In This Issue: WeCAN General Meeting - April 10, Tree Planting Day, E-Bike Demos, Clean-Up Day, Sheridan Property Rezoning, WeCAN Run Club, Street Sweeping Begins, Sloan's Lake Trail Survey, Conversations with Rafael Espinoza, West Colfax Food Co-Op Greet, Eat & Meet, Denver Urban Gardens
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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
Spring Social and Sustainability Events
Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

The weather is getting warmer and WeCAN is getting ready for some fun sustainability and social events this spring. Mark your calendars for these volunteers opportunities and social events coming up in West Colfax.
  • WeCAN Tree Planting Day - Saturday, April 21, 9:00am. Come plant trees in your neighborhood with your neighbors! This annual volunteer event continues to spread the tree canopy and beautify West Colfax.
  • WeCAN & FattE Bikes Demonstration Day - Thursday, April 26, 4:30pm Seedstock Brewery. Try out an electric bike with us and your neighbors. The FattE Bikes crew will be there to help out and answer all your questions.
  • West Colfax Clean-Up Day - Saturday, May 19, 9:00am. Another bi-annual event for WeCAN, join your neighbors for a day of cleaning up West Colfax. Projects will include alley clean up, graffiti removal, and helping neighbors with exterior home improvement projects. 

Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Dave Justice

WeCAN Co-Presidents

WeCAN General Meeting - April 10
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.

FattE Bikesmission is less about biking more and more about driving less. FattE-bikes sees Fat Tire E-Bikes as real means of transportation. Whether you are commuting 5-10 miles, going to the grocery store, having a night out, or taking your children to school the fat tire e-bike is an efficient, eco friendly and reliable form of transportation. Come learn more at our April 10th General Meeting
WeCAN Announcements his month:
  • Just in time for Earth Week, WeCAN & FattE-bikes is hosting a E-bike Demonstration Day! Thursday, April 26, 4:30-6:30pm @Seedstock Brewery. Try an electric bike and hang out with some of your West Colfax neighbors. Look for more information on this event in your inbox later this month.
  • WeCAN Tree Planting Day - April 21 and WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Come to the April 10 meeting to learn how to get involved, contact, and stay tuned to your inbox for more information on this upcoming event.
  • West Colfax Clean-up Day - May 19. Do you have a neighbor who could use some help on the outside of their home? Please contact Diana at 303-550-9853 or to discuss projects and get registered for the day.

Fluid Market is a community sharing app that allows people to rent things to each other. From pick-up trucks, to large moving vans, your community has what you need.  Fluid Market's vision is to organize community resources, empower community sharing, and reduce consumption. Now, everyone has a friend with a truck! Andrew Rowe was scheduled be at our March 13 meeting, but will be at our April 10th meeting to share information on how to get involved and answer your questions.

Starboard Realty will be presenting on a rezoning proposal at 1602-1680 Sheridan Blvd.  The five property owners that own all the property along the east side of Sheridan from 16th Ave to 17th Ave are proposing to rezone their property to G-MS-5.  This effort will include working with the City to dedicate an additional 16' of Right of Way for Sheridan Blvd. so that an 8' Treelawn and an 8' detached sidewalk can be achieved.

For more information, please view the presentation from Starboard Realty on the WeCAN Blog.
View Presentation

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


Don't forget to check those signs! Denver City Street Sweeping returns April 2nd! Find complete schedules and information at
Survey: Soft Surface Trail at Sloan's Lake

Use Sloan's Lake trails? Add you voice to the proposed changes to the Soft Surface Trail around Sloan's Lake.
Take the Survey

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 April.

Wednesday, April 18th: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson St.

Friday, April 27th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Allegro Coffee, 4040 Tennyson St.

For any last-minute schedule changes please check:

Meet fellow members and prospective members of the West Colfax Food Co-op and the High Plains Food Co-op at this neighborhood Greet, Eat & Meet:

➢ Meet some of our family farmers who deliver their goods to your neighborhood every month
➢ Sample a few of the 700+ local products available in our online store
➢ Learn more about the co-ops and how you can join the movement


Get Involved with Denver Urban Gardens and the West Colfax Community Urban Garden

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

Denver set for full-strength beer in parks — or no beer at all, Denverite, March 23, 2018.

Townhome development breaks ground this week in Sloan's Lake, Denver Business Journal, March 20, 2018.

Online survey asks Sloan Lake neighbors for ideas about changes to trail, FOX31 Denver, March 20, 2018.

Man killed in shooting on W. Colfax and King Street; Police investigate homicide, The Denver Channel, March 18, 2018.

Vanishing vistas: Cherished mountain views falling victim to growth in Denver and along the Front Range, Denver Post, March 16, 2018.

Edgewater's Lakeview Lounge an Uncommon Consumption Area, Westword, March 12, 2018.

200 units planned for Sheridan Blvd. near Sloan’s Lake, BusinessDen, March 6, 2018.
APRIL 2018
WeCAN General Meeting

Tuesday April 10, 2018


1400 Quitman St., main hall


6:00-6:05: Denver Polict District 1, Community Resource Officer, Bob Anderson

6:05-6:15: Andrew Rowe, Fluid Market

6:15-6:25: Kenny Fischer, FattE-bikes

6:25-6:35: WeCAN Announcement
  • WeCAN & FattE Bike Demo Day
  • WeCAN Tree Planting Day 
  • West Colfax Clean-up Day

6:35-6:55: Bruce O'Donnell, Starboard Realty
West Colfax
Events Calendar

April 2018

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

*WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday!


2-6  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH of Colfax Ave.

7  Greet, Eat & Meet, Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W. Colfax Ave., 12:00pm.

City Council Public Hearing: Rezone Request at 1660,1682 & 1684 Grove St, City and County of Denver Building, 1437 Bannock St, 5:30pm

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

11 WeCAN PDU 8 Committee Meeting, location TBD, 6:00pm

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

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

21 WeCAN Tree Planting Day, location TBD, 9:00am

  Denver Digs Trees-Earth Day Yard Tree Sale, Sloan's Lake Park, 12:00pm

26  WeCAN FattE Bikes Demo Day, Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W. Colfax Ave. 4:30pm.

23-27 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 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.
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