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Quebec Street Budget Slashed By $20 Million

City Rethinks Plan For Busy Corridor; Added Traffic Lanes Nixed, Sidewalks May Be Considered By Esteban Hernandez Denverite The City of Denver is headed back to the drawing board to figure out potential improvements to Quebec Street, which marks the eastern boundary of Park Hill. In September, Denver scrapped plans calling for two more traffic […]

All Lit Up

Denver In All Its Glitter Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHN Denver’s longstanding tradition is to keep the holiday lights up until the National Western Stock Show is packed up and gone. From Thanksgiving through late January, the city celebrates the season with a variety of light displays. The colorful exhibitions vary […]

Stock Show

The annual downtown parade kicking off the 114th National Western Stock Show begins at noon on Jan. 9. Some 30 Texas longhorns will be herded from Union Station east on 17th Street for 15 blocks, ending at Tremont. Grand Marshal this year is Jake Jabs, the well-known owner of American Furniture Warehouse. In addition to […]

Stories That Bind Us

Prediction: No Shortage Of News In The Year Ahead At their best, newspapers balance controversial subjects via news and opinions, with feature pieces, photography, and the more lighthearted news of community that our neighbors have come to rely on. Park Hill is fortunate to have a population that includes high-profile political activists, social justice advocates, […]

Birdland: Master of the Sky

Bald Eagles are symbols of majesty, strength, courage, wisdom, power and freedom. The Bald Eagle, which was adopted as the national symbol of the United States in 1782, also carries the emblems of the importance of honesty and truthful principles, and the courage to look ahead. Winter is the perfect time to spot them on […]

Hot Topics Ahead

Political Climate Ripe For Election Year Fireworks In Colorado Happy New Year. The Colorado General Assembly is getting ready to convene on Jan. 8. Let the fun and games begin. Every observer of the process believes that the political climate on the national level will infect our local legislative process. It is difficult for any […]

Opinion: Vote As If Your Life Depends On It

Because It Does By Angela Astle, Rohini Gupta, Sharon Hwang, Kerry O’Grady and Suzie Schuckman 2020 Womxn’s March Denver Leadership Team Not voting is a vote. In a time when we find our human and civil rights under siege, the safety of our communities eroding around us, and the dire effects of climate change literally […]

Supporting Local Farmers

Tomatoes Are Always Better Right Off The Vine Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. hosted its second Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action (ANCA) workshop in late October, with about 20 community members participating. The group reviewed the previous work from the 2018 workshop and set the course for the next set of action plans. ANCA is “designed […]

Letters to the Editor

New Direction For DPS Park Hill newcomers, as well as longtime residents, benefit from reading Lynn Kalinauskas’s critical accounting in your December issue of Denver Public School’s market-driven, top-down education system launched by former Superintendent Michael Bennet in 2006. Tragically, the district’s so-called “reform” agenda has disrupted neighborhoods, churned students, segregated schools, demoralized teachers and […]

Community Announcements

Womxn’s March Jan. 18 Join fellow Coloradans to march for women, marking the four-year anniversary of the powerful grassroots Women’s March Movement. In 2017 record-breaking crowds marched in protest through downtown Denver and hundreds of other cities across the country and globe the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office. Last year organizers […]

Bugland: Summer But A Memory

You don’t see them up-close often, but Broadwinged Katydids are one of the most often-heard Colorado insects. From trees and shrubs, their loud lisps and clicks stretch on for several weeks during late summer. For many, the music of the Katydids represents the finality of the waxing season. For the winter, the Katydids have laid […]

The Best & Brightest

232 Books For Every Young Reader In The House By Leslie Williams Pauline Robinson Branch Library January is one of the most exciting months of the library. We have our Winter of Reading for adults. For younger readers, our Best & Brightest books list is available in our branch libraries. What is Best & Brightest? […]

Strength In Numbers

Become A Member Of Greater Park Hill Community Do you know what exactly Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. does? Well, you are reading this publication, so you are probably at least aware that we publish an award-winning, free monthly newspaper. But there is so much more that our organization – active since 1956 – does […]

Resolutions for Pets

In 2020, I Will for My Pet… Whew! It’s a new year, which always feels like a clean slate. Depending on your preferences, you may or may not make New Year’s resolutions, but most of us have at least a short list of wanted changes for our new slate. How about a resolution or two […]

Results Are In

Community survey shows overwhelming support for parks, open space, affordable housing, improving traffic and preserving the residential character and architecture of Park Hill. By Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN In September, the board of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. contracted with the Boulder-based survey research firm National Research Center (NRC). Specifically, GPHC was interested in conducting […]

The Year in Rearview

Highlights, and Lowlights, of 2019 Compiled by Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN What a year. Municipal elections, wrangling over the Park Hill Golf Course land and the East Area Plan, a teachers’ strike that was followed, months later, by a historic DPS school board election (see page 5 for more on that). Throw in world class […]

Birdland: Cheers To You

The song of the Buff-throated Saltator is, well, cheery. Males engage in melodious duets that sound like this: “Cheery cheery,” one will warble. The second will answer, “Cheery to you.” Once thought to be cardinals, Buff-throated Saltators are now considered part of the tanager family. They have stout, finch-like bills, slate-grey heads and greenish crowns. […]

Power Reset

Denver City Council Seeking Plenty Of Changes It is that weird political season that comes every four years. We’ve ended this year’s municipal election season, and will see what changes the newly elected officials will – or will not – bring. We’re readying for another convening of the Colorado Legislature next month. And we are […]

It’s Always Been Personal

What It Means To Flip The Board That Oversees Denver Public Schools In 2006, Michael Bennet, then the newly appointed superintendent of Denver Public Schools, in full embrace of the top-down national movement known as education reform, shuttered Manual High School. What has become the catch-phrase “education reform” is a market-based system that seeks competition […]

Brilliant, Thoughtful… And Struggling

The Inequities Of Zero Tolerance If you’ve happened upon my column over the past year in these pages, then you may already know I’m a Stedman parent and an active participant in Park Hill Neighbors For Equity in Education, which is working to achieve exactly what its name suggests. I also work as a school […]

Take Me To Your Leader

Meet The Board Members Of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. 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. The GPHC, Inc. board is comprised of volunteer representatives […]

Time To Kiss And Go

Idling Cars Are Bad For The Environment, Bad For Kids As each of my nieces and nephews were about to make their debut on this planet I watched my sisters and brother-in-laws baby-proof their homes. They bought the newest educational toys and environmentally friendly baby lotions. They spent hours researching schools and various extra-curricular activities, […]

Close Encounters With Bighorn Sheep

Check Out The Wildlife In Waterton Canyon   Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHN November and December are rut season for the resident herd of bighorn sheep in Waterton Canyon, just 40 miles southwest of Park Hill in Littleton, south of Chatfield Reservoir. The canyon features a 6.5-mile dirt road with stunning […]

A Century Of Storytelling

Bibliophiles Rejoice; Park Hill Library Turning 100 By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarian Did you know that the Park Hill Branch Library is the 5th oldest Carnegie Library in Denver that is still in use today? Built in 1920, the library, at 4705 Montview Boulevard, turns 100 in 2020! More fun facts: • $1,800: […]

Bugland: The Mighty Milkweed Borer

It’s fairly common knowledge that monarch butterflies depend on the milkweed plant to survive and thrive. But the winged beauties aren’t the only creatures that rely on the plant, which is really a complex ecosystem. Milkweed borers also live among the leaves, feeding on the sap and seeds of the plant. Like the monarch, these […]