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Block Worker of the Month

Every month Maria Barreto (not pictured) delivers the Greater Park Hill News to her neighbors in the north part of the neighborhood, near the Park Hill Golf Course. She couldn’t do it without the valuable assistance of her little helper, Jeter Hemingway (pictured). Jeter Hemingway, who usually just goes by Jeter, loves walks, answers to […]

On Strike

On Feb. 11, thousands of Denver teachers walked out of their classrooms, striking mainly over the issue of pay, for the first time in 25 years. That day, hundreds of educators, parents and students descended on the state Capitol in support of teachers. Click here for more photos, along with statements and testimonials from several […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the Feb. 7 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, March. 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. The April meeting will be Thursday, April 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The […]

Birdland: Sharing The Island

Black-crowned Night Herons are rather small herons, roughly between the size of a crow and a goose. In the spring, Black-crowned Night Herons return to the heavily treed island on the east side of Ferril Lake. There, they build their nests and share the island for the summer with snowy egrets, along with a few […]

Q&A With The Candidates For Denver Clerk and Recorder

By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHN It’s been more than 100 years since late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, in a 1913 article in Harper’s Weekly, uttered what has become synonymous with transparency in government: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”  Every March, journalists and good government advocates engage in an activity […]

Taking It To The Mat

Girl Grapplers Break Free Of Once-Male Dominated Sport Story and photo by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN Colorado girl wrestlers made history on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Thornton High School, participating in the first recognized Colorado High School Girls State Championship Tournament. The Denver East High wrestling squad was represented, with sophomore state qualifier […]

Community Announcements

Future Of The ‘Hood Denver Planners have scheduled the last of five public workshops to discuss and collect input in its East Area Plan, which includes the southern portion of Greater Park Hill. The workshop is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Ashley Elementary School, 1914 Syracuse St. The neighborhoods within the East […]

Toxic Stress in Schoolchildren

When Children Are Surviving, But Not Thriving Think about the last time you encountered a stressful situation. Maybe you had to swerve to avoid the guy who cut you off in traffic. Maybe you lost sight of your child at the grocery store. Without thinking, your body immediately reacted to the stress: your heart rate […]

23rd & Dexter: Karlyn in Wonderland

By Jack Farrar  The space on the southwest corner of 23rd and Dexter has been an emporium of dance for several decades. The latest iteration is the Park Hill Dance Academy, owned and operated by Karlyn Griswold. She has been dancing since 1983, including stints with the San Diego City Ballet and the Charleston, S.C. […]

Holding Court

East Basketball Season Ends On A Raucous Note  Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN On Feb. 8, Denver East’s girls and boys varsity basketball teams both took on the Thomas Jefferson Spartans in a raucous Thomas Jefferson gymnasium.  The East girls made a quick task of it, leading 15-0 after the […]

Come So Far, So Far To Go

Colorado Needs An Aggressive Road Map For Renewables According to the Colorado Energy Office, our state produces more natural gas than all the energy it consumes in a year across the entire energy sector. Other facts from the states energy estimates are as follows: • Colorado’s crude oil production has quadrupled since 2010. • We […]

One Big Mystery

Bill Would Shine Light On Disparities In State Contracts For Women, Minorities, Disabled and LGBTQ Business Owners` Colorado is incredibly diverse. Unfortunately, we don’t know if that diversity is reflected in how we award some of our state’s biggest contracts to businesses.  Why? Because the state has never conducted a disparity study or kept a […]

OPINION: Park Hill Golf Course Open Space in Jeopardy

Hold Mayor and Council Candidates Accountable On May 7 By Woody Garnsey and Sandy Robnett Special to the GPHN The open space future of the 155-acre Park Hill Golf Course land is in jeopardy and needs an outpouring of public support to save it. The land is the last sizeable parcel of core Denver open […]

Lessons Learned

For Teachers, The Strike Was About Fairness, Respect, Students, And Being Paid A Professional Salary Editor’s note: In early February it became clear that the Denver teachers’ union and DPS administrators were at an impasse. A strike – mainly over the issue of pay – was imminent. At the end of three days, an agreement […]

OPINION: 50 Years of ‘Political Theater’

Over the last half-century, DPS teachers have struck three times for better working conditions and provisions for students. So why did we have to fight the same fight in 2019? By Karen Vittetoe Special to the GPHN I was a junior at Denver’s Manual High School in 1994 when my teachers joined a picket line, […]

Here Comes Spring

We Can Help With The Prep Work For A Gorgeous Garden By Leslie Williams Pauline Robinson Branch Librarian Every spring I tell myself I’m going to start a garden and grow my own herbs or vegetables.  Growing up in Ohio, my dad had a garden where he grew tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. I figure I […]

Ice Climbing World Cup

On Feb. 23-24, Denver’s Civic Center Park hosted the finals of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation’s ice climbing World Cup series. The event attracted more than 70 competitive ice-climbing men and women athletes from around the world, including from France, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Azerbaijan. A 50-foot tall competition scaffolding made of particle […]

Getting The Boot

The Denver East rugby team brought home the boot trophy on Feb. 23, winning 26 -21 against Regis Jesuit at the Infinity Park at Glendale Turf Field. It was the first league match for both teams, and a rematch of the 2018 State Championship. The “Boot Bowl” is an annual rivalry match between East and […]

Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. board members

gathered at the GPHC, Inc. office at 2823 Fairfax St. in early February to discuss and brainstorm ideas and goals for the year ahead for the Registered Neighborhood Organization. At-Large Rep. Matt Bradford, Education Chair Lynn Kalinauskas, District 4 Rep. Kevin Wiegand, At-Large Rep. Justin Petaccio, District 5 Rep. Blair Taylor, District 8 Rep. Nam […]

Gearing Up For Springtime

Thanks For Everything, Park Hill! By Amelia Eckles Admin. Asst., GPHC  Winter here at Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. means slowing down and taking the time we have to plan for the year ahead.  While our food programs run year-round, most of our events take place during the growing season, which will be here before […]

A Word On Taking Pets Everywhere

The Tricky Balance Of Service and Support Animals What our animals can be trained to do and what they can intuit to help humans is amazing!  Service and support animals can make such a huge positive impact in the daily lives of their humans. They often allow individuals to live a full life instead of […]

Seen And Herd Downtown

Herd of Longhorns being driven through downtown Denver on 17th Street during the 2019 National Western Stock Show Parade on Jan. 10. Cowboys with lassos rode ready to rope any steer that threatened to leave the group. Photo by Reid Neureiter

Life Is A Great Book

Ed Wood: Writer, Planner, Pacifist By Tom Korson, Special to the GPHN At 94, Ed Wood, a Park Hill resident since 1987, still walks a mile a day. So when my wife and I see him walking toward Cake Crumbs or Grape Expectations, I feel encouraged. Wood was born in Alabama. Until age 9, he […]

Big Winners

On Jan. 18, Gina DiGiacomo of Park Hill Cub Scout Pack 286 made history at the pack’s annual pinewood derby, taking first place the first year that girls were allowed to be cub scouts. DiGiacomo, at right, is a seven-year-old tiger cub and a resident of Park Hill. When asked what made hers the fastest […]

Talk Of The Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the Jan. 3 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, Feb. 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. The March meeting will be Thursday, March 7 beginning at 6:30. The meetings […]