Day! We hope your weekend is a welcome celebration of food, family and
rest. We also hope you celebrate safely amid dry conditions and COVID-19.
currently under a Stage 1 Burn Restriction due to the increasing fire
danger associated with current weather conditions. That means that the
sale, possession and use of fireworks are illegal in our city. This ban is
not unique – dozens of other jurisdictions in our state have issued burn
restrictions. The goal is to prevent both structural and wildland interface
fires in our community.
Please remember to
maintain social distancing when around people not in your household, wear a
face covering when you're out, and keep up good hygiene habits with
If you would like
to file a complaint about non-emergency fireworks use, you can fill out an
online form at AuroraGov.org/ContactUs.
We ask that you only use 911 if there is a life-threatening emergency or to
report activity that poses an imminent threat. If 911 call takers are
flooded with non-emergency calls or questions, they are unable to help
those who have an urgent need.
your dog this Fourth of July
Even though they are banned in Aurora this year, the sounds of
booming fireworks will likely continue, and that can be a stressful
situation for pets. The Aurora Animal Shelter has some tips to calm
your dog's anxiety.
centers, two outdoor pools reopen next week; reserve your time now
recreation locations are now open or opening soon:
Central and Moorhead recreation centers will reopen to the public Monday,
July 6. Details and reserved spots are available at AuroraGov.org/Recreation.
Central and Moorhead recreation center indoor pools will also be open with
adjustments made for health and safety. Beck Recreation Center’s pool has
been undergoing renovations and will not open at this time.
• Del Mar
Water Park and Meadow Hills outdoor pool will reopen Wednesday, July 8.
Details and reservations are available at AuroraGov.org/Pools.
• The city’s
two spraygrounds located at Great Plains Park and Red-tailed Hawk Park will
reopen July 8.
• The Aurora
Reservoir swim beach is open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Eldorado, Hampden Run and Pagosa Park playgrounds have all been recently
renovated and are now open to the public.
for continued updates on recreation programming and facilities in
For the latest on
COVID-19 and the city's response, as well as available resources for
businesses and residents, go to the city's information page at AuroraGov.org/COVID-19.
Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur, but the format and structure of town meetings may
be affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council to check the latest information on meeting
City Council Regular
Monday, July 6, 7:30
View this meeting
online at AuroraTV.org and cable channels 8 and 880. You may also
listen to the meeting by phone (see AuroraGov.org for details). In advance of the meeting,
submit a comment for Public Invited To Be Heard or an individual agenda
item to email@example.com. Please indicate in your email whether you
want your comment read into the record at the meeting or simply forwarded
to mayor and City Council. Staff will read the first three minutes of any
comment into the record as requested. Comments will also be accepted in
advance of the meeting by phone by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 303.739.7094.
Because of the
Independence Day holiday, there will be no Mayor Mike Live show on Friday,
July 3. The show will resume July 10 at 3 p.m., when you can join Aurora
Mayor Mike Coffman on his weekly live stream of "Mayor Mike Live"
on Facebook and AuroraTV.org.
The city of Aurora
will host the Trusted Voices: Census 2020 series on Facebook Live. Join us as we talk with trusted voices
throughout our community about the benefits and opportunities of completing
the 2020 census.
Aurora Mobile Food
Pantry (note new day and location)
Thursdays in July,
10 a.m. until food has been distributed
In partnership with
Aurora Interfaith Community Services, the city of Aurora has distributed
more than 150,000 meals this summer as part of the Aurora Mobile Food
Pantry. Photo ID or proof of Aurora residency is required. All Aurora
households are eligible. Food for pets is also available, as well as
emergency food kits for those experiencing homelessness. For questions,
call 720.557.6444 or visit AuroraGov.org/MobileFoodPantry.
Overland High School,
12400 E. Jewell Ave.
STEAM-Powered History Camp
July 13 to 17 (ages
11 to 13)
July 20 to 24 (ages
8 to 10)
history through the past and present of science and technology. Our virtual
summer camp provides activities that can be completed on your own time, but
also includes daily online instruction for everyone registered for camp.
Cost: $15 per camper. Materials and fees included. Registration and more
information at AuroraMuseum.org
Draft Oil and Gas
Regulations Virtual Town Hall
Thursday, July 16, 6
to 8 p.m.
The city of Aurora
is updating the Aurora Municipal Code with regulations and Best Management
Practices related to oil and gas. All oil and gas regulations will be contained in a new document titled
"Oil & Gas Manual." The Aurora Municipal Code will be updated
to refer to the Oil & Gas Manual for regulations pertaining to oil and
gas. Two virtual town hall meetings will take place for the public to ask
questions about the draft regulations. Access the meeting online at AuroraGov.org/OilandGas or call 1.720.650.7664 (access code 146 898
3757) for audio only. To submit comments on the draft regulations by July 26, email Oil&Gas@auroragov.org.
Little Foxes Summer
July 20 to 31, 9
a.m. to noon
The Aurora Fox Arts
Center is reopening its doors with the children's theater program, limited
to 16 students, for a two-week theatrical experience like nothing the
Little Foxes have ever done before. "Odyssey 3000!" will be a
little bit “Twilight Zone,” a little bit “Megamind,” and a whole lot of fun
when our young artists create an entirely original show based on a
futuristic theme! Participants will work to devise and produce an original
show, from the ground up. Register at AuroraFox.org.
Aurora Fox Arts
Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.
Daily, 10 a.m.
(Wednesdays is ASL)
Library has been offering virtual programming since mid-March. One of the
most popular programs is the daily storytime. Other ongoing programs
include Reader’s Corner, Mystery Read and Create & DYI. To learn more
about all the virtual programming, visit AuroraLibrary.org or the Aurora Public Library Facebook
Daily, time varies
Aurora Dance Arts is
providing live online dance classes, with some of their fabulous faculty
teaching from home, dance tutorials and dance challenge videos, and various
other online resources for dancers and families.
time-travelling news anchor Skip DeCade takes you back in time reporting on
Facebook Live Aurora news from the first half of the 20th century. The
stories presented are borrowed from the Aurora Democrat newspaper which
reported Aurora's news from 1909 to 1955.