In This Issue: WeCAN General Meeting - May 8; WeCAN Running Club; West Colfax Clean-Up Day; Denver Recycle Mulch Giveaway; Conversations with Rafael Espinoza; Earthlinks Mother's Day Sale; 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 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
Thanks For Coming Out to our E-Bike Demo Day!
Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

April's WeCAN Electric Bike Demo Day at Seedstock Brewery was a huge success! Thanks to all our neighbors who tried a FattE-Bike and came by to learn more about WeCAN.
This event was part of WeCAN's sustainability efforts as a participant in the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. If you're interested in learning more about what WeCAN does, propose a project or event, or join the Sustainability or Social Events Committees, contact us at

Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Dave Justice

WeCAN Co-Presidents

Next WeCAN General Meeting
Tuesday, May 8, 6:00-7:00pm

6:00-6:10pm: Our 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.

6:10-6:15pm: WeCAN MEMBER VOTE: The WeCAN Board of Directors has been volunteering their time to update the West Colfax Association of Neighbors Bylaws to be more inclusive by enabling online voting to get more input and participation from our members when important issues come up in West Colfax. We realize many residents and business owners are too busy to attend general meetings, but their input is nevertheless very important to us. Follow this link to see copies of the "old" bylaws and proposed "new" bylaws. We would appreciate any feedback our members can give, especially any glaring errors or specific points of contention. Email These Bylaws will be voted on at the May General Meeting.

6:15-6:30: Extreme Community Makeover, Executive Director Angela Bomgaars will share information about our clean-up day partner, Extreme Community Makeover. Come join your neighbors and volunteers for a spring clean-up project in the West Colfax neighborhood with Extreme Community Makeover! Projects will include exterior house projects, alley clean-ups, graffiti removal, and a park clean-up.  The more helping hands available, the more we can accomplish. Meet at Confluence Ministries (1400 Quitman Street) at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 19.  We hope to see you there!
6:30-6:45pm: The Golden Manor property at 4600 W. Colfax Ave. recently sold and is being redeveloped into 64 for-sale attainable-priced condominiums.  Come see the plans for this building and ask your questions of the developer of the site on May 8.
6:45-6:55pm: At our April general meeting WeCAN shared information on a rezone request at 17th and Sheridan Blvd. There will be a brief update and information on forming a working group at our May 8th general meeting please plan to attend if this property is of interest to you.

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

West Colfax Clean-Up Day May 19
WeCAN is bringing neighbors together this month for the Annual West Colfax Clean-up Day. The community will get together to do yard work and exterior home projects for neighbors in need, clean-up alleys and Nettie Moore Park, and maintenance at the Cheltenham Elementary Community Garden. We would love for you to join us on May 19th, 9:00am to help Clean-Up West Colfax. This is a family friendly event and pizza will be provided at lunch for all volunteers. Contact Diana to get involved! or 303-550-9853.

Denver Recycles' Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale - May 5

Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale 
provides a great opportunity for Denver residents to save money on landscaping and to keep recycled materials utilized locally. Denver residents may pick up free mulch and buy compost at a reduced price. 

Dig your own mulch site is at Sloan's Lake (17th Ave. and Sheridan Blvd.), from 8:00am-2:00pm or while supplies last.


  • Please bring your own pitchfork or shovel, and bags or containers for loading mulch.
  • Bring a tarp to cover your truck or trailer.
  • Due to limited quantities, Denver residents only.
  • Commercial vehicles are prohibited from taking or selling the City’s mulch or compost.

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 May.

Friday, May 4th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 2139 W 44th Ave.

Friday, May 11th: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cherry Bean, 4059 Tejon St.

Wednesday, May 16th: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson St.

Friday, May 25th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W 46th

For any last-minute schedule changes please check:

Earthlinks Mother's Day Sale May 11&12
Friday, May 11, 12:00-3:00pm &
Saturday, May 12, 9:00am-3:00pm

Shop for organically grown flowers, herb, and vegetable seedlings at Earthlinks, Inc., 2746 W. 16th Ave. Pick up beautiful flowers, veggies, herbs, and other plants for you garden, all grown by participants and volunteers of the EarthLinks Workshop Program.

Also view hand-crafted gifts made in the Workshop Program, including cards, candles, vases, skin care products, honey, bee boxes and much more.

West Colfax in the News
MAY 2018
WeCAN General Meeting

Tuesday May 8, 2018


1400 Quitman St., main hall


6:00-6:10: Denver Police District 1, Community Resource Officer, Bob Anderson

6:10-6:15: WeCAN Member Vote on proposed bylaw updates

6:15-6:30: Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director of Extreme Community Makeover and the West Colfax Clean-Up Day

6:30-6:45: Ben Hrouda, Flywheel Capital, Golden Manor property at 4600 W. Colfax Ave.

6:45-6:55: Update on the 17th & Sheridan Blvd. Rezone Request and Working Group

West Colfax
Events Calendar

May 2018

30-4  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH of Colfax Ave.

2  WeCAN Business Outreach Committee meeting, Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W. Colfax Ave., 6:00pm

  Denver Recycles Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale, Sloan's Lake Park, 17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd., 8:00am

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

*WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday!

 Public Hearing for Denver Zoning Code Text Amendment #3 Slot Homes, City & County Building, 1437 Bannock St., City Council Chambers, Room 451, 5:30pm

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

11 EarthLinks’ Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Sale, 2746 W 13th Ave, 12:00pm

12  EarthLinks’ Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Sale, 2746 W 13th Ave, 9:00am

12 Denver Great Strides 5k, Sloan's Lake Park, 5:00am

19 West Colfax Clean-Up Day, Confluence Ministries, 1400 Quitman St., 9:00am

20 Colfax Marathon

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

21-25 Extra Trash Pick-up NORTH of Colfax Ave.

29-2  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH 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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