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Cyclists Of Change

Local Climate Action Forum Yields Big Plans In early March, a Climate Action Forum was held at the Greater Park Hill office. The event was hosted by the Sustainable Neighborhood program and facilitated by Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action. Approximately 25 engaged citizens attended. The forum started off with everyone identifying what we do in our […]

Will He Or Won’t He?

Lawmakers Expel Lebsock and PERA Compromise Debated. Big Talk Turns To Hickenlooper And His Aspirations For Higher Office On March 2 Coloradans witnessed something they had not seen in 103 years. By a vote of 52-9 (with 4 absent), state Rep. Steve Lebsock was expelled from the Colorado House of Representatives. History has been repeated […]

Earth Month: Love Your Mother

Celebrate Earth With Cooking, Decluttering, Rain Gardening   By Sierra Fleenor Affordable, Sustainable Cooking Workshops Greater Park Hill Community, in conjunction with the groups We Don’t Waste and Walk2Connect, will sponsor a series of affordable, Inc. sustainable cooking strategies and tricks every Monday in April. The sessions start 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. Everyone […]

Islamic Center Turns Focus To ‘Real’ Affordable Housing

Hope Is To Build 50-60 units At Albion and Bruce Randolph By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. A lot at the corner of Bruce Randolph Avenue and Albion Street in northeast Park Hill may soon find new life. The former Park Hill Orthodox Presbyterian Church and its lot are now for sale. Imam Abdur-Rahim […]

23rd and Dexter: Charlie Jacobs

Charlie Jacobs is a neighbor of mine. He lives just down the block with his mother, Nicole, his father, Ben, and his brother, Jack. Nicole is a nurse. Ben is co-owner of Tocabe Restaurants (if you haven’t been there, go). Charlie, 3, and Jack, 1, are unemployed. I recently asked Charlie to write down the […]

The Road To Gold

Olympian Janet Redwine Inspires Troop 3573 Story and photo by Kristin Coulter Girl Scout Troop 3573 Members of Park Hill Girl Scout Troop 3573 are working on their Gold Award, which is the highest individual honor a Girl Scout can earn. So the troop members decided to learn from someone who knows about high achievement: […]

Keeping TABs On Teens

Unified Neighborhood Includes Young People by Tracy Canada Hanson Special to the GPHN Libraries are safe spaces for teens to meet up and connect with one another. Many libraries host Teen Advisory Boards (TABs) – teen groups that meet to give their opinions and provide input for the library, plan programs, organize and pursue community […]

Racing Through City Park

The Colorado bicycle road racing season kicked off March 4 at City Park, with the University of Denver Cycling Team hosting the annual DU Criterium series of races. The racers completed a three-quarter mile roughly triangular course on the west side of the park, past the large fountain and around the MLK, Jr. Memorial statue. […]

Garden Walk 2018: Spring Has Arrived!

18th Annual Park Hill Garden Walk Set For June 24 By Jean Ercolani Marketing Chair, Park Hill Garden Walk Signs of spring are popping up all around– a great reminder that the 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk is less than two months away. On June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. homeowners throughout Park […]

April Is Earth Month

Giving Thanks To Our Mother, And Everyone Else By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. Forget about Earth Day. Here at GPHC we’ve declared April to be Earth Month. (You don’t have to actually forget about Earth Day.) What Earth Month means to us is that we’ll be hosting sustainability-focused events and cooking classes, sharing […]

It’s Real. It’s Dangerous.

With Heartworm, ‘Tis Far Better To Prevent Than To Treat “My old veterinarian never made me get a test or have my pet take heartworm preventative.” “My old doc says that there’s not heartworm in Colorado.” Those are comments that we frequently hear from some of our owners. And, I can tell you it’s frustrating […]

A Force To Be Reckoned With

Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education Forms To Tackle The Big Issues If, on the morning of Jan. 27, you didn’t make your way to McAuliffe to participate in the community meeting organized by Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education, you missed something big. This was by far the most positive discussion on […]

‘There Is No Deal’

City Shelves Fairfax Land Swap, Cites Lack Of Public Process By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN Denver Parks and Recreation Director Happy Haynes has announced her department has backed away from supporting a controversial land swap between the city and a private developer for a pocket park on Fairfax Street. The proposed deal, which was crafted […]

Barnstorming Over Park Hill

Barnstorming, in which pilots performed loop-the-loops and acrobatic stunts like the one shown here, gained popularity during the Roaring 20s.  During the post-World War I era, flying circuses were all the rage after thousands of surplus biplanes (called Jennys) were sold at bargain prices to private owners, helping to awaken America to civil aviation. Charles […]

Seven Months In Sanctuary

Araceli Velasquez  Continues Her Fight Against Deportation Araceli Velasquez came to the United States in 2010 when she was 19 years old. She fled her home country of El Salvador out of fear for her life amidst gang violence and political unrest. In June of that year, 14 people were murdered on public buses in […]

Taking The Red-Eye

Spotted Towhees look like large sparrows with thick, pointed beaks, short necks and round chunky bodies. They can live up to 11 years. Spotted Towhees can often be seen hopping around in the underbrush; this female was photographed in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico by Park Hill resident Mark Silverstein.

Letters to the Editor

Par for the Course Nearly every day I drive down 23rd Street or 26th. I cry or cry out as I see the devastation of the fenced-in City Park Golf Course. The lovely trees now on their side, chopped down. The geese had to move out of the way for men with their giant Tonka […]

23rd and Dexter by Jack Farrar

SirKirven SirKirven – yes, that is his name – is a very soft-spoken, polite young man. He has lived in Park Hill his whole life, and attended Stedman Elementary and Smiley Junior High. He is now a senior at East High School. He hopes to go to a college where he can learn art therapy, […]

Community Announcements

Éirinn Go Brách Irish and honorary Irish Coloradans are invited to celebrate the wearing o’ the green in downtown Denver at the largest St. Paddy’s Day Parade west of the Mississippi. This year St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, March 17, meaning the parade falls on the same day Irish descendants around the world celebrate […]

18 Degrees And … Rugby!

The Denver East High Rugby Club started its season with the Denver East Invitational tournament on Saturday Feb. 10, with shortened matches against Northside Rugby Club and Legend High School rugby. East’s A-side overcame 18-degree temperatures and a raging snowstorm to prevail in both games. East’s Rugby Club is a five-time state champion, last winning […]

Going For Gold

Tracey MacDermott, board chair of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., received a Neighborhood Star Award for 2017. Awarded annually by the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, the gold star honors community leaders who are making a difference in their communities. The 24-member board of GPHC nominated her, and she was honored at an awards dinner on Jan. 31. […]

No Snow, No Olympics

Climate Change A Critical Part Of The Conversation Gov. John Hickenlooper and MayorMichael B. Hancock are seemingly in hot pursuit of bringing the Winter Olympics to Colorado. There is certainly heated debate about this issue, as there was in 1972 when Denver backed out of the 1976 games. Regardless how each of us may feel […]

When Even Simple Things Get Complicated

Hyper-Polarized Politics Continues To Rock Center Stage As the legislature moved into its first full month of activity this session, even the simple things are becoming complicated. As we have discussed previously, the Joint Budget Committee (“JBC”) is the six-member committee of lawmakers who are responsible for drafting the state’s budget for consideration by the […]

Climbing The East Wall

Forget About The Alps. Extreme Skiing Is An Hour From Park Hill Story and Photos By Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN Many Park Hill skiers regularly visit the groomed runs of the mega-resorts of the Front Range. But they may secretly pine for the heroic terrain seen on the late Warren Miller’s ski films: […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the Feb. 1 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, March. 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. The April meeting will be Thursday, April 5 beginning at 6:30. The meetings […]

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