In This Issue: West Colfax Neighborhood Festival, Summer Board of Director's Meeting, No July General Meeting, Help Restore Funding to Colfax, ROW Encroachment Review, Events at Sports Authority Field @Mile High, WeCAN Running Club, Councilman Espinoza Community Events, 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

WeCAN Needs You! The Neighborhood Festival and Board of Director's summer meeting are coming up

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Volunteer and Meet Your Neighbors at the West Colfax Neighborhood Festival this year!
When: Saturday, August 5 with 2 hour shifts between 10a-4p
Where: Cheltenham Elementary, 1580 Julian St.
What: Volunteers are needed to help serve drinks, set-up or tear-down, traffic control, food preparation/serving, or manning the WeCAN booth.
Come enjoy the party (11 AM – 3 PM) with your neighbors and lend a helping hand for a couple of hours. It will be a FREE fun-filled day with music, games, crafts, food, and much more. Volunteers are needed to make it happen. Please contact Diana at to get more information and to sign up.

The West Colfax Association of Neighbors Board of Director’s is holding its summer board meeting on Tuesday, July 18th, 6:30-8:30p, please contact for location and to RSVP.

A core group of neighbors takes care of all the backroom logistics to keep WeCAN running smoothly. WeCAN runs on 100% volunteer power and we would love to have new neighbors join the WeCAN Leadership. All neighbors are invited to the July 18th meeting to learn more about what being a board member involves. If you can’t make it but are interested in learning more  please contact Co-President or Vice President


Kind Regards,

Nadia Hafeez Patrick & Leah Rounds

WeCAN Co-Presidents

No General Meeting in July

WeCAN is on summer break! There will be no General Meetings in June and July. There will be one WeCAN board meeting in July. Stay connected with everything happening in West Colfax all summer long by checking out our Events Calendar page and following our  Facebook & Twitter pages @WeCANDenver.

Help to Restore Funding to Colfax!

The four Colfax Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) that make up the Colfax Collaborative, including the West Colfax Business Improvement District, have requested $20 million in bond funding for improvements along 8 miles of Colfax Avenue, from Monaco to Sheridan. The project is now on the short list for consideration by the Mayor and City Council. BUT - funding has been cut by more than two-thirds to just $6 million. Unless we act now, we will miss a generational opportunity to make Colfax the walkable main street we all want and need.
Click here to email the Mayor and City Council and tell them you want the Colfax Corridor Improvements project restored to the full $20 million.

Why restore funding to Colfax Avenue? We want a Economically Vibrant Main Street, a Safe Pedestrian Environment, and to make Colfax for the People. Get more detailed information on why to save the Colfax corridor from the Colfax Collaborative here.

WeCAN has been notified by the City and County of Denver of a review for a Utility Plan and Encroachment Permit for proposed cellular antenna poles and associated wiring/equipment within the public right of way. Verizon is proposing to install cellular antenna "city poles" along public right of way in Sun Valley and West Colfax. These additional poles will be used to improve Verizon's cellular service. Five of these poles would be located within the West Colfax neighborhood at the following locations:

3207 West Colfax Avenue; 30’ 1”
1496 North Knox Court; 30’ 1”
1509 North Meade; 30’ 1”
1490 North Stuart Street; 30’ 1”
4613 West Colfax Avenue; 30’ 1”

You can review the applications and designs and provide your feedback at the Denver Public Works E-Review Web Page.  Once on the review page, select the project "2017-ENCROACHMENT-0000042".  The review is open for comments until 7/14/2017.

Summer Events at Sports Authority Field @Mile High

It’s a busy summer at Sports Authority Field @Mile High, our neighbor to the east. There are several large events happening at the stadium in July for neighbors to be aware of.

Be advised that parking will be strictly enforced around the stadium; please be sure your residential parking permit is clearly on display. Neighbors can contact the stadium’s Guest Relations at 720-258-3000 with any questions or concerns about happenings at the stadium.

July 4 – Denver Outlaws vs. Ohio Machine , 7:00p.  Be advised that fireworks will follow the game at approximately 9:30p. More information is available in their press release.

July 13 -  CONCACAF 2017 Gold Cup, 4:00p. This event is likely to draw a large crowd and parking will be strictly enforced around the stadium. 

July 21 & 22 – Global Dancefest, 3:00-11:00p on each day. Be advised that though the stages will be on the east side of the stadium neighbors are still likely to hear noise from the show. Music will end promptly at 11:00p both nights. 

WeCAN Running Club Every Monday @ Seedstock Brewery

Every Monday! Come run, jog, or walk around Sloan’s Lake with our WeCAN Running Club. Meet at 6:30pm at Seedstock Brewery (3610 W. Colfax Ave.) for a lap and return for a BOGO free beer. 16 runs earns you a 16oz WeCAN Running Club pint glass! Come on out to enjoy the warm weather, get some exercise, and meet a few of your neighbors. Contact if you have any questions.


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 July:

Friday, July 7th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 2139 W 44th Ave.

Friday, July 14th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @Highland Senior Recreation Center, 2880 Osceola St.

Friday, July 21st: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen & Cafe, 5126 W 29th Ave.

Thursday, July 27th: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @Allegro Coffee Roasters, 4040 Tennyson St.

The West Colfax neighborhood is represented by Councilman Espinoza in District 1 and Councilman Lopez in District 3. Please reference the map to see who your Denver City Council Representative is!

West Colfax in the News

Things are always happening in West Colfax; here are some recent headlines:

Bike to Work Day promotes pedal power from the North Denver Tribune on June 27, 2017.

DPD finds card skimmer at convenience store: How to protect yourself from money thieves from The Denver Channel on June 25, 2017.

Adaptive water sports program helps athletes water ski, wakeboard from The Denver Channel on June 24, 2017.

Children rescued from Sloan's Lake from Denver 9News on June 15, 2017.

Sandwich chain enters Colorado with two planned outposts from BusinesDen on June 13, 2017.

“Over the Colfax Clover” reimagines possibilities from the North Denver Tribune on June 10, 2017.

Kids took over Sloan’s Lake Saturday for the 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day from the Denver Post on June 10, 2017.

JULY 2017
WeCAN is on Summer Break! 
NO General Meeting in July 

Join us August 8, 2017 for our next WeCAN General Meeting
West Colfax
Events Calendar

July 2017


1     Jammin' on the Jetty, Sloan's Lake Park, 4:00-8:00p

2     Broncos Block Party, Sports Authority Field @Mile High, 6:00-10:30p

3    WeCAN Running Club @Seedstock Brewery (3610 W Colfax Ave), 6:30p

*The WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday.

4    Denver Outlaws game, Sports Authority Field @Mile High, 6:30-9:30p
*Fireworks immediately following the game

7    Conversations in the Community with Councilman Espinoza, @Common Grounds Coffeehouse (2139 W. 44th Ave.), 9:00-11:00a

11   Public Hearing for rezone request at 1208 Quitman St., City & County of Denver Building, 1437 Bannock St. Denver, 80202, 10:30a.

21    Conversations in the Community with Councilman Espinoza, @Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen & Cafe (5126 W 29th Ave.), 4:00-6:00p

13    CONCACAF 2017 Gold Cup, Sports Authority Field @Mile High, 4:00-10:00p

14    Conversations in the Community with Councilman Espinoza, @Highlands Senior Recreation Center (2880 Osceola St.), 9:00-11:00a

15    Drums Along the Rockies, Sports Authority Field @Mile High, 6:30-10:00p

17-21    Extra Trash Pick-up north of Colfax Ave.

17     Denver Police Department District 1 Commanders Advisory Group, 1311 W. 46th Ave., 6:00pm

18      WeCAN Board of Directors Meeting, for location email, 6:30-8:30p

18    Board of Adjustment hearing: Appeal of a Cease and Desist Order at 4501 W. Colfax Ave., 201 W. Colfax Ave., 10:00a

21/22  Global Dancefest, Sports Authority Field @Mile High, 3:00-11:00p

24-28 Extra Trash Pick-up south of Colfax Ave.

27    Conversations in the Community with Councilman Espinoza, @Allegro Coffee Roasters (4040 Tennyson St.), 4:00-6:00p

29    Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Sloan's Lake Park, 10:00a-7:00p

30    Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Sloan's Lake Park, 10:00a-5:00p

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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