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This Is Aurora - City Newsletter - Oct. 21, 2021



Oct. 21, 2021


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Apply by Oct. 29 for opportunity to serve on Civil Service Commission


The city of Aurora is accepting applications until Oct. 29 for a resident to serve on the Civil Service Commission.


The commission’s purpose is to provide Aurora residents with the most qualified applicants for, and promotion to, firefighter and police officer positions, irrespective of the applicant's race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, or religious or political opinions or affiliations. Additionally, its purpose is to inspire public confidence in the Civil Service System and to afford uniformed members an opportunity for employment and promotion within uniformed positions of the fire and police departments.


A member must be an Aurora resident and registered voter prior to appointment. A member also may not hold any other position in the city for which he or she receives a per diem or salary or be an appointed member of any other city board or commission.


The board, which has up to five members, usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Commissioners serve three-year terms; the current opening is to complete the remainder of a term that ends in February 2023.


To apply for the Civil Service Commission, go to, download an application and email it to and before 5 p.m. Oct. 29.



Flyer describing details of Faith and Blue Game Day event from Aurora Police Department

Faith & Blue Game Day is chance for free family fun


Join the Aurora Police Department, local businesses and community groups for Faith & Blue Game Day, a free family event with food, games, bicycle giveaways and community resources, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Town Center at Aurora.


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Attend a virtual open house to share input on High Line Canal Trail extension project


Map showing proposed High Line Canal alignment between Colfax Avenue and north of I-70 along Tower Road

The city of Aurora is in the design phase of a priority project that will construct nearly 2 miles of multi-use trail to close the High Line Canal Trail gap between East Colfax Avenue and recent improvements constructed north of Interstate 70. Major project features include a new trail overpass to cross I-70 east of Tower Road and a new pedestrian bridge over the High Line Canal south of Smith Road. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2022, with trail completion expected in spring 2023.


Your input is important to us. The project's virtual open house begins Nov. 8 at This on-demand open house available through Dec. 10 will provide detailed information regarding the project and interactive tools to provide feedback directly to the project team. The city of Aurora wants to ensure your voices are heard as this project advances to final design.






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 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 Regular Meeting (Virtual)

Monday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

View the meeting online at or on cable channels 8 and 880. Visit for the agenda. Learn more about public comment at council meetings at


Mayor Mike Live

Thursday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m.

This week on Mayor Mike Live, Mayor Coffman will discuss Spanish-language services for small-business owners with the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center, new public art with the Aurora Art in Public Places program, and volunteer opportunities with Aurora Fire Rescue. Live on Facebook and


Pop-up Pumpkin Patch

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

Pick up your perfect pumpkin and a decorating kit at this 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.


Pumpkin Patch at the Pool

Saturday, Oct. 30

Splash around and take home a pumpkin at two different city pools. Decorating bags will be supplied. Registration required for $15 a person.

Central Recreation Center, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 18105 E. Vassar Place

Utah Indoor Pool, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., 1800 S. Peoria St.



Trick or Treat Nature Trail

Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn about all things nature as you trick-or-treat around the Morrison Nature Center. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Registration is required for $2 per person (children under 2 are free).

Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Road



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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