In This Issue: WeCAN General Meeting November 13; WeCAN End of the Year Party; WeCAN Running Club; Denver Leafdrop 2018; Ballots Due; Conversations with Rafael Espinoza; 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 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
Thank You Neighbors!
Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

THANK YOU to all our neighbors for participating in the West Colfax clean-up day in October. It was a great day in the West Colfax and Villa Park neighborhoods!
  • Six alleys were cleaned
  • A resident’s home was readied for winter (and none too soon)
  • Both Cheltenham Community Gardens & Eagleton Elementary School and Community Gardens benefited from the gardening labors of many hands.
I hope you enjoyed your day and will join us again next May! Read more about the day on the Extreme Community Makeover blog.
Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Dave Justice

WeCAN Co-Presidents

Next WeCAN General Meeting
Tuesday, November 13, 6:00-7:00pm

6:00-6:10pm: Our Denver Police District 1 Community Resource Officer, Bob Anderson, always starts our meeting by sharing recent crime statistics for the area, crime prevention tips, and is available to answer all your questions and concerns regarding happenings in the neighborhood.

6:10-6:15: Vote in the 2019 WeCAN Board of Directors. Come meet the team that keeps WeCAN running behind the scenes. Interested in being a part of the 2019 WeCAN Leadership? We'd LOVE to have you. Reach out to to learn more.

Leah Rounds, Co-President
Jessica Dominguez, Co-President
Megan Yonke, Vice President
Cindy Gallard, Treasurer
Michael Hentrich, Secretary
Jude Del Hierro, At-Large
Dave Justice, At-Large
Phil Sparr, At-Large

6:15-6:20: Niabi Hart, Program Coordinator for Mile High Youth Corps at 1801 Federal Blvd. Get an overview of programming at this West Colfax non-profit. 

6:20-6:35: Dan Shah, Director of the West Colfax Business Improvement District (BID). Hear an update on work being done along West Colfax Ave., at the Federal Blvd. and Colfax Ave. interchange, and have an opportunity to ask your questions about Businesses moving into the neighborhood.
6:35-6:45: Neighborhood Feedback needed! This is the last General Meeting for 2018. We'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts as the organization moves into 2019. What past projects have you enjoyed? What workshops or topics would you like us to bring to General Meetings? What neighborhood events would you like to see more of? Bring your ideas!
Save the Date! WeCAN Year End Celebration - December 10th

WeCAN Running Club, EVERY Monday
6:30pm @Seedstock Brewery

Brown is the new GREEN! Keep your fall leaves out of the landfill by composting them through Denver Recycles’ annual LeafDrop program

By participating in the LeafDrop program, Denver residents decrease their environmental impact, help to keep our streets clean, and save space in the landfill. Leaves collected during LeafDrop will be commercially composted, and the final compost product will be sold to Denver residents at Denver Recycles’ annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in early May 2019. By participating in the LeafDrop program, you can save space in the landfill, decrease your environmental impact, and help keep our streets clean.


Ballots Are Due November 6 by 7:00pm

Drive-Through Ballot Drop-Off locations are now open! Be sure to drop yours off at one of the Denver Elections Division locations city-wide.

For locations and hours check or see the instructions in your ballot envelopes. The 24-Hour Ballot Drop-Off Box closest to the West Colfax neighborhood is at the Denver Human Services building, 1200 N. Federal Blvd.

Have questions or concerns about casting your ballot? Just Vote! Colorado Election Protection is a collaborative, non-partisan election protection program to assist voters with election activities, expand access to information about the voting process, and monitor and document the electoral process across the state. Over the years, Just Vote! has reached thousands of voters statewide with its voter education efforts, voter information materials, and its bilingual hotline answering voter questions.

Our  team of volunteer lawyers and others is ready to assist voters in both English and Spanish at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) or 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) or online at

Conversations in the Community with
Councilman Rafael Espinoza

City Council District 1 Representative, Rafael Espinoza, hosts several Conversations in the Community every month. This is an opportunity to chat and ask questions of one of the West Colfax Representatives. Here is the schedule for November:

Friday, November 9th: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Allegro Coffee Roasters, 4040 Tennyson Street

Friday, November 16th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Pinwheel Coffee, 3659 Navajo Street

Friday, November 30th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Zook’s Coffee and Ice Cream, 3156 W 38th Ave.

For any last-minute schedule changes please check:

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

, Neighborhood Gazette, October 23, 2018.

Police issue ‘shelter in place’ notice in west Denver, Fox31 Denver, October 21, 2018.

Man stabbed, pistol-whipped in Lakewood, Denver Post, October 17, 2018.

Vacant auto shop along West Colfax sells for $750kBusinessDen, October 16, 2018.

I-CE-NY brings rolled ice cream to west DenverHoodline, October 15, 2018.

Hundreds Help Raise Money For ALS Research In Annual Walk, CBS Denver, October 13, 2018.

Senior housing community wants to build next to 18-story building on West Colfax, BusinessDen, October 8, 2018.
WeCAN General Meeting

Tuesday November 13, 2018


1400 Quitman St., main hall


6:00-6:10: Denver Police District 1, Community Resource Officer, Bob Anderson

6:10-6:15: WeCAN Announcements and Vote In the 2019 Board of Directors

6:15-6:20: Niabi Hart, Program Coordinator for Mile High Youth Corps

6:20-6:35: Dan Shah, Director of the West Colfax Business Improvement District

6:35-6:45: Neighborhood Feedback

West Colfax
Events Calendar

November 2018
3&4  Denver LeafDrop, Sloan's Lake Park 17th & Sheridan, 11:00am

3  Chamber Music Concert, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Library, 1498 Irving St., 2:00pm

Daylight Saving Time Ends

5  WeCAN Running Club @Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W Colfax Ave, 6:30pm 

*WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday!

5-9 Extra Trash Pick-up NORTH of Colfax Ave.

Election Ballots Due, 7:00pm

7  WeCAN Board of Directors Meeting, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00pm

Denver LeafDrop, Sloan's Lake Park 17th & Sheridan, 11:00am

12-16  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH of Colfax Ave.

13  WeCAN General Meeting, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00pm

17&18  Denver LeafDrop, Sloan's Lake Park 17th & Sheridan, 11:00am

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


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 or call 303-578-6263 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 © 2018 West Colfax Association of Neighbors, All rights reserved.

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