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photo by Evan Semón Photography
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Love it!! Hubby live on the scene.
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Live from the Paco Sanchez Imagine Play facility
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Live from the Paco Sanchez Imagine Play facility
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Going Live from the unveiling of the Imagine Play facility at Paco Sanchez Park.
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Villa Park is going LIVE at 10 a.m. today to bring you to the opening of the Imagine Play facilities at Paco Sanchez Park. Please tune in for this sneak peek! 😍
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Thank you extreme community makeover for all of your help getting our community garden ready for more gardeners.
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Congrats to Denver Arts & Venues, the art on Eagleton, Cowell, and Fairview Elementary Schools are phenomenal! "On June 15 at their annual convention in Denver, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding, exemplary and innovative public art works created or debuted in 2017, including three Denver Arts & Venues projects. The RAW Project Denver Aiming to improve learning environments and communities around Denver's low-income neighborhoods, in Sept. 2017 the Re-Imagining Arts Worldwide (RAW) Project engaged more than 30 artists to paint exterior walls of Villa Park and Sun Valley elementary schools -- Eagleton, Cowell and Fairview -- branching out for the first time from Miami's Wynwood urban arts district where the project began. Denver Arts & Venues and Denver Public Schools supported The RAW Project Denver to broaden and strengthen outlets for learning through creativity. Community members, teachers and students also participated, and artists took to the classrooms to talk about the creative process. The RAW Denver Project raised funding through a Denver Urban Arts Fund Grant, and corporate and private contributions. The RAW Denver collaboration is one of a new series of Urban Arts Fund partnerships focusing on community building and social change, addressing diversity, equity and inclusiveness values. Read more about the Urban Arts Fund and The RAW Denver Project."
Haulin' Votes! Primary ballots have been mailed...here are some mobile stations to drop off or cast your votes.
¡Estás invitado! ¡Por favor únase al Alcalde Michael B. Hancock para la Ceremonia de Corte de Cinta (Fase I) y la Ceremonia de Iniciación de Obras (Fase II) de Re-Imagine Play en el Parque Paco Sánchez! CUÁNDO: Lunes, 18 de junio a las 10:00 a.m. DÓNDE: Parque Paco Sánchez, 1290 N. Knox Court Re-Imagine Play es un concepto innovador que es más del recreo tradicional. Tiene actividades multigeneracionales y un área de juego que brinde a los usos del parque de todas las edades la oportunidad de mantenerse activos y disfrutar de un estilo de vida saludable. El estacionamiento está disponible a lo largo de W. Howard Place y W. Avondale Dr. No se necesita RSVP - ¡pasa a jugar y celebrar!
Looking for Board Members. Arts & Venues The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs (DCCA) is now seeking candidates for seven open commission positions to oversee the 1% for public art program, serve as trustees of Denver’s cultural plan - IMAGINE 2020, advise on arts and cultural issues, and act as ambassadors to the community. The DCCA was established in 1991 to support the mayor’s office and act as an advisory board to Denver Arts & Venues. “Our Cultural Affairs Commissioners are the trustees and advocates of Denver’s cultural plan and the Denver Public Art program, ensuring that our city’s cultural ecosystem is healthy and thriving.” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Arts and culture belongs to all of us, and we’re looking for individuals who will help us keep these phenomenal programs strong and beneficial to our community.” The commission is comprised of dynamic and accomplished Denver leaders in the areas of the arts, business and education, all of whom are appointed by the mayor. Interested applicants should complete the online application form and send a resume and responses to thesupplemental questionnaire by noon on Friday, June 22 to Nicole Medina at Nicole.Medina2@denvergov.org. The DCCA seeks candidates who represent Denver’s diverse community, and is specifically looking for leaders with experience and background working in: Working artists, arts administrators, creative entrepreneurs, etc. Strategic Planning & Implementation Nonprofit Management Real Estate & Built Environment Philanthropy Board Development & Leadership Marketing & Communication Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness The Mayor appoints commissioners for one- or three-year terms and can serve up to six consecutive years. The commission meets monthly the first Tuesday of each month from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at various cultural organizations across the city. Additional information regarding Denver Arts & Venues and the commission can be found at ArtsandVenues.com.
You’re invited! Please join Mayor Michael B. Hancock for the Grand Opening Ceremony of Phase I and the Groundbreaking Celebration of Phase II of Re-Imagine Play at Paco Sanchez Park! WHEN: Monday, June 18 at 10:00AM WHERE: Paco Sanchez Park North, 1290 N. Knox Court Re-Imagine Play is an innovative concept that goes beyond the traditional playground. It is intended to be a multi-generational activity and play area that gives park uses of all ages the opportunity to remain active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Over the Clover: June 3rd at Colfax and Federal. Food, information, music and more!
Mayor Michael B. Hancock is looking to appoint Denver's next police chief and he wants your input. The City will host 5 community meetings to obtain feedback on what the Police Chief Search Committee should consider as it works to identify candidates for the Mayor's consideration. The next Police Chief Search Community Input meeting will be held next Tuesday at the PPA Event Center from 6pm - 7:30pm.
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The couple’s three young children were in the house in the 5800 block of West Ninth Place when police arrived.
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
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.
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 5500-5599 W. 9th Ave.