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3rd Annual Youth Art Contest & Showcase

3rd Annual Youth Art Contest and Showcase. Help us celebrate the Colorado Black Arts Festival with the 3rd Annual Youth Art Contest and Showcase! This year’s contest will take place at Scoops Ice Cream (1426 E. 22nd Ave.). Entries are due to Scoops by July 9 at 7PM. Judging will be July 10 at 9:30AM. Stay to watch the parade along 22nd Ave. to celebrate the start of the Colorado Black Arts Festival! Be sure to add contact name and number to your piece of art. Prizes will be awarded! Information on the event on the attached flyer. We are also looking for prize donations from local businesses. Let me know if you’d be willing to contribute.

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City Park West Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

Join us for the annual (virtual) meeting of the City Park West Neighborhood Association. When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6PM. Where: Virtual via Zoom (Instructions Below) Agenda: Welcome Update from Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca’s Office, including homelessness and any other CPW information Update from Officer Teresa Gillian, Denver Police Department Update for CPW Update on City Park Upgrades Jacqueline Altreuter Discussion on Engaging Members, Area Captains, Committees Zoning/Land Use, Landmark, Transportation, Safety, Communications. Nomination of 2021 Board Members Plans for 2021: Written city policy for community involvement, art show, trash pick up day, communication, support our community Virtual Meeting Instructions: Zoom Meeting ID 806-189-6818 / Passcode 976843 Contact us with questions at admin@denvercityparkwest.org or send us a message on Facebook.

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Be a good neighbor! Keep your sidewalks free of snow and ice.

Be a great neighbor! Everyone enjoys safe, clear sidewalks – and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep the sidewalks adjacent to their home or business clear and accessible. Shovel all sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, and bus stops around your home as soon as it’s practical and safe. Businesses have 4 hours after the snow stops to shovel, and residents have 24 hours. (RTD only shovels bus stops that have a shelter. If it’s just a sign with no shelter, the resident/business is responsible for this sidewalk.) Show kindness and offer to help your neighbors if they aren’t able to shovel! Neighbors helping neighbors is one of the things that makes Denver great. You can volunteer to be an official “snow angel” at denvergov.org/snowangels or just do a #NeighborCheck. There are all sorts of reasons why people may need assistance, or they may just not know what the city’s rules are for keeping sidewalks clear. A simple conversation with a neighbor or just lending that helping hand will almost always resolve a snowy sidewalk faster than the city can, and it will preserve city resources for the rest of Denver’s 3,000 miles of sidewalks. Tips: Use the shovel to push the snow; don’t lift it. Shovel early! When snow isn’t shoveled, it gets packed down and becomes ice. Shoveling all the way to the pavement will also prevent ice from forming. Shovel into your yard, so the snow plow doesn’t push it back onto your sidewalk. Shovel away from roadways and bike lanes, so plows don’t push the snow back onto your sidewalks.  Salt can be damaging when it runs off into your lawn or the storm sewer with the snowmelt. Look for ecofriendly and pet-safe deicers. Be proactive and come up with a plan for addressing sidewalks now, before it’s snowing.  

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Psst-! City Park West neighborhood association is 20 years old this month!

October 17th is CPW RNO’s twentieth birthday. This week, help us celebrate by posting, on our Facebook page, photographs (taken this week) around the neighborhood. Your favorite spots… places you remember being different… places that soothe your soul… places you meet friends for a walk, a game of basketball, breakfast, a beer… places that make you happy. Write a line about the photograph (and let us know in the post if we can use it in the future here on our website, with your name credited, of course!)  

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Update on 777 E. 17th Avenue (aka Dome Bar, JRs, Tony Ps)

Update on 777 E. 17th Avenue (aka Dome Bar, JRs, Tony Ps) On Friday, April 3, 2020 a phone conference was held related to the application for a Certificate of Demolition Eligibility for 777 E. 17th Avenue (also known as the former Dome Bar, JRs and Tony Ps) between a group of RNO representatives (CHUN, Uptown on the Hill, City Park West), Historic Denver, and the owners of the building. The discussion centered around three general areas of concern, which included: Generally, the group wanted to ensure that design quality of a potential future development was compatible with the neighborhood. Concerns with design of adjacent buildings was mentioned and the hope that any future development complements the Uptown/North Capitol Hill neighborhood. The potential demolition of buildings without having a development already approved and building permit released was identified as a concern. Some RNO representatives stated that a potential compromise on this would be to come to an agreement to delay demolition until a building permit is received. General discussion on the potential of incorporating the building into the development. The importance of preserving the building seems to be along a spectrum, with some representatives expressing a strong interest in preventing demolition or having the building incorporated into the development, and others potentially open to redevelopment once more information about the proposed development is provided. The group learned that the owner is not the developer for this project, and requested a discussion with the developer be scheduled. The conversation concluded with the owner offering to coordinate this meeting to discuss the project plans in further detail. If you have additional questions, you may contact the City Park West Neighborhood Association Board at info@cityparkwest.org or through the City Park West Neighbors Facebook group.  

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March 23, 2020 Letter from the Colorado Department of Human Services: Hunger and Child Care

Request for Applications for the Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund   Dear Partners,First off, I just want to say how incredibly impressed I am by the dedication, resilience and innovation that I am seeing in light of our current context. The news is sobering, but doesn’t highlight the incredible assets we have in our state, our people. As you know, we sent out a survey last week to try to understand the assets and needs of our network. You can read an assessment of the survey. Not surprisingly, one of the largest needs identified in the survey was needing additional financial resource. To that end, we have partnered with a number of local funders to respond to these needs, and are pleased to share that our Request for Applications for the Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund is now live. More information in both English and Spanish, including the application, can be found on our website. Please note that the turnaround for this RFA is quick, with the first wave of applications due on Wednesday, March 25th at 5 p.m. in order to be part of this weeks’ funding cycle. The current plan is for the applications to open each week on Monday and close on Wednesday. We know that needs will continue to evolve and change, and we want to be as responsive as we are able. We are also working on addressing the remainder of the findings, including planning a webinar on emergency response structures with CDHS, helping understand what coalitions around the state are doing and sharing updates on state programs as they find flexibilities due to the current crisis. We will also be working to match assets with needs identified in the survey. Please feel free to contact me directly (303-974-8427) if we can be helpful to you and thank you again for everything you do. In partnership,Erin   Childcare Needs Survey Governor Polis called together a group of early childhood providers, advocacy groups, school districts and foundations to partner with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) to establish a system of emergency child care centers for our emergency and essential workers — called the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative. Many in the Blueprint partnership have expressed concerns about resources that can help their employees continue to work during this time.  If you or your organization is providing critical front-line response services, such as health professionals, health facilities staff, emergency responders, public safety, etc., the Collaborative would like to connect you to child care providers if your current provider is not able to continue service.    The Collaborative is surveying families to understand the need for these services and they are also identifying current and “emergency” providers. To register for this child care program, please open this Google Doc and click on the highlighted survey link, or dial 2-1-1 for additional information. Every effort will be made to match those who need care with a licensed facility near them that has available capacity to help. We are working to implement expanded subsidies and/or sliding scales for families who cannot afford child…

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