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Step Aside, Brontë Sisters

Young Authors Take Library By Storm By Tracy Canada Hanson and Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarians This just in, you read it here first folks, two new authors have submitted their first books to the Denver Public Library. Certain to soon be featured in The New York Times Book Review, Lyla Bell and Harper […]

Battle For The Ball

East High School junior midfielder Bella Perko (#8) battles for the ball in East’s Oct. 17 home loss to Arapahoe High. Field hockey photos by Reid Neureiter

A Plea To Act Quickly

Young People Have Every Right To Be Angry Last month Denver was graced with the arrival of 16-year-old phenom and climate activist Greta Thunberg. She was greeted by thousands in Denver’s Civic Center Park by young activists who skipped school for the day, as well as adults who came to hear the young Swede who […]

It’s A Miracle! Or Is It?

Be Cautious Of Modern Day Snake Oil We’re all too young to remember the days of the roaming salesmen that touted a cure-all tincture that contained a mix of substances: alcohol, codeine, cocaine and more. Its nickname became commonly referred to as “snake oil.” While legitimate medications were generally contained in the snake oil, it […]

Park Hill Haunting

Ghost Stories From The ‘Hood By Rebecca Zimmerman, For the GPHN Photos from past Halloweens in the ‘hood by Reid Neureiter. Spider and web photos by Mark Silverstein. Autumn has arrived. The nights are growing longer, and the moon shining brighter. The leaves are falling on the parkways, the mornings are crisp. Neighborhood kids are […]

Will the DPS Board Flip?

Term Limits Set Stage For New School Leadership in November It’s that time of year again. Nine candidates are running for three open board positions for Denver Public Schools. In Greater Park Hill, voters will weigh in on just one of the races – the at-large position to replace Allegra “Happy” Haynes, who is term […]

We’ve Got Dates

The Greater Park Hill Community Annual Meeting is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the rooftop event space the Carla Madison Recreation Center, 2401 E. Colfax Ave. The program includes dinner, a keynote presentation, board elections, and volunteer recognition. Everyone is welcome. A public meeting on the East Area Plan is scheduled for Tuesday, […]

Community Announcements

Be There: East Area Plan  The Denver Planning Department is hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Johnson & Wales University to discuss the city’s draft recommendations for the East Area Plan. Residents are encouraged to attend and share their opinions about the plan, which proposes increased density to impact more than 31,000 […]

Birdland: Flash of Color

The Inca Jay has an extensive song repertoire, including a distinctive call that sounds like an alarm bell. This colorful bird stands a foot tall and has a striking blue crest and black bib with a white crown, bright yellow breast and rich green back feathers. You will not likely catch the flash of an […]

What Makes A Neighborhood

We Must Protect Park Hill’s Past, And Our Rich Future  By Gary Martyn For the GPHN I was returning home one morning in late July after a lovely time walking our dog around the neighborhood, through the Johnson & Wales campus and back to our house. The day was getting warm, but the big trees […]

Letters to the Editor

Stealthy City Government I want to thank Cara DeGette for the stellar reporting in her news story “Not So Fast” that appeared in the last month’s issue.  Trust me when I say that there are many, many Park Hill residents who were unaware of the city’s East Area Plan and specifically the Bus Rapid Transit […]

Every Child A Trailblazer

We Must Do What It Takes To Make That Happen There are brilliant changemakers among us, right here in the Greater Park Hill neighborhood. There are fearless leaders who will impact the world with their clever contributions, who will blaze paths in fields of medicine, science, technology, and the humanities; who will create genius solutions […]

Get Out The Map

Traveling In Solidarity To Save The Planet I spent some time in late September traveling around our beautiful state in an RV with my wife and a couple of close friends. We spent eight days visiting some of our favorite towns, from Telluride to Buena Vista, catching some early-turning aspens, checking out some new breweries […]

Art, Art Everywhere

Discover Color, Light, Repurposed Treasures at Park Hill’s 7th Annual Open Studio Tour Oct. 19 and 20 By Joyce Nielsen For the GPHN The annual Park Hill Open Studio Tour, now in its seventh year, features potters and glassmakers as well as painters, collagists and jewelers. In all, more than 22 artists in 11 different […]

Autumn In The Rockies

Finding Wildlife, Radiance, Solitude At Rocky Mountain National Park  Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHN Living in Park Hill, we sometimes forget that we are just a short 90-minute drive from one of our national treasures: Rocky Mountain National Park. According to the National Park Service, Rocky Mountain was the third most […]

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