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Park Hill Character: Alive & Well In Park Hill

Meet J.R. Ewing: Master Mason, Drive-By Storyteller by Jack Farrar All of us have people in our lives who we think of as characters, individuals who are memorable because they approach life from a quirky, eccentric point of view. One of my favorite characters in Park Hill is J.R. Ewing, a master mason whose expertly […]

Setting A Welcome Table

Adrian Miller To Lead Palm Sunday Justice Breakfast Adrian Miller – food writer, attorney, certified barbecue judge and the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches – will be the guest speaker at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian’s annual Palm Sunday Justice Breakfast on April 9. Miller will speak on “Setting a Welcome Table” during the […]

Earth Day 2017: Scientists, Supporters Issue Call To Protect Planet Earth

April 22 Marches Planned In Denver, Across The Globe On April 22, scientists and their supporters will take to the streets in Denver, in Washington D.C. and 400 other cities across the globe. Doctors, biologists, botanists, medical researchers, environmental scientists, zoologists, soil scientists, engineers, chemists, psychologists, hydrologists, ecologists, and supporters of all sciences, are planning […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Editor’s Note: The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the March  2 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, April 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. It is free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome. District 2 Police Report Denver […]


The Elegant Swainson’s Hawk Sometimes called the grasshopper hawk or the locust hawk, this species was named after the British naturalist William Swainson. As the Cornell Lab of Ornithology notes, Swainson’s Hawks are buteos, meaning they are large hawks with fairly broad wings and short tails. They are light-bellied birds with a dark or reddish-brown […]

Halting Climate Change Catastrophe

We Can’t Afford To Be Silent By Tracey MacDermott Board Chair, GPHC, Inc. On Dec. 12, 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted by 195 countries. It was signed on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, in New York City. The goals are to hold the global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue […]

Park Hill’s Cub Scouts In Action

Cubmaster Steve Holloway stands with members of Cub Scout Pack 286 as they celebrate another successful pinewood derby race. Sam Gisi took first place in the pack’s fastest race ever, followed by William Holloway in second place and Malual Malual in third place. Photo by Dave Pilarowski In the photo below,, Webelos den leaders Travis […]

Kicking Off Summer With Ice Cream & Music

Efforts To Name Bandshell After Jerry Endsley Underway By Greg Davis Special to the GPHN June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. marks the date and time of this year’s Ice Cream Social in City Park. The Ice Cream Social is a celebration of City Park and the Denver Municipal Band. The Ice Cream Social […]

The Secret Gardens of Park Hill

A Celebration Of Art, Beauty, and Love Of The Earth By Tara Bannon Williamson Special to the GPHN “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden In The Secret Garden, a classic of children’s literature, a young girl’s attitude and […]

Faith in Action: Finding Common Ground

Kindness Begets Kindness, In Words And Action By Pastor Leslie Richardson Special to the GPHN I Love Park Hill! Our ministry, My Father’s House International Christian Discipleship Center, has just hit our 21th year of ministry in the Denver Metro area. We first moved the ministry into the community in October, 2011, and became property […]

Reclaiming The Upper Montclair Watershed

We Must Jump In With Both Feet Looking at the Lower Montclair Watershed still reminds me of the enormous gulf between “what could have been,” and “what is.” From the ashes of the city’s so-called “process” for the Lower Watershed I’ll try to seize an opportunity to do far better in protecting and enhancing the […]

It’s A Critical Moment For Improvements On Colfax

BID Director Hilarie Portell: ‘This is really a long time coming’ By Cara DeGette GPHN Editor The next 90 days, says Hilarie Portell, marks a critical timeline for the future of the stretch of Colfax between Eudora Street and Monaco Parkway. The stretch of long-neglected roadway that marks the southern border of Park Hill is […]

Spring Has Sprung

Turning Our Minds Toward Outdoor Events at GPHC By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC You can tell that spring has sprung here at GPHC. The office is abuzz with clients, helpful and excited volunteers, and incredible donors. The doors are staying open a little longer, letting in the warm air. Perennial flowers are starting to […]

Then And Now

Sustainability, Tree Canopies, and Generous Spirits By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC Since I took over as executive director in January, organizing the paperwork at Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. has been enlightening. In the late 70s and early 80s, I found that while the focus on integration and housing continued, a new interest in […]

Playing, Dancing and Laughing At The Library

Celebrating The Mighty Nature Of Friendship By Tara Bannon Williamson Librarian, Park Hill Branch March 2017 marked a very successful one-year partnership with the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra, their conductor, Gary Jugert, and the Denver Public Library. Over the past year, Jugert and other orchestra members provided 10 programs to more than 150 people at […]

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