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  • St James Catholic School reviewed by a parent

    Amazing school and staff. Supportive environment. Friendly community. Catholic values and faith are clearly cherished and taught here.

    St James Catholic School (1250 Newport Street) Published on GreatSchools November 19, 2017 Comment

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https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/...

https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/11/20/new-colfax-avenue-museum-opens-gets-national.html

    New Colfax Avenue museum opens, gets national attention - Denver Business Journal
    A new museum dedicated to all things about Colfax Avenue opened on Saturday and is already getting national attention. The Colfax Museum opened at 6109 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver, curated by Colfax historian Jonny Barber.
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New Colfax Avenue museum opens

The Colfax Museum opened at 6109 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver, curated by Colfax historian Jonny Barber.

    New Colfax Avenue museum opens, gets national attention
    DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - A new museum dedicated to all things about Colfax Avenue opened on Saturday and is already getting national attention. The Colfax Museum opened at 6109 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver, curated by Colfax historian Jonny Barber.
    http://www.9news.com

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East Colfax Neighborhood Association added an...

The next 2CAB meeting will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017. 1800 to 2000 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) here at District 2 (3921 Holly St). The 2CAB meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis. We will cover crime patterns, trends and discuss prevention techniques that we are employing to reduce crime throughout the District. Everyone is invited!

    Denver Police District 2 - 2CAB Meeting
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22 hours ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared C...

    America's refugee teens, marginalized on tough streets as doors close, forge Denver fraternity to survive
    While mamba drug dealers, pimps and hookers circle outside by a U.S. flag on a fence, young refugees placed in one of Denver's toughest neighborhoods have taken over a basement hangout for violent men and are building a unique brotherhood for escape and success.
    http://www.denverpost.com

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http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/20/photogra...

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/20/photographs-street-fraternity-provides-young-men-a-safe-haven-in-rough-neighborhoods/

    PHOTOGRAPHS: Street Fraternity provides young men a safe haven in rough neighborhoods
    Street Fraternity is a crucible for violent young men in rough neighborhoods such as this in Denver and Aurora. Their families fled some of the world's worst conditions and made it to America as refugees. Of the 40-50 kids that attend Street Frat many hang out, box, lift, study and are making the grades and aspire to go on to college.
    http://www.denverpost.com

25 hours ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association added an...

    East Colfax Neighborhood Annual Potluck & Elections Dec. 19, 2017 at 6:30PM
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East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared S...

    Denver's Colfax Avenue is jammed with history, freaks, neon. Its champion is an Elvis impersonator, of course
    One of the occupational hazards of dressing like Elvis is having a homeless guy throw you into a headlock and refuse to let go until you sing him a song. "I said, 'What do you want to hear, 'Please Release Me?'" recalled Jonny Barber, the Elvis impersonator in question.
    http://www.latimes.com

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East Colfax Neighborhood Meeting on Tuesday, ...

East Colfax Neighborhood Meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:30PM Join us at the upcoming East Colfax Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:30PM. Meetings are always the third Tuesday of each month at Counterpath Press located at 7935 E. 14th Ave. at Tamarac Street. Meet your Colorado State Representatives Leslie Herod and Chris Hansen from House District 8 and District 6. We will discuss the latest update on the 7 Star Motel at 8400 East Colfax at Verbena Street which has been closed under a temporary restraining order (TRO). We want the community’s ideas on potential adaptive reuse for the property by the owner other than a motel. Please bring your solutions and ideas to the meeting. We will also discuss the Colfax Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Quebec Widening or Alternatives Project and Syracuse Street Bicycle Lanes. Our December Meeting will include the annual holiday potluck and board elections. If you are interested in running for the following positions please let us know, President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Board Member #1 and Board Member 2. There are always committees we would love for you to chair as well. If you have committee ideas please let us know. 6:30 - DPD Update 6:40 - Transportation Update (Quebec Expansion, Colfax BRT, etc), Jamie Perkins 6:55 - 7 Star Discussion (alternative adaptive reuse options), Tom Fesing 7:15 - State House Representatives, Leslie Herod and Chris Hansen

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    East Colfax Neighborhood Meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:30PM Join us at the upcoming East Colfax Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:30PM. Meetings are...
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East Colfax Neighborhood Association added 5 ...

Ashley Elementary School at 1914 Syracuse Street, Denver, Colorado on opening day in 1929, also photos from first additions in 1940’s, and images of children at Ashley in 1969 and 1974 and today. Ashley Elementary School

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    East Colfax Neighborhood Association, Denver, Colorado. 947 likes. A Registered Neighborhood Organization along East Colfax between Quebec and Yosemite!
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2 days ago

Colfax Museum now open

Right now the museum is housed inside Ed Moore's Florist at 6101 East Colfax Ave. in Denver.  Barber hopes to eventually move to a bigger location with an outdoor space to showcase some the street's famous neon signs.

    Colfax Museum now open
    DENVER - You could say that Jonny Barber is a little obsessed with Colfax Avenue. "I needed a job and I needed something I was interested in," said Barber. "I've run ColfaxAvenue.com for 14 years." The site chronicles everything about Colfax which is one of the longest streets in the United States.
    http://www.9news.com

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East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared C...

    Colfax Museum now open
    DENVER - You could say that Jonny Barber is a little obsessed with Colfax Avenue. "I needed a job and I needed something I was interested in," said Barber. "I've run ColfaxAvenue.com for 14 years." The site chronicles everything about Colfax which is one of the longest streets in the United States.
    http://www.9news.com

3 days ago

https://denver.streetsblog.org/2017/11/17/wan...

https://denver.streetsblog.org/2017/11/17/want-great-bus-service-on-east-colfax-ave-tell-the-city-not-to-water-down-brt/

    Want Great Bus Service on East Colfax Ave? Tell the City Not to Water Down BRT.
    If they're loud enough, a small group of people can sabotage transportation projects that would benefit the entire city. To prevent that from happening, supporters of good transit and safer streets need to speak up for these projects, and the time to speak up for bus rapid transit on East Colfax Avenue is now.
    https://denver.streetsblog.org

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https://denver.eater.com/2017/11/17/16670980/jubilee-coffee-shop-roaster-open-aurora-east-colfax

    Aurora Coffee Roaster Reopens Cafe, Community Center, Artist Space
    Tucked behind the Discount Tire Store and a used car lot just off East Colfax Avenue in Aurora, a team of coffee makers and artists has been quietly toiling away over the last few months. Since December 2015, Jubilee Roasting Co. has produced wholesale coffee for Denver restaurants and retail outlets.
    https://denver.eater.com

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East Colfax Neighborhood Association added 9 ...

American Greeters Home History Here is an interesting article from 2012 the Stapleton Front Porch newspaper written by Judith Schwartz about an East Colfax Neighborhood home on the National Register of Historic Places. Montclair Home A Haven for Greeters By Judith Schwartz South of Montview Blvd., at 1760 Ulster Street, a brick home with a wide front porch sits quietly back from the road— except GREETERS OF AMERICA is boldly carved into its front entry. Its story unfolds this way: Montclair incorporated in 1888. Baron von Richthofen, a cofounder, hoped Montclair would attract wealthier residents turned off by Denver’s “400 saloons and forty Market Street bordellos.” His vision was for a community in which “only tasteful houses of $1,000 will be allowed...Colfax Avenue will be graded and improved like Broadway...shade trees will be planted throughout...an artesian well will provide water...light towers will be erected...the town will be the pride of all Denver.” In 1902,Montclair became part of the new City and County of Denver and had less than 100 homes. One built in 1899, now 1740 Ulster, was situated on five acres that included an apple orchard. It became the property bought by the Greeters of America in 1921. Who were the Greeters? National hotel front-desk employees formed the Hotel Greeters of America in Denver in 1910 as a fraternal organization. Before interstate highways and mass car ownership, people traveled primarily by train. In the early 1900s, hotel clerks served as travel directors. The best way to exchange guests with clerk friends at other hotels was by personal telephone, telegram or postcard contact. Hotels advertised in The American Greeter, the organization’s magazine. Published in Denver, it distributed over 5,000 monthly copies nationwide plus Canada (1921-23 stats). Approximately 50 chapters existed in 1924. “Greeterism” was their creed; to serve their guests in every way. Organization goals were to: encourage better acquaintance and good fellowship among greeters, remove dishonest and unreliable hotel clerks, enhance their skills and, as a fraternal organization, assist their members in need. A national home was authorized at the New Orleans 1921 annual convention “to provide a haven for its aged and infirm members without home ties... unable to care for themselves, and for the further purpose of affording a refuge in the dry climate of Colorado.” In 1922, construction began on a building on the previously acquired property with a breezeway connecting it to the existing building. On May 1, 1924, Mayor Stapleton conducted opening ceremonies. Financed and maintained by dues and donations from Greeter chapters (e.g., $1.50/year per member, 25 cents/year from women’s auxiliary, etc.), prominent Denver figures also donated money, furniture and other items. Residents cared for the orchards, gardens and chickens for healthy exercise. The December 1937 Greeters magazine notes the home then had four paid employees, including a physician who daily visited the 16 guests. One guest was expected to recover from his TB and six young men cured while at the home were back in responsible hotel positions; “29 guests have passed to the Great Beyond.” Most who died there were buried in a section of Fairmount Cemetery. Arrangements were made for members with extreme health conditions to be treated at more appropriate facilities. Miss Bess Wilson, “the beautiful and charming traveling saleswoman for the Ohio Varnish Company of Cleveland” visited Lindsey Sims who was “incapacitated from work.” He had shown her “many favors” when she stayed at the Waldorf Hotel in Dallas. She stated, “It is a wonderful institution–or rather a wonderful home....Why, I’d like to live there myself.” The Greeters of America home was dissolved in the 1950s and converted into two private residences. The 1924 building originally had no kitchen. It has a long corridor with eight bedrooms, four on each side, and contains 50 windows. A bathroom had a line of urinals. Present residents of the two homes believe food was prepared at the olderbuilding, which has a 600-square-foot living room and four bedrooms. The Greeters home was designated a Historic Landmark in the 1990s. Neighbors Evelyn Pryor and Britta Singer are exuberant about living with such an interesting heritage. The two households act as if the breezeway connector still exists, constantly visiting back and forth. Evelyn insists that whoever passed through over those 30 years only left behind “good spirits.” Facts presented here come from early copies of The American Greeter,archival in- formation from a former neighbor and hotel worker-related publications through the 1950s. Many gaps exist in the story of this organization and the home. If you have information on The Greeters of America,contact Judith Schwartz at judschwartz@msn.com and Tom Fesing at tfesing@gmail.com (photo 1) Two homes in Montclair were used by the Greeters of America “to provide a haven for its aged and infirm members without home ties.” They operated from 1924 until the 1950s, when they became private residences.(photo) Two homes in Montclair were used by the Greeters of America “to provide a haven for its aged and infirm members without home ties.” They operated from 1924 until the 1950s, when they became private residences. (photo 2) Greeters’ President W.E, Defenbacher in the mid-1920s just before taking off from the Denver airfield for a bird’s eye view of Denver. The composite photo from the Rocky Mountain News also shows the Greeter committee that showed Defenbacher the Greeter home.(photo) Greeters’ President W.E, Defenbacher in the mid-1920s just before taking off from the Denver airfield for a bird’s eye view of Denver. The composite photo from the Rocky Mountain News also shows the Greeter committee that showed Defenbacher the Greeter home. Link to history: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcecjdg16ll4idf/Greeters%20Home.pdf?dl=0

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    East Colfax Neighborhood Association, Denver, Colorado. 947 likes. A Registered Neighborhood Organization along East Colfax between Quebec and Yosemite!
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3 days ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared H...

    Historic Modern Denver
    Famous Chef Restaurant, photo by Burnis McCloud. The building has been purchased by the City of Denver and is slated for demo.
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4 days ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association added 3 ...

Denver is Seeking Public Input on East Colfax Center-Running Bus Rapid Transit BRT. Denver’s preliminary recommendation for a center-running bus rapid transit (BRT) on East Colfax Avenue to improve travel along the corridor from I-25 to I-225. Over the next several months, the public’s feedback on Denver’s preliminary recommendation for a center-running BRT will help inform the next phase of the project. A more detailed design for BRT and project implementation schedule will be developed in 2018. Construction is anticipated to begin as early as 2020. Take the survey here at the blue link: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-department-of-public-works/projects/current/colfax-corridor-connections.html

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    East Colfax Neighborhood Association, Denver, Colorado. 947 likes. A Registered Neighborhood Organization along East Colfax between Quebec and Yosemite!
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared C...

6109 East Colfax! Great news! The Colfax Museum, dedicated to Schuyler Colfax and the longest, wickedest (as in awesome) street in North America that bears his name, opens 11/18/2017! We have an extensive collection of rare and one-of-a-kind items, and a very good friend of ours has offered up a lovely space for us to begin the genesis of what will become the Ultimate Colfax Museum Experience... Right now we have to start small, and we're cool with it. Write us if you have photos, film, video, stories, postcards, memorabilia, etc. that you are willing to donate to the cause at info(at)colfaxavenue.com. Thanks!

    Colfax Museum
    Opening THIS Saturday! 2:00-5:00pm.
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5 days ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared E...

    Grand Opening of the Colfax Museum!
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

5 days ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared D...

    Every house in Denver can get city composting now, for a price
    You'll still have to sign up and pay specifically for compost pick-up. Denver's government has expanded its composting program to cover the entire city, city officials announced today. Every household that is eligible for municipal trash and recycling services - about 176,000 in all - are now eligible for compost pickup, too.
    https://www.denverite.com

5 days ago

REMINDER: The 7 Star Motel License Hearing to...

REMINDER: The 7 Star Motel License Hearing tomorrow, November 16, 2017 at 9:00AM has been postponed. BACKGROUND: On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00AM the owners and operators of the 7 Star Motel, located at 8400 East Colfax Avenue at Verbena Street were served notice by the Denver Nuisance Abatement Division of the City Attorney's Office and the Denver Police Nuisance Abatement Detectives. The first part of the notice was to be a public Show Cause hearing in front of the Department of Excise and Licensing in at the Webb Building in regards to continuing nuisances that effect the surrounding neighborhood, it's residents and business owners, including drug sales and possession by tenants and weapons charges and seizures. The city attorney’s office is actively working on a resolution. If needed, a show cause hearing in front of excise and licensing will be rescheduled in early to mid December. The solution being worked on will also potentially negate the court case. We will notify everyone of the progress and as more details can be discussed we will share with everyone. Thank you for everyone that has reached out so far, as soon as we know more we will send notice out. East Colfax Neighborhood Association

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    REMINDER: The 7 Star Motel License Hearing tomorrow, November 16, 2017 at 9:00AM has been postponed. BACKGROUND: On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00AM the owners and operators of the 7 Star...
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6 days ago

  • Montclair Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    We choiced into this school after our neighborhood school on the other side of Colfax was so disappointing. I absolutely love it! I think the economic and cultural diversity at this school is a huge benefit. My daughter makes friends easily, loves her teachers, and is learning so much without feeling an intense "pressure" to learn - it seems to come naturally when she gets home and tells us about her day. I highly recommend this school!

    Montclair Elementary School (1151 Newport Street) Published on GreatSchools November 14, 2017 Comment

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6 days ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared M...

For those that receive your pet care at Montclair Animal Clinic at Tamarac & East Colfax you probably met with Tammie. She is a caring, devoted animal lover and a resident of the East Colfax Neighborhood. She recently has had debilitating seizures and has a Dr. appointment coming up with a neurologist. For now she still needs assistance walking and can’t be left alone and unable to work at the clinic. A GoFundMe Page has been set up to assist her in the interim. Thank you all for your support!

    Click here to support Tammie's Fund organized by Rochelle M Walker
    As some of you may already know, a couple weeks ago our friend and fellow co-worker Tammie was rushed to the ER after having an attack for unknown reasons, doctors are still trying to find the problem. Since her release she continues to suffer from seizures and is unable to work, Tammie could re...
    https://www.gofundme.com

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East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared a...

    Home-Buyer Education Workshop CHFA Approved
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