In This Issue: WeCAN 10 year anniversary; September 10 general meeting; WeCAN running club; West Colfax clean-up day; We need help with social media; West area plan; Parking advisory; Colfax Westfest; Backyard Compost; West Colfax in the news
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The West Colfax
Association of Neighbors(WeCAN) 
is the Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) for the neighbors who live, work, or own property in the West Colfax neighborhood.
WeCAN meets the second Tuesday of every month, 6:00pm, in the main hall of the Confluence Ministries building, 1400 Quitman Street.
Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Community
Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

WeCAN is turning 10 years old! Please come celebrate with us! Sunday, September 15, from 11:00am-3:00pm, in the Southwest corner parking lot at Colfax Ave. and Raleigh St. There will be food, beer (while supplies last), games, raffle prizes and a chance to catch up with your neighbors! 

A HUGE Thank you to our sponsors for this event: local business Kaya Cannabis and soon to be local business Odell Brewing Company and Handsome Little Devils.

Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Jessica Dominguez

WeCAN Co-Presidents

September 10 General Meeting
WeCAN meets the second Tuesday of every month (January-May, August-November), 6:00-7:00pm in the Main Hall of the Confluence Ministries Building at 1400 Quitman St. Here is a glimpse at this month's General Meeting.
6:00pm: Denver Police District 1 Community Resource Officer Rob Gibbs and the Northwest Denver Public Safety Resource Center begins our meetings by sharing recent crime statistics, crime prevention tips, and is available to answer all your questions and concerns.
6:05:  Hope Mellinger of the Denver Psilocybin Initiative : Decriminalize Denver. Denver voted to decriminalize mushrooms last year... now what? Come learn what this new law means for Denver and our neighborhood.

6:25:  Denver Public Schools Board of Education At-Large candidate, Alexis Menocal Harrigan, will introduce herself and respond to the questions from the candidate forum WeCAN held at the August General Meeting. (Alexis was unable to attend in August due to a work conflict)

6:35:  Kathy Luna from the Boys and Girls Club. A rezone request for 3325 West Colfax Avenue from G-MU-3 to G-MX-3 has been submitted. Learn about the proposed changes and ask your questions.

6:45:  Katie Van Scoyk, Denver Water Lead Reduction Program. Come learn about your Denver water!

7:00:  Adjourn

WeCAN Running Club, Mondays, 6:30pm at Seedstock Brewery

The WeCAN Running Club has been going strong for over 2 years now! Come out to run, jog or walk with your West Colfax neighbors every Monday! 

Save the Date: the next West Colfax Clean-up Day is October 5!

Know a neighbor who needs help with an exterior home project?

Please contact Diana Dietvorst at 303-550-9853 or if you have a elderly or disabled neighbor in need of help. 
Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is once again coming to West Colfax and WeCAN will have a crew to help beautify our neighborhood. 

Saturday, October 4, 2019
9:00am - 2:00pm, Lunch is provided
1400 Quitman St.,
Confluence Ministries building

Children of all ages are welcome to come with an adult willing to work with and supervise them. 
Join the WeCAN crew for the day! RSVP to Diana at 303-550-9853 or

WeCAN Needs You! Help Us Keep Social Media Updated!

WeCAN is in danger of no longer being able to provide information via our Social Media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

WeCAN is a community organization run on entirely volunteer power
from West Colfax neighbors. 
We need your help! Volunteer to help keep one, two or all three Social Media platforms up-to-date for your West Colfax neighbors! Contact to learn more or volunteer.


 West Area Plan: Tell us about your neighborhood!

This summer, West Denver residents will get the chance to begin creating a long-term, community-driven vision for Barnum, Barnum West, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park and West Colfax. Take this survey to share your voice and help guide the planning process.


Don’t Drop the Ball This Football Season ̶ Read the Parking Signs!


Denver Public Works is reminding football fans to pay attention to posted parking restrictions around the stadium and surrounding neighborhoods. Denver’s Right of Way Enforcement agents will enforce posted parking regulations and tow cars parked illegally in the area during the following games:

Sunday, September 15 (vs. Bears)
Sunday, September 29 (vs. Jaguars)
Sunday, October 13 (vs. Titans)
Thursday, October 17 (vs. Chiefs)
Sunday, November 3 (vs. Browns)
Sunday, December 1 (vs. Chargers)
Date TBD, December 21 or 22 (vs. Lions)
Sunday, December 29 (vs. Raiders)

For those who are eligible for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP), now is a great time to make sure their permits are current. Residents are likely eligible for RPP if they have a sign with posted restrictions on their street. To find out more, call 311 or visit

Denver Public Works encourages fans to take the light rail or bus to the stadium. Please check with RTD on schedules prior to planning your trip. Go to or call the RTD Telephone Information Center at 303-299-6000.
The stadium is also conveniently located adjacent to Denver bike paths, and it is equipped with over three hundred individual bike racks. Fans can check out to plan their routes.


The West Colfax Business Improvement District will be hosting the first-ever Colfax Westfest. It will be a day of discovery, entertainment, & all things West Colfax. This inaugural event will take you on an immersive tour of West Colfax and showcase what sets the area apart. Enjoy live art, entertainment, food and drink samples, specials from businesses new and old, and MORE. There will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy!

Saturday, September 28, 2019
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
West Colfax Ave from Lowell Blvd. to Tennyson St.

$10 tickets at Eventbrite. Kids free!

Learn to Backyard Compost

From Denver Recycles and Denver Urban Gardens, learn all about to to successfully compost in your own backyard
Classes run May through October.

West Colfax in the News
There's always something happening in West Colfax; here are a few recent headlines.

Hit & Run Investigation: David Montoya Fights For His Life, Police Search For DriverCBS Denver, August 28, 2019.

Parents want help with dangerous school crossing on West ColfaxThe Denver Channel, August 27, 2019.
Suspect in custody following RTD bus jacking, crash in west Denver, Fox31 Denver, August 26, 2019. 

Dangerous Algae Found In Other Lakes Across Colorado, CBS Denver, August 21, 2019.

What will $1600 rent you in West Colfax, today?, Hoodline, August 18, 2019.
Developer finishing West Colfax condo project proposes five-story building across the street, BusinessDen, August 18, 2019.

Toxic blue-green algae a growing threat to dogs, 9News Denver, August 17, 2019.

East Meets West on Colfax Avenue, One Photograph at a Time, Westword, August 16, 2019.
Woman wounded in shooting by Denver police on West Colfax after firing at officersFox31 Denver, August 16, 2019

Denver police: One dead in motorcycle vs. SUV crash on West Colfax, Fox31 Denver, August 14, 2019
Little Man Ice Cream named the best ice cream parlor in ColoradoThe Denver Post, August 6, 2019. 

Get To Know The 3 Newest Businesses To Launch In Denver, CBS Denver, August 4, 2019.

Denver urban farming trend grows from a Sloan’s Lake condo tower to a Larimer Square parking garage, The Denver Post, August 4, 2019.

What's that?': Tiny "chapel" near Sloan's Lake to be preserved, The Denver Channel, August 2, 2019.
WeCAN General Meeting

Tuesday September 10, 2019

1400 Quitman St., main hall


6:00: Denver Police District 1 Community Resource Officer Rob Gibbs, and the Northwest Denver Public Safety Resource Center 

6:05: Hope Mellinger of the Denver Psilocybin Initiative : Decriminalize Denver. 

6:25: Alexis Menocal Harrigan, candidate for Denver Public Schools Board of Education At-Large

6:35: Kathy Luna from the Boys and Girls Club of Denver

6:45: Katie Van Scoyk from Denver Water's Lead Reduction Program 

7:00: Adjourn

West Colfax
Events Calendar

September 2019
9  WeCAN Running Club, Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W Colfax Ave, 6:30pm 
*WeCAN Running Club every Monday
10  WeCAN General Meeting, Confluence Ministries, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00-7:00pm

15  WeCAN 10 Year Anniversary Party! Southwest corner of W. Colfax Ave. and Raleigh St., 11:00am

Denver Police District 1 Citizens Advisory Group (CAG), District 1 Station, 1311 W. 46th Ave., 6:00pm

16-20  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH of Colfax Ave.

18  Affordable Housing Assistance Workshop, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Library, 1498 Irving St., 3:00-5:30pm.

21  Brain Run 5k and Mental Health Expo, Sloan's Lake Park, 7:00am

23-27  Extra Trash Pick-up NORTH of Colfax Ave.

25  WeCAN Family Run Club @Little Man Ice Cream Factory, 4411 W. Colfax Ave., 6:00pm

28  Colfax Westfest, west Colfax Ave. Lowell Blvd to Tennyson St., 4:00pm


Find a complete calendar of West Colfax events at our Events Calendar.

Know of an event happening in West Colfax or the surrounding neighborhoods? Please share your events with us at and we’ll add them to the WeCAN calendar.
The West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) acts as community stewards to connect neighbors with information, resources, and one another in the West Colfax neighborhood. WeCAN brings awareness and a voice to issues facing our historic but fast-changing community, develops and leads award-winning sustainability and community-building projects, and works to enhance our neighborhood while preserving the unique character and diversity of West Colfax.
Copyright © 2019 West Colfax Association of Neighbors, All rights reserved.

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