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GPHC, Inc: Who We Are, What We Do, Our Mission

The Mission and The Officers of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. The 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 through community participation. The Greater Park Hill […]

An Urgent Call To Action

Integration, Equity, Tackling Global Warming Highlighted During Annual GPHC Meeting By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN A call for civility, a nod to the neighborhood’s rich history, and a challenge to harness climate change in our collective backyard were all themes during this year’s Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. annual meeting. More than 100 attended the […]

If DPS Builds It, Who Will Choose It?

Park Hill And Stapleton’s Ongoing Middle School Problem In early 2013, following the decision to phase-out and close Smiley Middle School, Denver Public Schools began a series of meetings intended to convince the community that creating a larger boundary for middle schools would benefit both Park Hill and Stapleton. Smiley had been struggling, especially following […]

The Locals At 7

   In October, The Locals celebrated seven years of hanging out at Cake Crumbs on Kearney Street. The Locals, who are also called by some the “Council of Elders,” aren’t a rock band – though they probably could be if they wanted. Rather, they are a group of longtime Park Hillians with a strong commitment […]

What Democracy Looks Like

By Elaine Connell Special to the GPHN If you are even considering not voting this year, my guess is that you are under 40. You don’t remember the days when political action made a tremendous difference in our government’s policies. You don’t live with images of firehoses and attack dogs trained on our black fellow […]

Birdland: Bluebirds

All Those Blues, A Thousand Hues Western Bluebirds are small thrushes, and very social when they are not breeding. They can often be spotted on low perches, swooping lightly to the ground to snack on insects. They commonly accept the offer of backyard birdbaths and feeders. People sometimes confuse Western Bluebirds with their Eastern or […]

Why I Am Running For Mayor Of Denver

It’s Time To Break The Mold, Bring Together Neighborhoods Denver mayors I have known and worked with don’t fit any particular shape or mold. A few of them, in fact, broke the mold. That is what made them so successful. Everyone knows and politicians all say, to manage a great city you need a commitment […]

East High Boys Soccer Takes DPS League Title

Will This Be The Year Of The State Title? Story and photo by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN Denver East High School boys varsity soccer won its final regular season game of 2018 on Oct. 19  at home with a hard-fought 4-1 league victory over the Far Northeast Warriors. East finishes the regular season […]

Community Announcements

Daddy Bruce’s Legacy Continuing the legacy of “Daddy” Bruce Randolph, the Denver Feed A Family Foundation (DFAF) will distribute Thanksgiving baskets to Denver-area families on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. at the corner of Bruce Randolph and High Street. The deadline to register is Nov. 5. According to a new report released by […]

Letter to the Editor

Vote Yes For Parks As a family that has made Park Hill our home since 1979, we are very aware of how lucky we are to be surrounded by great parks and outdoor spaces. Who doesn’t enjoy a run or walk around City Park or listening to jazz music on Sundays in summer next to […]

The Life Of A Firecracker

Janine Conklin Is In The Room When lifelong Park Hill resident Janine Conklin enters a room, she infuses the space with energy. Effervescent, with a broad, infectious smile, and a distinct, high-pitched laugh, Conklin always seems to be enjoying herself, and life in general. Whether she’s arranging the mystery section at the Park Hill Community […]

Blair Taylor Feted With J. Carlton Babbs Award

Praised For Bringing People Together Editor’s Note: The following remarks were delivered by Claudia Fields, last year’s recipient of the Babbs Award. Fields presented this year’s award to Blair Taylor during GPHC’s Oct. 4 annual meeting at the Park Hill Golf Clubhouse. During the meeting, Taylor also announced she is running for Denver city council […]

GPHC Annual Meeting

Seen at the scene, from top left clockwise: Jim Kroll; Charles and Justin Bresler; Gemma and Jeanette Fedele, Stephanie Ceccato and Geneva Goldsby; Harold and Claudia Fields; Lana Cordes, Justin Petaccio, Hannah Riviere-Platt and Sean Garvey; LaMone Noles. Photos by Cara DeGette

Angels On Fire

Experience, Maturity, Fuels Football Team By Adam Uribes GPHN Intern For some East High athletes, it can be a daunting proposition, performing in the shadow of the many that have come before them, amassing more than 70 state titles. In recent years, the football team has fallen short of those lofty accomplishments. The school’s boy’s […]

The News Is Dire

Climate Change Report A Call For Local Action In early October the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a harrowing report. A key statement by the panel warns that “limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” The report includes more than 6,000 scientific references from […]

Oneida Park Center Taking Shape

It’s been a year and a half since the new owners of the Oneida Park Center bought the business block on Oneida Street between 22nd and 23rd avenues, and changes are starting to come together. Ester’s at Oneida Park, which will be a pub and restaurant, is under construction at the site of the former […]

A Time For Gratitude

Our Neighborhood Rocks. Here Are A Few Reasons Why. By Amelia Eckles Admin. Asst., GPHC November at GPHC means Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for the generosity of the community during this time. If you’d like to be involved, there are many ways to do so. Check out Sierra Fleenor’s article on page […]

23rd and Dexter by Jack Farrar

Kevin Johnson If you have ever had a gargantuan sandwich prepared for you at Spinelli’s, Kevin Johnson may very well have played a role in the construction. He has worked at Spinelli’s going on five years, mostly behind the meat counter. I dare you to find a more polite, thoughtful, soft-spoken individual. He’s the kind […]

On the TL: Book Reviews

Editor’s Note: Beginning this month, we are pleased to bring a new regular feature to the newspaper. Eight months a year, the head librarians for Park Hill’s two Denver Public libraries will contribute short book reviews. Park Hill branch Librarian Tara Bannon Williamson (T) and Pauline Robinson branch Librarian Leslie Williams (L) will tackle books […]

This Month at the Library

Pauline Robinson Events Tech Help Appointments | Mondays and Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m. Get technology assistance from one of our in-house experts on your own device or a public computer. Learn the basics, such as email, social networking, word processing and eMedia. Call the library at 720-865-0290 to schedule an appointment for Monday or Tuesday. Preschool […]

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

GPHC Needs Thanksgiving Volunteers And Donations By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. In 2013, Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. held its first official Thanksgiving Giveaway. We served 57 families that year. By 2016, that number had grown to over 200 families. Last year, we distributed more than 327 Thanksgiving boxes to our neighbors, which […]

Under The Microscope

Grain-Free Diet Could Be Harmful to Your Dog With few exceptions, every owner of a dog wants to be taking the best care of their furry family member/s. Veterinary care is only a small portion of the estimated $69 billion spent on pets in 2017 – half of it was spent on food and other […]

Traffic Jam Ahead

Ballots Are Loaded For The Nov. 6 Election. Colorado Voters Should Proceed With Care. By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN For the first time in eight years, Colorado’s governor will not be a resident of Park Hill. With Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper term limited from running again, Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton, along with […]

Get Ready For The Ghouls

Over the years some parts of Park Hill have become notorious among Halloween connoisseurs for being primo spots to don some serious costume and score some major poundage of Reese’s, Almond Joys, Butterfingers, Twix and, of course, the ubiquitous Candy Corn. Some homeowners reported dispensing 800 pieces to that many trick-or-treaters last year, before running […]

DPS At A Crossroads

The Search  For The Next Superintendent Gets Heated On July 17, Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg announced his resignation after having served for 10 years. Since then the school board has launched what it has termed the Super Search for the man or woman who will take over the job of directing nearly 12,000 […]