In This Issue: October 8 general meeting; West Colfax Cleanup Day; Fall Family Fun Run; WeCAN running club; West Area Plan; Sloan's Lake Park Update; West Area Plan Survey; Commuter Survey; 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, 

Thank you for coming out to our 10 Year Anniversary Party last month! We had so much fun furthering our mission of "Bringing neighbors together to build community."

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

Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Jessica Dominguez

WeCAN Co-Presidents

October 8 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.
6:10:  Help WeCAN prepare for the West Area Plan! The West Area Plan is currently creating a vision for the neighborhoods of Barnum, Barnum West, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park and West Colfax.
  • Eugene Howard, Denver Senior City Planner will provide background
  • Megan Yonke, WeCAN Vice President will provide a de-brief of the West Area Plan kick-off meeting from October 5th
  • How can WeCAN get involved in the West Area Plan? Come be a part of the WeCAN Steering Committee!

7:00:  Adjourn

West Colfax Clean-up Day is October 5!

Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is once again coming to West Colfax and WeCAN will have a crew to help beautify our neighborhood and the Lakewood Gulch.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:00am - 2:00pm, Lunch is provided
Meet at 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

Fall Family Fun Run

WeCAN is teaming up with Little Man Ice Cream Factory for a Fall Family Fun Run!


When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Little Man Ice Cream Factory,
441 W. Colfax Ave.

What: Run 1 mile in Sloan's Lake Park, earn a BOGO ice cream coupon! The whole family is invited

All participants are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for our spooky fun run followed by candy corn ice cream at the Little Man Factory!

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

The WeCAN Running Club has been going strong for 3 years now! Come out to run, jog or walk with your West Colfax neighbors every Monday! 

 West Area Plan Public Kickoff - Saturday, October 5

You're invited to the West Area Plan Kickoff!
Come tell us about your community and be a part of creating a vision for the neighborhoods of Barnum, Barnum West, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park and West Colfax. We look forward to seeing you there!
9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 5
Newlon Elementary, 361 Vrain Street,
Denver, CO
Food, childcare and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Accessibility: If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact at least three business days ahead of the meeting you'd like to attend. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: Sloan’s Lake Park South Playground Update

The south playground and picnic facilities at Sloan’s Lake Park (off 17th Ave.) are set to be redesigned and constructed using Capital Improvement Project (CIP) dollars. Improvements to the adjacent parking and landscape may also be included, along with accessibility upgrades.

Take the Sloan's Lake South Playground Survey,
open through October 17
Join us for the first public open house to discuss your ideas on how to improve the playground!
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 24 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Middle School | 1820 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80204
Visit for more information, or email the Project Manager:
A sign language interpreter or CART will be provided upon request. Three (3) business days’ notice is requested. Contact
 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.

City of Denver Annual
Commuter Survey

How do you get to work? @CityofDenver wants to know how to improve and expand your travel options. Take the new annual commuter survey

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.
Illegal Pete's Up Next for Oneida Park Development in Park HillWestword, September 24, 2019.
Budget apartments for rent in West Colfax, Denver, Hoodline, September 20, 2019.
Why did Little Man become an iconic Colorado stop? It has little to do with ice cream, Colorado Springs Gazette, September 22, 2019.

City Council Rejects Rezoning Proposal Opposed by West Colfax Jewish Community, Westword, September 17, 2019.

Denver police searching for good Samaritans who helped woman escape attacker at Sloan's Lake Park,  Fox 31 Denver, September 9, 2019.

Live Long and Prosper in a Health-Conscious Colorado Condo, Forbes, September 8, 2019.
WeCAN General Meeting

Tuesday October 8, 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 

6:10: Help WeCAN Prepare for the West Area Plan

  • Eugene Howard, Denver's Senior City Planner
  • De-brief of the October 5th regional West Area plan
  • Be a part of the the WeCAN West Area Steering Committee

7:00: Adjourn

West Colfax
Events Calendar

October 2019
5  West Colfax Clean-up Day, 1400 Quitman St., 9:00am

West Area Plan Public Kickoff, Newlon Elementary School
361 Vrain St, 9:30am

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

  Public Hearing: Liquor license request for Mizuumi Ramen / 4225 W. Colfax Ave., Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 W Colfax Ave, 1:30pm
8  WeCAN General Meeting, Confluence Ministries, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00-7:00pm

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

16  WeCAN Board of Directors meeting, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00pm

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

21-25  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH of Colfax Ave.

24  Sloan’s Lake Park South Playground Update, Lake Middle School, 1820 Lowell Blvd, 5:00pm

25  Public Hearing: Liquor License request for Cheba Hut / 4245 W. Colfax Ave. Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 W Colfax Ave, 9:00am 

28-11/1  Extra Trash Pick-up NORTH of Colfax Ave.

30  WeCAN Family Run Club @Little Man Ice Cream Factory, 4411 W. Colfax 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 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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