In This Issue: Thank You Sponsors; March 12 General Meeting; Dog Park Brainstorming; WeCAN Committee meetings; WeCAN Running Club; NW Safety Resource Center Open House; WDSF+ AUD Pilot Program; Townview Mini Plan Open House; Vision Zero Mural Installation; Community Forester Workshops; Volunteer at the NW Safety Resource Center; Affordable Housing Workshop; Youth Summer Job Fair; 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, 

Have you seen the "Voices" wind chimes sound installation along Lakewood Gulch? West Colfax neighbor and artist, Michael McKee, in partnership with the West Colfax Association of Neighbors, brought this project to the neighborhood. The chimes are made of wood, steel cable, and aluminum tubing. Single note wind chimes are spread throughout Lakewood Dry Gulch Park between Federal and Sheridan Boulevards in Denver. Structures are attached to pedestrian bridges and disc golf tee boxes throughout the transportation corridor, creating an immersive sound experience as pedestrians and cyclist move through the space.

Installed on December 16, 2018, and up through June 15, 2019, the single note chimes are not pitched in conventional harmony and therefore encourage patience and careful listening. The project was funded through Denver Arts & Venues P.S. You Are Here Grant.

Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Jessica Dominguez

WeCAN Co-Presidents

Thank You to our Sponsors

The West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) is a 501c non-profit, run only with volunteers, and always looking for new sponsors.

We'd like to thank Our Sponsors! These West Colfax businesses have contributed to WeCAN, ensuring our organization can continue to thrive in the future.



Are you a West Colfax business owner and interested in sponsoring WeCAN?
Become a Sponsor today! 

March 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 3 Candidate Forum, Each candidate will have a chance to introduce themselves and there will be Q&A. Come with your questions! District 3 covers roughly half of the West Colfax neighborhood, see the map of City Council Districts here.

Veronica Barela

Annie Martinez

Raymond Montoya

David Dean Roybal

Jamie Torres

6:45pm:  Denver Clerk & Recorder Candidate, Paul Lopez,, will introduce himself and take your questions. Last month WeCAN hosted candidate Peg Perl. 

6:50pm: Bruce O'Donnell of Starboard Realty,
will present the most current plan for the redevelopment of Rocky Mountain Communities Townview property at 17th & Grove St.

We love our furry neighbors!
Let's find space in West Colfax for them (and us) to play!

Hi neighbors. As loving dog owners, Cindy Gallard (WeCAN Treasurer) and I (Megan Yonke, WeCAN Vice President) would love to have an innovative dog park within walking distance. We believe we're not alone. If you agree, join us to help plan. It is a perfect time for us to propose new ideas, given the Denveright planning process, which includes parks and recreation. While we love our on-leash trails at Sloan's Lake Park and the Lakewood Gulch, we would doubly love an off-leash option, somewhere where we humans could also get exercise and get to know one another better.

Interested in joining us? We will meet to brainstorm ideas at Brew Culture Coffee (3620 W. Colfax Ave.) from 6:00 - 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 19th. Please let us know if that day/time does not work for you at This will likely be the first meeting of many. Thanks!  Megan and Cindy

WeCAN Committee Meetings in March

Get involved in your West Colfax Neighborhood! Join us for one of our committee meetings this month and be a part of our growing organization.

Business Outreach, Wednesday, March 6, 6:00-7:00pm, at Brew Culture Coffee, 3620 W. Colfax Ave. Contact

Communications and Website, Saturday, March 9, 4:00-5:00pm, at Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W. Colfax Ave. Contact

Social Events, Wednesday, March 13, 6:00-7:00pm, at Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W. Colfax Ave. Contact

Dog Park Brainstorming Session, Tuesday, March 19, 6:00-7:00pm, at Brew Culture Coffee, 3620 W. Colfax Ave. Contact

Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, March 27, 6:00-7:30pm, at Confluence Ministries basement, 1400 Quitman St. Contact

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! 

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.

WDSF+ (West Denver Single Family Plus Initiative) ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) Pilot Program Information Meeting

When: Thursday, March 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Paloma Villas, 4200 Morrison Rd. Unit 5

What: The WDSF+ ADU Pilot Program will provide qualified homeowners design-finance-build services to develop an ADU or tandem house to grow equity, add livable space, and/or create rental income.

WDSF+ ADU Pilot Program participants must own a home in a WDRC Neighborhood, income qualify, and have ADU/tandem house zoning. Program details and eligibility requirements will be discussed at the information meeting. WDRC Neighborhoods: Athmar Park, Barnum, West Barnum, Lincoln Park, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, and Westwood.


Community Open House:
Townview Mini Plan
(17th & Grove)

When:  Saturday, March 9, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Where: Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library, 1498 Irving St.

What:  See the most current plan for the redevelopment of Rocky Mountain Communities Townview property at 17th & Grove St. **There will be a shorted version of this presentation at the WeCAN March 12 General Meeting.


West Colfax Vision Zero
Mural Installation

When: Saturday, March 9, 2:00-5:00pm
Where: Los Mesones Taquaria, 3643 W. Colfax Ave.
Facebook Event Link

WalkDenver, Vision Zero Denver, the West Colfax Business Improvement District, and local artist Pat Milbery will be installing a Vision Zero-themed mural at W Colfax Avenue & Meade Street!

You're invited to join us for a party at Los Mesones Restaurant to celebrate the new mural. There will be food and drink available for purchase from the restaurant and local Denver funk band Krewe de Groove will be performing!

2019 Community Forester Workshops... Registration Now Open!

Ever wanted to learn more about trees, advocate for our urban forest, educate others, or help improve your community's tree canopy?!  Now is an excellent time to do just that... 

Local nonprofit, The Park People, is pleased to partner with Denver Parks & Recreation to host the Community Forester program - a fun and informative, five-workshop series that will teach participants about trees and prepare them to act as stewards of the urban tree canopy. 

This is a great opportunity to support our environment, urban forest, community health, and quality of life in Denver. 
Topic Date Location
Trees 101 Sat, March 16 -  9:00a to 1:00p James Fleming Mansion, Platt Park
Planting & Health Sat, April 06 -  9:00a to 1:00p Harvey Park Rec Center
Pruning 101 Sat, May 11 -  9:00a to 1:00p Harvey Park Rec Center
Tree Identification Sat, June 08 -  9:00a to 1:00p City Park Greenhouse
Volunteer Leadership & Community Engagement Sat, July 13 -  9:00a to noon James Fleming Mansion, Platt Park
Classes are $20 and if you attend the first four, we offer the fifth for free! The entire series is $80. To become a Community Forester, participants must complete all five sessions. However, individuals may take Trees 101 and at least one other class to become a Tree Steward. 
Call 303-722-6262 to register TODAY! Class size is limited and tends to fill up quickly, so don't delay. Registration deadline: March 8th

Volunteers at the Northwest Denver Public Safety Resource Center

The Northwest Denver Public Safety Resource Center is located here in the West Colfax neighborhood at 5094 W. Colfax Ave. What we do:

  • Assist the public in completing incident and crash reports
  • Provide public safety and city services information and materials
  • Supply crime deterrence items such as graffiti remediation items, vehicle immobilization devices, and handgun locks
  • Work with neighborhood groups on public safety issues
  • Implement and participate in special events

Learn more: call 720-865-2240

Affordable Rental Housing Application Workshops

When: Third Wednesday of Every Month from 3:00-5:30pm
Where: Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library,  1498 N. Irving St.

WhatAre you in need of low-income or subsidized rental housing? Are you confused about how to apply or where to find information about available opportunities? We are here to help.

Volunteers will be on hand to assist people with identifying programs, and completing applications. These workshops are specifically for anyone looking for low-income rental housing in the Denver area. Volunteers will meet with participants on a first-come, first served basis, and may have limited capacity depending on the number of attendees.

To learn more call 720-865-2370.
Youth Summer Job Fairs Scheduled for March and April
Denver Workforce Services is offering a series of hiring events for young adults, age 16 to 24. With Denver’s unemployment rate currently at 3.7 percent, summer job opportunities are shaping up to be more promising this year than ever for young people. To connect young adults age 16-24 with summer jobs, Denver Workforce Services is offering a series of Summer Job and Resource Fairs.

Events near West Colfax : 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm
Rude Recreation Center, 2855 W. Holden Pl., 80204

Learn more and how to enroll in the program here. Jobs are limited, sign up today!
West Colfax in the News
There's always something happening in West Colfax; here are a few recent headlines.

A 1940s nursing residence becomes affordable housing on Sloan Lake, Denverite, February 25, 2019.

Suspects in multi-state crime spree, including deadly shooting in Denver, arrested in OregonThe Denver Channel, February 24, 2019.

Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week, Westword, February 23, 2019.

Suspects in fatal carjacking in Denver sought in three-state crime spreeThe Denver Post, February 22, 2019.

Where is Denver residential development happening?, The Denver Post, February 22, 2019.

Man killed in shooting after carjacking near Sloans Lake, Fox 31 Denver, February 22, 2019.

Sandoval set to run for Denver City Council, La Voz Nueva, February 20, 2019.

West Side Brewery Bus Loop, The Colorado 100, February 19, 2019.

Company agrees to pay for repairs after construction sign falls on car, Fox 31 Denver, February 12, 2019.

Knife-wielding woman seriously injures 6 in Denver bar attack; police seek suspectThe Denver Channel, February 12, 2019.

Denver mayor and council elections: Forums and debates scheduled, The Denver Post, February 5, 2019.

Two motorcyclists killed in crash with car at W. Colfax Avenue, Wolff Street, The Denver Channel, February 3, 2019.

Arrest made in fatal stabbing on West Colfax, 9News, February 1, 2019.
MARCH 2019
WeCAN General Meeting

Tuesday March 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 3 Candidate Forum
  • Veronica Barela
  • Annie Martinez
  • Raymond Montoya
  • David Dean Roybal
  • Jamie Torres
6:45: Denver Clerk and Recorder candidate, Paul Lopez

6:50: Bruce O'Donnell of Starboard Realty, Rocky Mountain Communities Townview property at 17th and Grove
West Colfax
Events Calendar

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

5  Open House: Northwest Denver Public Safety Resource Center, 5094 W Colfax Ave., 5:00-7:00pm

6  "Turn Over a New Leaf" Program, 
Servicios De La Raza, 3131 W 14th Ave., 5:00-8:00pm

6  WeCAN Business Outreach Team meeting, 6:00-7:00pm, Brew Culture Coffee, 3620 W. Colfax Ave.

WDSF+ AUD Pilot Program Information meeting, 6:00-7:30pm, Paloma Villas, 4200 Morrison Rd. unit 5.

9  WeCAN Communications Team meeting, 4:00-5:00pm, Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W Colfax Ave.

9  Community Open House: Townview Mini Plan, 1:00-2:30pm, 
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Library, 1498 Irving St.

West Colfax Vision Zero Mural Installation, 2:00-5:00pm, Los Mesones Restaurant
3643 W Colfax Ave.

10 Day Light Saving Time starts

12  WeCAN General Meeting, Confluence Ministries, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00-7:00pm

13  WeCAN Social Events Team meeting, 6:00-7:00pm, Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W Colfax Ave.

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

18-22  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH of Colfax Ave.

19  WeCAN Dog Park Brainstorming Session, 6:00-7:00pm, Brew Culture Coffee, 3620 W. Colfax Ave.

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

20  Youth Summer Job Fair, 5:00-7:00pm, Rude Recreation Center, 2855 W Holden Pl

25-29  Extra Trash Pick-up NORTH of Colfax Ave.

27  WeCAN Board of Directors Meeting, Confluence Ministries, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00-7:00pm


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.
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