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Letters to the Editor

The Legacy Continues

We would like to express our gratitude for your excellent coverage in November of our Denver Feed A Family Thanksgiving distribution program to continue the legacy of the late “Daddy” Bruce Randolph. Because of our ever-increasing demand for contributions and volunteers, we must rely on our local media outlets to reach the public.  The positive exposure that the Greater Park Hill News gave us provided the community with a nice introduction to our services and helped us to meet our goal to feed 5,000 families. As one of the many charitable organizations in the Denver area, we are indeed grateful for your willingness to include us in your coverage. Here’s wishing the Greater Park Hill News family every happiness this holiday season and all the best in the New Year.

Pastor King Harris, Pastor Jeff Kanost, Ron Wooding, The Epworth Foundation, Denver

Honoring The Process

In late 2016 Clayton Early Learning began a process of asking northeast Denver community members for their thoughts about the future of the land currently occupied by the Park Hill Golf Course. At that time, it seemed very unlikely that the tenant, Arcis Golf, would exercise their option to renew the golf course lease. The Community Vision process engaged several hundred community members through community forums and open houses, individual meetings, a survey and meetings of the Park Hill Citizens Advisory Committee over a period of 18 months. A full description of this process, including consultations with experts, the variety of desires expressed by the community, and the resulting potential options for the future of the property, is documented in “A vision for the Future of the Park Hill Golf Course Property” available at futureofparkhillgolfcourse.com under the “presentations” tab. While in late June 2018 Arcis Golf did exercise their option to renew the lease through 2024, Clayton Early Learning chose to honor the community vision process that so many had participated in by completing and publishing this resulting report. Much of the information captured here sheds light on a variety of challenges and opportunities facing the northeast Denver area, and may prove useful as the community members continue to work toward their various visions of the future of this area of Denver.

Charlotte Brantley, President & CEO, Clayton Early Learning, Denver

Burden Of Climate Change

As a mom, I am thrilled to see Xcel’s announcement that they will cut carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2030 and be zero emission by 2050. Our children bear the burden of climate change now and will have a greater burden in the future. Children are also more susceptible to the health problems caused by breathing polluted air created by dirty fossil fuels so lower carbon emissions are vital for all parents who want their children to have a healthy and secure future. Xcel is leading the way and I hope others follow – not just other utilities but our leaders across the state, including at the state Capitol. Colorado will be hit hard by climate change, according to a recent article in the Denver Post titled “Climate change clobbers Colorado and the West, unfurling fire, drought, insects and heat.” We need to do all we can to reverse the tide. Colorado can and should be a national leader on climate policy. One of the first steps we should take is to approve the Zero Emission Vehicle standard that the Air Quality Control Commission will consider early next year. Our kids deserve clean air and a bright future.

Jen Clanahan,
Colorado Moms Know Best, Denver

Editor’s Note: We love your letters, and give preference to those that address an issue that has been covered in the newspaper, or a topic that is Park Hill or Denver-specific. Join the conversation and make your voices heard. Send letters to editor@greaterparkhill.org, and include your full name, and the neighborhood in which you live. Deadlines are the 15th of each month, for the following month’s issue.


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