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Oneida Park Center Near Capacity

Once Sleepy Business Block Bustling; Traffic and Parking Woes Spill into Surrounding Neighborhood Story and photos by Cara DeGette  Editor, GPHN On Sunday, July 7, at 10:25 a.m. an ear-splitting cheer erupted from inside Esters Neighborhood Pub at 22nd and Oneida. Exactly 10 minutes later, a repeat. It was the joyous sound – heard all […]

Denver Goose Kill Sparks Controversy

Secret Round-up Violates City’s Own Policy By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHC In late June, top officials from the Denver Parks and Recreation department launched, without public notice, an operation to remove 1,662 geese from several city parks, including City Park just west of Park Hill. After the geese were killed, they were processed and, according […]

Thoughts On Leadership

It’s Time For Our Elected Officials To Up Their Game By Brenda Morrison For the GPHN Given Denver’s rapid growth and strong economy, it’s both a blessing and curse to be in public leadership.  Unlike other communities, Denver is not facing budget cuts, structural deficits or unfunded pensions. Denver’s residents have been generous, approving bonds […]

In The Mood For Nectar

Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds zip up to Colorado from Mexico and Central America in May for the summer, and head back south in September. On their way out, they feed on the nectar of flowers (they love red blossoms with tubular shapes). Now is the time to make sure your garden hummingbird feeders are well stocked, to […]

Challenges At Hallett

Imagine Being A School Without Boundaries Imagine a young family lives at 29th and Jasmine. During the school year, they often hear the sound of laughter emanating from the playground at Hallett Academy, the school just across the street. They picture their brand new baby as a big kindergartner, and think how nice it will […]

Park Hill Character: Floating Like Butterflies

Boxing Meets Ministry At The House Of Pain East Story by Cara DeGette Photos By Reid Neureiter For the GPHN When he was 7 years old, Bernie Aragon’s dad told him he had to pick a sport. He picked boxing. Nearly 60 years later, Coach Berndog holds the same view of commitment. “It don’t have […]

Kicking It Home

Lindsey Horan and Mallory Pugh, Colorado natives and Women’s World Cup soccer champions, were welcomed with great fanfare home to Colorado on July 15 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park north of Park Hill. Gov. Jared Polis proclaimed it a special day in honor of the entire U.S. Women’s National Team during halftime of a match […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t Demolish The Hut My name is Angel Johnson. I am part of a group that is trying to save the historic home in Park Hill, at 1980 Albion St. It was built by Charles A. Johnson who was very influential in Denver’s early days (and he also happens to be my great-grandfather). It was […]

Time Capsule

53 Years Ago In Park Hill In August, 1966 the Denver Post reported on a meeting that then-Denver Mayor Tom Currigan and 19 city officials convened at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church to provide city updates and listen to neighborhood concerns.  “Park Hill is a truly American model neighborhood of today and tomorrow,” Currigan told the […]

Community Announcements

41st Home Tour Set For Sept. 8 Summer is flying by and before you know it, it will be that time of year again. The 41st Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair will take place on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At least five homes will be included in […]

Beware The Scam

Tips For Fun And Safe Travels Summer is in full swing. And travel – whether you are making plans or actually on the road – can invite ample opportunity for schemers, hackers and scammers. Booking flights, hotels, and excursions online can make you more vulnerable to fraud.  Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has a few […]

On The River

Epic Colorado Snowpack Melts Into Rafting Bonanza Late season snow, cooler temperatures, slow runoff and higher water levels have resulted in an epic year for river rafting in Colorado. The Colorado River Outfitters Association notes that this year’s season – which usually has dried up by now – will extend into at least early fall. […]

Escape To The Dunes

Alien World Awaits In Southwest Colorado Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHN Looking for a fun weekend adventure that transports you to a seemingly alien world?  The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve sits on the eastern side of the San Luis Valley, at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo […]

Volunteering In Vernazza

22 Park Hill Girl Scouts’ Adventure In Italy Story and photos by Kristin Coulter For the GPHN Fundraising and hard work pays off. Park Hill Girl Scout Troop 63573 recently returned from a glorious 10-day tour of Italy. One day of the trip was spent volunteering in the spectacularly beautiful Ligurian coastal town of Vernazza.  […]

Happily Aware

Books For Self-Awareness And Healthy Relationships By Leslie Williams Pauline Robinson Branch Librarian It has been a busy Summer Of Adventure at our neighborhood libraries. The annual reading program for youth has been very successful; hundreds of youth have registered for the program and are working hard, preventing summer reading loss.  Each summer, we display […]

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