In This Issue: District Attorney Forum, Clean-Up Day, Running Club, Lakewood Gulch Wayfinding Design, Denveright Workshops
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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

District Attorney Forum at the Next General Membership Meeting, October 11th

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

For the first time in over a decade, the City of Denver will elect a new District Attorney.  In the City and County of Denver, the District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting state criminal violations and is the chief law enforcement officer. Come and meet Democratic candidate Beth McCann and Independent candidate Helen Morgan at the WeCAN Denver District Attorney candidate forum on October 11, 2016. They will each speak to their platforms, and you will have the opportunity to ask them any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind Regards,

Nadia Hafeez Patrick & Leah Rounds
WeCAN Co-Presidents

Volunteers Needed for the WeCAN Clean-Up Day, Saturday, Oct. 8th

Join WeCAN, Confluence Ministries and Extreme Community Makeover for a clean-up day of the West Colfax neighborhood on Saturday, October 8, 9:00am-3:00pm. This is a great way to partner with your neighbors to: clean up trash on the streets and alleys, remove graffiti, tidy the community garden and meet your West Colfax neighbors! Lunch will be provided. Projects are generally completed by 3:00pm, but you can come for the morning, afternoon, or whole day. Children of all ages are welcome to come with an adult willing to work with and supervise them.

We will be meeting at Confluence Ministries, 1400 Quitman St., at 9:00am to start our day. To volunteer for the day or to get more information please contact Diana at 303-550-9853 or

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West Colfax Neighbors at the May 2016 West Colfax Clean-Up Day.

WeCAN Running Club

The WeCAN Running Club has been going strong for several weeks now! A huge thank you to our organizers, Steve Rounds and Josh Patrick, for getting it going!

The WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday at Seedstock Brewery (3610 W Colfax Ave) at 6:30pm for a run around Sloan’s Lake, then returns to Seedstock Brewery for a 2 for 1 beer! This is a fun run and all ability levels are welcome. Contact Steve or Josh if you have questions (, or call 303-578-6263) Come by this Monday for a chance to meet some neighbors and run!

Come Join Us on Mondays at Seedstock for the WeCAN Running Club

West Colfax Business Improvement District Wayfinding Signage Design Meeting, Oct. 8th

Do you walk or bike to destinations in West Colfax, Sun Valley, and Vila Park? Provide input on designs for signs (pavement art) to help people navigate the Lakewood Gulch. The WCBID wants your creative ideas! Includes morning coffee and fruit, lunch, and hands-on activities, both inside and out on the Gulch trail. The meeting will be held Saturday, October 8, from 9:30am-1:30pm at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales library (1498 Irving St.).

More Info on West Colfax Connects

Denveright Community Visioning Workshops are October 4 & 5

What is your vision for Denver? Come to a Denveright visioning workshop October 4 or 5 and help shape the future of the city you love! Denveright is a community-driven planning process that challenges you to shape how we want to evolve in four key areas: land use, mobility, parks, and recreational resources. Visit to learn more!

The Denveright Community Workshop closest to the West Colfax neighborhood will be October 4, 6:30-8:30pm, at North High School (2960 Speer Blvd.). See the attached flyer or website for additional times and locations of meetings.

More Info on Denveright
Next Meeting:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

1400 Quitman St.


6:00-6:05: WeCAN Announcements

6:05-6:10: Report from Denver Police, District 1 Community Resource Officer, Bob Anderson

6:10-6:50: District Attorney Forum and Q&A with candidates Beth McCann and Helen Morgan

6:50-7:00: Bruce O’Donnell of Starboard Realty Group, LLC presentation and Q&A on a rezoning request at 1209 Perry St.

West Colfax
Events Calendar

October 2016

1 - Denver Walk to End ALS, Sloan’s Lake Park, 9:00am-12:00pm

2 - CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Walk, Sloan’s Lake Park, 9:00am-1:00pm

3 - WeCAN Running Club, Seedstock Brewery (3610 W Colfax Ave), 6:30pm *The WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday

3&4 - College and Education Fair, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Library (1498 Irving St.), 3:30pm – 7:00pm

4 - Public Meeting #2 regarding the rezoning of approximately 1007-1095 Julian St. & 1090 Knox Ct., Villa Park neighborhood. City and County of Denver Building, 1437 Bannock St., room 391, 10:30am

4 - Denveright Community Visioning Workshop, North High School, 2960 Speer Blvd., 6:30-8:30pm

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 - WeCAN Clean-Up Day, 1400 Quitman, 9:00am-3:00pm

8 - WCBID Wayfinding Signage Design Meeting, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales library (1498 Irving St.), 9:30am-1:30pm

9 - Denver Broncos game, Sports Authority Field, 2:00pm

10-14 - Extra Trash Pick-up by Denver Waste Management

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

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

20 - Councilman Paul Lopez, District 3, Office Hours: Third Thursdays of the month, 3:30-6:30pm at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Library, 1498 Irving St.

22 - DPD Women’s Self Defense Class, Scheitler Rec Center, 5031 W 46th Ave, 9:30am-1:30pm

24 - Denver Broncos game, Sports Authority Field, 6:30pm

24 - West Colfax Food Co-op Volunteer Meeting, West Colfax BID, 4500 W. Colfax Ave., 5:45-6:15pm

30 - Denver Broncos game, Sports Authority Field, 2:00pm

Find a complete calendar of West Colfax events at

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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