralls and a Ford F250 pickup truck last year, after moving to Aurora and starting her own composting business, called Wompost. In just a year, the 30-year-old former Miss Boise has gained nearly 200 clients around Aurora, where there used to be few options for […]

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Author: KARA MASON, Staff Writer
Posted: February 23, 2020, 4:49 pm
Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

LAS VEGAS  |  Bernie Sanders scored a commanding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses, cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner but escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. Joe Biden was a distant second, followed by Pete Buttigieg in third and Elizabeth Warren in fourth, with Amy Klobuchar and […]

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Author: STEVE PEOPLES, MICHELLE L. PRICE, JONATHAN J. COOPER and BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press
Posted: February 23, 2020, 4:45 pm
Self-styled daredevil dies in crash after rocket launch

BARSTOW, Calif.  | A self-styled daredevil died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground, a colleague and a witness said. “Mad” Mike Hughes died after the homemade rocket crashed on private property near Barstow about 1:52 p.m. near Highway 247, the Daily Press of Victorville reported. Waldo Stakes, a […]

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Author: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Posted: February 23, 2020, 4:44 pm
Ewing to be extradited to face charges for Aurora hammer murders

DENVER |  Nevada’s Supreme Court has ordered a prisoner transferred to Colorado to face charges of killing four people with a hammer more than 30 years ago. Alexander Christopher Ewing is wanted in Colorado on murder charges in the deaths of a woman and three members of a family in Aurora and Lakewood in 1984. […]

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Author: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Posted: February 23, 2020, 4:16 pm
PERRY: WAITING FOR TRUDEAU — So these are the Democrats who must save us from Trump?

She isn’t coming. Neither is he. Sure, the majority of Americans aren’t having any of the fraught fantasy spun by President Donald Trump and his disciples. But that 60 percent of Americans seem to be hoping that someone younger, smarter, more experienced, warmer, bullet-proof, charming, honest, passionate, selfless and funny will run against Trump. The […]

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Author: DAVE PERRY, Sentinel Editor
Posted: February 23, 2020, 4:15 pm
Security adviser: I’ve seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump

WASHINGTON  |  President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said he’s seen no intelligence to show that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign in hopes of reelecting President Donald Trump. Robert O’Brien’s comments come after conflicting accounts emerged from a recent closed-door briefing by intelligence officials, who spoke to lawmakers about Russian interference in […]

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Author: DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press
Posted: February 23, 2020, 1:38 pm
‘Promises kept’ mantra doesn’t always match Trump’s reality

WASHINGTON  |  “It’s been three years of promises made and promises kept, but we’re just getting started, (insert state here).” That line from Vice President Mike Pence is a hallmark of how he introduces President Donald Trump to campaign rally audiences. Last week, he delivered versions at rallies in Colorado Springs and Las Vegas. But […]

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Author: KEVIN FREKING Associated Press
Posted: February 23, 2020, 1:38 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