09/25/16 – Dear viewers: This is Shane Anthony the Publisher of AuroraNews1.com First and foremost, my apologies for not updating this site for many months. My day-job and Life have gotten in the way of this little news site for the last year or so. As a career Journalist, I love to chase news and I am very competitive about doing so in Metro Denver and Aurora, CO. AuroraNews1.com had been a passion of mine in the past, but I found it very difficult to continue the rigorous duties of Aurora news-gathering while working my regular job as a freelance Television News Photographer. It is also hard to pour time, resources and money into a small news operation that to date never earned a nickel.
However, I am in the process of revamping this site and most likely rolling it into a bigger and better news site that will serve more of the Denver Metro area. Also, it should be noted that over this past summer, the Aurora Colorado Police Department switched to a Digitally Encrypted (Private) Radio System that can No Longer be monitored by either the Public or the News Media with any type of consumer scanner. More on this subject later, but what it means is that the Denver Media is missing more First Responder calls of interest in Aurora Colorado than ever before! If you followed my site in the past (or if you take a look at the archives) you will understand that Police and Fire Department scanners are the backbone of this news site! Fortunately, thanks to former Aurora Fire Department Dispatcher (friend of mine and Scanner Genius) Curt Mann, I still have limited monitoring of City of Aurora emergency services. I will tell you that I have more monitoring capabilities as of this date than the other news Agencies in Denver and Aurora, and I take my cop car, fire truck and ambulance chasing Very Seriously! I will not be deterred by the APD Radio System Switch Over!
When news happens in Aurora and I’m available, I’ll likely be there first, and the TV Stations and News Papers will follow only after the Cops Tweet them about incidents! Also People, I have to find a way to monotize this little news gathering operation. The TV Stations in Denver gross in the Tens of Millions of dollars each year but I still beat them to A-Town stories when I am available to do so! All I need is enough money to keep gas in my tank and the lights on in my office Folks! Lets put our heads together in the near future and find a way to do this together. If good Breaking-News coverage and excellent news-photos mean anything to you, please drop me a line and show your support. If enough people rally around me we can do something big with AuroraNews1.com and its future look, whatever form that takes. So enough for now. I’ve got my second wind for this project. Lets get to publishing, reading and promoting AuroraNews1.com. All my best! Shane Anthony – Publisher: AuroraNews1.com