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According to a county news release, top priorities in the 2017 budget — which increased by 3.5 percent from 2016 — include investments in core infrastructure to address the continued growth of Adams County, such as building a 45,000-square foot county animal shelter with an adjacent community dog park; several road and bridge construction projects; completing a new community corrections building; and purchasing new transportation equipment


Division 5 courtroom on Monday Dec. 12, 2016 at Aurora City Municipal Court.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

AURORA | For the first time in more than a quarter century, Aurora is poised to soon be operating a new courtroom. At an Aurora City Council study session Monday night, council members unanimously approved a proposal to staff Aurora’s existing courtroom No. 5 in the Aurora Municipal Center using dollars from the city’s general fund. The […]


Aurora Public Schools Superintendent John Barry poses next to a T-33 on April 25 at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. Barry flew in the T-33 as a cadet while in the Airforce Academy, he also flew in the SGS 2-33 Glider as an instructor pilot while in the Airforce Academy. (Heather L. Smith/The Aurora Sentinel)

“If we were to design a perfect leader to take Wings boldly into the future, the blueprint would almost certainly include a diagram of John Barry,” Charlie Johnson, chairman of the board at Wings Over the Rockies, said in a statement. “There simply isn’t a more qualified, courageous or passionate leader more devoted to the heritage and to the future of our museum’s mission.”