CHUN Events and Information
Reminder: People’s Fair Internship
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc. (CHUN) and the CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair are looking
for one or two interns for the 2007 People’s Fair (internships would begin in January 2007). If you know
of a college student who would like to earn college credit as well as gain practical experience in event
production, corporate sponsorship, marketing, public relations, and non-profit management for a large-
scale arts, crafts, and entertainment festival, please have them contact Andrea Furness at 303-830-1651 or
via e-mail email@example.com. Resume and cover letter for applicants will be due in the
CHUN office by Friday, December 1 at 5:00pm. Interns may work 15-30 hours per week.
Annual CHUN Neighborhood Assemblies
Every year in November, CHUN holds neighborhood assemblies in each of its neighborhoods to discuss
an important neighborhood topic and elect CHUN’s neighborhood delegates. Here is the currently
scheduled list of neighborhood assemblies. You don’t need to live in that particular neighborhood in
order to attend. If the topic interests you, feel free to attend.
• Neighborhood 5 or East Capitol Hill: November 9th, 6pm, 1200 Humboldt Street in the Party Room;
Discussion: Protecting Neighborhood Character through rezoning.
• Neighborhood 6 or the Cheesman Park Neighborhood: November 14th, 7pm 1201 Williams Street, 19th
Floor; Discussion: Neighborhood Character, Cheesman Park Planning Process, Graffiti and
Infrastructure Priorities of the City.
• Neighborhood 2 or West City Park: November 13th, 6pm at the Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast on the
corner of 16th and Race; Discussion: Presentation from the Mayor’s Infrastructure Task Force
regarding infrastructure priorities for the City of Denver.
• Neighborhoods 8 and 9 or Country Club and Alamo Placita: November 15th, 7pm at Ascension
Church 1600 6th Avenue; Discussion: Presentation from the Mayor’s Infrastructure Task Force
regarding infrastructure priorities for the City of Denver.
Homelessness Mentoring Program
What Can People in Neighborhoods Do to End Homelessness? Become a Mentor!!!
• Prevent low-income families from becoming homeless and provide needed support.
• Work as a member of a mentor team for 3 months.
• Teach specific life skills such as budgeting, job searching, interviewing, resume writing, maintaining
a job, getting a GED, navigating health insurance and conflict management.
• Understand more about the realities of low-income and working poor families.
Join us at a mentorship orientation and training with Leisl Pyle of Metro CareRing to hear how you can
be a part of a mentorship team. Experience the satisfaction that comes when you help another person
succeed by sharing your skills and knowledge.
When: November 27th, 6pm
Where: CHUN Offices at 1290 Williams Street
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Events and Information
Teller Elementary School Art Show
Teller School’s second annual Art Show will be held November 17 from 5-8pm. A reception will be held
at 6pm at Babooshka's Hair Salon (Colfax and Adams across the street from Mezcal), and the Teller
students will have their art displayed in several venues along Colfax Avenue between St. Paul and Cook,
including Mezcal, Hooked on Colfax, Goodfriends, Goosetown Tavern, Barb’s Flowers, Spirit Ways and
Call for Nominations: 2006 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts
Mayor John Hickenlooper and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are seeking nominations for
the 2006 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The Mayor will present the awards at a
community reception in early 2007.
This annual tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant and
lasting contributions to the arts in the City and County of Denver was begun by Mayor Federico Peña in
1986 and continued by Mayor Wellington E. Webb. Previous recipients include Ron Henderson, Maruca
and Daniel Salazar, Shadow Theatre Company, Ellie and George Caulkins, Dianne Reeves, Gully
Stanford, Lamont School of Music, Marin Alsop, Denver Taiko, Tina Poe, René Heredia and PHAMALy,
Nominations may be for:
• Individual artists, other individuals or collaboratives
• Educators and educational institutions
• Service and/or support to the arts
• Arts organizations
Self-nominations are welcomed. All nominations are reviewed by a panel of Commissioners and
previous recipients of the Mayor’s Award. The panel submits candidates to the Mayor for confirmation.
Forms may be found at: http://www.denvergov.org/admin/template3/forms/nomform_download.pdf.
Completed forms and supporting materials should be submitted to the Denver Office of Cultural
Affairs, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 1007, Denver, CO 80202 no later than 5 p.m. on November 17, 2006.
Daniel Libeskind’s Civic Center Model Moved for Public Viewing Ease
The three dimensional model created by Studio Libeskind of ideas for Civic Center Park has been moved
to the Denver Public Library, Denver Western History Department, 5th floor, 100 W. Fourteenth Avenue
Parkway, to allow for greater public access and longer hours. The display will offer the public an
additional opportunity to explore the ideas presented by Libeskind on August 30th, 2006 during a town
hall meeting at the Colorado Convention Center. Comments are being collected through an online
survey available at: http://www.denvergov.org/Planning_Design_and_Constr/template26273.asp.
Libeskind was contracted by the Civic Center Conservancy to develop conceptual ideas for revitalizing
the park that would inspire public discourse and stimulate community interest and participation in park
The planning ideas that were presented by Daniel Libeskind do not represent final designs but rather are
intended as a starting point to inspire the public’s imagination beyond ordinary solutions. The purpose
is to seek public input to not only to respond to Mr. Libeskind’s planning ideas, but also to give park
stakeholders and the citizen’s of Denver an opportunity to voice their opinions on the potential future of
Civic Center. This is only a beginning point of a much larger process needed to implement park
Currently, there are no funds to undertake a complete design process or construction planning.
Therefore, this initial public dialog represents only one step in a much longer process that is required to
implement future improvements. All ideas are welcome at this point as the goal is to be open-minded
and encourage creative solutions to come from all points of view. This dialog will help determine
priorities for projects worthy of pursuit. The process for implementation will be another separate phase,
if there is a funded project to pursue. The selection of the architectural team that includes a well
developed public involvement process, would be undertaken when a project is funded for
Upcoming Civic Center Park Sessions
November 15: The Park People Panel “Civic Center Renaissance”
The Park People to host panel discussion on future of historic Civic Center. The public event will be
held at the Colorado History Museum (1300 Broadway) on Wednesday, November 15th, from 5:30pm -
7:30pm. Free and open to the public.
John Temple, editor, publisher and president of the Rocky Mountain News, will serve as moderator of
the discussion. Panelists include:
• Tina Bishop, landscape architect and partner with Mundus Bishop Design
• Kathleen Brooker, President of Historic Denver
• Richard Farley, Principal of CIVITAS urban design firm
• Kathy Hoeft, architect and historic preservationist
• Dennis Humphries, Principal of Humphries Poli Architects
• Dr. Thomas Noel, Professor of History and Director of Public History, Preservation & Colorado
Studies at CU-Denver
December 6: Civic Center Conservancy “More ideas”
The Libeskind ideas have sparked a number of design ideas for the park by local architects and
landscape architects. The Civic Center Conservancy will host a presentation of the plans and follow up
discussion at the Colorado History Museum (1300 Broadway) from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Participating
• Yong Cho
• Steve Chucovich
• Dave Duclos
• Richard Farley
• Susan Saarinen
• Randle Swan
• David Tryba
• William Wenk
Greenprint Denver Gets New Website
Greenprint Denver's new and improved website now has an excellent section on how citizens and comm
unities can get involved in local sustainability activities. Please check out the website at:
http://www.greenprintdenver.org/getinvolved/. New material and information is added to the
website weekly, and there is an email sign-up for regular updates as well.
Tips for Homeowners for Disposal of Tree Branches
The City and County of Denver, Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments would like
to remind homeowners of the following tips/suggestions and the city’s regulations for branch
pickup and disposal.
In order for broken branches to be cleared safely and expediently, residents must adhere to the following
• Individual branches must not be larger than 4 inches in diameter an no longer than 4 feet in
• Branches must be tied and bundled together with sturdy material (rope, twine, duct tape,
• Each bundle of branches must weigh 50 pounds or less
• Place no more than 10 bundles of branches out for collection, per week
• Place tied and bundled branches in your regular trash collection area and at least 4 feet
from trash receptacles (dumpsters and barrels.) Do not overfill dumpsters with
• Residents are responsible for removal and disposal of tree stumps and all branches
over 4 inches in diameter. Contact a private hauler (listed in the yellow pages or call 3-
1-1 for a list of registered haulers which is also posted on the website at
• All branches must be tied and bundled and meet the size and weight requirements
• Branches must be placed in regular trash pick up locations
• Store branches on your property until your trash collection day
• Manual and Automated Barrel collection customers must have their bundled branches out by 7
a.m. on their trash collection day
• Branches in dumpster collection areas must be out on Mondays by 7 a.m. and may be picked up
during regularly scheduled Large Item Pickup week*
• In order to have your branches collected by the City and County of Denver, you must receive
trash collection service from Denver Solid Waste Management
• Citizens are responsible for trees on the public right-of-way. If a prow tree or tree part is
blocking a roadway, it must be removed immediately. This can occur one of three ways:
homeowner removes, homeowner contracts for the removal, city contracts for the removal. If the
latter occurs, homeowner is responsible for associated costs. A list of Licensed Forestry Tree
Contractors can be found at their website
*For more information contact 3-1-1, or visit www.denvergov.org/solidwastemanagement.
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