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Week Of Special Interest 07/10/19
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By Joseph Rios

Rents rising across Denver

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Denver, but across the entire metro.. Here’s a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

Thornton has the most expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,930; the city has also seen rent growth of 4.2 percent over the past year, the fastest in the metro.

Over the past month, Brighton has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.3 percent. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,800, while one-bedrooms go for $1,420.

Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,360; rents grew 0.4 percent over the past month and 1.6 percent over the past year.

Aurora event offers e-cycle

Recycle your electronics July 13 at the City of Aurora’s e-cycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Facilities Recycling Station, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave.

Most electronic items—desktop computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, gaming equipment, consumer electronics and similar—are accepted. A fee of $5 will be charged per household dropping off.

Due to rising costs associated with processing select electronics, the following additional fees will be applied to recycle these items:

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors: $5 each

Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors, CRT televisions and flat (Light Emitting Diode, or LED, LCD and plasma) televisions under 22 inches: $20 each

CRT monitors, CRT televisions, and LED, LCD and plasma flat televisions 22 inches and over: $40 each

Floor model printers/copiers: $40

Projection, Digital Light Processing (DLP and Console (encased in wood) televisions: $70 each

CRT TVs with exposed and/or broken tubes will not be accepted, nor will appliances that contain refrigerant or coolant. Batteries, light bulbs, thermostats, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors also will not be accepted. As a reminder, electronics tossed in the trash not only cause serious environmental problems, but also are banned from landfills in Colorado.

For more information, call the city of Aurora recycling hotline at 303.739.7173 or visit

Our Government

White House

On Friday, July 5, the President signed into law, H.J.Res. 60, which requests the Department of the Interior to authorize arrangements for the use of the National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing;; H.R. 2940, which extends Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Child Care Entitlements, and other HHS grant programs; and S. 2047, which extends the Medicaid community mental health services demonstration program for two weeks.

Colorado Governor

The Polis administration marked six months in office and the administration’s record of bold, bipartisan accomplishments. Since being sworn-in on January 8, Governor Jared Polis has worked with legislators on both sides of the aisle and members of the administration to lower the rising cost of living and expand opportunity for all by providing free full-day kindergarten, tackling the rising cost of health care, and putting Colorado on a path to a 100 percent renewable energy future by 2040.

Denver Mayor

Denver City Council approved the five-year funding plan for the Parks and Open Space Sales Tax that is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of Denver’s parks and recreation system. “I want to thank the community for providing their input during the townhall meetings and surveys held over this past spring. The people of Denver said yes to more parks in more neighborhoods, and this plan will help us take their investment and deliver on that promise,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said.





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