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City Of Discontent

Hyper-Development, Spike In Homelessness, Frustration With Status Quo Factors In Denver’s May 7 Municipal Elections By Cara DeGette GPHN Editor Four years ago, District 8 City Councilman Chris Herndon strolled into a second term in office without a whiff of opposition. Four years ago, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock skipped into a second term with […]

An Uncertain Future

Dropping Enrollment, Departing Principal Highlight Emerging Crisis At Denver Discovery School   The milquetoast announcement – that community meetings were planned for the future of Denver Discovery School – did not hint at the gravity of the situation. In reality, the gatherings in mid-March were about a school in crisis that faces an uncertain future.  […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the March 7 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, April 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. The May meeting will be Thursday, May 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The […]

Talking Turkey

Wild Turkeys were once hunted out of large parts of their range. But, as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology notes, they have been reintroduced and sightings are no longer as rare as they were just a few years ago. Wild Turkeys scuttle along the ground, using their strong feet to scratch away dead leaves looking […]

In With A Roar

In With A Roar Lady Angels Lacrosse Start Season Strong Story and photos by Reid Neureiter  Special to the GPHN The East High girls’ lacrosse team started the season ranked No. 2 in Colorado, and cemented that ranking with two impressive early season wins. East’s Lady Angels took down Pine Creek on March 7, finishing […]

The Time Is Ripe For Action

New DPS Leadership, Simmering Discontent, Help Fuel Momentum By Erin Pier Special to the GPHN PTA fundraising. Material resources. Toxic Stress. Mental health support.  Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education (PHNEE) hopes that by addressing these issues in past issues of the Greater Park Hill News, we have sparked awareness about just some of […]

Amid Climate Grief, There Is Hope

We Have The Power To Affect Change By Tracey MacDermott Board Chair, GPHC, Inc. Spring is amongst us. Tulips began breaking ground in early March, teasing us with the promised burst of color to arrive this month. The end of the school year is palpable for our students and spring babies from other species (and […]

Community Announcements

Artist Jordan Casteel at DAC Take advantage of free first Saturday at the Denver Art Museum downtown on Saturday, April 6, and check out Park Hill native Jordan Casteel’s first major museum exhibition. Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze features nearly 30 paintings by the Denver-born artist, who is now based in Harlem, New York.  Casteel’s […]

Families Left Behind

FAMLI Bill Puts Focus Where It Belongs By State Sen. Angela Williams Special to the GPHN  It is the nature of democracy to have disagreements. My colleagues and I butt heads on everything from questions as large as “what is the role of government?” to technicalities as minute as a single word in a section […]

Breaking The Fourth Wall

East High Theater Director Matt Murphy, On Rewards, Challenges And Pippin Story and Photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN From Feb. 28 through March 3, the Denver East High School theater department, in conjunction with East’s orchestra, dance and visual arts departments, presented the spring musical, Pippin. Originally produced on Broadway in 1972, […]

City Council Elections: Just. Go. Vote.

Denver Municipal Election Day is Tuesday, May 7. Do you know where your candidate stands on issues you care about? For that matter do you know who your candidate is? Four years ago less than 29 percent of active registered voters turned out to vote in Denver’s municipal election. This year many groups are hoping […]

Fueling The Campaigns

Who’s Got What In District 8 Compiled by Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN Money doesn’t make the world go ‘round, but in political campaigns, cash does help to get the word out and build name recognition. Here’s a breakdown of who’s supporting whom in the District 8 race – and highlights of what the campaign money […]

Park Hill Golf Course

How Does Your Candidate Stack Up On Open Space? By Woody Garnsey Special to the GPHN The citizens group Save Open Space Denver! submitted questionnaires to all candidates for mayor and city council regarding the future of the Park Hill Golf Course open space (for more, see last month’s opinion piece “Park Hill Golf Course […]

Election Forums In April

Mayoral Forums LGBTQ Forum Thursday, April 4 One Colorado is hosting its 2019 LGBTQ Denver Mayoral Forum on Thursday, April 4 at the EXPO Event Center, 1399 35th St. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is highly suggested, at  The forum is designed to highlight issues that impact LGBTQ Coloradans and their families. When signing […]

Statement From Providers On Initiative 300

‘Divisive Policies And Campaigns Do Not Make Our Community Stronger’  Editor’s Note: On March 6, the Colorado Homeless Leadership Council released a statement regarding Initiative 300, the Right to Survive. The groups noted they were not taking a formal position, and explained why. Here is their statement:  As service providers and advocates for those people […]

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