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When APNA posts information provided by another organization or agency, APNA has not independently verified the accuracy of the information, but is making it available as a public service to our neighbors, who may choose to exercise their own due diligence if a particular communication is of interest to them.  Event times and locations may change without notice.


posted Dec 6, 2017, 9:28 AM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 9:29 AM ]

Neighborhood Picnic (Brunch)

posted Sep 24, 2017, 3:38 PM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Aug 24, 2018, 7:37 PM ]


posted May 30, 2017, 10:44 AM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 7:25 PM ]

When: Wed, Sep 12, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Tears McFarlane House 1290 Williams Street

What: Join Your Neighbors & Friends and support Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods September 12, 2018. There will be Live Music, Light Appetizers & Wine ​in the Garden at the Landmark Tears McFarlane House on Cheesman Park. Tickets are $25 before September 7 and $35 thereafter.

Food will be donated by Alex Sidel owner of Fruition on Sixth Avenue
Fabulous auction items; trips,sports memorabilia. gift certificates to wonderful restaurants. 
More information at:


posted Apr 11, 2017, 10:47 AM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Aug 24, 2018, 7:38 PM ]


posted Oct 31, 2016, 11:08 PM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Aug 24, 2018, 7:39 PM ]


posted Oct 31, 2016, 11:05 PM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Aug 24, 2018, 7:40 PM ]


posted Oct 31, 2016, 11:01 PM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Oct 31, 2016, 11:02 PM ]





Monday, Oct. 31, 2016



City and County of Denver

Mayor Michael B. Hancock

Jenna Espinoza, Deputy Communications Director, 303-587-7123
Amber Miller, Communications Director


Stacie Loucks to Step Down, Ashley Kilroy Named as New Executive Director of Excise and Licenses


DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced that Stacie Loucks will step down as Executive Director of Excise and Licenses and Ashley Kilroy, the current Executive Director of Marijuana Policy, will take the helm of the department. The Office of Marijuana Policy will now be housed in Excise and Licenses as a division of the department. 


“Stacie has been a phenomenal leader for Excise and Licenses,” Mayor Hancock said. “We brought her in to create better processes for our neighborhoods and businesses, and in her time she has exceeded expectations by streamlining licensing processes, creating efficiencies and cutting red tape to provide stellar customer service.”


Excise and Licenses is the central business-licensing department for the City and County of Denver. The department manages licensing for a broad range of businesses, for example retail and wholesale food operations, emergency and non-emergency vehicles, pedal cabs and peddlers, liquor and cabaret, medical marijuana centers and retail marijuana stores. The department is also responsible for the public hearing process that accompanies most business licensing.


The Mayor added, “The department will be in good hands with Ashley. She has served this great city for a number of years in various capacities, most recently as our navigator in the uncharted waters of legal recreational marijuana. From her time in the City Attorney’s Office, on the Career Service Board, and at the Department of Safety, to her taking on marijuana, Ashley has proven to be a steadfast, common-sense leader who builds partnerships and consensus. I’m proud to elevate her skillset and talent to the whole of our city’s business licensing processes.”


As the Office of Marijuana Policy transitions into a division of Excise and Licenses, Kilroy will continue as the director for marijuana policy. She and the marijuana policy staff recommend, administer and implement medical and retail marijuana policies and oversee and coordinate all marijuana-related activities of various city agencies, employees, boards and commissions.


“I am honored to be selected by Mayor Hancock to lead Excise and Licenses,” Kilroy said. “I look forward to building upon the great work that is occurring at Excise and Licenses to better serve our residents and businesses.


“Being at the forefront of marijuana policy in this new and evolving landscape has been a privilege, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to take our innovative, collaborative approach to licensing. I look forward to embedding marijuana policy within the operations of the department, as well as furthering the progress the Excise and Licenses team has made in improving customer services for Denver’s businesses and neighborhoods.”


Loucks plans to step down on November 4 to spend more time with her growing family. Since taking over the department in January 2014, Loucks has overseen the implementation of businesses licensing for the retail marijuana industry, as well as implementing the nation’s first online Short-Term Rental license, adding new licenses to the regulatory framework for the city and updating obsolete businesses practices – all while drastically reducing customer wait times.


“Expanding my family and having children has only deepened my appreciation for the work that the Mayor and all city employees do every day, and to be part of this work has been a genuine dream come true, but now is the time for me to enjoy all that Denver has to offer with my kids,” Loucks said. “One of my proudest moments in this role was the work my team and I accomplished in streamlining old processes to improve customer service and build consumer confidence. My deepest gratitude to Mayor Hancock for his support and leadership.”


Kilroy will begin in her new role on Nov. 7, 2016.


posted Oct 11, 2016, 12:01 PM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Oct 11, 2016, 12:02 PM ]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             October 10, 2016


Denver’s LeafDrop Program Begins Today!

Weekday drop-off sites open through December 2


DENVER ­— Fall is here, so now is the time to rake those leaves and compost them through
Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop Program starting today! Weekday drop-off sites are open through Friday, December 2. Leaves collected during the program will be composted and made available for Denver residents to purchase in May.


Weekday Drop-Off Sites

Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm

·         Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South)

·         Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (Just south of I-70 on Havana St.)

All leaves must be in secured bags and dropped-off during hours of operation, otherwise it is considered illegal dumping.


Break the plastic bag habit and use paper bags instead - they can also be composted! Beginning Wednesday, October 12, Denver residents can print a coupon for a free 5-pack of paper leaf bags at The coupon can be redeemed at participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores.


Help us manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:

þ  Drop sites and free Ace Hardware paper bag offer is for Denver residents only.

þ  Jack-O-Lanterns and pumpkins will be accepted for composting at drop sites.

þ  Make sure leaves do not contain branches or other materials.

þ  Never rake or blow leaves into the street as this clogs storm sewers and street sweepers.


LeafDrop is sponsored by Denver Recycles, in partnership with A1 Organics. For more information, go to




Joy Wine & Spirits Annual Chili Cook-Off

posted Oct 11, 2016, 11:55 AM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Oct 11, 2016, 11:55 AM ]


posted Jul 16, 2016, 3:36 PM by Alamo Placita   [ updated Jul 16, 2016, 3:37 PM ]

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