September 2021 News Shorts

“Sidewalk Palooza” Encourages NW Denver Residents to Talk Sidewalks

If you’re in the Berkeley or Inspiration Point neighborhoods and frustrated by Denver’s inadequate and incomplete sidewalk network, you’re not alone. On September 25, you can join transportation advocates and Councilwoman Amanda P. Sandoval in a walking and rolling tour of the neighborhoods to discuss challenges pedestrians and wheelchair users have in navigating Denver’s walkways. The group will be meeting at Scheitler Rec Center at 10 am. If you have any questions, email or contact Councilwoman Sandoval’s office.

BookGive To Hold Delayed Grand Opening This Month

Like many other 2020 plans, North Denver-based book nonprofit BookGive delayed their grand opening but are celebrating on September 22 from 5-7pm.

The BookGive board and staff invite the community to come celebrate with them outside the BookGive headquarters at 4890 Lowell Blvd. Beer, wine, and food will be available and organizers are asking for a $20 minimum donation per guest.

For more information on the event or to buy tickets, please visit

Rent, Utility Assistance Still Available to Denverites Struggling From COVID-19 Effects

Denver residents who have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused directly or indirectly by COVID-19 may be eligible for rental assistance. Funds can be used for past due, current, and two additional months of rent up to a maximum of 15 months of assistance and can be used to cover rent as far back as April of 2020. 

Utility assistance is also available for both homeowners and renters who are struggling to pay Xcel, Denver Water, and other utilities. Applicants for this assistance must be under certain income thresholds.

For more information on either program, please call 311. Immigration status is not a factor for eligibility.

Edgewater Looking For Input on Multimodal Plan for Sheridan Blvd
The City of Edgewater is looking for community input from area residents who walk, bike, or drive just West of Sloan’s Lake. The Sheridan Boulevard Multimodal Corridor Plan will evaluate options for enhanced multimodal infrastructure that deliver increased safety and comfort for people walking and biking along, to, and from Sheridan Boulevard. The project will also identify opportunities to enrich public spaces and ultimately make Edgewater’s “front door” more inviting for residents and visitors alike.
For more information, or to provide input, visit


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