In This Issue: WeCAN Website, April Meeting Agenda, Street Sweeping, Tree Planting, West Colfax Clean-Up Day, Blueprint Denver
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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

We Have A New Website! - Visit us at

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

WeCAN is excited to announce the launch of our updated website! The WeCAN Marketing committee has been hard at work updating the WeCAN Denver website, and we would love to know what you think! You can try it out at

We’ve updated the content and navigation to make the site easier to use. The site has been optimized for mobile browsing, so it works great on phones and tablets. We also combined our “news” section with our Facebook page, so you get the freshest information no matter how you follow us.

Over the coming months, we’ll be adding additional information on some of the things our committees have been working on. We’d love to hear from you on what information you’d like to see on the WeCAN website. Please send any feedback or suggestions to

Kind Regards,

Nadia Hafeez Patrick & Leah Rounds
WeCAN Co-Presidents

At the Next WeCAN General Membership Meeting – April 11, 2017

Little Man Ice Cream is coming to the West Colfax neighborhood at 4415 W Colfax Ave. Director of Operations, Loren Martinez, will be at the April 11th meeting to share their progress on the building, show renditions of the shop, and they’ll have ice cream samples!!!

Master Gardener, Connie Rayor, will be at our general meeting to give information on making Colorado gardening a success! Come learn soil preparation, watering, seeding planting, vegetable planting, and get resources for getting gardening advice. There will also be an opportunity to get all your gardening questions answered.

Starboard Realty Group is requesting a zone change from G-MU-3 to G-RX-5 at 1208 Quitman St., a property that abuts the Perry Light Rail station. Bruce O’Donnell will be at our meeting to present information on this request, show renditions, and answer any of your questions.

Street Sweeping Starts This Month

A reminder to all our neighbors that STREET SWEEPING BEGINS APRIL THIRD! Check those signs on your street for the days they sweep your street to avoid a ticket! Visit Denver Public Works to get more information and sign up for street sweeping reminders through PocketGov.

Come Plant Trees With WeCAN on April 15

WeCAN is once again partnering with The Park People and Denver Digs Trees to help plant more trees in West Colfax! Please join us for a morning of tree planting, neighborhood beautification, and community building. This is a family-friendly event. Bring some work gloves and expect to get dirty.

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00-11:00am
Where: Meet at 1410 Stuart St. before going out into the neighborhood to plant
Event Link:

Project Ideas Needed for Neighborhood Clean-up Day

Do you know a neighbor in West Colfax who needs assistance with an exterior housing project? This can be mowing, weeding, painting, ground-level tree trimming, etc. WeCAN is once again partnering with Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) and Confluence Ministries for the spring clean-up day in West Colfax, and are currently looking for project ideas. If you have an elderly or disabled neighbor that could use some help fixing up the exterior of their home please contact Diana at or 303-550-9853. We would love to add them to our project list for the May 20th Clean-up Day.

And Save the Date for WeCAN’s Clean-up Day on May 20th!

This is a great way to partner with your neighbors to: complete exterior home repair or improvement projects for a neighbor in need, clean up trash on the streets and alleys, remove graffiti, and meet your neighbors.

When: Saturday, May 20 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Confluence Ministries (1400 Quitman St.)
Event Link

Lunch will be provided. Projects are generally completed by 4:00pm; come for half or the full day! Children of all ages are welcome to come with an adult willing to work with and supervise them.

Blueprint Denver wants to know: How should Denver address growth?

How will Denver address growth as our population continues to increase? Come be part of a Blueprint Denver workshop to help identify the best path forward for managing Denver’s growth.

At the April 25 scenario planning workshop, you can join a “Blueprint growth strategy game” that plays out the implications of different patterns of growth. What are the tradeoffs for different population, employment and housing increases, and what are the tradeoffs associated with different growth strategies?

By creating priority transit corridors, exploring current and future growth patterns downtown and in mixed-use centers, and envisioning new mixed-use centers, you will have an opportunity to help shape how future growth may impact equity and affordability, mobility, and access to recreation and other daily needs.

Blueprint Denver Workshop

When: April 25, 2017 - 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: West Leadership Academy at Denver West High School - 951 Elati St, Denver, CO 80204

APRIL 2017
Next Meeting:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

1400 Quitman St.


WeCAN Announcements

6:05-6:10: DPD Community Resource Officer Bob Anderson

6:10-6:30: Little Man Ice Cream Director of Operations, Loren Martinez
***with samples!!!***

6:30-6:45: Master Gardener Presentation by Connie Rayor

6:45-7:00: Rezone request at 1208 Quitman St., presented by Bruce O’Donnell of Starboard Realty Group
West Colfax
Events Calendar

April 2017


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

*The WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday.


3-7     Extra Trash Pick-up south of Colfax Ave.

6&7     Councilman Rafael Espinoza, District 1, Office Hours: Thursdays 1:00-5:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm at the NW Denver Cop Shop, 5094 W Colfax Ave.

8       Fermented Flow Free Yoga with Molly Jo @Seedstock Brewery (3610 W Colfax Ave), 10:00am

11      WeCAN General Membership Meeting, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00-7:00pm

12      Free Pint! Happy Hour with neighbor and Realtor Whitney @Seedstock Brewery (3610 W Colfax Ave), 5:30-6:30pm

15      WeCAN Tree Planting Day, 1410 Stuart St., 9:00-11:00am

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

19      WeCAN Board of Directors Meeting, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00-7:30pm

22      Fermented Flow Free Yoga with Molly Jo @Seedstock Brewery (3610 W Colfax Ave), 10:00am

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

25      Blueprint Denver Workshop, 951 Elati St, 5:30-8:00pm

29      Totally Tennyson, along Tennyson St. between 35th-46th Avenues, 4:00-10:00pm

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.
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