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Park Hill 4th Of July Parade Promises Flags And Fun The ninth annual Independence Day parade is ready to rock Park Hill on Wednesday, July 4. This year’s parade includes more than 50 groups, including floats, marching bands, costumed characters (plus dinosaurs, fairies and unicorns), classic cars, and more. The route is the same as […]

Old Tower Theater To House Gymnasium, Dance, Pizza

Renovations Began On June 4 Story and photos by Cara DeGette GPHN Editor     The old Tower Theater on Kearney Street is being renovated and will open in mid-August as the new home of the Park Hill Dance Academy, as well as a gymnasium, called Mighty Movement, and a second Denver location of Brava Pizzeria. Renovations […]

All That He Owns

The Immigration Crisis In Texas Through The Eyes Of Ronny Story and photos by Alejandra Garza Exclusive to the GPHN Ronny is 9 years old. He’s shy, polite and has a smile that lights up a room. The first thing I noticed about him was the fact that he was wearing a wool sweater – […]

Park Hill Character: No Matter How Farrar You Look …

… There Is Pam and Jack By Barb Moe Jack and Pam Farrar are longtime residents of the Park Hill neighborhood, as well as major contributors to its lively spirit. Wrapping your arms around this couple would be a challenge, not because of their girth, but because of their many interests and talents. Take Alley Art. […]

Earth Matters: Saddling Up For Conservation

By Heather Shockey Ride the Rockies Allows For Much Reflection  As summer hits Colorado full swing, so does Ride the Rockies, a June cycling tour that showcases different communities throughout our wonderful state. This year, the 33rd edition of Ride the Rockies visited Breckenridge, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake, and Winter Park.  For me, the […]

Birdland: Like A Little Submarine has a wonderful podcast about the remarkable Pied-billed Grebe, a master of its own buoyancy. As described by Audubon, the grebe floats like a foot-long cork among the lily pads. “Suddenly the grebe begins to sink, inch by inch, like a submarine—until it disappears! Thirty seconds later, it reappears, just its head above the […]

CommUNITYfest Is Born

Park Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church Working To Build A United Neighborhood   On Albion Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bruce Randolph Avenue sits a red brick church with a tall spire. Amidst the surrounding asphalt and blacktop, a large, bright green lawn throws the Denver Park Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church’s […]

Heading West Up Colfax

Jonny Barber Moves Museum To Lakewood Story and photo by Adam Uribes On June 16, Jonny Barber – known in the neighborhood as Jonny B – closed the doors of his Colfax Museum inside of the Ed Moore Florist and More shop at 6109 E. Colfax Ave. The museum, which opened last December to great […]

Record Heat in Politics

With Primary In Rearview, Minds Turn To November General With two months in the rearview, this year’s legislative session has faded – at least temporarily. The talk for the past month has focused on Colorado’s June 26 primary election, in particular the campaigns for those seeking to become the next governor of Colorado. For the […]

Community Announcements

Fairfax Land Swap Heads To City Council July 16 The Denver City Council is scheduled to vote whether to move forward with the proposed Fairfax park land swap on Monday, July 16. The controversial issue passed through the city council’s Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 26. Specifically, the city’s Parks and Recreation […]

The 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk

Cool weather (with an afternoon rainstorm) provided a nice break for looky-loos checking out the 10 gardens in the annual Park Hill Garden Walk on June 24. The final number of tickets sold this year wasn’t available as of press time, but preliminary reports indicate attendance was up in this year’s event benefitting GPHC, Inc.Check […]

23rd and Dexter: John Krause, Tilting At Windmills

by Jack Farrar I first met John Krause when he started volunteering at the Park Hill Community Bookstore eight years ago. His volunteer duties have expanded considerably over the years, and he now serves as interim president of the board of the nonprofit bookstore. He takes this position very seriously, as he should. He insists, to […]

Fields Of Dreams

Story and Photos by Reid Neureiter Denver East Rugby Shocks Regis To Win State Title  On May 19, the Denver East High School Rugby Club won its sixth state championship title with a thrilling 17-14 come-from-behind victory over Regis Jesuit at Don Breese Stadium in Monument. East’s rugby club, under the leadership of Coach Bill […]

Kapow! Wham! Bang!

Denver Comic Con a Smashing Success By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarian The Denver Public Library was proud to participate in the 2018 Denver Comic Con at the Denver Convention Center June 15-17. With more than 100.000 in attendance, library staff were thrilled to connect with over 11,000 avid readers, film buffs, gamers and […]

Summer In Full Swing

Monday Farm Stand, 4th Of July, Thanks To All By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. Summer is in full swing here at Greater Park Hill Community. The farm stand has already attracted dozens of visitors on Mondays, the garden is producing, and the Park Hill Garden Walk was a delight. If you were there, […]

Resist Dr. Google

For Pet Care, Avoid The Wild, Wild World Wide Web   The digital information age has put a supercomputer in almost every hand, with smart phones and instantaneous connectivity to the Internet. To someone who used six-inch floppy disks at the start of college, I can tell you much has changed, but the caveat of […]

Splendid and Untamed

Locking Horns, Bugling Elk, Summiting With Goats. Where To Check Out Colorado’s Wildlife In Action Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN Say you have visitors in from out of town who desire a true Colorado experience, hoping to see and maybe interact with some of the wildlife for which our state […]

Teachers Seek Professional Compensation

The Numbers Behind Red For Ed In DPS Strikes and protests have played out across the nation, with plenty of images showing teachers agitating for higher pay. Here in Denver, Denver Public Schools and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association agreed in the fall to an increase of $1,400 to the base salary for teachers. More […]

A Gardener’s Passion

Welcome To The 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk By Jean Ercolani Garden Walk Marketing Chair honey suckle 2016  The 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk is around the corner. Whether you are looking for inspiration or just want to enjoy a day outside walking through beautiful gardens, Sunday, June 24 will not disappoint. I recently had […]

Letters to the Editor

Response To The Fairfax Land Swap Deal Editor’s Note: We received numerous responses about last month’s coverage of the city’s proposed park land swap with the developer of Park Hill Commons (the news package can be read online at Two people were critical of the news story and timeline of events detailing how the […]

Graceful Landing

American White Pelicans are huge waterbirds with broad wings. During the spring breeding season, adults grow a flattened “horn” on their massive bills. As Audubon notes, despite their great size, pelicans are spectacular fliers, with flocks often soaring very high in the air, ponderously wheeling and circling in unison. They land in water with great […]

Watershed Moments At Montview

Taking Action For Racial Equality, Combatting Gun Violence  Inside the imposing stone church at Montview and Dahlia Street, the light shines into the foyer. A banner of the historic visit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is proudly displayed in the hallway. Karen Timmons, co-chair of the social justice ministry at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, […]

Dismantling The Barriers

1 In 3 Have A Criminal Record. Help Past Offenders Rejoin Society By Stephanie Ceccato Special to the GPHN An estimated one in three adults in the United States has a criminal record. For most offenders, returning to the community after being in jail or prison is a difficult transition. Sadly, there are many barriers […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the May 3 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, June 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. There is no community meeting in July. The meetings are free and open […]

Community Announcements

Know Your Candidates! Vote June 26! The Democratic and Republican primaries are Tuesday, June 26. Do you know who your candidates are? So far this year in Colorado the race to replace John Hickenlooper as governor has gotten much of the attention, but several other races are also in play on the statewide ballot. On […]

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