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Thursday, September 19, 2019

City of Aurora Newsletter - 9/19/19


Be ready for Elections. E-cycling event, Punkin Chunkin and more things to do.

Sept. 19, 2019


Elections in Aurora

Get ready, Aurora. A big election is coming to our city. On Nov. 5, Aurora voters will elect mayor and council members for Aurora City Council Wards IV, V, VI and two At-Large seats, as well cast their vote on statewide ballot issues, among other things.

It’s time to make sure you are registered to vote and ready to participate in the coordinated election.

Ballots are mailed in every Colorado election. Visit GoVoteColorado.com to check your registration status and make sure your address is current because ballots are not forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service.

The municipal elections are held as part of coordinated elections conducted by county clerk and recorders for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Counties will mail ballots starting Oct. 14 to all active registered voters. If you do not receive a ballot by Oct. 21, update your voter registration at GoVoteColorado.com and a replacement one will be mailed to you. Or you may visit a Voter Service and Polling Center for a replacement ballot starting Oct. 28. After Oct. 28, ballots are not mailed, and you will need to visit a Voter Service and Polling Center to update your registration and request a ballot. 

Ballots may be returned by mail with paid postage, or delivered to any one of the ballot drop-off locations in your county. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day Nov. 5 to be counted. 

If you prefer to handle things in person, please visit any one of four Service and Polling Centers between Oct. 28 and Nov. 5 to register to vote, update your registration, replace or request a ballot, or vote on an accessible voting machine.

For information on Aurora election issues, visit AuroraGov.org/Elections. For county voter resources, visit AdamsVotes.com, ArapahoeVotes.com or DouglasVotes.com depending on the county in which you live.


Electronics recycling this Saturday, Sept. 21

Recycle your electronics Sept. 21 at the city’s e-cycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road. Most electronic items are accepted for only $5 per household dropping off.

Read more
www.auroragov.org


Candidates for mayor, council positions

A total of 18 people are running for municipal office in Aurora during the Nov. 5 election. The mayor and five council member positions are up for grabs. To look up your council ward, use the city property information tool.

The certified candidates for the 2019 regular municipal election are:

For mayor
·     Marsha Berzins
·     Mike Coffman
·     Ryan L. Frazier
·     Omar Montgomery
·     Renie Roberta Peterson
·     Tiffany Grays (Write-In)

For Ward IV
·     Juan Marcano
·     Charles “Charlie” Richardson

For Ward V
·     Allison L. Coombs
·     Bob Roth

For Ward VI
·     Françoise Bergan
·     Bryan Lindstrom

For At-Large (two seats available)
·     Curtis Gardner
·     Angela Lawson
·     Martha Lugo
·     Thomas Mayes
·     Johnny Watson
·     Leanne Denise Wheeler

Sponsored by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, the Business and Professional Women of Aurora, the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe & Douglas Counties, and Sentinel Colorado, Candidates Forums will air on AuroraTV beginning Oct. 9 on AuroraTV.org and Comcast channels 8 and 880. To stay up to date on Aurora elections, visit AuroraGov.org/Elections.



UPCOMING EVENTS

City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Moorhead Recreation Center, 2930 Havana St.
• Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.
• Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
City Cafe, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Second Floor
Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with Marsha)
Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St.
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E. Evans Ave.
• Ward V (Bob Roth) - Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 to 9 p.m.
Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
• Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.
City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center, 25950 E. Quincy Ave.
AuroraGov.org/Council

City Council Meeting
Monday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Council Chamber
AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.org

E-cycling Event
Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It's illegal to dispose of your electronics in the landfill, so bring your electronics to this event and let Techno Rescue take care of the rest. The cost is only $5 per vehicle (additional fees apply for most televisions and monitors). Visit the website for a complete list of items accepted, and information on fees.
Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road
AuroraGov.org/Recycle

Centennial House Open Day
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come visit this Queen Victorian style house. Built in 1891, this home is the older of the remaining houses built as part of the town of Fletcher when was established the same year.
Centennial House, 1671 Galena St.
AuroraMuseum.org

Local Harvest Festival
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate Sustainable Communities Day with this new event featuring yoga at 10 a.m. ($10 donation suggested), followed by a free cooking and composting class at 11 a.m. Vendors will be open starting at 11 a.m., and food trucks and a cash bar will be available on site. Email Lkoiv@auroragov.org to register for the classes.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
AuroraGov.org/Environment

Punkin Chunkin Colorado
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 pm.; Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrates all things fall while 20 teams of “chunkers” compete for the farthest pumpkin launch over a two-day competition. This unique fall festival is sure to entertain all ages. Included is a pumpkin patch, pony rides, fall crafts, a corvette car show, Carve War's chainsaw carving competition, food vendors, a beer garden and more fun. Admission is $5.
Arapahoe Park Racetrack, 26000 E. Quincy Ave.
AuroraGov.org/PunkinChunkin

Concert at the Library: Bill Kemp
Friday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.
Enjoy the country-folk-blues stylings of multi-instrumentalist Billy Kemp as he brings his original music, songs and stories to Aurora Central Library for the first time. While known best for his guitar, Kemp plays five instruments and has performed on stages across the country, including the Grand Ole Opry. Light refreshments provided. Free but registration is needed.
Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
Click here to register

Coffee for a Cause in Support of Aurora Sister Cities
Friday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Logan House Coffee supports local nonprofits by giving back 10% of coffee sales one day a month. On Sept. 27, Aurora Sister Cities International will be their Coffee for a Cause recipient - so come out to support Aurora Sister Cities while drinking some fabulous coffee.
Logan House Coffee, 2501 Dallas St. #112 or 950 Broadway St.
Aurora Sister Cities International

Antique Appraisal Fair
Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Have fun while having your antiques and collectibles evaluated by fabulous and friendly local appraisers. Sign up online, and appraisal fees help support the Aurora Museum Foundation.
Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
Register at Sign Up Genius

Museo de las Americas Exhibit
Through Sept. 30 (open during Aurora Municipal Center business hours)
Enjoy Museo de las Americas’ traveling exhibition “People/Gente Museo Sin Fronteras-Museum Without Borders,” featuring a portion of Museo’s 3,400-piece collection on ancient and contemporary Latin American art, textiles, ceramics and artifacts. Free 
Aurora Municipal Center Mezzanine Gallery, Second Floor, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraGov.org/PublicArt








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Questions?
Email communications@auroragov.org

Monday, September 9, 2019

Aurora Newsletter


Emergency Preparedness Fair, how to get information in an emergency, and what's ahead in Aurora

Sept. 5, 2019

Nametag that says Hello I Am Prepared

Learn how to "be prepared, not scared" Sept. 11 at Emergency Preparedness Fair

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Aurora Office of Emergency Management wants to make sure you're prepared by inviting you to an Emergency Preparedness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the lobby of the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.

Several agencies and departments will be on hand to discuss emergency preparedness with you, including Buckley Air Force Base, Rocky Mountain Medical Reserve Corps, FEMA, American Red Cross, Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, University of Colorado Denver Emergency Preparedness Program, Aurora Office of Emergency Management and more.

The event is free, and there is no need to register.

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning throughout the year.


Sign up for Antique Appraisal Fair on Sept. 28

Have fun while having your antiques and collectibles evaluated by fabulous and friendly local appraisers at Aurora Central Library. Sign up online, and appraisal fees help support the Aurora Museum Foundation.

Read more
www.signupgenius.com


Know where to find information during an emergency

Fast, accurate and instructional information is important in an emergency, and knowing in advance where to turn for that information is a key step in being prepared.

The city of Aurora sends out emergency alerts via the Everbridge notification system, but it's important to note that this is an opt-in service for cellphones, so you will not automatically receive emergency notifications from the city unless you sign up: AuroraGov.org/AlertAurora. You can choose to receive emergency notifications via text message, email or phone call based on the address(es) you provide in the city. Please note these are not weather-related messages. The city recommends you have a NOAA weather radio or weather app on your phone for such instances.

When an emergency occurs, find the most up-to-date information via the city's social media channels: Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue will post initially on Twitter (@AuroraPD and @AuroraFireDpt) and also provide more detailed information on Facebook (FB.com/AuroraCOPD and FB.com/AuroraFireDpt). Also be sure to follow the city's main social media pages at @AuroraGov on Twitter and at FB.com/AuroraGov.
Front of card with where to get info in an emergency
Back of card showing how to sign up for emergency alerts



UPCOMING EVENTS

City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon (candidate forum)
Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana St.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Moorhead Recreation Center, 2930 Havana St.
• Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.
• Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
City Cafe, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Second Floor
Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with Marsha)
Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St.
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E. Evans Ave.
• Ward V (Bob Roth) - Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
• Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway
AuroraGov.org/Council

City Council Special Study Session
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora Room
AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.org

Food Truck Rodeo
Friday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy delectable treats from local food trucks. Each Food Truck Rodeo has a different lineup of food trucks.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraGov.org/Events

Household Chemical Roundup
Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Do your part to prevent pollution by taking your household chemicals to Aurora’s Household Chemical Roundup. You must be in line by 4 p.m. This event is open only to Aurora residents and proof of residency or a current Aurora Water bill is required. While the event is free, there is a $3 fee for tires, and donations to offset event costs are appreciated.
Central Facilities, 13645 E. Ellsworth Ave.
AuroraWater.org

GoWild West in Aurora
Saturday, Sept. 7, noon to 4 p.m.
Free family event with activities for the Lil' Buckaroos such as inflatable water slides, crafts and backyard bass fishing.
Moorhead Park, 2390 Havana St.
AuroraGov.org/Recreation

Emergency Preparedness Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Be prepared, not scared. Be ready for disasters. Several agencies and departments will be on hand to discuss emergency preparedness with you. National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. Free and registration is no needed
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraGov.org

History Trivia at Peak to Peak
Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 26, 6:30 p.m.
Get ready to wear your Colorado flag hat with pride at the Aurora History Museum’s history trivia night! The museum partnered with Peak to Peak on Colfax to host trivia nights based on Colorado, Colfax Avenue and Aurora history. Prizes for all participants and additional prizes for winning teams
Peak to Peak Tap and Brew, 9735 E. Colfax Ave.
AuroraMuseum.org

Community Active Threat Training
Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The American Red Cross and Aurora Office of Emergency Management present training modules on Active Threat, Stop the Bleed, Hands-only CPR (no certification), and Disaster Mental and Behavioral Health. Free, but registration is required
Aurora Central Library Large Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
RSVP: pmason@auroragov.org | Details at FB.com/AuroraGov

Museo de las Americas Exhibit
Through Sept. 30 (open during Aurora Municipal Center business hours)
Enjoy Museo de las Americas’ traveling exhibition “People/Gente Museo Sin Fronteras-Museum Without Borders,” featuring a portion of Museo’s 3,400-piece collection on ancient and contemporary Latin American art, textiles, ceramics and artifacts. Free 
Aurora Municipal Center Mezzanine Gallery, Second Floor, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraGov.org/PublicArt





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