In This Issue:  Help WeCAN Grow; February 12 General Meeting; WeCAN Running Club;  Decide for Colfax & Federal; Free and Low-Cost Trees; NW Public Safety Center Open House; Turn Over a New Leaf; Denveright Plans; 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 excited to celebrate it's 10th Anniversary this year! The West Colfax neighborhood continues to grow, and WeCAN does its best to keep up with everything happening in the community.

The West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) is the Registered Neighborhood Association (RNO) for this Denver neighborhood; see the West Colfax boundary map here.

WeCAN is a civic organization run on 100% volunteer power, and as West Colfax continues to grow, we need your help! Please see the 'Help us Grow our WeCAN Committees' below on ways you can get involved in your community.
The West Colfax Association of Neighbors 2019 Board of Directors: Phil Sparr, Megan Yonke, Jessica Dominguez, Michael Hentrich, Cindy Gallard, Leah Rounds and Cole Huling. Not pictured Jude Del Hierro.

Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Jessica Dominguez

WeCAN Co-Presidents

Help us grow our WeCAN Committees

The West Colfax neighborhood is growing and so is WeCAN. Consider volunteering for one of our committees, descriptions and contact information below, and be a part of your growing community.


Sustainability Committee: Help us grow this team and commitment to the Sustainable Neighborhood Network. This year, the Sustainability team is partnering with The Green Team Lab to bring more sustainability projects to West Colfax. Contact to get involved.

Social Planning Committee: Help plan and organize our 10th Anniversary Party and bring more social events to West Colfax. Contact to get involved.


Business Outreach Committee: As more businesses move into West Colfax, WeCAN wants to connect with them all! This team pulls together New Resident Welcome Folders and is hoping to expand our sponsorship program this year. Contact to get involved.

Communications Committee: WeCAN Denver manages a website, monthly Newsletter, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and has a Google Calendar. We could really use some help to keep these up-to-date to our neighbors! Contact to get involved.
February 12 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, Bob Anderson starts our meetings by sharing recent crime statistics, crime prevention tips, and is available to answer all your questions and concerns.

6:05pm: Northwest Denver Public Safety Resource Center update (5094 W. Colfax Ave.)
6:10pm: Denver City Council District 1 Candidate Forum, Each candidate will have a chance to introduce themselves and there will be Q&A. Come with your questions! District 1 covers roughly half of the West Colfax neighborhood, see the map of City Council Districts here.

Victoria Aguilar -

Sabrina D'Agosta -

Prajwal Kulkarni -

David Sabados -

Amanda Sandoval -

Michael Somma -

6:45: Denver Clerk & Recorder Canidates, each candidate will have a chance to introduce themselves. The Denver Clerk and Recorder provides several services to the citizens of Denver including public record searches, marriage & real estate records, forclosure auctions, and Denver elections.

6:55: SLOANS Community Garden Opening March 30, 2019. Open to anyone who lives at SLOANS or the surrounding neighborhood. 50 plots available, $20 annual fee (due prior to using plot). Interested in a plot? Contact: or 720-550-8356.

WeCAN Running Club, Mondays, 6:30pm
@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! 


New Year, New Funding & New Design: Decision Time - February 6th at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema


Wednesday, February 6,  6:00-7:30 pm  
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 4255 W Colfax Ave

This public meeting comes at a critical juncture in the project, with exciting news about City funding for redesign of Colfax & Federal. Community preference for the preferred design option for the intersection will inform the City and CDOT's evaluation of the project moving forward. We will also have updates on short-term improvements, and information about a potential event on the Federal bridge over Colfax.

Snacks, translation and childcare provided.


Great news for West Colfax Residents…
Free and low-cost trees now available through Denver Digs!

The Park People’s Denver Digs Trees program provides Denver residents with free and low-cost trees for planting on both private and public property. This unique program helps residents to cultivate greener, healthier, more vibrant communities.  Trees beautify our neighborhoods, cool our homes, and improve quality of life, including traffic calming and improved air and water quality.

Application deadline: Feb 15th (or while supplies last)

Apply online: (or) Text ‘797979’ (or) call 303.722.6262 for a paper copy.

Quantities are limited, so apply early for best selection. Tree Pick Up & Planting Day: Apr 27th

West Colfax Open House: Northwest Denver Public Safety Resource Center

In collaboration with the Denver Police Department District 1 Invite you to join us for an Open House: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at 5094 West Colfax Ave.

BE A PART OF THE BLUE BRIDGE. LEARN HOW YOU TOO CAN PARTICIPATE IN SUPPORTING PUBLIC SAFETY IN NORTHWEST DENVER! The Northwest Denver Public Safety Resource Center is a community-oriented nonprofit whose vision is to improve public safety through education, resources, and facilitating dialog between the community and the Denver Police Department. As a resource center, the organization acts as an information first stop for city and area community services to the residents of Northwest Denver’s District 1.

As a part of Denver’s mission to promote equity and with the help of community partners and social justice advocates, the city of Denver and Denver’s District Attorney created the “Turn Over a New Leaf” Program. You can now request to vacate and seal a low-level marijuana conviction obtained in Denver before legalization. To do so, you can apply online or attend one of  the clinics. To learn more visit the website or email with questions about the program.
Turn Over a New Leaf Clinic’s in West Colfax:
Wednesday, March 6 - 5:00pm-8:00pm
Servicios de la Raza, 3131 W 14th Ave., 80204


After thousands of residents weighed in on the draft Denveright plans that were released in August, on Monday, the city released updated versions of three of those plans—Comprehensive Plan 2040, Blueprint Denver and Game Plan for a Healthy City—reflecting the feedback received from the community.
These new drafts offer Denver residents now yet another opportunity to help guide growth, parks, and mobility options for a more inclusive, connected and healthy city over the next 20 years. Read the news release about the draft plans.

Visit to download plan documents, complete the feedback form, and learn more about next steps.
West Colfax in the News
There's always something happening in West Colfax; here are a few recent headlines.

Developers work to build density while maintaining history at Sloan's Lake, The Denver Channel, January 30, 2019.

Do you know him? Man’s body has gone unclaimed for more than 2 yearsThe Denver Channel, January 30, 2019.

Video shows SUV slamming into parked car, grieving Denver family left picking up the pieces, The Denver Channel, January 25, 2019.

Real Estate Watch: The Lakehouse in Sloan’s Lake, 5280 The Denver Magazine, February/March 2019.
WeCAN General Meeting

Tuesday February 12, 2019


1400 Quitman St., main hall


6:00: Denver Police District 1 Community Resource Officer, Bob Anderson

6:05: Northwest Denver Public Safety Resource Center

6:10: City Council District 1 Candidate Forum
  • Victoria Aguilar
  • Sabrina D'Agosta
  • Prajwal Kulkarni
  • David Sabados
  • Amanda Sandoval
  • Michael Somma

6:45: Denver Clerk & Recorder Candidates
  • Paul Lopez
  • Peg Perl 

6:55: SLOANS Community Garden
West Colfax
Events Calendar

February 2019
4  WeCAN Running Club @Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W Colfax Ave, 6:30pm 
*WeCAN Running Club every Monday.

6  Time to Decide for Colfax and Federal, @Alamo Drafthouse, 425.5 W. Colfax Ave., 6:00-7:30pm

12  WeCAN General Meeting, @Confluence Ministries, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00pm

19-23  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH of Colfax Ave.

20  WeCAN Board of Directors Meeting, @Confluence Ministries, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00pm

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

23  Black History Live: Meet Maya Angelou, @Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Library, 1498 Irving St., 2:30-3:30pm.

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

25-3/1  Extra Trash Pick-up NORTH of Colfax Ave.


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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