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JOB OPENING: The GPHN is hiring an Ad Sales Rep

Advertisement Sales Representative Needed at the Greater Park Hill News The Greater Park Hill News is seeking an Advertisement Sales Representative. Candidates must have experience in advertising sales, graphic design and publishing. The Greater Park Hill News is a monthly publication of the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., with a current circulation of 14,000 to residences and […]

Will Enriching Park Hill’s Food Desert Reduce Obesity?

By, Angela Tran Med-Fit, PLLC Park Hill is one of Colorado’s most notorious “food deserts.” A food desert is an urban or rural area with a predominantly poor population that has little access to healthy fresh food. Urban deserts have been implicated as key factors in causing obesity and related health disorders, such as diabetes. […]

Denver Preschool Program’s Lessons Learned

By, Charlotte Brantley President & CEO of Clayton Early Learning President Obama’s plan for a major expansion of preschool faces an uphill battle if current congressional bickering over the budget is any indication.  Fortunately, Denver has already enrolled nearly 70 percent of the city’s 4-year-olds in the Denver Preschool Program. Funded with a 12-cent tax […]

DU Symposium Revisits Park Hill School Desegregation Case

By, Abby Brown, Denver University Law Review-Symposium Editor Photos by Jaime Aguilar From January 31 to February 2, the Denver University Law Review hosted its annual symposium focused on the 40-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court school desegregation case that rocked the Denver Metropolitan area. The three-day symposium, “Forty Years Since Keyes v. School District […]

Time for Common-Sense Solutions to Gun Violence

A guest column by U.S. Representative Diana DeGette Over the past year, our nation has had to come together too often in sorrow in the aftermath of extraordinary gun violence – whether in our own backyard in Aurora, or in a small town in Connecticut.  Again and again, we mourn the losses, and call for […]


Contributed Review by Karen Hickey of Mayfair A new business in Park Hill is the Yu Hong Chinese Restaurant, on the corner of Colfax and Oneida, 6901 E. Colfax Ave. Their food is delicious! Located in space formerly occupied by the Asian Cafe, Yu Hong has dine-in, take-out and party trays. Their extensive menu, 115 entrees and 11 appetizers, includes poultry, […]

New Reading Room for Smith Renaissance School Students

Ben Carson Reading Room Opens at Smith Renaissance School One of the major goals of the reading room is to encourage kids to read for leisure By, Elizabeth Rittiman, Communications Specialist, Smith Renaissance School On November 9 at 10 a.m., the Smith Renaissance School hosted a grand opening for the Ben Carson Reading Room, attended […]

Leave High Energy Bills Out in the Cold

Leave High Energy Bills Out in the Cold Four Important Steps to Winterize Your Home and Save Money By Fred Yeazel, Denver Urban Renewal Authority Any news that saves homeowners money is good news. This is why there’s elation over the nation’s growing natural gas supplies, which are expected to reach record highs this fall, […]

Park Hill Women Elected to COCA Board

Elizabeth Boudreau, upper, and Donna Good Park Hill Women Elected to COCA Board Park Hill residents Donna Good and Elizabeth Boudreau recently joined the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) Board. The organization’s mission is to promote awareness about ovarian cancer through advocacy, education and support. Boudreau, who is a highly-experienced fundraising executive, currently serves as […]

Skincare: Truths and Myths

Skincare: Truths and Myths By, Andrea Sims There are many treatments we subject our skin to on a daily or weekly basis. Some of which we learned from our mothers back in the 70’s, some we are trying due to the most recent technology available. Do you remember being told to steam your face with […]

9th and Colorado Redevelopment Goes Forward Without Walmart

Yesterday, Walmart announced that their Neighborhood Market brand would not be part of Fuqua Development’s mixed-use redevelopment of the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at 9th and Colorado. Walmart, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Do It Right on 9th issued the following statements: “While Walmart will not be part of the planned redevelopment of […]

Responses to GPHC Opposition to TIF-funded Redevelopment at 9th and Colorado

The Board of the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., often writes letters of support or concern on issues facing the community. At the September meeting of the GPHC, a discussion took place on Fuqua Development’s plan to apply for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) through the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) to help fund redevelopment at […]

Hancock to Address 9th/Colo at Mayfair Neighbors Meeting, Oct 9th

Mayor Michael B. Hancock will attend the next Mayfair Neighbors, Inc., Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. at Palmer Elementary. He will address the proposed development at 9th and Colorado, upcoming ballots issues, and other topics that affect Mayfair and surrounding neighborhoods. After his remarks, there will be a question and […]

Babbs Award to Tracey MacDermott

At last night’s annual meeting, 2011 Dr. J. Carlton Babbs Award for Community Service winner Lynn Smith presented to the 2012 Babbs Award to GPHC Treasurer Tracey MacDermott. More on the GPHC Annual Meeting to come…

Park Hill Elementaries Host Artists in Residence

La Napoule Art Foundation Brings Artists to Park Hill Elementary Schools La Napoule Art Foundation is launching a pilot program with two Denver elementary schools to connect children with working artists in their communities. This outreach program, part of the ongoing show Do You See What I See? A Fine Art Experience for Children and […]

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