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 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 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 For county voter resources, visit, or 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.

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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
·     Fran├žoise 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 and Comcast channels 8 and 880. To stay up to date on Aurora elections, visit


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 (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.
City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center, 25950 E. Quincy Ave.

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

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

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.

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 to register for the classes.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.

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.

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

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