In This Issue:  Electric Bike Demo Day; West Colfax Clean Up Day; Denver Parks & Rec Alcohol Policy Survey; Denver Police District 1 Announcements; Over the Clover Design Demonstration
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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.
Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Community
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
WeCAN has been awarded "Outstanding Neighborhood" as a part of Denver's Sustainability Neighborhood Network since 2014. And we're excited for the next sustainability event coming to West Colfax. Just in time for Earth Week, an Electric Bike Demo Day with the West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN), FattE-Bikes, and Seedstock Brewery.

When: Thursday, April 26, 4:30-8:30pm 
Where: Seedstock Brewery (3610 W. Colfax Ave.)

Come join the West Colfax sustainability efforts, meet a few new neighbors and go for a spin on an electric bike. Hope to see you there!

Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Dave Justice

WeCAN Co-Presidents

Do You Know a Neighbor in Need of Some Help
With Exterior Home Projects?
Join with WeCAN and Extreme Community Makeover at the next West Colfax Clean-up Day! Saturday, May 19th 9:00 AM. Meet at Confluence Ministries, 1400 Quitman St.

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
  • meet neighbors and make connections
Lunch is provided. Projects are generally completed by 4PM, but you can come for a half day. Children of all ages are welcome to come with an adult willing to work with and supervise them.
Please contact Diana Dietvorst at 303-550-985 / to volunteer or make suggestions on projects for the day.
 If you know a neighbor in West Colfax who could use help with the exterior of their home or their yard, please contact Diana.

Seeking Public Input: Proposed Revisions to the Denver Parks and Recreation Alcohol Policy
Denver Parks & Recreation's (DPR) alcohol policy was established in September 2007, and amended in May 2011, February 2012 and May 2012, resulting in the current policy which is overly-complicated and inconsistent. In an effort to simplify how rules and regulations are enforced at DPR facilities across the city, a revision to the DPR Alcohol Policy is being proposed and your feedback is wanted.
Website access to survey:
Direct link to survey:
The intent of these proposed revisions is to:
  • Simplify the policy
  • Provide more clarity to park users and permit holders
  • Consistently implement policy requirements in facilities throughout the city
  • Accommodate upcoming changes to state liquor laws.
 PROPOSED revision summary: 
  1. Permitted events (public, private, races/walks, and athletic tournaments) would be treated the same when it comes to selling and serving alcohol. Events would be allowed to sell or serve all types of alcohol, ending restrictions in some parks where beer, wine and champagne only are allowed. 
  2. All DPR parks would be able to host permitted events where alcohol is served or sold. Other standard restrictions would remain in place, such as permit requirements, public event rules, rest periodsnoise regulations, and capacity limits.
  3. All permitted events held at DPR buildings (event facilitiesgolf clubhouses, and recreation centers) would be treated the same when it comes to serving or selling alcohol. Events would be allowed to sell or serve all types of alcohol, ending restrictions in some buildings where beer, wine and champagne only are allowed, with the exception that such permitted events in recreation centers must be closed to the public.
  4. Events such as demonstrations and assemblies (protests, marches) will be prohibited from acquiring a permit to serve or sell alcohol.
  5. References to 3.2% beer will be removed from DPR rules and regulations. Public consumption in Denver parks and open areas will follow Colorado State law. In 2019, state law will no longer require a designation for 3.2% beer, likely ending the distinction from full-strength beer.
If you have any questions as you complete this survey, please email

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes and is anonymous. Your input will shape how the alcohol policy is adjusted, so please help by sharing with your neighbors. The survey will close April 20, 2018.
To review proposed changes in more detail, visit
Denver Police District 1 Announcements

Denver Police District 1 Community Resource Officer, Bob Anderson, comes to all our General Meetings to share crime statistic, crime prevention tips, and take questions from you. Contact Bob Anderson at  or 720-913-0566 with any non-emergency questions or concerns.

Recent Announcements from DPD:
  • Crime Statistics: Visit the Denver Crime Map to search neighborhood and date range and find crime statistics for home and auto theft, theft from motor vehicles, violent crime, and more.
  • FREE steering wheel clubs and theft prevention license plate screws are available from the Denver Police. Pick them up at any Denver Police Station or contact Bob directly.
  • When in doubt, report it. Whether it's a package theft, shots fired, or unusual activity at a neighbors house, please always report it. DPD collects reports to help prevent future crime or track down a suspect.
  • Attend the monthly Commander's Advisory Group (CAG) meeting. Always the 3rd Monday of the month at the District 1 Station (1311 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80211), 6:00pm. Commander Pazen provides updates on recent events in Northwest Denver and there is time to take questions. 
Police Help Lines
  • Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies ONLY
  • Non-Emergency Help: 720-913-2000
  • Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips: 720-913-7867 (STOP)
  • Gang Hotline: 720-913-1339
  • Report Graffiti: 311 or 720-913-1311
  • Sex Offender Hotline: 720-913-6511
  • Hate Crimes Hotline: 720-913-6458       
June 3rd Over the Colfax Clover Design Demonstration
Save the date and volunteer sign up for the West Colfax Business Improvement District's June 3rd Over the Colfax Clover design demonstration. Volunteers are needed to build raised crosswalks, "roadways" and more.

Volunteers needed Saturday, May 19th, Tuesday, May 22nd and the weekend of the event: June 2nd-3rd. This work will enable us to realize the community's ambitious goals to illustrate the long-term vision  for the intersection of Colfax & Federal as shown here. Food, t-shirts & raffle tickets for all volunteers! Volunteer information 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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