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Food for Thought: Part 2

Busting Pet Food Myths, And The Importance Of Reading Labels Thinking about pet food? I know it’s not necessarily the most gripping topic, but it can be of critical importance to your pet’s health. We started last month with busting a few pet food myths, and we’ll continue this month, along with tools in evaluating […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the April 5 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, May 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. The June meeting will be Thursday, June 7 beginning at 6:30. The meetings […]

Pitting Neighbor Against Neighbor

Rift Deepens Over Proposed Fairfax Land Swap; Deal Gets Political By Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN If time were money, the tiny pocket park on Fairfax Street might already be built. But the long tug-of-war continues over a proposed deal to give developer Ben Maxwell a parcel of land that was slated for a small public park […]

A Moment Becomes A Movement

Rising Voices Echo Through A House Divided At DPS Two events that took place in mid-April encapsulate the state of education in Denver: the brief return of Antwan Wilson and the rise of Vanessa Quintana. Antwan Wilson’s brief return On April 11 a photo of Wilson walking through the corridor of Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

Pop Show Pops At East

Theme This Year Is Female Empowerment Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN The Denver East High choirs performed to nearly packed houses for three straight nights in April with their annual “Pop Show,” a celebration of young musical talent. This year’s theme was “Female Empowerment” with a large blue painted female […]

Editor’s Note: Keeping An Eye On Things

First, the good news. In our business, it’s awards season, and the Greater Park Hill News has been showered with a few citations for excellence that are worth sharing. Lynn Kalinauskas won First Place in the Education category from the Colorado Press Association for her June 2017 story, “An Issue Of Equity.” There is no […]

Birdland: Farewell, Little Sparrow

The American Tree Sparrow is also known as the winter sparrow. These little birds with rusty caps and plump carriages spend the cold months in the lower states, where they readily visit backyards, especially if there’s a seed feeder. They head north to Canada when the weather warms up, to breed and raise their young. […]

Letters to the Editor

An Open Letter To The City Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) held its fourth (of four) meetings for the Fairfax Park on Tuesday, April 17. We learned that DPR is back to the drawing board for the design and the neighborhood is divided on its location. At that meeting neither DPR Director Happy Haynes nor […]

The Ephemeral Artist, Balancing Stones And Life

Tom O’Dwyer’s Sculptures Are Rock Stars Most people would agree that a good life is a balanced life. Tom O’Dwyer, who has lived in Park Hill more than 20 years with his wife Carol, takes that principle literally. O’Dwyer has many talents, but surely the most interesting among them is rock balancing, which he freely […]

Community Announcements

Celebrating Real News On Wednesday, May 2, the Park Hill Library is throwing a bash to highlight the Greater Park Hill News, an award winning, monthly publication that has been in continuous production covering our community since 1961. Come hobnob with the newspaper’s editor, writers and photographers, blockworkers and bundlers, and our beloved advertisers. Learn […]

Down The Home Stretch

The Legislature Twists And Turns Its Way To The Finish Line By the time you read this, there will be less than two weeks remaining in the 2018 legislative session. Although major issues remain to be addressed, in spite of the legislature’s preoccupation with the expulsion of members, politics appears to be what is on […]

Park Hill Commons Timeline of Events

On May 16, 2016, a representative of the development company HM Capital reached out to city Councilman Chris Herndon, who represents Park Hill. The developer announced he wanted to share plans with the councilman to “gentrify” the business block of Fairfax between 28th and 29th avenues. Part of that plan included the idea of a […]

One Day. 10 Gardens. Endless Inspiration.

Park Hill Garden Walk Set For Sunday, June 24 By Jean Ercolani Garden Walk Marketing Chair The 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk promises to be a day full of surprises, creativity, inspiration and pure enjoyment. For the past 18 years, the Park Hill community has opened their hearts and their gardens for all to enjoy. […]

Don’t Be Silent This Spring

Save Bees, Say No To Pesticides This time of year spring rushes over me, which puts a skip in my step and the anticipation of bursting flowers gives me renewed hope. I get an overwhelming desire to spend time outdoors working in my yard and watching Mother Earth explode with color. However, my initial joy […]

The Bee’s Knees

How To Love The Swarm In Your Backyard By Colin Mann Special to the GPHN Some might think it strange that staring down into a box full of tens of thousands of flying, stinging insects would put you at ease. But here I am. And there are dozens of us. Well, probably a lot more […]

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