Sustainable Landscaping Project Planned for I


Sustainable Landscaping Project Planned for I
A Publication of Jefferson Park United Neighbors
Trick or Treat Street 2
Mi Casa 3
Developers Corner 4
Oktoberfest Happy Hour 7
Safety Zone 8
JPUN General
Membership Meeting
Tues., October 9th
6:30 - 7:30pm
Riverside Baptist Church
2401 Alcott Street
Rear Chapel
JPUN Land Use Committee
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or [email protected]
Prost Brewing Company
Thursday, Oct 25th, 5 - 8pm
2540 19th Strret
Oktoberfest Happy Hour
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#200, Denver, CO 80211
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Sustainable Landscaping
Project Planned for I-25 Exit
Volunteer-Run Project Will Create Much Needed Traffic and Pedestrian Visibility
On October 26 and November 3 over 100 volunteers will eradicate overgrown vegetation and
reshape and plant the gateway area at the 23rd Avenue exit off of I-25, an interchange that
has seen multiple accidents over the years, in part due to the overabundance of weeds and
growth that obstruct visibility for cars, cyclists and pedestrians.
What You
Can Do
To Assist
• This stretch of land is seen by hundreds of thousands of cars each day and is one of the
key entrances to North West Denver neighborhoods, Sports Authority Field at Mile High and
businesses on Water Street and in LoHi and Lower Downtown.
• The landscaping plan will create a sustainable, colorful prairieland ecosystem,
native to Colorado, which will require little/no maintenance.
• The project entails sheet mulching which utilizes recycled cardboard and dried leaves as an
insulator and promotes active plant growth during the winter months. This will be the largest
use of biodegradable sheet mulching employed in Colorado.
• The majority of plant irrigation will occur through creatively using the natural erosion pattern
to carry runoff water to the plants. These native plants are designed to be self-regulating
and self-regenerating over time.
This project’s plans are based on Permaculture, a branch of ecological design and
engineering that develops self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural
ecosystems. The rejuvenation of I-25, exit 211 is a collaborative effort between Jefferson Park
United Neighbors, CDOT, Children’s Museum of Denver, Mile High Youth Corp., Groundwork
Denver and other local area businesses and community organizations.
Donations for materials
and plants are needed!
Please send check payable to
JPUN c/o Doris Blyth, Treasurer
2240 Clay St #200, Denver,
CO 80211
To volunteer for seeding and
planting on Nov 3, contact
Michael at [email protected]
Help create a gateway to our
community that we can
all be proud of.
If you live in Jefferson Park, you know that parking during stadium events can be somewhat of a circus. Parking restrictions on the
block of 2200 Clay Street have been particularly confusing for residents. The parking signs posted on this block for many years stated “NO
PARKING DURING STADIUM EVENTS”. The problem with these signs arose in the difficulty of defining a stadium event. Events occur at the
stadium on almost a daily basis, but it’s only when attendance is expected to exceed 20,000 the City of Denver Right of Way Enforcement
will implement parking restrictions. It’s well understood that Bronco games are considered stadium events, but what about the soccer
game on a Wednesday night in mid-July? Many residents is this block have been caught off guard on these non-Bronco game occasions and
have been surprised to find their vehicle ticketed and possibly towed. Enforcement was not consistent and it was confusing for everybody.
In an attempt to clarify parking restrictions, the City of Denver Public Works department installed new parking signs early
Wednesday, September 26. These new signs restricted parking in this block to two hours between the hours of 5am and 11pm
and prohibited parking between the hours of 11pm and 5am. Within hours, citizen complaints began pouring into Mayor Michael Hancock’s
office, City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd’s office, at large councilwomen Robin Kniech and Debbie Ortega’s offices
and the office of Parking Services. The new parking restrictions eliminated nearby parking for the residents and businesses in this block.
The city listened to the citizens of this community and responded with amazing efficiency. The parking restriction signs were removed from
this block in the early afternoon on Thursday, Sept. 27.
Going forward, temporary “NO PARKING” signs on the block of 2200 Clay Street will be dropped off with other traffic management signs
prior to major stadium events. The presence of these signs will alert residents to an upcoming event and will remove any question as to
whether or not parking is allowed during stadium events. The residents on this block are extremely appreciative for the responsiveness
displayed by the City of Denver. What have I learned from this experience?
Make your voice heard. Become involved in your community. Your participation absolutely does matter!
Michael Guiietz, Co-President
[email protected]
Kim Collie, Co-President
[email protected]
Trick or Treat Street is a three-day fall
extravaganza packed with delicious fun!
Open Position, Vice President
Doris Blyth, Treasurer
[email protected]
Cheryl Patrick, Secretary
[email protected]
Environmental Committee
Kat Meldrum, chairperson
[email protected]
Safety Committee
Tom Blyth, chairperson
[email protected]
Communications Committee
Cristin Couzens and Jerry Olson
[email protected]
[email protected]
Latino Community Outreach
Open Position
Land-Use Committee
Raphael Espinoza, chairperson
[email protected]
Central Valley Improvements
Jerry Olson, chairperson
[email protected]
Social Committee
Kym Foster, chairperson
[email protected]
Membership Committee
Michael Guiietz
[email protected]
Neighborhood Liaison
Open Position
Kari Mock [email protected]
Jeff Archambeau
[email protected]
Tom Blyth [email protected]
Jefferson Park
Pet of the Month
Round up your fairies, super heroes and tiny
goblins for this safe and friendly trick-or-treating
extravaganza. Parade from one Treat House to the
next collecting goodies, whip up delicious Dirty
Desserts, take a spin on Vern's Mini Train and craft classic Halloween creatures like
Noodle-Boned Skeletons and Little Miss Spiders. There are also costumed characters,
pumpkins galore, special StoryTimes, a Monster Carnival and so much more!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 26, 27 and 28 • 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Play with the Laws of Motion!
In a life-sized marble run where balls cascade down ramps, roll along tracks, travel
through tubes and launch overhead, children will think like Newton. Explore physical
science and discover the fundamentals of forces and motion - through play. Kinetics!,
our innovative science and engineering exhibit, will thrill guests of all ages as they
learn firsthand that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Be the first to play! Join us for a members-only playtime with Kinetics! on Saturday,
October 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. No RSVP necessary; just show your membership card at
the front desk for early access. Not a member? Join today!
"New" Daycare
in the Highlands Area
The Upper Room Church
located at 2450 Clay St.
Please call 720 532 4638
for more information.
Name: Dash • Breed: Mix • Owner: Jeff & Gretchen
Dash is an awesome dog in training. He's a stubborn guy that's hard of
hearing. He does find joy catching frisbees and especially barking at the
fence. He is a big cuddler and we love him!!
Would you like to see your pet featured? Please send a photo and a few tidbits about
your favorite pet to Cristin at [email protected] or drop it in her mailbox at 2819
W. 25th St. Or maybe, Jerry the “pet whisperer” will catch you in the park!
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2785 Speer and Element 47
Construction Underway
2785 Speer
Follow or contact the The 2785 project on Facebook:
From the Facebook page -
“2785 Speer is expected to be a premier
rental community in Denver, offering
residents luxury living and easy access to
downtown, Denver's premier sports venues
and the metro area thanks to the proximity
to I-25. Located in Denver's Jefferson Park
Neighborhood, the community will feature
one-and two-bedroom apartment homes
with patios/balconies, walk-in closets and
granite countertops.”
Rendering of 2785 Speer - 332 Units
Element 47
While the Element 47 project does not have a Facebook Page,
the project may be contacted for construction-related issues at
303-322-3769. More images may be seen at:
Plan of Element 47 - 296 Units
From the website “Nestled in the established and esteemed Jefferson Park
neighborhood, Element 47 is located in a vibrant, up and
coming area of Denver. Located just west of downtown and
near the banks of the Platte River, Element 47 is the epitome
of urban chic. Large decks and an indoor / outdoor clubhouse
offer easy access to amazing city views. The modern architecture brings both vibrancy and deference to the neighborhood.
4,000 sq. ft. of boutique retail along with a handful of livework units provide the final piece to this exciting community
Meetings are Held Monthly
JPUN Land Use Committee
Contact Rafael @
or [email protected]
Given that rents are approaching $2 per square
foot for prime properties, it’s economically
feasible to improve existing rental units of
all scales, as can be seen throughout the
neighborhood. To ensure that the work is
performed safely and correctly, when you
see work, look for permits. If no permits
are found, call 311 anytime, and email
[email protected] to investigate.
28th & Clay
From the website “Located in the center of Highland, LoHi and Jefferson Park
CLAY\28th may just be the perfect setting for your new flat.
These 21 unique condominiums offer the best of city living
in many ways. The carefully thought out floorplans, and
designer European finishes allow for amazing natural light
and functional living. No detail went missed as Kujawa
Architecture of Chicago, brings their talent to Denver with
brilliant modern exteriors and clean well thought out
interiors. Take a look and see why we think CLAY\28TH will
become one of Denver’s most inspiring buildings.”
More info at
Construction is also underway in the
neighborhood for the following projects:
• 8 - units at 26th & Clay
• 4 - units at 21st & Elliot
• 2 - units at 22nd & Clay
• 1 - unit & 2 retail spaces in the former Granada Theater on 25th
The development potential in our neighborhood has also resulted
in the abandonment of a 7-unit project at 27th & Decatur. More
than 4 years after the launch party, PURE Townhomes failed to
materialize. Large parcels on the corner of 27th & Decatur, some
to be occupied by PURE, were recently sold, while the LUC has no
word on any development plans, it should be noted that the PURE
development was well below the maximum build out allowed by
zoning in this area.
Another project that has been called off is the 338-unit Alexan
project at the Hotel VQ site. While no word was given as to why,
it also should be noted that the proposal also was far below the
maximum build out allowed by zoning on that parcel.
As predicted, the combination of favorable downzoning,
reasonable land prices and high sales and rent prices, Jefferson
Park has become a viable locale for use-by-right development.
The LUC looks forward to working with individuals and groups to
vet ideas, and provide valuable feedback and collaboration
November 6,
2012 General
Voter registration deadline for this
election: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The 2012 General Election in the City and County of Denver will provide you
with a choice of three different ways to vote:
Vote by mail
Vote early at a Voter Service Center
Vote on election day at your assigned polling place
Vote by Mail
Voters on the Permanent Mail-In Voter list will receive a ballot by mail for the
November General Election. Your address must be current in order to receive a
mail ballot. Ballots are not forwarded. If you did not vote in the November 2010
General Election, you were automatically removed from the mail ballot list. To
check your status, update your address or request a mail ballot, go
Vote Early
You may vote early in the two weeks prior to Election Day at any of 13 Voter
Service Centers across the city. You may also drop off a mail ballot, request a
replacement for a lost or spoiled ballot, or emergency register.
Vote on Election Day
Denver will have 149 polling places across the city for Election Day voting.
Voter Information Cards will be mailed to each voter with information regarding
assigned polling places. Mail ballots may also be dropped off on Election Day
at any polling place.
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Blair-Caldwell Library: 2401 Welton St.
Christ Church United Methodist: 690 N. Colorado Blvd.
Christ Community Church: 8085 E. Hampden Ave.
Denver Elections Division (Main Office): 200 W. 14th Ave.
Denver Police Dept. Dist. 3 Station: 1625 S. University Blvd.
Harvard Gulch Recreation Center: 550 E. Iliff Ave.
Harvey Park Recreation Center, 2120 S. Tennyson Way
Hiawatha Davis Jr. Recreation Center: 3334 N. Holly St.
Highlands Recreation Center: 2880 N. Osceola St.
Montbello Recreation Center: 15555 E. 53rd Ave.
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Illegally parked vehicles in the neighborhoods surrounding
Sports Authority Field at Mile High may be ticketed and towed.
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Mental Health Corner
Responding to Requests By Jillian Faux, Mental Health Consultant
“No! NO! NO! I don’t want to!” your child states with his arms crossed and she is
frowning. Does this sound familiar? Many families have shared that their children
often have difficulty responding to their requests. Children as young as 2 years old
can respond to parent’s expectations and requests.
Here are some helpful hints to teach your child to listen to your requests:
1. State the request clearly. When making the request from you child, explain the
behavior you want to see from them “Joey will you please pick up your dog stuffed
animal and place him in the toy chest?”
2. Show your child how to complete the request. For example, if you would like your
child to put away toys. Walk behind your child, put your hands on their hands and
gently show your child how to place the toy in the toy chest.
3. As soon as your child completes the task, praise his efforts “Joey you picked up
your doggy and put him in the toy chest! Thank you!” It is important to praise the
effort your child has put into trying to do a task, the more you praise his effort the
more likely he will want to continue to do the task.
Sometimes children know how to do a task and are simply refusing your request. In
this case, take a deep breath (to calm yourself down) and take a moment to see what
is going on for your child. Is he really engaged in an activity and does not want to
stop? In this case you may choose to say “Joey you can play for 3 more minutes and
then it is time to pick up your toys.” When your child continues to refuse, move close
to your child, getting down on his level and explain exactly what you would like to see
from him. You may want to give him a choice “Would you like to first pick up your
stuffed animals or your books?” so that your child feels as though he has some control
over the situation. As soon as your child begins to cooperate provide your child with
praise. Showing your child that you appreciate his efforts in following your request
will go a long way and will increase your child’s desire to follow more requests.
Consejos para la salud mental:
Obteniendo la respuesta que usted desea
Por la consultora en salud mental, Jillian Faux
Oktoberfest JPUN HH...
in October!
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2540 19th Street | Thursday, Oct 25th | 5 - 8pm
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¡“No! ¡NO! ¡NO! ¡No quiero”! dice su niño/a con los brazos cruzados mientras frunce el
seño. ¿Le ha pasado lo mismo? Muchas familias dicen que sus hijos muchas veces
tienen dificultades en responder a los pedidos de los padres. Los niños de hasta 2 años
de edad pueden responder a las expectativas y pedidos de los padres. Aquí le
ofrecemos unos consejos útiles para enseñarle a su niño/a a responder de la manera
que usted desea a sus pedidos:
1. Exprese su pedido claramente. Cuando le pida algo a su niño/a, explique cuál es el
comportamiento que espera como respuesta: “José, ¿podrías por favor levantar el
perro de peluche y ponerlo dentro del baúl de juguetes”?
2.Muéstrele a su niño/a cómo debe responder a su pedido. Por ejemplo, si quiere que
su niño/a guarde los juguetes, camine detrás de él/ella, ponga sus manos sobre las
manos de él /ella, y suavemente muéstrele cómo poner los juguetes en el baúl.
3.Tan pronto como su niño/a termine haciendo lo que le pidió, elógielo por sus
esfuerzos: “José, ¡levantaste tu perro de peluche y lo pusiste en el baúl! Gracias por
ayudarme a mantener nuestra casa limpia”. Es importante elogiar a su niño/a por
intentar hacer algo. Mientras más lo elogie, es más probable que quiera continuar
haciendo lo que usted le pide. Desde el punto de vista Montessori, es importante
mantener los elogios dirigidos específicamente a la tarea que ha completado.
Algunas veces los niños saben cómo hacer algo y solamente quieren contradecirlo a
usted. En ese caso, respire profundamente (para calmarse a sí mismo) y espere un
momento para ver qué le pasa a su hijo/a. ¿Está muy ocupado con otra actividad y no
quiere parar? En este caso, usted puede decir: “José, puedes jugar por tres minutos
más y después debes recoger tus juguetes”. Si su niño/a continúa reusándose,
acérquesele, poniéndose a su mismo nivel, y explique exactamente lo que quiere que
él/ella haga. Usted le podría dar una opción: ¿“Quieres levantar tus juguetes o tus
libros primero”? para que su niño/a sienta que tiene algo de control sobre la situación.
Tan pronto su niño empiece a cooperar, elógielo. Demostrarle a su niño/a que usted
aprecia sus esfuerzos de obedecerle dará grandes resultados y aumentará el deseo de
cooperar con otros pedidos.
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Safety Zone
The 7th Annual CSI Conference
On Friday, Oct. 12th from 5 -9:30pm and Saturday, Oct. 13th from 8:45am5:30pm, the 7th Annual CSI Conference will be held at the Lowell Campus
(Denver, CO), courtesy of the Regis University Criminology Department. This
annual event planned by Faculty and Staff will showcase presentations, demos,
and resources from industry experts and experienced practitioners in the fields
of Criminology and crime scene investigations, as well as, inspirational stories
from survivors themselves. This event is a unique and educational opportunity
available to professionals, students, and interested citizens . . . for FREE!!
This year’s event focuses on Victimology featuring personal
stories from sexual abuse and domestic violence survivors.
Friday, October 12th - 5:00 pm
Doors to the Mountain View room will open and light
hors d'oeuvres will be served in the new Claver Hall Cafe.
Walk-ins and additional guests are welcome as long as space is available.
6:00 pm - Keynote Speaker:
Detective Sergeant Jon Mattsen, Kings County Sherriff’s Office,
Washington State
Det. Sgt. Mattsen was one of the five original members assigned to the Green
River Killings case after the perpetrator was identified through DNA. The
perpetrator, Gary Ridgway (a.k.a. Green River Killer), was responsible for
killing 49 females in the 1980s and 1990s – mostly prostitutes in Washington
State – and dumping their bodies in and around the Green River.
Det. Sgt. Mattsen became a lead investigator and one of four primary
interviewers of Ridgway when Ridgway entered into an agreement with the
King County Prosecutor’s Office. Sergeant Mattsen has been provided
a three and a half hour block in this conference to ensure that attendees
fully understand the dynamics, aberrant behaviors, investigatory efforts
and consequences of this nationally-recognized crime.
Saturday, October 13th
More than 20 different speaker presentations will be taking place
throughout the day beginning at 8:45am, 10:15am, 1:45pm and 3:45pm.
Presentation topics include: Terrorism, Child Abuse and other Violent
Crimes, High Profile Cases, Cybercrime, Advanced Investigative Techniques,
and First-Hand Accounts from Survivors.
A detailed speaker schedule will be available at the end of September. To
ensure you receive the schedule as soon as it’s released, please contact
Criminology Admin. Assistant, [email protected] to be added to the
distribution list and questions.
Dependiendo en la elección específica,
los residentes de Denver pueden tener
hasta tres formas distintas para votar:
Voto por correo, voto temprano, y voto en el día de elección. Debido a que cada
elección ofrece diferentes formas de voto, es importante para los votantes
verficiar las opciones que están disponibles para ellos. Ver a continuación la
página de la elección específica para determinar qué método de votación se
ofrece para esa elección.
En 2012 una elección queda:
6 de Noviembre - Elección General (elección de centro electoral)
Fecha límite para el registro de votante para esta elección:
Martes 9 de Octubre de 2012 para la Elección General
Centros de votación fijados para la Elección
General del 6 de noviembre
(Denver) - Los votantes que eligen emitir su voto personalmente el día de
elección, el martes 6 de noviembre, pueden hacerlo en un centro de votación
asignado. Las tarjetas de información que contienen la localización del centro
de votación serán enviadas a todos los electores registrados a principios de
149 centros de votación serán utilizados para la elección general y situados
estratégicos en la ciudad y condado de Denver.
“Aunque la votación por correo y la votación temprano están aumentando, por
la ley tenemos centros de votación para una elección general,” la secretaria y
registradora Debra Johnson dijo. “Todavía hay muchos votantes que valoran la
experiencia de votar el día de elección.’ Queremos proporcionar esa experiencia
y hacerlo más conveniente como sea posible para que la gente vote el día de
Todos los centros de votación tendrán votaciones de papel y cabinas de
votación privadas disponibles, y por lo menos una máquina de votación
electrónica para cualquier persona que elija utilizarla.
Para ver un mapa de los centros de votación en
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