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Gravel Road, Full Force Ahead

Park Hill Champion Cyclist Justin Little Credits Success To Vigilance and Luck  Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For The GPHN As the winter turns to spring and the snow starts to melt in the high country, many Park Hill residents turn to cycling for exercise. But for one Park Hiller, the advent of the […]

Happy Birthday To Us!

Happy Birthday To Us! June 1 Soiree To Mark 50 Years For GPHC, Inc. By Colette Carey GPHC, Inc. Board Member A half-century ago, what ultimately became the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. neighborhood organization formed to advocate for neighbors, promote diversity and inclusivity and be a general force for good. On Saturday, June 1, […]

2019 Park Hill Garden Walk is June 23

The Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being, with its 40,000 square feet of urban gardens, therapeutic gardens, aquaponics and more, is one of the many gardens participating in the 2019 Park Hill Garden Walk on June 23. The Dahlia Campus, at 3401 Eudora St., opened its doors in 2016 and has established itself as a […]

Just Vote Already!

Denver’s Municipal Election Day Is May 7 By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN Campaign season in Denver has been red-hot this spring.  Citywide, there are 52 candidates running for Mayor, Clerk & Recorder, Auditor and 13 City Council positions. In any of the races, if one candidate does not win more than 50 percent of the […]

Elegance Exemplified

American Avocets are long-legged waders who spend much of their time in shallow water and on mud flats. They glide through the water, swishing their slender, upturned bills from side to side to catch aquatic invertebrates. They occasionally stop and delicately shake the mud from their slightly webbed feet. In summer, the black-and-white birds don […]

Awards For Excellence

GPHN Wins Top Honors In Sustained Coverage, Columns, Photos It’s awards season, and we’re pleased as all get-out to announce we’ve brought home seven journalism awards for excellence from the Colorado Press Association’s annual competition. First Place News: Fairfax Land Swap Deal Cara DeGette  Greater Park Hill News received top honors for sustained and investigative […]

OPINION: Fighting for Equity

Local Activists Seek to Reinvent Schools A year ago we wrote about the rise of education activism in Northeast Denver. Local African American activists were challenging Denver Public Schools and demanding equity for black and brown children in the city’s schools. They were voicing their discontent at DPS Board public comment sessions, using social media […]

OPINION: 20 Tests Every Year

It’s Time To Take Another Look At Standardized Testing  If you have a child in a public school in Colorado, chances are they just spent a couple of weeks taking standardized tests instead of learning something new at school.   Between pre-K and grade 12, the average American student will take 112 standardized tests (not […]

OPINION: Climate Crisis 2020

Support Candidates Who Are Fighting For Wild Places Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren was in Denver campaigning last month and was greeted by 1,500 supporters at Aurora’s Stanley Market.  Warren voiced her support of many topics, including free access to National Parks and protection of public lands.  “Bruce and I love to hike,” she said, a […]

Community Announcements

Celebrate Real News On Wednesday, May 1, the Pauline Robinson Branch Library is throwing a bash to highlight the Greater Park Hill News, an award winning, monthly publication that has been in continuous production covering the neighborhood and city since 1961. Come hobnob with the newspaper’s editor and manager, writers and photographers, blockworkers and bundlers, […]

Eastern Redbud in Bloom

Eastern Redbud in Bloom This photo was taken in City Park by photographer Kathryn Charles in early Spring, 2015, depicting the sheer beauty and resilience of nature and the tenuous balance of preserving open space with urban expansion. Charles has been documenting City Park and City Park Golf Course in all seasons since 2006. Charles […]

Letters to the Editor

Williams Needs To Stand Up Sen. Angela Williams’ column in your February issue is misleading at best. She proclaims that “climate change is real … it is time we take real steps toward a sustainable future to protect our great state.”  And indeed she is in a position to take those steps, but she has […]

OPINION: Putting FAMLI First

It’s Time To Do The Right Thing By Rebecca Zimmerman For the GPHN I have seen firsthand how our community takes pride in our ability to support our families while excelling in our careers and providing value to our employers. As a mother of two young girls and domestic abuse and stalking survivor, I also […]

OPINION: The Moment Is Here

Full-Time Kindergarten Critical For Our Youngest Learners By Jennifer Spires For the GPHN As an educator, I know how critical high-quality early learning is to academic success.  So, I took notice of Gov. Jared Polis’ campaign platform, specifically his position to support full-day kindergarten funding and his goal to provide access to quality early learning […]

Rude Dogs Pump It Up

Special Olympics Powerlifters Are Dedicated, And Strong Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHC If you happen by Denver’s Rude Recreation Center at 2855 W Holden Pl. (just off Federal Boulevard) on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., you will come across a group of athletes who are as dedicated as they are strong.  […]

Digging Into Dahlia Campus

Focus On Health & Well-Being & Farms & Gardens Story by Jean Ercolani Photos courtesy of the Dahlia Center for Health & Well-Being Park Hill Garden Walk  The 2019 Park Hill Garden Walk committee is thrilled that the Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being is one of the featured gardens this year. If you’ve never […]

Legislature 2019 In Rearview

Ambitious Agenda Included Successes; There Is Still Work To Do In the Colorado State Senate, we are tasked with representing a diverse constituency with differences that oftentimes seem irreconcilable. As the chair of the Business, Labor and Technology Committee, it is my job to do the seemingly impossible task of balancing these differences regularly. I […]

Parade Turning 10

It All Started With A Few Kids On Bikes By Cara DeGette Photos Courtesy of Justin Bresler For the Greater Park Hill News  It’s hard to believe, but this year marks the 10th anniversary of what 4th of July Parade Founder Justin Bresler describes, accurately, as Denver’s largest Independence Day march.   The parade stretches […]

Taking Care Of Your Mind, Body And Brain

May is Mental Health Awareness Month By Leslie Williams Pauline Robinson Librarian While we know our collections and programs often meet your needs for educational and entertainment purposes, we are aware that you may have more personal needs.  Denver Public Library has made a commitment to welcome the opportunity to help our customers in other […]

Seven Questions For Lana Cordes

Meet The New Director Of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.   Lana Cordes loves to dance, loves to travel, and loves Park Hill. In no particular order. Cordes, 34, grew up in Westminster, and for nearly six years has lived in north Park Hill with her husband (and now 2-year old son). She has a Bachelor […]

Wielding The Long-Stick

East Star Players Sally and Finley-Ponds Ready To Rip Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHN Denver East boys lacrosse has some work to do to make the post-season, having fallen on April 5 at home to 4th-ranked Kent Denver by the score of 11-4, and losing to 8th ranked Colorado Academy by […]

Bursting At The Seams

Spring Has Sprung. Mark Your Calendars, Neighbors!  Spring has sprung and you may have noticed some changes here at Greater Park Hill, Inc. As the new Executive Director of the Registered Neighborhood Organization, I would first like to say, “Hello!”  I have served as a volunteer, event chair, and board member over the last five […]

In May, And Always, Be Kind

The Startling Realities Of Mental Health And Crisis May is Mental Health Month and I’m going to delve into a topic that is serious in the veterinary industry but is also impacting our children and our society as a whole.  Why? Because it has touched me personally in my life, in my daughters’ lives at […]

City Of Discontent

Hyper-Development, Spike In Homelessness, Frustration With Status Quo Factors In Denver’s May 7 Municipal Elections By Cara DeGette GPHN Editor Four years ago, District 8 City Councilman Chris Herndon strolled into a second term in office without a whiff of opposition. Four years ago, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock skipped into a second term with […]

An Uncertain Future

Dropping Enrollment, Departing Principal Highlight Emerging Crisis At Denver Discovery School   The milquetoast announcement – that community meetings were planned for the future of Denver Discovery School – did not hint at the gravity of the situation. In reality, the gatherings in mid-March were about a school in crisis that faces an uncertain future.  […]