Message From the President
Greetings Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Members and Friends,
Welcome to the August 2019 edition of the Urban Dweller--Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods' monthly e-newsletter. Here is the latest from YOUR neighborhood organization and community advocate:
President, Board of Delegates
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods
Register for CHUN's 50th Anniversary Event
Space is limited. Deadline to register is September 15th. Must be 21+ years old to attend. Questions or to register by phone, call 303.830.1651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member of the Month
Congress Park Neighbors 2019 Ice Cream Social
Meetings, Forums & Committees
The committee is co-chaired by C.H.U.N. board members Jim Slotta, a founding member and president of Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action, and Stephen Polk, assistant professor in environmental studies at Naropa University in Boulder.
“The Climate Crisis Committee will convene a community-based dialogue around the urgent, worsening climate crisis and will promote a planet-helpful lifestyle among residents in C.H.U.N.’s neighborhoods,” says Slotta. “Denver has tremendous opportunities to experiment with creative solutions in combating climate change that involve wide swaths of neighborhood stakeholders,” adds Polk.
Read more about the committee in the latest article from Life On Capitol Hill.
Topics that the committee will address include water conservation, recycling, composting, renewable energy, and more.
For questions and additional meeting information about the Climate Crisis Committee, please visit https://www.chundenver.org/climate-crisis-committee.html or contact Jim Slotta at email@example.com.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
1290 Williams Street, Denver, CO
Congress Park Pool Public Meeting
Please join us the evening of August 12 to discuss the upcoming reconstruction of Congress Park Pool! Tell us what you love about the current pool and offer ideas for the new facility. Together, we can enhance the spirit and character of one of Denver’s beloved neighborhood pools. For more information, visit www.denvergov.org/parkprojects.
**Stick around after the meeting for a sunset dip in the pool from 7:30 – 8:00pm **
WHEN: August 12, 2019
WHERE: Congress Park Pool | 850 Josephine St., Denver CO 80206
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/621970204879051/
Nextdoor Event: https://nextdoor.com/events/3075901/
To request Spanish language interpretation please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Para pedir interpretación en español, email email@example.com.
A sign language interpreter or CART will be provided upon request. Three business days’ notice is requested. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For any other accommodation requests/concerns contact email@example.com.
This project is funded through the Elevate Denver Bond Program, approved by voters in 2017 to enhance mobility, safety and quality of life across Denver.
Denver Water Lead Reduction Project Team To Present Alternative Program
Denver Water is working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the EPA to further reduce potential lead exposure for customers with lead service lines and lead plumbing. In 2018, CDPHE designated orthophosphate as the best method.
You may have seen the news coverage recently how Denver Water is considering proposing an alternative to the EPA to replace client-owned lead pipes rather than use orthophosphate. Please see attached the program fact sheet.
Denver Water recently opened up its comment period through August 7 on the proposed alternative and wants to outreach to as many organizations as possible, especially in its service areas. Further outreach is being offered to CHUN area residents during the August board meeting on August 15 @ 6:30 pm.
Download the facts sheet about Denver Water Lead Reduction Program.
For additional information, contact:
Top Neighborhood News Stories
I Am Denver Storytelling Lab: Inspiring Moments In Capitol Hill
As part of our 50th anniversary celebration efforts, CHUN invited the city's I Am Denver storytelling project team to host a storytelling lab at the Tears-McFarlane house on Wednesday, July 31st.
The process was very well organized and the storytelling team was there to give guidance and help participants create and refine their Capitol Hill stories. Lab participants sat together with storytelling facilitators to walk through the process of developing an inspiring, short story and really learn how to get their creative juices flowing. After the initial exercises, participants were given blank notebooks and helpful worksheets to try and write down their story before working with audio and video producers to capture those stories on video or as an audio recording. The final step was for participants to take a few photo head shots for the multimedia producers to include in the stories when they go back to their studio and build out a final product.
All in all, it was a great and enriching experience and we look forward to sharing a couple of those stories at our 50th Anniversary celebration in September.
I Am Denver is a partnership that brings City & County of Denver entities together with sister agencies, nonprofits, foundations and businesses to foster conversations among residents, and open the hearts, minds and doors of everyone who calls Denver home. They highlight and celebrate our residents, neighborhoods and history while allowing for high-level discussions around topics affecting Denver. Because of the partnerships established, they nurture individual efforts and group collaborations. To learn more about the I Am Denver project and how to participate in your own storytelling lab visit www.denvergov.org/IAmDenver.
Volunteers Help Clean up Colfax
Congress Park Pool shutting down in 2020 to build bigger, better pool
Commission recommends landmark status for Tom’s Diner; ‘I feel kicked in the gut,’ owner says
“We’ve seen owner-opposed applications before, but I don’t think we’ve ever seen one that so absolutely clearly meets the criteria and the bar for the historic significance in the city,” said Commissioner Kathleen Corbett.
The application now goes to City Council, which will make the final decision on the matter. Landmark designation would either scuttle the redevelopment plans or force them to be significantly scaled back.
To read more of this story visit BusinessDen.com.
Also in the News
A Special Thanks to Some of Our Business and Community Partner Members:
If you have something to share with your Cap Hill neighbors, please submit your news and stories to: firstname.lastname@example.org