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Keeping the Message Alive, and Meaningful

  Cara DeGette   The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to Park Hill is being commemorated in several ways. Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church – where the civil rights leader drew a record crowd in 1964 – hosted an appearance by Vincent Harding to mark the event on Jan. 19. Harding, a colleague […]

City Council To Take Up Zoning Amendments

Open Space Interpretation Deemed Essential    When City Council considers a package of zoning code amendments later this month, there’s likely to be controversy over open space requirements in General Development Plans (GDPs). GDP’s are required of all new developments larger than 10 acres. Joel Noble, a regular participant in the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC) Zoning […]

Take Winter, Add Water, Then Smooth

  Pucks Fly Across Homemade Backyard Ice Arena    By Cara DeGette   The boys, reports Debbie Keenan, have been skating and playing ice hockey throughout the holidays. This is thanks to her husband Jason, who combined some ingenuity with a little patience, water and Jack Frost, to build an ice rink in their Park […]

Mystery Solved

By Cara DeGette   Last month marked a pretty cool anniversary for Park Hill. It was 50 years ago that Martin Luther King, Jr. spent three days in Denver, much of it in Park Hill, a neighborhood with a national reputation for its purposeful efforts to integrate. When he arrived in 1964, King had just […]


  The American Kestrel is about 10 ½” long and has a wingspan of about 23”, making it the smallest falcon. Sometimes called a Sparrow Hawk, it is the only Kestrel found in the Americas. As noted in National Geographic’s Field Guide to the Birds of North America, they feed on insects, reptiles and small […]

Community Announcements

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Park Hill Community Garage Sale A community-wide garage sale will be held in the Park Hill neighborhood on Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. This event is sponsored by the Greater Park Hill Community and by Cherry Creek Properties. This will be a great way for homeowners to […]

The Legislature Is In Session

Focus On Jobs, Education, Recovery   By Rep. Beth McCann   The 2014 legislative session began on Jan. 8. Democrats are focusing on the economy, education, and recovery from last year’s massive floods and wildfires. We are committed to continue creating more jobs for Colorado residents. In light of the defeat of Amendment 66, we are […]

Meeting Seconds

Editor’s Note: The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the January Greater Park Hill Community monthly meeting. The next meeting, which is open to the public, is Thursday, Feb. 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m., 2823 Fairfax St. District 2 Police Update There was no update this month on specific incidences in Park […]

Blessed Sacrament Community Completes Major Gym Upgrade

  By Tina Ries   Parishioners and parents, assisted by an aspiring Eagle Scout and school alumni, has made a difference to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. It all began last spring, with parents and parishioners who donated to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School’s annual Big Event Auction. In all, $33,000 was raised in a special appeal […]

Denver Divinity Tour To Relive History

  Cara DeGette   During Black History Month, History Colorado is sponsoring a bus tour highlighting Denver’s rich cultural tapestry at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, the modern Shorter AME Church and Zion Baptist Church in Five Points. The bus tour is Thursday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fifty years ago during a […]

King’s 1964 Visit To Park Hill Remembered

  Cara DeGette   On Jan. 13 the Denver City Council unanimously approved a proclamation honoring Martin Luther King Jr., highlighting the civil rights leader’s visit to Park Hill 50 years ago. Councilman Christopher Herndon, whose district includes northeast Park Hill, sponsored the proclamation after reading about King’s visit to Denver in the January Greater […]

MLK Jr. Marade Redux

Thousands turned out to march in the country’s largest marade on Jan. 20 to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. The marade – a blending of the word “march” and “parade” – started at City Park in Denver, and continued down Colfax Avenue before ending at Civic Center Park downtown. Photos […]

Park Hill Teen Receives Humanitarian Award

Brady Honored at MLK Tribute Concert On Jan. 14, Park Hill’s Josephine “Josie” Shumway Brady received the Dr. Joyce Marie Davis Outstanding Youth Award during the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Awards ceremony. Brady, a sophomore at East High School, was honored for her extensive community service. This is what MLK Chair Vern […]

Where Crime Doesn’t Pay

Tips to Thwart Burglars   By Neil Funsch     The Denver Police Department reports break-ins in Park Hill are slightly on the rise. It’s not exactly an epidemic, but last year there were 233 reported burglaries in Park Hill, up from 221 the year before. The most dramatic increase was in south Park Hill, […]

Thomas Jefferson and Stream Restoration

2.14.Watersheds.Map.1 Three important policy questions about the idea of restoring portions of Montclair Creek from 13th Avenue to Jasmine Street are: Who pays for the restoration? Why do they pay? How do they pay? These questions clearly beg a pair of underlying questions: 1) How did we get in the position of streams needing restoration? […]

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