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Oneida Park Getting A Facelift

Developer Envisions ‘Old South Gaylord’; Plans Include 5,000 Sq. Ft. Restaurant; Critics Cite Lack Of Parking Compiled by Cara DeGette GPHN Editor The following is a synopsis of what was discussed on May 6 during the monthly meeting of the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.  The next community meeting is Thursday, June 1, beginning at […]

Of Homes And History

Before Pearl Harbor, Ensign Thomas McClelland Owned The Fairfax Street House Now Slated For Demolition By Bernadette Kelly, Zoning Chair, GPHC, Inc. Dec. 7, 2016 marked the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Until the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, it was considered the worst attack on US soil. Twenty naval vessels […]

An Issue Of Equity

By Lynn Kalinauskas, GPHC Education Chair Teacher Shortages Give Rise To Relay – But At What Cost? There is a teacher shortage crisis in Colorado and the nation. Fewer are entering the profession and many are leaving. The teacher turnover rate for Denver Public Schools hovers above 20 percent. The traditional pathway to becoming a teacher […]

Birdland – Graceful Flycatcher

Graceful Flycatcher Here’s a cool fact about the Say’s Phoebe, courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Charles Bonaparte, a nephew of Napoleon, named the Say’s Phoebe after American naturalist Thomas Say, the first scientist on record to encounter the bird at a site near Cañon City, Colorado in 1819. With cinnamon-washed underparts, the Say’s […]

These Companies Are Helping The Planet

Ideas & Resources To Reduce Our Impact By Tracey MacDermott, Board Chair, GPHC, Inc. Sustainability is a word we hear frequently and at times seems impossible to achieve. It is used in ways to advertise products and services, as well as in our efforts to curb climate change. It suggests a lifestyle that brings about more […]

Community Announcements

Eat Food, Have Fun, Make Art Join 303 ArtWay to paint a community mural. The mural will be designed and painted over two days: Saturday, June 24 and Sunday June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The mural will be at the Holly Market, at 5538 E. 33rd Ave., across the street from the […]

Calling All Artists

Open Studio Tour Benefits ARK The Art Garage, as part of its fundraiser for its Art Reaching Kids program (ARK), is seeking artists who would like to join the fun at its Fourth Annual Open Studio Tour. The mission of ARK is to provide art programs that heal, inspire and empower individuals facing adversity. The […]

Everyone Loves A Parade

Horsemen, Floats, Cheer Squads on Tap for July 4 By Justin Bresler, 4th of July Parade Organizer Park Hill wasn’t recently voted Denver’s best neighborhood because it has its very own 4th of July Parade. But thanks to its rankings for other criteria – such as high education rate, neighborhood safety, access to quality public schools […]

Park Hill Character: ‘I Just Make Jewelry And Trouble’

By Jack Farrar, Special to the GPHN Helen Wolcott: Artist, Activist, Energizer Bunny Every Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. volunteers at the Park Hill Community Bookstore undertake what appears to be a Sisyphean task – plowing through hundreds of books (donated or brought in by members for credits), setting aside books that are either already […]

Green Fingers, Verdant Hearts

Stars of the Park Hill Garden Walk By Tara Bannon Williamson, Special to the GPHN If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. “Green fingers” are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.  […]

It’s A Wrap, And A Spreadsheet

Long-Overdue Overhaul For Open Records In Colorado By Jeffrey A. Roberts, Special to the GPHN For Coloradans concerned about access to government information, the 2017 legislative session will be judged by what occurred on May 10 – the 120th and final day. That’s when members of the state House of Representatives passed a significant open-records bill […]

Spring Microburst in Park Hill

A freak May 7 microburst snapped a huge pine tree on the 2300 block of Dexter Street, leaving it sprawled across two homes. No one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries to humans reported. Photo by Karla Kyte

Of Pop-Tops, Scrape-Offs And Flooding

What You Can Do To Help Save Our Watersheds Our watersheds in Greater Park Hill are experiencing significant changes, literally as I write this column. Pop-tops and scrape-offs. New businesses and expansions of existing businesses. All have a tremendous impact on our watersheds. The two primary watersheds in this part of Denver – the Montclair […]

US Men On The Road to Russia

First Stop, Commerce City… By Bob Boyle Special to the GPHN If there was one cardinal rule that every true sports addict must live by, it would be the following: Never, ever, give up on your team.   – Bleacher Report The Beautiful Game is no stranger to controversy. Yet communities and fans alike can […]

The Deep Roots Of The Garden Tour

Reflecting On 17 Years This June 17 By Sierra Fleenor, GPHC Executive Director This year marks Greater Park Hill’s 17th Annual Garden Walk. It’s on June 17 this year, and so I couldn’t resist acknowledging the recurrence of the number 17 through a retrospective. Longtime resident and Greater Park Hill volunteer Ann Long recently took the […]

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