Thursday, October 14, 2021

This Is Aurora - City Newsletter - Oct. 14, 2021



Oct. 14, 2021



Learn more about planned Nine Mile Bridge at Oct. 26 meeting


The community has waited a long time to have a bicycle/pedestrian bridge near Parker Road and Interstate 225 that will enable people to cross safely over Parker Road near the RTD Nine Mile Station while simultaneously improving traffic flow along this major metro-area corridor.


If you live, work or regularly visit this area, join us for a virtual public meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. At the meeting, the project team will:


·     Show images of the bridge design

·     Discuss the plans for and impact of construction

·     Answer questions about the project


To register for the meeting and for more information, visit




Featured City Board/Commission

Election Commission


The Election Commission is accepting applications to fill two vacancies. This commission establishes precincts, appoints election judges, creates new ward boundaries, and breaks the tie in a municipal election for any city office or ballot question. To learn more and apply, visit



Decorate a wreath for the Aurora History Museum's 22nd Festival of Wreaths


It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. And you can do so by donating a decorated wreath to become part of the Aurora History Museum’s 22nd annual Festival of Wreaths which kicks off Nov. 2 with online bidding.


This festival fundraiser features wreaths generously sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. This year’s proceeds will contribute to purchasing a large format printer to allow the museum to print oversized marketing, exhibit, and education program materials to benefit the public programs and events offered by the Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites.


Individuals and groups can pick up wreaths for $15 or design their own wreaths. You can pick up your wreath at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Decorated wreaths are due by Sunday, Oct. 24.


Wreaths may be viewed online and will also be on display at the museum. Bidding will end Dec. 10. Learn more at Aurora History Museum.






Council Member Town Meetings

Council members are eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those conversations can occur. Please visit to confirm meeting dates and find information on how to join, with some meetings taking place virtually, while others are scheduled to return to in-person events. If you don't know your council ward, go to and click on "Property Info."

Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Oct. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.

Ward IV (Juan Marcano) - Thursday, Oct. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stampede, 2430 S. Havana St.

Ward V (Alison Coombs) - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Heather Gardens Clubhouse, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way

Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center (CAPSTC), 25950 E. Quincy Ave.


City Council Study Session (Virtual)

Monday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.

View the meeting online at or on cable channels 8 and 880 to listen to this study session. Visit for the agenda.


Mayor Mike Live

Thursday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m.

Mayor Mike Live is back today and Mayor Coffman will discuss the Aurora Police Department's Faith and Blue event, as well as what's happening for Season 37 at The Aurora Fox Arts Center. Live on Facebook and


Pop-up Pumpkin Patches

Thursday, Oct. 14, 3 to 5 p.m., Olympic Park

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 3 to 5 p.m., Fletcher Plaza

Thursday, Oct. 21, 3 to 5 p.m., Appaloosa Park

Pick up your perfect pumpkin and a decorating kit at these pop-up pumpkin patches from Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space. Free, while supplies last. Learn more at


Neighborhood Leader Network: Virtual Kick-off Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m.

Are you a leader in your neighborhood or a resident who wants to get more involved in neighborhood engagement? The city of Aurora is looking to form a neighborhood leader network to better help Aurora neighborhood groups thrive. Share your ideas and brainstorm with other leaders on what this network should look like and how it can support the continued growth of neighborhood relationships. Registration is not required. Visit for meeting information.


Nine Mile Bridge Construction and Design Enhancements: Public Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The city is leading the design and construction work on a pedestrian bridge over Parker Road near Interstate 225 to connect the RTD Nine Mile Station with homes and businesses on the north side of Parker Road. If you live, work or regularly visit this area, register now to join us for a virtual public meeting to see images of the bridge design, discuss the plans for and impact of construction, and ask questions about the project.

To register for this virtual meeting or learn more about this project, visit


Boos Cruise

Friday, Oct. 29, 3 to 7 p.m.

Register for $5 per car to attend this drive-through trunk-or-treating event.

Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E. Colfax Ave.


Neighborhood Engagement Survey Deadline

Monday, Oct. 31

Take this survey to provide your thoughts about how you engage with your neighbors, neighborhood and city. Your feedback will help the city gauge how it can best support these efforts with ongoing or new programs.


Survey on Youth Deadline

Monday, Oct. 31

The Aurora Youth Violence Prevention Program and other local agencies part of the new Aurora Partners for Thriving Youth Coalition seek community input on how issues related to mental health, substance use, safety and violent behavior impact youth. The feedback you provide will help inform the strategic plan for the Aurora Youth Violence Prevention Program and the response of the agencies in the coalition.

To give feedback and learn more, visit The survey can be completed anonymously


Youth Engagement Pop-up Events 

Through Oct. 31

Music, games, food and resources are all part of multiple pop-up events for youth this summer and fall throughout the city as part of Aurora's Youth Violence Prevention Program. The events promote a safe space for youth to connect with positive role models and meet new friends. Check out the calendar with event details at


Election Day

Tuesday, Nov. 2

Ballots for the coordinated election will start arriving in mailboxes Oct. 8. Voters will fill seats for Aurora City Council Wards I, II and III and two At-Large positions, and vote on other issues.


Tri-County Health Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Daily until further notice

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday (note evening time change)

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Walk-in and drive-through clinic (no appointment necessary) supported by Jogan Health and the city of Aurora. The clinic now offers Pfizer booster shots to those who are eligible (see website for details).

Aurora Municipal Campus southwest parking lot, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway


COVID-19 Testing Site

Extended through Oct. 31

Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., free testing for COVID-19 is provided to anyone who wants to be tested, especially those who have symptoms. No appointment is necessary. No doctor referral, no health insurance, and no proof of identification are required. Online registration in advance is preferred but is not required.

Aurora Center for Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle, at Del Mar Park


Aurora Parks Explored

Open through Oct. 31

Aurora has nearly 100 parks to explore, and the Aurora History Museum wants to help you explore more of the story behind them at this free exhibit "Aurora Parks Explored." Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway


The Rise of the Aurora Suburb during the Cold War

Open through April 2022

Join the Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites for an in-person exploration of Aurora's economic prosperity and suburban expansion during the Cold War. The exhibit includes local stories experienced by Aurora residents during the Cold War to enrich the understanding of the period. Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway







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