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Bundles Of Thanks

The Greater Park Hill News utilizes a unique delivery system that includes nearly 400 volunteers who assist with the distribution of our publication. It is truly a community effort. We are grateful for the help of all our volunteers and take pride knowing we live in such a tight-knit community that rallies around the community […]

Mr. Big Shot Unveiled

Chauncey Billups Now Hanging At Blair-Caldwell Library By Lynn Bartels Special to the GPHN   Chauncey Billups, AKA “King of Park Hill,” credited his family and his community for his successes on and off the basketball court when his photograph was unveiled in early December at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. The former NBA […]

Choices Based On A Flawed System

The School Performance Framework Needs An Overhaul In 2008, Denver Public Schools instituted the School Performance Framework that rates its schools on a number of metrics including growth, achievement, student and parent satisfaction. More recently, “academic gaps” was added. Results from the SPF are released every year and categorize schools according to a color-coded system: […]

J.D. MacFarlane, J.D.

Former Colorado AG Known As Smart, Hardworking, Incorruptible  You win some, you lose some. This truism is surely something that has helped J.D. MacFarlane maintain his perspective through a long and distinguished legal career. But two recent setbacks were particularly painful. A lawsuit in which MacFarlane was the lead plaintiff to postpone or cancel a […]

‘The Chance Of A Lifetime’

Aubrea Argueta Delivers The News Story and photo by Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN Aubrea Argueta was born in Denver but didn’t move to Park Hill until about a year and a half ago. At first, she says, she wasn’t really happy about having to change schools. But then she realized that her new one – […]

Ruler of the Roost

Western Kingbirds are often seen in the open country, perched on roadside fences and wires, flying out to snap up insects on the wing. These flycatchers only weigh about 1.4 ounces, not exactly a size that conjures thoughts of monarchs and emperors. However, don’t underestimate Western Kingbirds. They earn their name from the way they […]

March For MLK, Jr. On Jan. 21

Join thousands of your closest friends to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday. This year’s MLK marade (parade/march) is Monday, Jan. 21. Participants gather at the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue and I Have A Dream Memorial in the southwest part of City Park, just west of Park Hill, beginning at 9 a.m. Speakers […]

Twelve Years Left

Powerful Message From A 15-Year-Old Activist As I sit down in mid-December to work on this article for our January paper it is 60 degrees in Denver. There is no precipitation in the forecast, and temperatures are projected to remain above normal for the foreseeable future. At the same time in Katowice, Poland, the annual […]

Community Announcements

Picking My Preschool The Denver Preschool Program (DPP) is hosting its 7th annual Preschool Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. The free event is designed to help Denver families learn how to access preschool tuition support and meet representatives from quality-rated preschools in and around the Denver area. The showcase is […]

Time To Strap On The Boards

Early season storms make for great beginning to ski season. Winter has brought little more than drought to the Front Range, but the High Country tells another story. November storms blanketed the Colorado mountain ski areas, including Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Winter Park and Breckenridge. Breckenridge, shown here in early November, received a […]

OPINION: Much More Than A Color

Time To Break Free Of DPS’s School Frameworks By Andrew Lefkowits Special to the GPHN ‘Tis the Season! No, not the season of agonizing over whether or not you chose the exact right gift for everyone on your list. It’s the Season of School Choice – an even more stressful time for Denver Public Schools […]

Letters to the Editor

The Legacy Continues We would like to express our gratitude for your excellent coverage in November of our Denver Feed A Family Thanksgiving distribution program to continue the legacy of the late “Daddy” Bruce Randolph. Because of our ever-increasing demand for contributions and volunteers, we must rely on our local media outlets to reach the […]

Listen, Unite, Act

Womxn’s March On Jan. 19 Dedicated To Inclusion By Regan Byrd and Pat Smith Special to the GPHN In the Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hears A Who! the fate of an entire civilization, housed on a tiny speck of dust, rests in the trunk of a single elephant, who just so happens to have ears […]

Womxn March On Denver Jan. 19

 Join fellow Coloradans to march for women, marking the three-year anniversary of the powerful grassroots Women’s March Movement. 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, crowds again took to the streets in […]

A Clear Mandate

Suggestions of Democratic ‘Overreach’ A Stretch By state Sen. Angela Williams Special to the GPHN On Nov. 6, Coloradans made it clear that they were tired of business as usual in the Capitol. They made it clear that they were hungry and ready for change. That is why Coloradans helped Democrats win not just the […]

Staying On Top Of The Game

East Athletes Graduate To Bigger Fields By Adam Uribes GPHN Intern Many an athlete has walked through the doors of Denver’s East High School with great ambition. Then, after four years, much sweat and sometimes a few tears, they’ve walked out the doors, having carved a niche in Angels sports history. Indeed, since Denver’s first […]

A Grand Adventure

Winter Of Reading Offers Escape Into Books By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Branch Librarian  We are kicking off year five of our Winter of Reading program. Patrons are encouraged to visit the library, grab a brochure, and work to fulfill five reading or library activities. Sweet and simple! When you complete the challenge, bring […]

Rudy Carey: 801 And Counting

Legendary East High Basketball Coach Knows How To Win Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN On Dec. 1, legendary East High basketball Coach Rudy Carey became only the second high school coach in Colorado history to register 800 wins, joining former Denver Christian Coach Dick Katte, who retired in 2012. For […]

23rd and Dexter: Jash Sandhu

By Jack Farrar Jash (pronounced Josh) Sandhu and his wife, Stephanie, live in Calgary, Alberta, and recently visited his cousin, Kenny Sandhu, and his wife, Annie, who reside in Park Hill. I met Jash at the Park Hill Community Bookstore, while Stephanie shopped for soup and other goodies at Spinelli’s. I asked Sandhu what fictional character […]

New Year, New Resolve

Thanks For A Great 2018, Park Hill. See You In The New Year! By Amelia Eckles Admin. Asst., GPHC From all of us here at Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were filled with family, friends, and new memories. We celebrated all that we were able to accomplish in […]

In Praise of Pet Owners

You’re Doing Great Things for Your Pets   As I sit writing this, it’s time to gear-up for the mad dash to the end of the year with Christmas, New Year’s and a long list of business owner to-dos. But as we start a new year, I want to acknowledge all the good things that […]

All Eyes On City Hall

  The holiday lights at the Denver City and County Building downtown were illuminated the day after Thanksgiving. In keeping with tradition, they will remain on until the National Western Stock show ends on Jan. 21. Photo by Reid Neureiter

Off To The Races

Mayor, Council Hopefuls Tuning Up For May By Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN Clearly still riding the deep blue wave of the mid-term elections from the week before, on Nov. 13 a crowd of about 130 flocked to Messiah Community Church to hear from two top challengers to Mayor Michael B. Hancock. The two-term mayor is running […]

Roots Elementary Closing

182 Students Will Be Displaced When Charter Shutters At End Of School Year On Nov. 13, the founders and leaders of Roots Elementary announced to its families that their four-year old charter school will close at the end of the school year. The school, at the Holly Square at 3350 Hudson St., opened in August […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the Nov. 1 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, Jan. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. There is no meeting in December. Community meetings are free and open to […]