Aurora Sentinel

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Aurora Sentinel
Type Digital and Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Aurora Media Group
Publisher James Gold
Editor David Perry
Headquarters 12100 East Iliff Avenue,
Suite 102
Aurora, CO 80014-1277
 United States

The Aurora Sentinel is the weekly newspaper serving the city of Aurora, Colorado. It is printed each Thursday and online seven days a week. Aurora’s local news leader, The Aurora Sentinel focuses on the issues, events and people in Greater Aurora.

The Aurora Sentinel is published by Aurora Media Group, which also publishes the Buckley Guardian serving the area's military community and Aurora a monthly city magazine showcasing the community.


In February 2011, the Aurora Sentinel and the Buckley Guardian were purchased by the Aurora Media Group from the Aurora Publishing Company. In May 2011, the Aurora Sentinel changed from a daily to a weekly publication.

In 1971, the Minneapolis Star and Tribune Company acquired a group of suburban publications in the Denver area, including the Aurora Star-Sentinel, the successor to an earlier newspaper serving the Aurora community, The Aurora Democrats and News.

Published on Wednesdays and delivered by newsboys, The Sentinel also had a Friday companion newspaper for some time called the Aurora Sentinel Weekender.

In 1991, the Cowles Media Company (formerly Minneapolis Star and Tribune Company) broke up and sold off the Denver suburban chain. Local ownership and control of the Sentinel was established via a partnership including publisher Karen Sowell Johnson and president H. Harrison Cochran.

In 1997, a free, rack-distributed publication – The Aurora Sun-Sentinel – was introduced to supplement the paid-subscription Sentinel.

In April 2004, Aurora Publishing Co. introduced The Aurora Daily Sun, a five-day-a-week, tabloid-size publication freely distributed in the city. In June 2007, the Daily Sun adopted the Sentinel brand. In February 2011, Aurora Media Group bought the papers.

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