Thursday, January 27, 2022

This Is Aurora - City Newsletter - Jan. 27, 2022



Jan. 27, 2022


Images of children in various summer activities with the words 2022 Summer Camps and Registration Opens Jan. 31


Sign up starting Jan. 31 for summer camps


There may be snow on the ground and a chill in the air, but it's not too early to think about your family's summer plans. Registration opens next week (Jan. 31) for summer camp programs throughout the city.


Whether your child is a budding chef looking a "Baking Boot Camp," an outdoor adventurer interested in "Icky, Yucky, Oogy and Gross," a performer ready to take the stage with "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales," a science explorer curious about "STEM Sports and Robots," or a water enthusiast looking for more time in the pool, the city's summer camp options have something for everyone.


There are dozens of camps to choose from, but space often fills up fast, so check out the city's summer camp guide at, where you can find more information about the phone and online registration options.




Winter Bike to Work Day - Pledge to Ride

Join cyclists around the world on Friday, Feb. 11, to celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day! If you plan to join, let us know by registering, and find community support stations along your route.

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Image of a cellphone with the CodeRed logo

Opt in to receive emergency alerts


Keeping you and your family safe is important. And knowing what is going on in the world around you is critical to maintaining that safety. Aurora911 uses CodeRED as our emergency alert provider, but you have to opt in to receive life-saving information.


CodeRED allows you to receive emergency notifications for significant police activity in your area, suspect at large, evacuations, shelter in place, or other urgent safety situations. You can also elect to be notified for general alerts regarding non-life safety matters such as utility service interruptions.


Go to to sign up. Residents must opt in to receive these alerts. Find out more from this short video.



Counties providing health department updates


With the recent decisions by Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties to leave the Tri-County Health Department, there may be many questions and some confusion among Aurora residents because the city sits in all three of the counties.


The city is not a public health agency but relies on the counties for that service. So depending on the county in which you live, there are different resources available for staying on top of the latest news as the counties develop their own public health agencies after Tri-County. Here are links to the county websites and their most recent headlines:


·    Adams County - Kelly Weidenbach named Director of Public Health Transition

·    Arapahoe County - 5 things you should know about Arapahoe County’s proposed new health department

·    Douglas County - Douglas County Board of Health announces finalist for Public Health Executive Director






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 location information, and to find links for joining virtual meetings. If you don't know your council ward, go to and click on "Property Info."

Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Jan. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m., virtual on WebEx

Ward II (Steve Sundberg) - Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.

Ward III (Ruben Medina) - Wednesday, Feb. 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community College of Aurora Student Building, Rotunda Room, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway

Ward IV (Juan Marcano) - Thursday, Feb. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stampede, 2430 S. Havana St.

Ward V (Alison Coombs) - Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon, both virtual on WebEx

Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, March 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway

At Large (Angela Lawson, Curtis Gardner, Danielle Jurinsky, Dustin Zvonek) - Wednesday, Feb. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place


City Council Regular Meeting

Monday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m.

View the meeting online at or on cable channels 8 and 880. Visit for the agenda. Find information about providing public comment at


Mayor Mike Live

Thursday, Jan. 27, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

This show is moving to an hour-long format airing every last Thursday of the month, with continued conversations led by Mayor Mike Coffman and Aurora City Council members on various community-based topics. Live on Facebook and


"Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea"

Jan. 28 to Feb. 20

Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third believes it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage. But his family is not at all ready to abandon their beloved son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.

Tickets at


Neighborhood Improvement Grant Information Sessions

Wednesday, Feb. 2, noon

Thursday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m.

The city of Aurora wants to help residents spruce up their neighborhoods with grants of up to $5,000 for projects that improve a neighborhood's physical condition, enhance pride and identity, and increase neighbors' communication. The first step to applying is to attend a virtual information session to learn more about the opportunity.

Meeting links:


"Exploration of Color"

Through Feb. 20

Works by abstract artist Karly Stein

The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.

More information at


Tri-County Health Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Daily until further notice

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday

Walk-in and drive-through clinic supported by Jogan Health and the city of Aurora. The clinic offers Pfizer and Moderna, first, second and booster shots. Pfizer pediatric shots for ages 5 to 11 require an appointment (see website for details).

Aurora Municipal Campus south parking lot, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway


COVID-19 Vaccine Mobile Clinics

Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (hosted by Living Waters Christian Center)

First Presbyterian Church, 1585 Kingston St. (behind McDonald's)

Feb. 6, 10 and 12, March 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place

Jan. 31, Feb. 3, 4 and 5, March 3 and 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.

Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (hosted by Pastor Thomas Mayes and Bishop Kevin Foreman)

Harvest Christian Church, 14100 E. Jewell Ave.

Clinics offer Pfizer and Moderna first, second and booster shots and Pfizer pediatric. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. Visit the website for details.


COVID-19 Testing Site

Now open through at least Jan. 31

Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 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


The Rise of the Aurora Suburb during the Cold War

Open through April 24

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, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway


Without a Home in Aurora Exhibit

Open through May 29

Housing insecurity is a key issue facing Aurora, and to build a wider understanding of people who are often overlooked, misunderstood or unheard, staff at the Aurora History Museum engaged in an oral history project on the streets of the city. Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Aurora History Museum, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway







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