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Results Are In

Community survey shows overwhelming support for parks, open space, affordable housing, improving traffic and preserving the residential character and architecture of Park Hill. By Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN In September, the board of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. contracted with the Boulder-based survey research firm National Research Center (NRC). Specifically, GPHC was interested in conducting […]

The Year in Rearview

Highlights, and Lowlights, of 2019 Compiled by Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN What a year. Municipal elections, wrangling over the Park Hill Golf Course land and the East Area Plan, a teachers’ strike that was followed, months later, by a historic DPS school board election (see page 5 for more on that). Throw in world class […]

Birdland: Cheers To You

The song of the Buff-throated Saltator is, well, cheery. Males engage in melodious duets that sound like this: “Cheery cheery,” one will warble. The second will answer, “Cheery to you.” Once thought to be cardinals, Buff-throated Saltators are now considered part of the tanager family. They have stout, finch-like bills, slate-grey heads and greenish crowns. […]

Power Reset

Denver City Council Seeking Plenty Of Changes It is that weird political season that comes every four years. We’ve ended this year’s municipal election season, and will see what changes the newly elected officials will – or will not – bring. We’re readying for another convening of the Colorado Legislature next month. And we are […]

It’s Always Been Personal

What It Means To Flip The Board That Oversees Denver Public Schools In 2006, Michael Bennet, then the newly appointed superintendent of Denver Public Schools, in full embrace of the top-down national movement known as education reform, shuttered Manual High School. What has become the catch-phrase “education reform” is a market-based system that seeks competition […]

Brilliant, Thoughtful… And Struggling

The Inequities Of Zero Tolerance If you’ve happened upon my column over the past year in these pages, then you may already know I’m a Stedman parent and an active participant in Park Hill Neighbors For Equity in Education, which is working to achieve exactly what its name suggests. I also work as a school […]

Take Me To Your Leader

Meet The Board Members Of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., is a volunteer-based registered neighborhood organization that promotes the character and vibrancy of Park Hill, provides resources, information and advocacy, and preserves quality of life and the history of the neighborhood. The GPHC, Inc. board is comprised of volunteer representatives […]

Time To Kiss And Go

Idling Cars Are Bad For The Environment, Bad For Kids As each of my nieces and nephews were about to make their debut on this planet I watched my sisters and brother-in-laws baby-proof their homes. They bought the newest educational toys and environmentally friendly baby lotions. They spent hours researching schools and various extra-curricular activities, […]

Close Encounters With Bighorn Sheep

Check Out The Wildlife In Waterton Canyon   Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHN November and December are rut season for the resident herd of bighorn sheep in Waterton Canyon, just 40 miles southwest of Park Hill in Littleton, south of Chatfield Reservoir. The canyon features a 6.5-mile dirt road with stunning […]

A Century Of Storytelling

Bibliophiles Rejoice; Park Hill Library Turning 100 By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarian Did you know that the Park Hill Branch Library is the 5th oldest Carnegie Library in Denver that is still in use today? Built in 1920, the library, at 4705 Montview Boulevard, turns 100 in 2020! More fun facts: • $1,800: […]

Bugland: The Mighty Milkweed Borer

It’s fairly common knowledge that monarch butterflies depend on the milkweed plant to survive and thrive. But the winged beauties aren’t the only creatures that rely on the plant, which is really a complex ecosystem. Milkweed borers also live among the leaves, feeding on the sap and seeds of the plant. Like the monarch, these […]

Park Hill Character: Maxwell Bresler’s Electro-Pop Space Club

‘Everything I do creatively is part of my own universe that I create in my head.’ Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHN The word “clothes” is inadequate to describe the creations of Maxwell Bresler. Bresler, 19, grew up in Park Hill. When he was 15, the brother of a friend was making […]

Above and Beyond

Feeling Gratitude For The Bounty As of this writing, we are in the thick of preparations for Thanksgiving. We’ve got, literally, tons of food sorted and stacked in our community room here at Command Central (aka 2823 Fairfax), and in a matter of days, we’ll distribute about 300 boxes containing full-on Thanksgiving meals to our […]

I Caught It from My Pet

How To Avoid Zoonotic Diseases Our pets. We love them and they love us, but sometimes they can share more than love. From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “infectious diseases often and easily are spread from animals to people.” These are called zoonotic diseases. Now, before you give the hairy eyeball […]

Line In The Sand

SOS Denver Highlights New Law Protecting Conservation Easements In Latest Salvo Over Park Hill Golf Course By Cara DeGette GPHN Editor In the latest twist to an ongoing tug-of-war over the former Park Hill Golf Course, the group fighting to keep the 155 acres as open space stepped forward in late October to highlight a […]

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