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Job with the City & County of Denver The West Denver Park District Planner will develop, implement and manage parks planning initiatives to ensure that city, departmental, and division goals are met. This position will be responsible for projects and needs within the West Denver district. This is an exciting opportunity for a planning professional to be an integral force in many significant projects that will positively impact the community for years to come.
Federal Boulevard and the Denverite project To learn more, come to a public meeting on Thursday, May 24th at the GI Forum at 1750 Federal Boulevard. 6:30-8:00
"As the City is starting to put together its annual budget, the Denver Vision Zero Coalition and community organizations all along the Federal Boulevard corridor came together to submit a letter to Mayor Hancock requesting $5 million toward transportation and mobility improvements on Federal in 2019."
RTD ROUTE 9 RIDER ALERT Temporary Detour Effective: May 14, 2018 8:30AM - June 1, 2018 3:30PM Decatur St will be closed between 10th Ave & 8th Ave due to City of Denver paving & milling project. Passengers are advised to board at stops on 8th Ave or at stops west of Federal Blvd Eastbound: From W 10th Ave, Right Federal Blvd, Left 8th Ave to regular route Westbound: Continue 8th Ave, Right Federal Blvd, Left W 10th Ave to regular route
Who has been by to see the "bird nest" tower (actually called the mic tower) going up on the north side of Sanchez Park?
As a partner of the City and County of Denver’s Vision Zero effort, the Denver Vision Zero Team cordially invites you to the: 2018 Vision Zero Community Forum on Saturday May 12th from 10:00-2:00! We are extremely excited to have street and traffic safety partners and community members from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Austin for the morning panel, moderated by Public Works Executive Director, Eulois Cleckley, that will explore examples of community engagement and empowerment from other cities; opening remarks by Councilman Jolon Clark; a Photovoice Exhibition by 16 residents that live along the Federal Blvd corridor; and, an afternoon panel about Denver Vision Zero. Interpretation, lunch, and children’s activities will be provided. Our goal is to have this be a partner and community event, so please pass this along to your community and customers as well (attached are event flyers in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese). RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-vision-zero-community-forum-registration-44846270402
First Projects of the GO Bond Announced! More bike lanes. Improved roads and sidewalks. Better bridges. New pools, playgrounds and tennis courts in neighborhoods – are all on the way! Not to mention your favorite museums and cultural experiences are about to get even better. Yesterday, I announced the first proposed investments into Denver’s neighborhoods as part of the 2017 General Obligation Bond (GO Bond). The list of initial projects delivers on high priority projects that are ready to get going.😍 The proposed list can (including Paco Sanchez Imagine Play) be found here. https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/344/documents/2017GoBond/Document_FirstIssuanceList_01052018.pdf
Got a green thumb? On Saturday, May 5, Denver residents can take advantage of one day to get two great products for their gardens! Denver Public Works will hold its annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Denver residents can load up on free mulch and buy compost at a significantly discounted price, while supplies last at Havana Nursery (10450 Smith Road). Pre-bagged compost will be sold at a reduced price of $3.75 per 1.25 cubic foot bag (9 gallon), or in bulk, at $35 per cubic yard at the Havana Nursery location only. Limit 20 bags or three cubic yards of compost per vehicle. Dig-your-own free mulch will be available at the following locations: Havana Nursery (10450 Smith Rd., just south of I-70 on Havana St.), free loader service into trucks and trailers available at this site only Veterans Park (Iowa Ave. & Vine St.) Bear Creek Park (South of Dartmouth Ave. on Raleigh St.) Sloan’s Lake Park (Sheridan Blvd. & 17th Ave.) Fred Thomas Park (Syracuse St. & 23rd Ave.) Event Reminders Denver residents must bring their own pitchforks or shovels, as well as bags or containers for loading mulch and a tarp to cover trucks or trailers. Commercial vehicles are prohibited from taking or selling mulch or compost from this event. Event is open to Denver residents only. Compost is a nutrient-rich soil made from decomposed organic material. When added to soil, it helps plants thrive while reducing water and fertilizer needs! Mulch can be used to control weeds, retain soil moisture and protect shallow-rooted plants. The free mulch offered at this event was made from ground-up trees collected through Denver’s Treecycle program earlier this year. For more information on the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale, please visit denvergov.org/mulch
The Cultivator program is a six-week "train the trainer" course designed to educate community volunteers in all aspects of working with youth to foster gardening skills and to promote healthy eating. Through the Cultivator program, volunteers will work with students, schools and local communities to cultivate gardeners, grow food and nourish community. Volunteers accomplish this by providing support to the Garden to Cafeteria, Youth Farm Stand and/or to the DUG in-classroom nutrition education program, Healthy Seedlings, throughout diverse communities in Metro Denver. To learn more about this program and to apply, please visit: www.dug.org/school-garden-cultivator/.
Denver’s Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale will be held on May 5th this year and Free Learn to Compost Classes will be offered from April through October. Information on these programs is also available online at DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles. If you have any questions or would like printed materials mailed to you, please contact us contact at DenverRecycles@denvergov.org.
Denver CERT - Exercise on Apr 28 2018 Time: 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Salvation Army Emergency Services Warehouse, 11701 East 33rd Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80010 Community emergency response training (CERT) will include how to plan for an emergency and work on basic response skills such as light search and rescue, team organization, and emergency/disaster medical operations. Everyone who has been trained in CERT (from anywhere in CERT) is welcome. Schedule 8:45 am - CERT Responders 9:00 am - Role Players 9:00 am - Exercise Briefing Begins 9:45 am - Exercise Starts 12:00 pm - Exercise Ends 1:15 pm - Check-out 1:15 pm - Pack-up 2:00 pm - Leave Register Now » http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/office-of-emergency-management/community/denver-ready/denver-community-emergency-response-training/training-programs-registration.html For more information or questions, please contact: 720.865.7600 DenverCERT@Denvergov.org
Here's what is going on at the old Reed Photo on 9th and Federal
Federal Blvd and West Colfax among the 6 streets. “When cities want to, there’s a lot they can do to make bus service faster and more reliable. One of those transit improvements involves tweaking traffic signals so bus riders spend less time stopped at red lights and get to their destinations faster. Denver Public Works and the Regional Transportation District are planning to do just that on six streets in the city.”