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March 13, 2015 - This Week in the         East Montclair/East Colfax Neighborhood
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This Week's Neighborhood News



 

Don't Forget Street Sweeping  April 2015



 

In just 2 1/2 weeks starting on April 1st, 2015 Street Sweeping will begin in the neighborhood! Street sweeping takes place once per month! Make sure you pay attention to the signs on your street to see what week in the month, and what day you must remove your vehicle for street sweeping days to keep our neighborhood streets clean and free of debris.

For more information you can visit the City of Denver's website HERE!

You can also sign up for free email reminder's HERE!

Free Electronics Recycling March 28th


 

On Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM there will be a FREE Electronics Recycling Event held at East High School on the football field parking lot located at 1600 Josephine St. Gather up you unwanted TV's, computers and other electronic items and bring them down! You must sign-up for this event!

For more information click HERE!

To sign up for a drop-off time click HERE!

City of Aurora Testing Emergency Sirens March 13th, 2015 @ 11:30 AM on Yosemite Street


 

Denver Enviornmental Health
Joins Nextdoor Website!


 

Denver’s Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is pleased to be partnering with Nextdoor starting today!

As one of Denver’s most diverse departments, DEH is responsible for conducting education and enforcement of Denver city ordinances related to animal welfare and safety, environmental programs and regulations, and public health. Residents can expect to receive occasional updates from us on ... VIEW MORE Nextdoor.

Please be assured that your postings remain private. DEH staff cannot view any content on your neighborhood sites, except for the direct replies to our posts.

We look forward to connecting with the residents to promote Denver’s health and safety. To learn more about DEH, visit www.denvergov.org/deh or follow us on Twitter.com/DenEnvioHealth.

If you have a non-emergency question or concern please call 311.
 

Youth Rugby at City Park April 2015!303 rugby logo.jpg

Youth Rugby for boys and girls ages 6 to 16

Season starts April 21 @ City Park, Denver


Informational meeting , Wed April 8

6pm at Park Hill Library
 

Come play Olympic Rugby.
 

More info at www.303rugby.org


Questions & contact:

J.R. / lapierre303rugby@gmail.com
 

For more information click HERE!


 

NOTICE: Appeal of Denial for a Driveway 1301 Syracuse, Denver, CO 80220


 

FORMAL DENIAL NEEDED by March 20, 2015
Applicant:    Josefina Tuason
Address:      1301 Syracuse Street            
Case No:      30-15
Hearing Date & Time:   April 7, 2015 at 10:00 A. M.      
Location:                  WELLINGTON WEBB OFFICE BUILDING.   
                                 201 W. COLFAX AVENUE
                                 2ND FLOOR TOWER HEARING ROOM, 2.H.14. 
Inspector:               Michael Stitt                             

 

Verbena Park Pavilion has been Removed



 

The week of March 9th the Verbena Park pavilion located in verbena Park at 8300 East 12th avenue was removed due to safety concerns. The area will be re-sodded soon by the Parks and Recreation Department. We are planning events in the park this summer and fall and will post dates soon! When we have events we will arrange for tables, chairs and tents to be erected as needed. We will also be holding events in McNichols Park located at Syracuse and East 19th Avenue this spring!

Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen March 16th

 

Thanking fans one cone at a time on March 16th
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Monday, March 16th is Free Cone Day at participating DQ® locations. In celebration of our 75th Fanniversary, we're giving out a free small vanilla cone to all our Fans. It's just one of the ways we're thanking you for 75 great years. So head to DQ® and get a delicious vanilla soft serve cone on us! Limit one small vanilla cone per customer. Donations accepted for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®.

All day, limit one per person.



 

Denver Police Department District 2 Latest News & Updates
 


 

Crime Stoppers Bulletin March 2015

DPD Warns of Unlawful Sexual Contact Near City Park  



The description of the suspect matches six similar crimes in the same area.
The Denver Police Department has increased patrol in the area and has gone door-to-door passing out the latest Crime Stopper Bulletin, which is attached. Additionally, two Crime Stopper Bulletins were previously released on a person matching this description on February 27th, and March 10th.
Safety Tips:
·        Remain alert / aware of your surroundings and the people in your vicinity at all times. Trust your instincts.
·        Remember it’s safer to walk or jog with someone else.  
·        Travel on major sidewalks along major streets and avoid shortcuts.
·        Travel in well lit areas at night.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers 720-913-STOP.

Free Community Legal Clinic March 31

FREE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC

A Project of the Sam Cary Bar Association and the
Five Points Business District

Join us Tuesday, March 31, 2015
at the Five Points Business District Office
2444 Washington Street
Lower Level Conference Room
Denver, CO 80205

Topic:
Landlord-Tenant: Know Your Rights When the
New Owner Comes Knocking

Bring your questions and get advice from licensed and practicing attorneys. Clinics will be held every
Last Tuesday of each Month
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
February - December 2015

Participation will be on a first come first service basis.

For more information or to be a volunteer, please call Jill Dorancy
at 303-522-8803 or email info@samcarybar.net

The Dedication of a Police Officer
"His Shirt Said it All"

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A photograph of a St. Louis police officer’s blood soaked shirt moved many  this week. The blood was from a six-year-boy Officer Don Re rushed to the hospital after a shooting.

The child, Marcus Johnson, was riding in a minivan full of children and adults after leaving O’Fallon Park Wednesday night. Police say a car pulled up alongside the minivan on West Florissant and someone inside opened fire. A 15-year-old and a 69-year-old man in the minivan were also shot. Marcus’ father grabbed a gun, returned fire and called police.

St. Louis Police Officer Re arrived before paramedics. The boy was critical, so the officer placed him in his car and raced to the hospital in hopes of saving the child’s life.

Officer Re wrote in his blog that “his shirt said it all.”

The little boys heart, so close to the officers own heart left this horrific reminder on his blood stained uniform.

Read the full emotional blog post here:  A senseless death…

Denver City Council Updates 
 


 

City Council Meeting March 16, 2015

Meeting schedule and agendas


There is both a required and a courtesy public hearing on the agenda for Monday night. 

Stapleton Control Tower - Punch Bowl


I'm very excited to share Forest City Stapleton's plans for its iconic Airport Control Tower Complex! The structure is to become a Punch Bowl Social! Pictured are Robert Thompson, CEO and Founder of Seasoned Development, and Council President Christopher Jeremy Herndon.

For more information you can visit the City of Denver's website HERE!
 

Demo Work Begins on Former
University of Colorado Hospital Campus 9th & Colorado Blvd. Hospital



For more information you can visit the City of Denver's website HERE!

 

Denver City Government Updates 
 


 

Denver Potholes being repaired!



With sunshine and warmer temperatures in the forecast for this weekend and next week, Denver Public Works will boost its efforts to make pothole repairs. Ten crews will work 12-hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday to repair reported potholes and proactively address trouble spots, especially on high traffic corridors.

Next week, Public Works will reassess pothole repair requests and respond accordingly, with the potential to have extra crews on pothole patrol Monday through Frid...ay, weather permitting. Public Works will continue its proactive oversight of trouble spots, especially on high traffic corridors, into the spring when paving season begins.

While Denver is accustomed to freeze-thaw cycles, the city saw more of them than usual in January and February of this year. As of Monday, Denver repaired 10,700 potholes compared to 6,100 potholes repaired in the same time period in 2014.

Drivers are encouraged to report potholes through Denver 311 or through the city’s new mobile application called PocketGov.com to help the city keep on top of the work. Public Works target response to reported potholes is 24 to 72 hours, with most filed within 48 hours.

For more information you can visit the City of Denver's website HERE!
 

Denver Guide to Liquor Licensing




For more information you can visit the City of Denver's website HERE!
 

American Red Cross Looking for Helpers!

American Red Cross is looking for helpers.
 
We are hitting the pavement again in March to promote home fire safety, and continue to do the good work of spreading home fire safety awareness and installing smoke alarms that contribute to prevent injury and save lives.
The Mile High Chapter will start to do work in a another of the high-risk zip codes within the greater Metro area.  We will be working in Westminster 80030 and we have the support of the Westminster Fire Department.
Our March dates are:
 
  • Saturday, March 14 - canvassing area and leaving door hangers announcing smoke alarm installations on the following Saturday.
    • We will have a "hot shot" smoke alarm installation team available in case we meet residents that indicates they are available only on this day for a safety check & installation
  • Saturday, March 21 from 9 am - 12 noon-- smoke alarm installation.
    • We will form teams of three members to go out and follow up with homes visited the prior weekend.
 
Please register using the following link: Volunteer Form.
Registered volunteers will receive additional details (e.g., where to meet, what to bring, etc.) via email a few days prior to the event.
 
​For more information email: HFPCDenver@redcross.org or call 303-607-4753
  
George Sullivan | Director, Community Preparedness and Resilience
Colorado and Wyoming Region
American Red Cross
 (303) 607-4758 (p) | (303) 910-0670 (c)
george.sullivan@redcross.org | www.ColoradoRedCross.org

 

The Cell Museum & Denver Post Presents


  


 

Denver Walk Denver

WalkDenver E-News

Small Projects Can Make a Big Difference

New path in Argo Park supports walking in all seasons

 

Photo Source: City and County of Denver

Over the last three years the resident-led Globeville Walking Group has been looking at obstacles that prevent residents from using the nearby South Platte River trail, Globeville Landing Park, and other neighborhood amenities. While they found obstacles to accessing these amenities by foot, they also found their love for walking and staying active. However, staying active later into the fall came with some difficulties.
 
The group began to notice that at the end of every season, as it got darker sooner and colder in the evenings, they wanted to keep active, but they didn’t feel that they had a safe place to do so. The trail and parks were too far given how dark and cold it was. They began to think that the best way to solve this problem was to have a walking path in Argo Park, in the center of Globeville.
 
They began to bring up this issue with Groundwork Denver, which helped start and support the group. They also brought up this issue at neighborhood meetings during the Globeville neighborhood planning process.
 
Last summer, when the City was considering making improvements to Argo Park, Groundwork Denver ensured that the City consulted with the walking group to get their feedback regarding a walking path in the park.

Last fall the neighborhood, along with Mayor Hancock, City Council, and other community organizations got together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new path. At the beginning of March 2015 the path was almost finished. The residents of Globeville now have a safe and more convenient place to stay active during all seasons.

This article was contributed by Samantha Villatoro of Groundwork Denver.

Mayor Hancock Steps Up to the Challenge

WalkDenver was pleased to learn that Mayor Michael Hancock has signed on to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Foxx's Safer People, Safer Streets Challenge.

More than 160 communities are participating in the challenge by leading a call to action and helping their cities take on the Challenge activities outlined below.  We look forward to partnering with the Mayor on these activities!

Call to Action
  • Issue a public statement about the importance of bicycle and pedestrian safety
  • Form a local action team to advance safety and accessibility goals
  • Take local action through the Challenge activities (listed below)
Mayor's Challenge Activities
  • Take a Complete Streets approach
  • Identify and address barriers to make streets safe and convenient for all road users, including people of all ages and abilities and those using assistive mobility devices
  • Gather and track biking and walking data
  • Use designs that are appropriate to the context of the street and its uses
  • Take advantage of opportunities to create and complete ped-bike networks through maintenance
  • Improve walking and biking safety laws and regulations
  • Educate and enforce proper road use behavior by all

Oops, We Undercounted!

In our enthusiasm to report last week on the launch of the new Mayor's Pedestrian Advisory Committee, we misstated the number of committee members. The Mayor appointed a total of 20 committee members, not 19, and we sincerely apologize to Marva Bey for leaving her off the list!  Below, for the record, is the complete list of all 20 members:

Jennifer Addair
Marva Bey
Kaye Boeke
Blake Chambliss
Michelle Chung
Jose Esparza
Lisa Diaz
Albert Gallo
John Hayden
Ellen Ittleson
Cliff Lind
Angie Malpiede
Chris Marko
Maureen McDonald
Nicholas Murry
Diana Nelson-Peterson
Jonathon Stalls
Myles Tangalin
Chris Waggett
Jeffery Williams

 

Surrounding Neighborhoods
 


 

 

On The Stage in Lowry

The John Hand Theater, bringing you the best of community theater right here in Lowry.

The John Hand Theater is tucked away near 1st and Quebec in the Colorado Free University building.  Like so much of Lowry, the theater is steeped in history - the main stage now presides where Air Force Base fire trucks once stood at the ready. Learn more about the John Hand Theater.

With nine shows a year, you are bound to find something that strikes your fancy.  Spotlight and Firehouse Theater Companies have a season of great performances planned:  take a look at the schedule of productions for the 2015 season!

Spotlight Theater Company is giving away a pair of tickets for Enchanted April's closing shows the weekend of March 20-21.  Enchanted April is
 a romantic comedy about two frustrated London housewives who decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages.  They recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four women bloom again in ways that they, and we, would never expect. To enter to win the tickets, visit Lowry's Facebook page or buy tickets for one of six remaining shows.

This Week:

Don't Forget:  District 6 Town Hall Meeting on Saturday
Lunch and Learn:  Lowry Business Alliance Networking Meeting
Stay Informed:  Lowry on Facebook
 
 
Calendar of Events
INC Transportation Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2015        
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

1201 Williams St, 19th Floor

INC Delegate Meeting
Saturday, March 14, 2015        
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

District 3 Police Station, 1625 S. University Blvd.

INC Parks & Recreation Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 2015        
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Brookdale U Park, 2020 S Monroe St

Council District 4 Election Forum
Tuesday, March 24, 2015        
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church - 6500 E. Girard Ave.

Council District 10 & Auditor Election Forum
Wednesday, March 25, 2015    
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Denver Botanic Gardens - Mitchell Hall  - 1007 York St

Council District 9 & At-Large Election Forum
Thursday, March 26, 2015        
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Colorado Miners Community Center - 4809 Race Street

INC Zoning and Planning
Saturday, March 28, 2015        
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

1201 Williams St, 19th Floor

Council District 11 & Clerk & Recorder Election Forum
Tuesday, March 31, 2015        
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Evie Dennis Campus - 4800 Telluride St

ATTN:   Previous Version had a mistaken address for our Delegate Meeting this Saturday

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INC Delegate Meeting
Saturday, March 14, 2015        
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

District 3 Police Station, 1625 S. University Blvd.
Board Elections Will Be Held

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Message from the President

Money talks: When candidates listen, neighborhoods lose
INC’s mission statement is to advocate for Denver citizens, empowering Denver neighborhood organizations to actively engage in addressing city issues. We do that by engaging City elected, appointed and career officials and attempting to effect policy matters in a democratic, reasoned and sensible manner.
Read more...
 
 
INC Meeting of Delegates and Neighborhood Leaders

We will vote on the following motion at the Delegate Meeting in March: Motion Regarding Short-Term Rentals in Residential Neighborhoods in Denver Colorado

Read full article.
 
Needs of the Community

Please attend these events to learn more about the candidates for elected office in Denver. The Forums will start at 6:30 p.m. and each Forum will run from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the number of candidates involved.  Programs will be recorded by Denver 8 for TV and online viewing. 
  View dates and times for these forums.
 
Volunteering with INC

INC has many avenues for creating social good in our communities.  One of our most direct avenues is through our committees. We have externally facing committees that engage member RNOs to help influence the way the city meets the needs of its neighborhoods. We also have internally facing committees that manage and create the infrastructure for our externally facing committees to operate. All of these committees benefit from member RNOs asking their members to participate in INC committees that they are interested in. See below for committee pages that contain volunteer sign up request forms.

View list of committees... 
 
INC Needs New Board Members

INC is seeking members to run for its Board of Directors for the term starting April 1, 2015. To be eligible, you must be a delegate from your member RNO.  The election will take place at the Delegate Meeting on March 14th

If you are interested in serving on Denver INC’s Board, to fill the vacancy for Secretary, or to become INC’s Budget Chair please contact president@denverinc.org  (Larry Ambrose).

 
 
Committee Corner
INC has many special interest committees who meet to address areas of specific importance to the Denver community. The following reports were submitted for recent activities.
 
Have You Renewed Your INC Membership?

Just a reminder that 2015 dues from RNO members must have been received at this time in order to qualify for voting at the elections on March 14

You can find our membership application form here.

 

Neighborhood Real Estate
 


 

New Listings!

$244,900
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,061 Sq. Ft.
2075 Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80207
 

$545,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,882 Sq. Ft.
1670 Quebec St
Denver, CO 80220
 

  


 
$259,900
2 Beds
1 Baths
846 Sq. Ft.
1370 Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80220
 
$252,000
2 Beds
1 Baths
979 Sq. Ft.
1317 Spruce St
Denver, CO 80220
 
$295,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,576 Sq. Ft.
1650 Trenton St
Denver, CO 80220
 
$449,900
$424,900
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,740 Sq. Ft.
1275 Quince St
Denver, CO 80220
 



 

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