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A Force To Be Reckoned With

Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education Forms To Tackle The Big Issues If, on the morning of Jan. 27, you didn’t make your way to McAuliffe to participate in the community meeting organized by Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education, you missed something big. This was by far the most positive discussion on […]

‘There Is No Deal’

City Shelves Fairfax Land Swap, Cites Lack Of Public Process By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN Denver Parks and Recreation Director Happy Haynes has announced her department has backed away from supporting a controversial land swap between the city and a private developer for a pocket park on Fairfax Street. The proposed deal, which was crafted […]

Barnstorming Over Park Hill

Barnstorming, in which pilots performed loop-the-loops and acrobatic stunts like the one shown here, gained popularity during the Roaring 20s.  During the post-World War I era, flying circuses were all the rage after thousands of surplus biplanes (called Jennys) were sold at bargain prices to private owners, helping to awaken America to civil aviation. Charles […]

Seven Months In Sanctuary

Araceli Velasquez  Continues Her Fight Against Deportation Araceli Velasquez came to the United States in 2010 when she was 19 years old. She fled her home country of El Salvador out of fear for her life amidst gang violence and political unrest. In June of that year, 14 people were murdered on public buses in […]

Taking The Red-Eye

Spotted Towhees look like large sparrows with thick, pointed beaks, short necks and round chunky bodies. They can live up to 11 years. Spotted Towhees can often be seen hopping around in the underbrush; this female was photographed in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico by Park Hill resident Mark Silverstein.

Letters to the Editor

Par for the Course Nearly every day I drive down 23rd Street or 26th. I cry or cry out as I see the devastation of the fenced-in City Park Golf Course. The lovely trees now on their side, chopped down. The geese had to move out of the way for men with their giant Tonka […]

23rd and Dexter by Jack Farrar

SirKirven SirKirven – yes, that is his name – is a very soft-spoken, polite young man. He has lived in Park Hill his whole life, and attended Stedman Elementary and Smiley Junior High. He is now a senior at East High School. He hopes to go to a college where he can learn art therapy, […]

Community Announcements

Éirinn Go Brách Irish and honorary Irish Coloradans are invited to celebrate the wearing o’ the green in downtown Denver at the largest St. Paddy’s Day Parade west of the Mississippi. This year St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, March 17, meaning the parade falls on the same day Irish descendants around the world celebrate […]

18 Degrees And … Rugby!

The Denver East High Rugby Club started its season with the Denver East Invitational tournament on Saturday Feb. 10, with shortened matches against Northside Rugby Club and Legend High School rugby. East’s A-side overcame 18-degree temperatures and a raging snowstorm to prevail in both games. East’s Rugby Club is a five-time state champion, last winning […]

Going For Gold

Tracey MacDermott, board chair of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., received a Neighborhood Star Award for 2017. Awarded annually by the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, the gold star honors community leaders who are making a difference in their communities. The 24-member board of GPHC nominated her, and she was honored at an awards dinner on Jan. 31. […]

No Snow, No Olympics

Climate Change A Critical Part Of The Conversation Gov. John Hickenlooper and MayorMichael B. Hancock are seemingly in hot pursuit of bringing the Winter Olympics to Colorado. There is certainly heated debate about this issue, as there was in 1972 when Denver backed out of the 1976 games. Regardless how each of us may feel […]

When Even Simple Things Get Complicated

Hyper-Polarized Politics Continues To Rock Center Stage As the legislature moved into its first full month of activity this session, even the simple things are becoming complicated. As we have discussed previously, the Joint Budget Committee (“JBC”) is the six-member committee of lawmakers who are responsible for drafting the state’s budget for consideration by the […]

Climbing The East Wall

Forget About The Alps. Extreme Skiing Is An Hour From Park Hill Story and Photos By Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN Many Park Hill skiers regularly visit the groomed runs of the mega-resorts of the Front Range. But they may secretly pine for the heroic terrain seen on the late Warren Miller’s ski films: […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the Feb. 1 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, March. 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. The April meeting will be Thursday, April 5 beginning at 6:30. The meetings […]

Support Democracy: Read This Article

Championing Access, Literacy And The Fourth Estate By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarian As I sat and listened at the venerable Denver Press Club on the evening of Feb. 8, I was overwhelmed with gratitude and pride for our community paper. Democracy depends on informed and engaged citizens. This is the first (among many) […]

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