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The Next PRIDES CROSSING Board Meeting is Monday January 20, 2020 AT 6:30pm @ the Management Office at 14901 E Hampden Ave. #320, Aurora, CO 80014.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Upcoming Holiday Trash Delays



 









Holiday Service Schedule

To allow our teams to celebrate Christmas Day and New Year’s Day with their families, we will be delaying service by one day during the holiday weeks. If your typical collection day falls on or after Wednesday, please put your cart out for collection one day later the weeks of December 23 and December 30, 2019. Remember to position your cart four feet from any other objects, including vehicles, fences, mailboxes and other carts, so that we can service it safely.

Safety is a core value at Waste Management and we want everyone to make it home for the holidays. Our Waste Watch-trained drivers are looking out for you on the road and in the community. They know your neighborhood and will report any unusual activity to local law enforcement. You can help deter potential thieves by breaking down boxes from recent purchases and putting loosely in your cart on pickup day. If you will be away, ask a neighbor to bring your cart back up. A cart left on the street may suggest that your home is unattended.

Please take extra care on the roads during this busy season. Slow down and allow extra following distance, especially when the weather is poor. Always buckle up and never use a cell phone when driving. Our drivers promise to do the same.

And when you recycle this holiday season, please remember to ONLY put clean bottles, cans, paper and cardboard in your recycling bin. Please keep lights, toys, clothes, bags, batteries, food and other non-recyclable items out of your curbside recycling cart.  

Thank you again for the opportunity to keep the community clean and green. We wish you a safe and joyful holiday season!
 
Kellee Barnes

HOA Solutions Lead

fchoa@wm.com

 

Waste Management

222 S. Mill Avenue Suite 333
Tempe AZ  85281

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Aurora City News 12/12/19





Dec. 12, 2019






Aurora History Museum exhibit chronicles history of Aurora’s growth

"Aurora’s Historic Growth” is the new exhibition by the Aurora History Museum that documents the tremendous growth of the city over its 128 years.

The free exhibit runs to May 31 at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway.

The exhibition explores how the city has changed from its foundation to the present day. It also digs deeper into the booms and busts that have defined Aurora’s past and depicts how growth is redefining the once small town. Once a small suburb of Denver, Aurora has boomed into the third-largest city in the state of Colorado with a population of 381,000. 

One aspect of this exhibition features several examples of repeat photography to show how the landscape of Aurora has changed through the years.

Come see for yourself how these past events have shaped the Aurora of today.
Admission to the Aurora History Museum and the exhibition is free. Learn more at AuroraMuseum.org.




Aurora has two new historic landmarks

In early November, the Aurora City Council designated two new historic landmarks: Melvin-Lewis Cemetery and the Carlson-Holzer House. Both are a first in the Local Landmark roster: a first cemetery and a first “pattern home” design.

Read more
www.auroragov.org




Upgrades to city’s debt credits leads to millions in savings



As a reflection of the city’s strong credit characteristics—including its solid economy—national credit agencies Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor (S&P) Global Ratings upgraded in October the city of Aurora debt credits to Aaa and AA (positive outlook), respectively. 

Moody’s upgraded the city of Aurora issuers’ ratings to Aaa from a previous Aa1 and its lease revenue debt to Aa1 from Aa2. It also assigned an Aa1 rating to the city’s Refunding and Improvement Certificates of Participation Series 2019.

Only 8% of the 2,741 cities in Moody’s portfolio are rated Aaa. In Colorado, only five cities are in this category: Aurora, Aspen, Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins. 

The rating agencies provide an independent, third-party analysis of the city’s financial strength and management capabilities. The analyses and ratings are considered by investors when buying city bonds.

As an immediate benefit from these better ratings, the city of Aurora in late October was able to refinance the loan (Refunding Certificates of Participation, Series 2009A) on the Aurora Municipal Center building to a significantly lower interest rate, from 5% to 1.84%, which will save the city $650,000 a year, or a net present value savings of $13.8 million. The new loan will be for 11 years, only one more year than was left on the former loan. With the better ratings, the city was also able to sell municipal bonds and generated about $8.9 million, funds that will be re-invested in capital improvements to the Aurora Municipal Campus.

Click here to learn more about the city's bond and debt management.









UPCOMING EVENTS

City Council Meeting
Monday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora Room
AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.org

Prairie Wagon Rides with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy the holiday spirit with pioneer-style crafts, snacks and a special wagon ride next to a certain someone from the North Pole. $10 per person; all ages welcome
Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave.
Register for a time slot online

Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays inside an 1891 Fletcher home. Enjoy a free, self-guided tour and cookies. This 1891 Queen Anne Victorian style home is one of the oldest original houses built as part of the Town of Fletcher, now called Aurora.
Centennial House, 1671 Galena St.
AuroraMuseum.org

Hawaiian Winter Wonderland Christmas Concert
Saturday, Dec. 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m. 
Join DaKine Uke Colorado and the Aurora History Museum for this year's Hawaiian Winter Wonderland Christmas Concert. Come enjoy traditional and Hawaiian Christmas songs.
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraMuseum.org 

Christmas with the Browns
Wednesday, Dec. 18, noon to 12:45
As part of the Aurora History Museum's Lunch and Learn Series, Molly Brown House Museum will share the joys and traditions of a Victorian Christmas. Get into the holiday spirit at this festive program about kissing balls, Christmas trees, stockings hung with care, and Jingle Bells! Cost: $4 ($3 Residents). Bring your lunch.
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraMuseum.org

MLK Art, Poetry and Essay Contest
Through Dec. 18
How do Dr. King's words affect you and how can you ensure they keep echoing into the future? Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing what his dream and words mean to you, using a medium of your choice. “The Words Ring On” art, poetry and essay contest is open to students in grades kindergarten to 12. Entries must be submitted by Dec. 18.
For submission guidelines, visit AuroraLibrary.org

"Santa's Big Red Sack"
Dec. 18 to 24
Santa’s Big Red Sack is non-stop sketch comedy, music and technology bursting at the seams with irreverent wit and unforgettable characters. Your belly will turn to jelly. Your heart will dance. You’ll never experience the holidays the same way again.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
ThePeoplesBuilding.com

Space Escape Room
Through Dec. 20
Need a break from holiday anxiety? Escape the planet into space. Bring your
A-game, solve our challenges and get back to Earth in 45 minutes or less. Call 303.739.6630 or visit AuroraLibrary.org to register your team (3-7 people). Recommended for ages 13 and older.
AuroraLibrary.org

The Second City's "Twist Your Dickens"
Through Dec. 22
Back by popular demand, this seasonal satire returns in a madcap send-up of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Tickets at 303.739.1970 or AuroraFox.org
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.
AuroraFox.org

Christmas Tree Recycling
Dec. 26 to Jan. 6
Recycle your real tree anytime at the following locations. Please remove all nails, decor and stands prior to drop-off.
Del Mark Park, 12000 E. 6th Ave.
Saddle Rock Golf Course, 21705 E. Arapahoe Road
Olympic Park, 15501 E. Yale Ave.

Cabaret: "Take to the Highway"
Dec. 29 and 31
Ring in the New Year at the Aurora Fox with the newest offering from Kenny Moten and his friends. "Take to the Highway" celebrates the prolific career of singer/songwriter James Taylor and his long-time collaborators Carole King and Carly Simon.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.
AuroraFox.org

















This newsletter is produced by the city of Aurora Communications and Marketing Department

Questions?
Email communications@auroragov.org

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Aurora City News 12/5





Dec. 5, 2019






Aurora's new mayor and council

A new mayor, three new city council members and two incumbents were sworn in Dec. 2 following their election to office in November.

Newly elected Mayor Mike Coffman, Ward IV Council Member Juan Marcano, Ward V Council Member Alison Coombs, At-Large Council Member Curtis Gardner, along with Ward VI Council Member Fran├žoise Bergan and At-Large Council Member Angela Lawson, who retained their seats, joined Ward I Council Member Crystal Murillo, Ward II Council Member Nicole Johnston, Ward III Council Member Marsha Berzins, At-Large Council Member Dave Gruber and At-Large Council Member Allison Hiltz on the council. Johnston also was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem.

To view the final results, visit AuroraGov.org/Elections.




Festival of Wreaths bidding ends Friday, Dec. 6

The 20th Annual Festival of Wreaths is wrapping up Friday, Dec. 6, so get your bids in now before it's too late. All proceeds support exhibits and education programs at the Aurora History Museum and Historic Sites.

Read more
www.auroragov.org




Holiday celebrations abound in Aurora



Looking for a way to get in the spirit of the holiday season? You'll find everything you could want right here in Aurora.

Stop by the DeLaney Farm Historic District, 170 S. Chambers Road, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, for the free Holidays at the Farm, with games, history and a hot chocolate bar.

If you have a pet, check out Pet Pics with Santa Claws from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Nick's Garden Center, 2001 S. Chambers Road. It's just $10 for a digital photo with Santa, and the event supports the Aurora Animal Shelter.

For a chance to give back, visit the Stocking Stuffing Party at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, and help stuff stockings for families in need.

Next weekend, enjoy the holiday spirit with pioneer-style crafts, snacks and a special wagon ride next to a certain someone from the North Pole at Prairie Rides with Santa from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave. It's $10 per person, and all ages are welcome. Visit the link to register for a time slot.

Visit another of Aurora's historic sites when the Centennial House, an 1891 Fletcher home, hosts a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1671 Galena St. Enjoy a free, self-guided tour, along with cookies.

If you can break for lunch, the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, is hosting Christmas with the Browns for its Lunch and Learn Series from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. Bring your lunch, and enjoy a presentation from the Molly Brown House Museum about the joys and traditions of a Victorian Christmas. The cost is $4 ($3 for Aurora residents).









UPCOMING EVENTS

City Council Special Study Session
Monday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora Room
AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.org

Festival of Wreaths
Through Dec. 6
This year’s 20th Annual Festival of Wreaths display and fundraiser event features wreaths generously sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Wreaths will be on display at the Aurora History Museum, Aurora Municipal Center, Town Center at Aurora and Stanley Marketplace for people to enjoy while an online bidding will take place. Proceeds benefit the Aurora History Museum.
AuroraMuseum.org

Holidays on the Farm
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, 9 a.m. to noon
Celebrate the holidays with a glimpse into Aurora's past. Enjoy games, history and a hot chocolate bar with fix-ins donated by Savory Spice Shop. Free admission.
DeLaney Farm Historic District, 170 S. Chambers Road
AuroraMuseum.org

Pet Pics with Santa Claws
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Get your pet's photo taken with Santa at this annual event supporting the Aurora Animal Shelter. $10 for a digital photo, with a printed photo provided at no extra cost upon request. The shelter will also be accepting cash donations and in-kind donations of pet toys, treats and supplies. No appointment necessary.
Nick's Garden Center, 2001 S. Chambers Road

Stocking Stuffing Party
Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m.
Help spread the holiday spirit with families in need through the Aurora Public Library’s seventh annual Season of Giving: Stocking Project. Donate stocking stuffers at any Aurora Public Library through Dec. 6, then join us Saturday, Dec. 7, for a stocking stuffer party at Aurora Central Library.
Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
Learn more at AuroraLibrary.org

Prairie Wagon Rides with Santa!
Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy the holiday spirit with pioneer-style crafts, snacks and a special wagon ride next to a certain someone from the North Pole. $10 per person; all ages welcome
Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave.
Register for a time slot online

Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays inside an 1891 Fletcher home. Enjoy a free, self-guided tour and cookies. 
This 1891 Queen Anne Victorian style home is one of the oldest original houses built as part of the Town of Fletcher, now called Aurora.
Centennial House, 1671 Galena St.
AuroraMuseum.org

Aurora History Museum Lunch and Learn Series: Christmas with the Browns
Wednesday, Dec. 18, noon to 12:45
Molly Brown House Museum will share the joys and traditions of a Victorian Christmas. Get into the holiday spirit at this festive program about kissing balls, Christmas trees, stockings hung with care, and Jingle Bells! Cost: $4 ($3 Residents). Bring your lunch.
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraMuseum.org

MLK Art, Poetry and Essay Contest
Through Dec. 18
How do Dr. King's words affect you and how can you ensure they keep echoing into the future? Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing what his dream and words mean to you, using a medium of your choice. “The Words Ring On” art, poetry and essay contest is open to students in grades in K to 12. Entries must be submitted by Dec. 18.
For submission guidelines, visit AuroraLibrary.org

The Second City's "Twist Your Dickens"
Through Dec. 22
Back by popular demand, this seasonal satire returns in a madcap send-up of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Tickets at 303.739.1970 or AuroraFox.org
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.
AuroraFox.org

















This newsletter is produced by the city of Aurora Communications and Marketing Department

Questions?
Email communications@auroragov.org

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