This may be one of the most important conclusions in a review of Aurora's response to the July 2012 theater shooting: "No one died who could have been saved." However, the report does point out that several aspects of the police, fire, paramedic and public information response were problematic or c ... More >>
Aurora has big balls -- and we're not just talking the globes out at Buckley. This morning, Aurora mayor Steve Hogan announced that the city, the Aurora Renewal Authority and RIDA Development Corporation is suing a group of eleven hotels -- five with a common owner or operator -- that had earlier su ... More >>
Eighteen mayors from around the country, including two from Colorado, passed a resolution Monday at the United States Conference of Mayors, urging the federal government to respect state rights when it comes to recreational and medical marijuana laws. The resolution, drafted by the advocacy group M ... More >>
The smell of buttered popcorn drifted into the parking lot as survivors of the July 20 shooting that killed twelve people and injured seventy made their way last night toward the front doors of the remodeled Century 16 theater in Aurora for its official reopening. Inside, they were greeted by a new ... More >>
Nearly six months after the mass shooting in Aurora, Cinemark, the owner of the theater where the massacre occurred, is reopening the site to the public on Friday, sparking backlash from victims' families. More debate could arise about some of the movies being screened for free over the weekend -- i ... More >>
In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting, Governor John Hickenlooper said it was too soon to talk about gun control. He remained virtually silent until, in a Thursday interview calling for a debate on the topic. One day later, the unimaginable shooting in Connecticut that claimed th ... More >>
Steve Hogan, mayor of Aurora, the city where Century 16 shooting suspect James Holmes allegedly killed twelve people and injured dozens more, is not joining a nationwide coalition of mayors that supports stricter gun laws. In response, the group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, argues that Hogan should ... More >>
Moments ago, 9News projected that Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act had won approval from a majority of Colorado voters. Proponent Mason Tvert, speaking amid a boisterous celebration at the measure's victory party, puts the historic achievement in perspective.
Update: Last week, we posted about the decision by Cinemark, owner of the Aurora Century 16, to reopen the theater where James Holmes allegedly killed twelve people and injured 58 this past July; see our previous coverage below. Now, we've learned more details about the Facebook survey that showed t ... More >>
Update: Mere hours after we published a post about the possible impact of lawsuits filed Aurora theater shooting victims on plans to reopen the Century 16, shuttered since the July 20 massacre that killed twelve and injured 58, Cinemark provided an answer -- in court. The Texas-based owner of the th ... More >>
Earlier this month, President Obama's designated the 4,700-acres Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in southwestern Colorado -- an area that is sometimes called "America's Stonehenge" -- as a national monument. The move means that the area between Durango and Pagosa Springs (which was home to thousand ... More >>
It's Oktoberfest season, and you can find out about all of the parties on the next few pages. But in the meantime, more news: Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs announced yesterday that it plans to double its brewing capacity -- just four months after opening. The brewery, which specializes in ... More >>
There are so many ways to spend your money, so why blow it on an expensive night out when there are so many other options? This weekend is full of stellar events that won't cost more than ten bucks -- from a dramatic reading from Fifty Shades of Grey to a screening of Young Frankenstein. And if you ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is also a great American motivator. In previous years, it has driven local breweries to finish construction projects, open their doors, brew new beers, and generally get their acts in shape. And this year is no exception -- see the Bull & Bush, which is rebuilding it ... More >>
Denver residents gathered today in Civic Center to honor the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001. This year's "Colorado Remembers" event featured Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, Hall of Famer John Elway, members of the U.S. Armed Forces and ... More >>
At this writing, thousands have gathered in Aurora for a prayer vigil following the shooting at the Century 16 during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Also taking part in the gathering is President Barack Obama, who earlier met with family members of victims -- among them Jordan Ghawi, brother ... More >>
Update below: During a just-completed news conference about last night's shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates was asked by numerous national reporters to confirm reports that accused gunman James Holmes had ... More >>
The unbearably hot weather is not all bad. This was the recurring joke of a press conference under the blazing sun just off toll road E-470, where officials announced the launch of a twenty-year solar energy project that, by some measures, is the largest of its kind in the country.
The planned revitalization of Havana Street in Aurora may just be another reason to visit Denver's upstart neighbor to the east. As explained in our cover story, "Wish You Were Here!," the suburb is looking to draw tourists with a unique plan that targets athletes, hospital patients and folks with o ... More >>
The addition of a 1,500-room hotel and conference center in Aurora would definitely give out-of-towners a reason to visit. And Aurora is looking for 'em, as explained in our cover story, "Wish You Were Here!" Yesterday, the company that wants to build said behemoth hotel made a pitch for the million ... More >>
Ryan FrazierPerennial politician and former Westword cover boy Ryan Frazier has done what many people expected and joined the race to become Aurora's next mayor. Four other candidates have already announced their intentions: Debbie Stafford, Steve Hogan, Sheilah Thomas Davis and Jude Sandvall ... More >>
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Interpreting Amendment 1 can be quite a balancing act. On Monday, Fitzhugh Havens took the fall.