Message from the President
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
HAPPY 2019! On behalf of the board of delegates and team at Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (C.H.U.N.), I wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous year. As I reflect on the many wonderful achievements from the past year, I am delighted to report that your registered neighborhood organization is in a great place. Even further, I am buoyed by the opportunities that await us in the coming months.
My fellow board colleagues and I will be presenting a recap of 2018 and our vision for the future at our annual membership meeting. Here are the details:
To paraphrase inventor and philanthropist Charles Kettering, with every passing day we usher in an opportunity to create a new place for new ideas and progress.
All the best,
Travis Leiker | President
Board of Delegates, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods
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January 10th CHUN Annual Meeting Is a Must-Attend Event!
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods' Annual Membership Meeting is set for Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. The location is The Colorado Health Foundation, 1780 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203, (map). This is also our annual opportunity to recognize people and organizations that have stood out for their service, in one way or another, to our neighborhoods and overall community. The winners of CHUN's Good Neighbor Awards will be announced. This year, as a result of good financial stewardship and a grant from our friend, benefactor and former board member, Mike Plancarte, we will be able to offer monetary awards. CHUN wants to offer its sincere thanks to Mike and his company, Premier Ventures, for the support he has given to CHUN over the last several years. We will miss his wonderful restaurants, Lala's and Govnr's Park Tavern, which closed recently. We wish Mike good fortune in his next chapter. Thanks also go to Eric Hyatt, owner of Angelo's Taverna, who will be opening his Carboy Winery in the former Govnr's Park location. Eric has been a loyal supporter of CHUN's and kindly provided the food and drink for our annual Holiday Open House. Please help us support Eric by patronizing Angelo's and his new endeavor, the Carboy Winery.
Thank you supporters!
Colorado Gives Day was another terrific day of giving for Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods. Not only did we kick of the holiday season with more than 175 people at our annual holiday party, but CHUN raised nearly $3500 to support our work. Many thanks to all who attended our gathering and generously contributed.
Cop Shops Closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Starting January 1, 2019, all six Denver Police Department district stations will be closed every day from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. If you need police services during these hours, please call or text 911 for emergencies, or 720-913-2000 for non-emergencies. You can also report certain types of crimes that are not in-progress online at www.denvergov.org/police. If you are instructed to meet with an officer at a district station during these hours, please contact the officer using their direct extension.
Christmas Is In Our Rearview. Time to Treecycle
Recycling your holiday tree is as easy as ever thanks to Denver Recycles’ annual Treecycle program. For every tree recycled with Treecycle, Denver residents help keep organic material out of the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create mulch that is made available to Denver residents for free at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May.
Participating in Treecycle is easy, free, and truly a no-brainer. After the holidays, follow these easy steps to recycle your tree:
1. Remove all decorations, lights, and the tree stand from your tree.
2. Set your tree out for collection on one of your scheduled trash collection days during the two-week Treecycle collection period. Set your tree out for collection by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled trash collection day during the week of December 31st or the week of January 7th.
3. Reclaim free mulch made from your tree at the annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale in May 2019.
Help Denver Meet 2020 Recycling and Composting Goals
Compost more! Nearly 50% of the material in Denver’s trash can be composted.
Put Those Paper Cups in Your Recycle Bin
Denver is now one of the first cities in the country to add paper cups to its recycling program, thanks to a partnership with the Foodservice Packaging Institute and Alpine Waste & Recycling. As a result, all Denver households with a purple cart can now include coffee and soda paper cups on their recycling list! Paper cups were once thought to be non-recyclable due to their plastic coating, which insulates and prevents leaks, however, a growing number of mills are now able to recycle paper cups. When recycled, paper cups are a source of high-quality paper.
Denver-based Alpine Waste & Recycling, which processes almost 40,000 tons of recyclables for the City each year, will also help Denver Public Works process paper cups through a pulp mill in De Pere, Wisconsin. Sustana is one of over a dozen mills in the U.S. and Canada that have committed to recycling paper cups. By expanding its recycling program to include paper cups the city will help further its goal of increasing its recycling rate to 34 percent, the national average, as outlined in Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s 2020 Sustainability Goals.
In the coming months, Denver residents can expect to receive a postcard in the mail, educating them about how to recycle paper cups correctly. Before placing a paper cup in a purple cart, it must be clean and empty. All sleeves, lids, straws and stirrers will also need to be removed. Recycling only the paper cup is very important to the process.
To learn more and to see a list of all items accepted for recycling in Denver, please visit denvergov.org/DenverRecycles.
Help Make Denveright! Attend a Review Session
In January 2019, city planners will release updated drafts of Comprehensive Plan 2040, Blueprint Denver and Game Plan for a Healthy City at denvergov.org/denveright and in local libraries. We'll include a reader guide so you can easily find what’s changed. There's still time to talk with city planners and share your opinion about these plans. Join us at one of four drop-in sessions:
CHUN Committee Meetings
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Zoning, Transportation and Licensing Committee Meeting
Dec. 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 1201 Williams St., 19th Floor.
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods' Historic Preservation Committee
There was no meeting in December. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Castle Marne, 1572 Race Street. Agenda TBA.
News Affecting CHUN's Neighborhoods
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