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Faces As Big As Pie Plates

Photo and text by Reid Neureiter Late summer is sunflower season in Colorado, with fields in bloom south and east of Denver International Airport. Mountains and sunset provide dramatic backdrops for these six-foot tall sunflowers, their faces as large as pie plates and stretching as far as the eye can see. Two large fields of […]

An A-Plus In Our Books

School’s Back In Session. Guess What? Learning Never Ends By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarian Many students are already back at school, but learning never ceases at your public library. You are never too old to learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby, and we’re here to help you explore and […]

On The Water

Photo and text by Reid Neureiter When Coloradans think of outdoor exercise, they often think of hiking, cycling, or skiing. But there is also a thriving rowing community in Denver at the 880-acre Cherry Creek Reservoir southeast of Park Hill. Two rowing clubs are based there. The Mile High Rowing Club focuses on youth and […]

Dygert-Owen Dominates

Cycling phenomenon Chloe Dygert-Owen utterly dominated all aspects of the August four-stage Colorado Classic professional cycling race in City Park and downtown Denver. Dygert-Owen won the Overall (Yellow Jersey), the Climber’s Jersey, the Sprint Points Jersey, and also the Best Young Rider Jersey. She also won four stages in Steamboat Springs, Avon, and Golden, before […]

Park Hill pet of the month: Sylvia In The Box

Sylvia the black cat (who brings good luck, but no money so far) is seen here modeling the satisfied look that most felines adopt when they encounter cardboard boxes. If you’re thinking that cats just love to jump into and hide in boxes because their human caretakers think it’s so stinking cute, it’s time to […]

Seeking Babbs Award Nominations

Recognizing Park Hill Leaders Nominations are being sought for this year’s Babbs Award recipient. This award recognizes a Park Hill resident who has made a significant contribution to the neighborhood. The award, which has been given every year since 1980, honors the legacy of former Park Hill United Methodist Pastor Dr. J. Carlton Babbs. Previous […]

Spark Your Imagination

Getting Ready For The Home Tour, Street Fair, Annual Meeting It’s Home Tour & Street Fair month. As the former organizer of the Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair, this event holds a special place in my heart. It’s both GPHC’s largest (in terms of dollars raised) and oldest (established in 1978) fundraiser and […]

10 Common Cat Myths

Are Black Cats Lucky? Depends Where You Live. September is Happy Healthy Cat Month! So, you think you know cats? Maybe you do, but there are still very common myths that circulate. Here are the top 10: 1. Black cats are unlucky. This one depends on your country. In Japan, you are lucky if a […]

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 […]

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