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February 2021
Interested in joining our HUNI Community team? HUNI elects its board every April and we would love to have more board members.

Learn more by emailing us or joining our next Board Meeting. 
HUNI Biz Spotlight
We are pleased to share these two HUNI Businesses - click on their logos to learn more.
Near Northwest Area Plan
The city will be starting planning for the Near Northwest Plan (including Highland, Sunnyside, Jefferson Park, and Chaffee Park) early next year. As a first step, the city is soliciting interest from residents with this survey.

Sign up for email updates to stay up on the latest. Or, if you have questions, contact Senior City Planner Ella Stueve here

HUNI will be supporting community conversations as well. We will highlight those on our Facebook page and in this newsletter.

Upcoming HUNI Meetings

Please join us for a meeting - contact us with questions

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (PCD) MEETING
Tuesday, February 9
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Meeting
to get a link to join the meeting, email
pcd@denverhighland.org
PCD works to help shape developments to protect the unique character of the Highland neighborhood. At this meeting we discuss upcoming projects and proposals for the neighborhood. Whether it’s a variance for fence height or a 60-unit housing project, we are excited to help you through the process.
 
HUNI BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, February 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Meeting
to get a link to join the meeting, email
president@denverhighland.org
Join us for the HUNI Board meeting to talk about what's new in Highland. If you have something to add, please email us at admin@denverhighland.orgAll are welcome to attend!
HUNI HOUR
* temporarily on hold until further notice
Every month, the HUNI Hour is a chance for you to see your neighbors while visiting some of our fabulous community partners - Check out our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on HUNI Hour.

North Welcomes Back Students for In Person Learning
North has welcomed back students who want to engage in In Person Learning.  North is following all safety protocols and students are present Mondays through Thursdays from 8am - 1pm.  Students are expected to remain physically distanced and wear a mask at all times, even when they are out in the community.  The Viking staff is incredible, having adjusted to being back in the building and providing support for students.  North will continue to balance the physical health with the mental health needs of North and the North community.  Please continue to do your part by wearing your mask, keeping your distance, and stopping the spread of COVID-19 so that we can continue with in person learning at North!

CAREER FRIDAYS - Virtual Sharing
We are looking for individuals in various career fields (that's where you come in) to sign up to share about their careers during our Career Fridays.  Click on this link to learn more and see if there is a Friday that might work for you to share virtually about what you do!

ENROLLMENT
During the 2012-2013 School Year, North had 779 students.  This coming year, we will have over 1,600 students.  This is a true testament to the entire North community as we have been able to grow while also improving the quality of our programming.

PERFORMANCES! Click the links below to see and hear the incredible performances by North's performing arts students last semester. 

Councilwoman Sandoval Updates
Click here to see the latest District 1 newsletter. 
LEAD REDUCTION PROGRAM
 
UPDATE: Denver Water will host a virtual community meeting Tuesday, February 9 @ 5pm. for all customers in neighborhoods with planned construction activity for both water main and lead sevice line replacements in 2021. If you are one of these customers, you will receive an email and a phone call fro Denver Water with meeting details and how to join.
Unable to make it? a recording of the meeting will be shared here.

Don't want to wait for your service line replacement?
Property owners who want to replace their lead service line at their own expense may be eligible for a partial reimbursement of their total cost.To be considered, fill out the Lead Service Line Replacement Partial Reimbursement Pre-Approval Form. 

If you'd like to stay updated on the progress of The Lead Reduction Program, you can view our Program Dashboard.
Denver Moves: Federal Blvd.
The Denver Moves: Federal Project focuses on improving transit service and access to transit along Federal Boulevard. This project aims to advance the transit vision for Federal identified in the 2017 Federal Boulevard Corridor Study. It identifies and analyzes transit options along the corridor, examining how enhanced transit may be integrated into Federal and better serve the communities. This alternatives analysis is the next step to define transit improvements and advance towards the funding needed for future implementation.
Check out this Self-Guided Public Meeting (now through February 1) to learn more about the Federal Boulevard transit plan.
Northside Sustainability Alliance
The Northside Sustainability Alliance includes over 400 residents, businesses, and members of community groups from 11 different neighborhoods across northwest Denver. Together we are working to promote smart growth and sustainability throughout Denver’s Northside neighborhoods.

The group has restarted its Takeout Tuesdays emails, featuring restaurants that need our support this winter. Sign up here to receive a weekly email.
Next  meeting - Saturday, February 20 at 9:00 am
Join us at: Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/2146972577

 
Check our FB group here for updates.

Winter Watering 

This winter has been especially dry, so residents are encouraged to water trees on their property when temperatures exceed 40 degrees. Without consistent moisture, trees become stressed and will not have enough energy to ward off pests, disease, root death and crown dieback. 

Water using the flood-irrigation technique: leave a hose on low-flow for at least 15-20 minutes, moving it around the base of the tree every few minutes until the entire root area is moist. It's important to note that tree root systems are wide, so water under the entire canopy.

The goal is to water enough so that it can seep at least 12" deep into the soil to reach the root system. Because the ground is cold, this may take a couple days of watering to accomplish. Let the soil dry out before watering again.

Learn more about winter watering.

Learn more about winter tree care by watching the third episode of Water, Trees, Life:  https://youtu.be/Ff3wqWv6R_I
Storytimes! 
Storytimes are offered virtually via Denver Public Library’s YouTube channel, Monday through Friday: 
  • 9am Spanish Storytime
  • 10am Toddler Storytime
  • 11am All Ages Storytime

Winter of Reading is a reading challenge like the Summer of Adventure, except it’s for adults! You read and complete library-related activities, fill in those items in your brochure or through the library's Beanstack site and then claim your prize. Simple yet sweet. Through February 28th.

Curbside hours at Woodbury are Tuesday-Friday 10 am-5:30 pm and Saturdays 10 am-2:30 pm. You can make a reservation to pick up items, or just stop by during the hours above. Be sure to have card # ready and wear a mask. 

Denver Public Library offers a host of limitless programming. Visit its website to learn more. 

Live ONLINE Class Schedule
here
Classes include Yoga, Crafts, Coffee Talk, Cooking, Dance Party & Active Older Adult classes too! Learn more here. 
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UPDATE FROM DISTRICT 1 POLICE DEPARTMENT
Neighbors are always invited to attend the Citizens' Advisory Group (CAG) meeting. February's meeting will be on the 22nd at 6 pm. Commander DeStaffany will speak regarding current activity in the police district and would really love your participation and questions.
You can contact Officer Michele
(do not use this contact information for emergencies).
720.913.0539

michele.cooper@denvergov.org


 
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RECURRING MONTHLY MEETINGS

Planning & Community Development (PCD): 2nd Tuesday

Membership & Board: 3rd Tuesday

HUNI Hour: Last Tuesday (on hold)
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