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Tomorrow’s Clean Up Has Been Cancelled
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Fans of taiko drumming, teriyaki chicken, sake and Japanese artwork and wares won’t want to miss this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival – “Sakura Matsuri” in Japanese. The 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese heritage and culture through live entertainment, food and drink, a marketplace and informative exhibits and demonstrations. https://cherryblossomdenver.org
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Tomorrow’s Clean Up Has Been Cancelled
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Notice is hereby given that the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City & County of Denver has proposed revisions to the Alcohol Policy as of June 15, 2018. The intent of the proposed revisions is to simplify the policy, provide more clarity to permit holders and park users, and add consistency for permitted events. In addition, the proposed revisions are intended to allow for the public consumption of wine and beer in Denver parks, to address the change in state law effective January 2019. This revision will sunset at the end of 2019, in order to review potential effects. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hear public comments on this revised policy on July 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, held at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, located at 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.F.6. A copy of the Alcohol Policy, as modified, is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation and accessible through the Denver Parks and Recreation website.
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Please join the City of Denver, Denver Water, Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District for a public meeting on the Cherry Creek Restoration Project from Quebec to Iliff. Stop by to learn more about the design and construction that will start in 2019.
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$2,575. has been raised so far of the $3,500 needed for tuition. His family cannot afford the entire amount. Let’s help this young man in our East Colfax go to the JSA at Princeton.
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Check out the great work happening in the East Colfax Sustainable Neighborhood at the East Colfax Neighborhood Association! Submit your projects to be featured in an upcoming highlight at: bit.ly/SNNSubmit
Here are the five finalists to be Denver's newest police chief, including Michael Calo! https://www.9news.com/mobile/article/news/local/here-are-the-five-finalists-to-be-denvers-newest-police-chief/73-564448924 (Via 9NEWS)
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We all have unused paint taking up space in our closets, garages or basements, right? Denver residents and businesses are invited to drop off unused, unwanted paint at a one-day paint recycling event on Saturday, June 23 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The event will accept unwanted cans of house paint, stains, primers, sealers, and clear top coatings (varnish and shellac).
Wanderlust, July 14th, 2018 - Great Lawn & Lowry Wetlands/Kelly Dam Please aware that on July 14, 2018, between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM, Wanderlust Festival will hold the 2018 Denver 108. The event will take place at Great Lawn Park and the 5k race will happen at 9:00 AM on the Kelly Open Space. See attached map for details. EVENT DESCRIPTION The Wanderlust 108 is a mindful triathlon consisting of a 5k walk/run, group yoga, meditation and additional activities. The event is alcohol-free and family-friendly, there will be food served and merchandise sold. We anticipate attendance of approximately 700 participants. NOISE Amplified sound will begin at 7:30 AM on event day and go until 3:00 PM. Noise will consist of race emcee, background music, and instructors. The stage is set up in the south west corner of the park with speakers facing the north east. TRAFFIC Event parking will be available at Bishop Machebeuf High School. There will not be any road closures. An application has been filed with the City of Denver’s Office of Special Events. If there are any persons interested in learning more, please visit our website: http://wanderlust.com/108-events/denver/
Thursday, June 14th is Flag Day! http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/aegis/ph-ag-edit-flag-day-2018-story.html
Here is a nice interview by students on SoundCloud about DPD District 5 Commander Ron Thomas, the new Commander of District 2. https://soundcloud.com/paul-clifton-635298184/dpd-district-5-commander-ron-thomas
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Commander Michael Calo of Denver Police Department District 2 has announced that he will be leaving his post on June 16, 2018. Under his leadership the safety and concerns of the residents of Precinct 223, and the entire District have always been his top priority. It is with a heartfelt thank you that we say goodbye. We recognize the work that he and his team have done, and continue to do in Precinct 223, and are truly appreciative. Commander Ron Thomas from District 5 (Stapleton & Montbello) will become the Commander of District 2. Below is a letter from Mike: To the District 2 Community: “Thank you for the opportunity to proudly serve you for over the past six years. As Commander of District 2, serving nearly 175,000 citizens in an 18 square mile area, I have turned an organization of nearly 150 employees in to the premier district in the Denver Police Department. As Commander, I brought focus to internal issues in the district that were damaging officer morale, resulting in a renewed interest in innovative policing and improving the quality of life for the citizens we serve. The partnerships we have forged with the community and other local law enforcement agencies, as well as creative crime strategies we have put in place, have made our district the model for our police department. We have received recognition from our police chief, as well as from our community leaders for the positive difference we have made in reducing violent crime, establishing innovative programs, building employees’ enthusiasm and professionalism, and consistently “getting the job done.” As of today, District 2 has the only double digit decrease in violent crime (-15.6 %), leading the entire city in that category. In fact, we are the only police district with a double digit decrease in violent crime. We are also proudly posting an (-8.1 %) decrease in property crime. These numbers are reflected in the Part 1 Crime in the City and County of Denver based on Uniformed Crime Reporting (UCR) Standards. (6/11/18) The credit for such a continued decrease in both violent crime and property crime is indicative of the professional team of police officers that serve you from District 2. I am proud to say that they all believed in my vision to prevent crime in our community. Your continued support of our efforts certainly amplified our positive collaborations as well. I thank you all for believing in me and working with me to reduce overall crime within our beloved District 2. I will be leaving my post on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Commander Ron Thomas will be assuming command of District 2. I will continue to support Commander Thomas during his transition. The fine group of professional police officers and civilians will remain in place and continue to proudly serve you.” Sincerely, Michael W. Calo, 85012 Commander Michael Calo District 2 Commander Denver Police Department Mary Beth Susman - Denver City Councilwoman, District 5 Christopher J. Herndon Michael B. Hancock
The Landmark Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing June 19 on the historic designation application submitted for the Wellshire Park Cottage, a French Eclectic style house built in 1926. The house is located at 2900 S. University Blvd., in the Wellshire neighborhood, just south of the intersection of Yale Avenue and University Boulevard in South Denver, but was built in what was then unincorporated Arapahoe County. It was the first and only home from the Wellshire Park Subdivision, planned by developers George Olinger and Lloyd Fulenwider, but was not fully developed or annexed into the City and County of Denver until after World War II.
Since the beginning of 2018, DAP has received 135 calls regarding dogs left inside vehicles during extreme temperatures. Never lean an animal in a hot car. On a warm day, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach 120°F in a matter of minutes – even with the windows cracked. If you see a dog in a hot car immediately call 311 and familiarize yourself with the Good Samaritan law that provides legal immunity for people who break a car window to save an animal. More info from Denver Animal Protection.
Neighborhood apps, like most social media, don’t seem to actually bring us together. The anonymity, performance for likes, and temptation to hot take is bad enough with distant aunts and high school friends. We don’t need that in our communities. Our hoods need more face to face interaction. Maybe improving our neighborhoods isn’t about winning arguments, but about spreading kindness. Instead of logging onto Nextdoor, let’s start going next door.
Some of your Nextdoor posts might just show up here. http://twitter.com/bestofnextdoor
Visit the Free Colorado Supreme Court and Judicial Learning Center Museum this Summer! The little known Learning Center is a 4,000-square-foot museum-style space that is full of interactive, fun, and informative exhibits. Open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm, walk-in visitors are always welcome. Admission to the Learning Center is always free. Museum is located at 2 E. 14th Ave., between Broadway and Lincoln directly down from the Colorado State Capitol! The Learning Center is an interactive educational space that is meant to be experienced. Encompassing all learning styles, visitors to the Learning Center can observe, hear, read, and touch their way through the history and application of the rule of law in our country and state. The rule of law is all around us. Explore the exhibit descriptions below, or better yet, visit the Learning Center today! This is a very cool educational space that you should visit! For more information visit their websites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=176&v=Amh_lGwGQZw&ebc=ANyPxKqFjEt2Gxo9kMnKFfEnaxqhYwwl5Hj27F7dz5ha_2w_wxbd7HAXOZvFIQX4RSpGF4Kg0mzSAjm-M2mqoUv2Um-CJk5y1w https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cjlc/learning-center-exhibit-0 https://www.colorado.gov/cjlc
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Antonio Simental is a East Colfax Neighborhood resident and student that has been selected to attend the non-partisan Junior State of America Summer School at Princeton University in July! This enrichment program is open to 250 high school students from across the nation who are interested in politics and government. It is an honor for a local member of our community to be selected for the program. He is asking our community members for financial support to help attend Princeton this summer. Read on; Donate as you are able.
EveryBlock collects 18 types of news in Denver — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 510-599 E. 5th Ave.