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It’s Kuhl to Recycle: Options For Electronics

Do Not Send Them To The Landfill By Mark Kuhl For the GPHN Electronics are not allowed to be disposed of in landfills. There are many organizations that will recycle them, usually for a fee. Unfortunately there’s no one-stop shop for all electronics but here are some options: 1. First off, the annual Park Hill […]

Not So Fast

East Area Plan Hits Roadblocks: Concerns Raised Over Proposed Density and Traffic; Rapid Transit Funding Stalls On Colfax By Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN A plan to dramatically increase the density of residential areas close to Colfax from Colorado Boulevard east to Yosemite has drawn fierce opposition from many residents who fear their modest neighborhoods are […]

Park Hill Home Tour Turns 41

Check Out Five Stylish Digs And Party At The Daylong Street Fair On Sept. 8 By Jessica Howard, Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair Organizer The 41st Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair takes place on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour five homes in Denver’s most architecturally […]

Save The Date

The Greater Park Hill Community Annual Meeting is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the rooftop event space at the Carla Madison Recreation Center, 2401 E. Colfax Ave. Dinner is provided and the program includes a keynote presentation, board elections, and volunteer recognition. Join your neighbors to socialize, honor this year’s Babbs Award recipient, […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN Heads up, neighbors! Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. has partnered with National Research Center, Inc. to conduct a neighborhood-wide survey, which is anticipated to launch this month. NRC is an independent survey research firm that will collect and analyze data on numerous topics, including what residents think about current […]

Song Of The West

National Geographic describes the melodious, flute-like song of the Western Meadowlark as emblematic of the West. These rotund, colorful birds can be found year-round in Colorado grasslands and meadows. Audubon reminds us of a splendid connection between meadowlarks and the jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who grew up in California. Brubeck was undoubtedly inspired […]

Say Yes To Compost, No To Food Waste

Get Rid Of The Green Stuff In The Back Of The Fridge At some point throughout our month we all open our refrigerators to discover containers growing disgusting looking green stuff. We open them up and well, the smell overwhelms. Americans waste more food than any other nation on the planet. A few years ago, […]

A Vibrant Place For Learning

Focus At Smith Elementary Is On Rigorous And Joyous Studies Smith Elementary is one of five elementary schools in the Greater Park Hill neighborhood. At 3590 Jasmine St., it is a traditional neighborhood school that includes a special program, Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI), which is designed for native Spanish speakers. Emily El Moudaffar is […]

When Brain Betrays Heart

How Our Education System Fuels Implicit Bias Very few people openly identify as sexist, racist, or homophobic. In fact, many will loudly proclaim their support for marginalized groups while simultaneously engaging in deeds that betray what they claim to be their core beliefs. Consider a male boss who truly believes he supports women’s equality, yet […]

Community Announcements

Focus On Proposition CC Come learn about Proposition CC, which will be on the statewide November ballot to provide funding for transportation and education. Prop. CC would allow Colorado to retain excess revenue that is currently required to be refunded under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). The meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, from […]

Letters to the Editor

Was That A Lie? As I sit here with my newborn son at 2 a.m., living adjacent to a beautiful piece of green open space I can’t stop but think of the ones who have plotted away, behind closed doors, to scheme up such a deal to transfer the Park Hill Golf Course land into […]

Dan Recht Crushes It

He Has A Passion For Justice, And For The Ride Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHN Dan Recht is a celebrated criminal defense lawyer, former president of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, former chairman of the ACLU of Colorado and frequent television and NPR radio commentator on civil rights and constitutional law. […]

41st Annual Home Tour

Home descriptions by Lisa Culhane • Photos by Rae Marie Photography • Artist renderings by Marc Applebaum Welcome to the 2019 Park Hill Home Tour. These tour homes were picked based on their unique character, charm and significance in the ongoing and ever-evolving story of the neighborhood. We have no doubt you will enjoy visiting […]

Business (Not) As Usual On Colfax

By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN Welcome to Spilling the Beans, East Colfax edition. This occasional series focuses on business news happening in and around Park Hill. Last month we turned our attention to the Oneida Park Center, on Oneida between 22nd and 23rd avenues. Under new ownership, the block has drawn an influx of new […]

Faces As Big As Pie Plates

Photo and text by Reid Neureiter Late summer is sunflower season in Colorado, with fields in bloom south and east of Denver International Airport. Mountains and sunset provide dramatic backdrops for these six-foot tall sunflowers, their faces as large as pie plates and stretching as far as the eye can see. Two large fields of […]

An A-Plus In Our Books

School’s Back In Session. Guess What? Learning Never Ends By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarian Many students are already back at school, but learning never ceases at your public library. You are never too old to learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby, and we’re here to help you explore and […]

On The Water

Photo and text by Reid Neureiter When Coloradans think of outdoor exercise, they often think of hiking, cycling, or skiing. But there is also a thriving rowing community in Denver at the 880-acre Cherry Creek Reservoir southeast of Park Hill. Two rowing clubs are based there. The Mile High Rowing Club focuses on youth and […]

Dygert-Owen Dominates

Cycling phenomenon Chloe Dygert-Owen utterly dominated all aspects of the August four-stage Colorado Classic professional cycling race in City Park and downtown Denver. Dygert-Owen won the Overall (Yellow Jersey), the Climber’s Jersey, the Sprint Points Jersey, and also the Best Young Rider Jersey. She also won four stages in Steamboat Springs, Avon, and Golden, before […]

Park Hill pet of the month: Sylvia In The Box

Sylvia the black cat (who brings good luck, but no money so far) is seen here modeling the satisfied look that most felines adopt when they encounter cardboard boxes. If you’re thinking that cats just love to jump into and hide in boxes because their human caretakers think it’s so stinking cute, it’s time to […]

Seeking Babbs Award Nominations

Recognizing Park Hill Leaders Nominations are being sought for this year’s Babbs Award recipient. This award recognizes a Park Hill resident who has made a significant contribution to the neighborhood. The award, which has been given every year since 1980, honors the legacy of former Park Hill United Methodist Pastor Dr. J. Carlton Babbs. Previous […]

Spark Your Imagination

Getting Ready For The Home Tour, Street Fair, Annual Meeting It’s Home Tour & Street Fair month. As the former organizer of the Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair, this event holds a special place in my heart. It’s both GPHC’s largest (in terms of dollars raised) and oldest (established in 1978) fundraiser and […]

10 Common Cat Myths

Are Black Cats Lucky? Depends Where You Live. September is Happy Healthy Cat Month! So, you think you know cats? Maybe you do, but there are still very common myths that circulate. Here are the top 10: 1. Black cats are unlucky. This one depends on your country. In Japan, you are lucky if a […]

Oneida Park Center Near Capacity

Once Sleepy Business Block Bustling; Traffic and Parking Woes Spill into Surrounding Neighborhood Story and photos by Cara DeGette  Editor, GPHN On Sunday, July 7, at 10:25 a.m. an ear-splitting cheer erupted from inside Esters Neighborhood Pub at 22nd and Oneida. Exactly 10 minutes later, a repeat. It was the joyous sound – heard all […]

Denver Goose Kill Sparks Controversy

Secret Round-up Violates City’s Own Policy By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHC In late June, top officials from the Denver Parks and Recreation department launched, without public notice, an operation to remove 1,662 geese from several city parks, including City Park just west of Park Hill. After the geese were killed, they were processed and, according […]

Thoughts On Leadership

It’s Time For Our Elected Officials To Up Their Game By Brenda Morrison For the GPHN Given Denver’s rapid growth and strong economy, it’s both a blessing and curse to be in public leadership.  Unlike other communities, Denver is not facing budget cuts, structural deficits or unfunded pensions. Denver’s residents have been generous, approving bonds […]