Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9news Earth Day @ Arapahoe Park

Hello All,
Got old electronics and devices taking up space that you want to get rid of? Come join us for the biggest recycling event of the year! Recycle and help us celebrate Earth Day this April 21st from 7am to 12pm at the Arapahoe Park Horse Track.

Date: April 21st 2018
Location: Arapahoe Park Horse Track, 26000 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016
Cost: Recycling is FREE except for CRT TVs & Monitors. 22" & under $20 ea., 24" & over $40 ea., Console TVs, Projection & DLP TVs (big & heavy) $70 ea.
Please follow the link to review Accepted Items.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

What is my house worth?

A Refreshing Look at the Question “What is my House Worth?”

Let’s take a look at some of the stats for our area to get a better idea of what is going on in the local housing market!
In Arapahoe County for March 2018, the average sales price* was:
  • $390,000 for Single Family Homes (up 8.3% from 1 year ago)
  • $242,250 for Condos/Townhomes (up 12.4% from 1 year ago).

In Douglas County for March 2018, the average sales price* was:
  • $480,000 for Single Family Homes (up 6.7% from 1 year ago)
  • $323,000 for Condos/Townhomes (up 11.4% from 1 year ago).

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Arapahoe County Fire Ban

Posted on: April 10, 2018

Sheriff Implements Open Burning Ban

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Due to dry conditions, the Arapahoe County Sheriff has issued a ban on all open fires and open burning within Unincorporated Arapahoe County, to include the Cherry Creek State Park and the City of Aurora, effective immediately. The Open Burning Ban will remain in effect until such time as this order is formally rescinded or temporarily suspended by the Sheriff, and such date cannot be determined at this time.
                          
David C. Walcher, Arapahoe County Sheriff, has determined that the existing conditions in the county present an extreme danger for the possibility of wildfire and large wildland fires. The authority to implement the Open Burning Ban within Unincorporated Arapahoe County is provided through Arapahoe County Ordinance #2000-02 and Colorado Revised Statutes 30-10-512 and 30-15-401 (1)(n.5). The authority to implement the Open Burning Ban within the City of Aurora is provided through Colorado Revised Statutes 30-15-401(1)(n.5)(I) and 30-15-401(8).

Prohibited open fires or open burning shall be defined as the usage of any fireworks, and any other outdoor fires including, but not limited to: campfires; fires in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed camp and picnic grounds or recreation sites, charcoal fueled fires, warming fires; fires in outdoor wood burning stoves (chimney sparks or embers); the prescribed burning of fence lines, fence rows, fields, farmlands, rangelands, wildlands, trash or debris.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Open Burning Ban is enforced as a County Ordinance violation that, upon conviction, could result in fines of $500.00 for the first offense, $750.00 for a second offense, and $1,000.00 for a third and subsequent offenses. 

The following shall be exempt from the Open Burning Ban:

•             Fires contained within liquid fueled or gas stoves, fireplaces and wood burning stoves/fireplaces within habitable buildings.
•             Propane/LP/Natural Gas fueled barbeque grills used for cooking or warming food, which do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used.
•             Charcoal fueled grills and pits used for cooking or warming food, which do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used.
•             Propane/LP/Natural Gas fueled fire pits that do not produce or emit sparks or embers when used.
•             Fire set by any federal, state, or local officer, or member of a fire protection district in the performance of an official duty.
•             Public fireworks displays supervised by appropriate firefighting/public safety personnel and supported by adequate equipment assigned to be on the scene of such permitted public displays.

The Arapahoe County and the City of Aurora Open Burning Ban is implemented as result of discussions between Arapahoe County Sheriff David C. Walcher, area Fire Chiefs, the Board of County Commissioners and the City of Aurora.