• WeCAN Needs YOU!

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    The West Colfax Association of Neighbors is run on 100% volunteer power from West Colfax residents just like you.  https://footcaregroup.org/perpill/legal-viagra-australia/35/ https://cpchawaii.edu/lptf/papers.php?rewriter=extended-essay-writers get link https://www.rmhc-reno.org/project/how-many-slides-is-a-10-minute-presentation/25/ diflucan joint pain awareness essay best places to buy viagra in canada essay on my best friend in english for class 5 2010 combination resume format mba essays career path see applying to law school resume sample quais so os efeitos do cialis does abilify teacher's essay source look both ways sample essays best buy strategy analysis essays follow link go to link https://campingunlimited.org/dissertation/best-cheap-essay-writing-for-hire-for-university/26/ enter a personal statement essay follow link go site primary homework help mountains types https://www.pugetsoundnavymuseum.org/paraphrasing/pride-and-prejudice-and-letters-to-alice-connections-essay/24/ best way to wright an essay essay structure rules i need someone to edit my thesis the library of essays in international law viagra kamagra rendelГ©s WeCAN is currently looking for volunteers to fill the positions below. Please reach out if you would like more information or are interested in serving your neighborhood.

    

     – Co-President – 
    The Co-President works directly with Shantelle Mulliniks, WeCAN’s other Co-President, and the WeCAN Board of Directors to help lead the WeCAN organization. Duties include helping with

    • Organize and lead General Meetings (9 times a year)
    • Organize and lead Board of Director meetings (about 6 times a year)
    • Be involved in one of WeCAN’s Committees
    • Be one of the main contacts for Denver city officials and neighborhood representatives

    Contact Shantelle@wecandenver.org for more information.

    

    – Spring Tree Planting Day Organizer –
    WeCAN helps plant trees in West Colfax and surrounding area every April through The…


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  • Denver and Colorado Ballot Issues: Ballots Due November 2 by 7:00 pm

    WeCAN encourages all our West Colfax neighbors to cast your ballot on November 2, 2021 and add your voice to the democratic process. WeCAN also encourages you to do your research first when deciding how you will vote on any issue. Ballots will begin to be mailed out on October 8, 2021.

    The Blue Book, the State Ballot Information Booklet from the Colorado General Assembly, and the DENVER BOOK provide information to educate yourselves on the issues facing our state and city.

    The Yes on 302 organization reached out to WeCAN wanting to share information with our neighbors. Below are the arguments for and against initiative 302 that will be on this November’s ballot.


    Here are several recent news articles that may help you in your research as well.

    Here are the 13 measures set for Denver’s unusually crowded November ballot: A record number of citizen-led measures will appear on this year’s ballot from The Denver Post, September 4, 2021.

    2021 election guide: 13 measures face…


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  • Meet the Denver Public School Board At-Large Candidates on the Ballot this November 2nd

    Nicky Yollick (on the right) with partner Nicki and dog Julep

    Nicky got his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Tulane University before moving to Denver in 2008 to study International Relations at the University of Denver. 

    In 2018, Nicky wrote a resolution for the Denver Democratic Party’s platform seeking to reverse the ongoing privatization of public education, instead focusing resources on student equity and supporting educators. Alongside a coalition of community leaders, he lobbied Denver Democrats to overwhelmingly pass the resolution, clearing a path for Denverites to elect a slate of pro-education candidates in 2019’s Denver Public School Board elections.

    Over the last several years, Nicky has founded several organizations geared toward building community-leadership for student equity and neighborhood schools in DPS. 

    Learn more about Nicky at https://nickyfordenverkids.com/


    Marla F Fernandez-Benavides

    Marla Benavides, educator, business owner, mom, wife is self-employed.  I wear many hats, Marla manages a God-centered home school teaching all aspects of a Catholic…


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  • West Area Plan PhotoVoice Project

    West Area Neighborhood Plan

    The City of Denver kicked off the West Area Planning process on Saturday, October 5. West Denver stakeholders are invited to create a long-term, community-driven vision for Barnum, Barnum West, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park and West Colfax. This is a great opportunity for Sun Valley FAC to advance food access and justice by shaping larger land use and policy plans.


    Two action opportunities directly with the City: 

    NOTEWORTHY: SURVEY RESULTS CALL FOR FOOD SYSTEM PLANNING
    The initial survey results show that the most commonly named challenge in West Denver is “access to fresh and healthy food.” When asked what kinds of places or activities are most important to you, 75% of those surveyed said “grocery stores.”

    At the kickoff event on Oct 5, there…


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  • Request for Nominations: Denver Public Library Latino Community Service Awards

    The Denver Public Library is currently seeking nominations for the Latino Awards. The Latino Awards honor community members who have made a deep and lasting impact on the community. Award winners are selected by a committee consisting of library commissioners, community members and staff. Nominations are due Friday, July 26, 2019.

    Award winners will be celebrated at an awards presentation on Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library. The event is free and open to the public.

    The Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award

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    The recipient will be a person of Latino descent who has made a positive impact on the Denver community, beyond paid employment, in the field of education, youth development, early childhood programming, or education policy. This includes formal and informal educators. The recipient does not have to live in Denver to receive the award; however, their work must impact the Denver community. The nominee must be living.

    Click here to nominate.

    Past…


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  • Citywide Building Survey Comes to West Colfax

    Are there buildings in West Colfax that are special to you? Discover Denver wants to know.

    What makes a building in West Colfax special? Discover Denver, a project focused on identifying historic and architecturally significant structures citywide, begins work in West Colfax in July 2019 and needs your help!

    The survey gathers information about all Denver buildings using public records, neighborhood canvassing, academic research, and tips from the public. Volunteers play a significant role in Discover Denver: documenting buildings, researching building histories, and collecting stories from members of the community. Survey findings will ultimately be accessible online so that everyone can learn about Denver’s past — building by building.

    Historic Denver, Inc. and the City and County of Denver co-lead the project, which is primarily funded by a Colorado State Historical Fund grant. Denver joins other major cities, including Los Angeles and Phoenix, that are conducting similar surveys.

    Project benefits include:

    • Uncovering buildings of historic and architectural significance
    • Providing property owners with up-front information about buildings to inform reinvestment…

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  • Sound Installation Explores Transience and the Feeling of Homelessness

    Michael John McKee is pleased to announce the recent completion of Voices,
    a temporary public art installation in Dry Gulch Park.

    Michael John McKee with his Voices installation along Dry Gulch.

    Homelessness and transience inspired Voices, McKee’s wind chime sound installation throughout Dry Gulch Park. The single note wind chimes are made of wood, steel cable, aluminum tubing, and found plastics (trash found in the park). The structures are attached to pedestrian bridges and disc golf tee posts located along the transportation corridor between Federal and Sheridan Boulevards in Denver, creating an immersive sound experience as pedestrians and cyclists move through the space. The single note chimes are not pitched in conventional harmony and therefore encourage patience and careful listening from passersby.

    “I imagine that folks experiencing homeless don’t often feel at ease. That would be exhausting,” says McKee. “Maybe audiences will feel inspired to consider issues surrounding homelessness with patience and care.”

    After the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance of 2012, many people experiencing homelessness in Denver were forced out…


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  • Celebrate America Recycles Day by Committing to Reduce Your Waste This Holiday Season!

                

     

     

     

    Heather Burke

    720-865-8720

    Nancy.Kuhn@denvergov.org

     

    Nancy Kuhn

    720-865-2578

    Nancy.Kuhn@denvergov.org

     

    MEDIA ADVISORY                                                    November 15, 2018

     

     
    Celebrate America Recycles Day by Committing to Reduce Your Waste This Holiday Season!

     

    DENVER – It’s the most “wasteful” time of the year! It’s estimated the average household generates 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. With the upcoming holiday season, America Recycles Day today is the perfect day for people to start thinking about reducing their waste by taking advantage of Denver’s seasonal recycling and composting programs.

     

    Below are some tips for reducing waste this holiday season:

     

    • This will be the last weekend Denver residents can drop-off raked leaves for composting at weekend LeafDrop sites. Weekday LeafDrop sites will remain open through Friday, December 7. A list of Denver LeafDrop locations and hours can be found at denvergov.org/leafdrop.

     

    • The Denver Composts program is perfect for keeping holiday leftovers, bones, dairy, vegetable scraps, and paper napkins out of the landfill to reduce waste by up to 75 percent. Composting these items will put them to a better use, turning them into a high-quality soil amendment that can help plants grow and thrive! Residents…

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    • WeCAN MEMBER VOTE: Proposed updates to the WeCAN Bylaws

      The WeCAN Board of Directors has been volunteering their time to get the West Colfax Association of Neighbors Bylaws updated. The core change to the bylaws is to be more inclusive by enabling online voting. We believe this will allow us to get more input and participation from our members when important issues come up in West Colfax. We realize that many residents and business owners are too busy to attend general meetings, but their input is nevertheless very important to us.  In addition, several other changes have been made such as revising our purpose, removing unneeded language, and further defining voting requirements.
      Below are links to copies of the "old" bylaws and proposed "new" bylaws. We would appreciated any feedback our members can give, especially any glaring errors or specific points of contention. Email info@wecandenver.org.
      These Bylaws will be voted upon at the May General Meeting.


      "Old" Bylaws

      Original bylaws dated Oct 2011.


      "New" Bylaws

      New proposed 2018 bylaws.


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    • Area proposed for rezone by the neighbors at 1602-1680 N Sheridan

      Rezone Proposal – 1602 to 1680 N. Sheridan Blvd.

      Bruce O'Donnell of Starboard Realty will be a guest at the April 2018 WeCAN General Membership Meeting to present a rezoning application proposed by the neighbors on 1602 - 1680 N. Sheridan Blvd.  The five property owners that own the property along the east side of Sheridan from 16th Ave to 17th Ave are proposing to rezone their property to G-MS-5.  This effort will include working with the City to dedicate an additional 16' of Right of Way for Sheridan Blvd. so that an 8' Treelawn and an 8' detached sidewalk can be achieved.

      The proposed rezoning is for a G-MS-5 which the general purpose is defined by the Denver Zoning Code as " A. The Main Street zone districts are intended to promote safe, active, and pedestrian-scaled commercial streets through the use of shopfront and row house building forms that clearly define and activate the public street edge." (DZC 6.2.5.1.) This district would not allow for buildings to exceed 5 stories.

      For more information, please see the attached presentation that was presented at the April WeCAN Board of Directors meeting.  The PDF includes conceptual renderings for illustration and discussion purposes. They are subject to change.
       
      Please join our General Meeting on April 10th to learn more and have your questions answered.
       

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