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Line In The Sand

SOS Denver Highlights New Law Protecting Conservation Easements In Latest Salvo Over Park Hill Golf Course By Cara DeGette GPHN Editor In the latest twist to an ongoing tug-of-war over the former Park Hill Golf Course, the group fighting to keep the 155 acres as open space stepped forward in late October to highlight a […]

Park Hill Character: Life At 35,000 Feet

Pilot Guy Wroble’s View From The Office Story and photos by Reid Neureiter For the GPHN United Airlines pilot Guy Wroble has flown commercial airliners for more than 30 years. Those days are coming to a close as Wroble approaches the FAA’s mandatory retirement age of 65.  Wroble was born in Grand Junction, grew up […]

Turkey On The Loose

Wild Turkeys were once hunted out of large parts of their range. But they have been reintroduced and sightings are no longer as rare as they were just a few years ago.  A female turkey wandering around Park Hill this spring created a huge stir on social media. For weeks she was the source of […]

Divided We Fall

Why Local News Is So Important: Democracy Depends On It  By Nancy Watzman Special to the GPHN Here’s some good news for a change: even in a time of extreme political polarization, people trust local news.  A recent statewide survey by Corona Insights confirms that 84 percent of Coloradans are “somewhat confident” or “very confident” […]

Birdland: The Smallest Falcon

The American Kestrel is about 10 ½” long and has a wingspan of just under two feet. Sometimes called a Sparrow Hawk, it the smallest falcon and is the only Kestrel found in the Americas.  As the Cornell Lab of Ornithology notes, males have slate-blue wings, and females’ wings are reddish brown. Both sexes have […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of recent news and updates in Park Hill. Many items impacting the neighborhood are discussed during monthly community meetings at the GPHC, Inc. office, at 2823 Fairfax St. The next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open […]

Toasty Warm For Winter

Quality Inn Soon To Be Quality Living At 37th and Quebec By Cara DeGette Editor, GPHC The old signs have been removed and work is underway at the former Quality Inn at 37th Avenue and Quebec Street. Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has moved in, and is converting the old hotel into 139 apartments for […]

East Kicks George

Photos by Reid Neureiter East High School senior wing Adam Merenstein (#2) shoots past GW Patriot junior defender Jose Avalos (#4) during the Oct. 9 Denver Public Schools rivalry clash between East and George Washington high schools. East won the match 4-0, with two goals on either side of halftime.  East finished the regular season […]

Don’t Judge A School By Its Test Scores

Video Highlights Inequities In Park Hill For nearly two years, Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education has been hard at work, listening, learning, illuminating inequities in our neighborhood schools, fostering discussions, drafting policy ideas, and creating fun events for all of our Park Hill students to enjoy. While we have developed a deeper understanding […]

Community Announcements

Fair Trade Market Nov. 8-10 Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ hosts its annual Fair Trade Gift Market on Nov. 8-10. Twenty nonprofit organizations will sell items ranging from handmade jewelry by local refugees and cards from clients at The Gathering Place, to items made from wool in Nepal and olive oil from Palestine. […]

Get Your Ballot In

Election Day Is Tuesday, Nov. 5 Denver and Colorado voters will decide on a number of critical issues in this November’s election, which is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Ballots were mailed in mid-October. It’s too late to return ballots by U.S. Postal Service, but they can be dropped off at numerous drop-off sites by 7 p.m. […]

Letters to the Editor

An Urgent Request We are writing in regard to your September coverage of the city’s proposed East Area Plan that would potentially triple the density for several blocks north and south of Colfax. In addition, the proposed Bus Rapid Transit project would permanently reduce car traffic along Colfax to one lane in each direction. Thank […]

Greater Park Hill Community Annual Meeting 2019

The annual meeting and board elections for Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. was Oct. 3, in the meeting room of the Carla Madison Recreation Center at Colfax and Josephine. Newly elected and returning members of the board overseeing the Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) include Ryan Hunter, Sandra Robnett, Nam Henderson, Colette Carey, Shane Sutherland, Lisa […]

It’s Turkey Time, Y’all

So Many Reasons To Be Grateful In 2013, Greater Park Hill  Community, Inc. held its first official Thanksgiving Giveaway. Before then, we informally supported families, and for 27 years we ran a Christmas Basket Giveaway that stopped in 1992 due to a lack of volunteers. Our Thanksgiving Giveaway is now an integral part of our […]

Bugland: Enchanting and Ferocious

Not only are they cute, Praying Mantises are your buddies in the garden. Growing over three inches tall, they are ferocious predators that feed on many of the pest insects that want to destroy vegetables and flowers. For the winter, adult Praying Mantises lay a mass of eggs on the side of a building or […]

Step Aside, Brontë Sisters

Young Authors Take Library By Storm By Tracy Canada Hanson and Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarians This just in, you read it here first folks, two new authors have submitted their first books to the Denver Public Library. Certain to soon be featured in The New York Times Book Review, Lyla Bell and Harper […]

Battle For The Ball

East High School junior midfielder Bella Perko (#8) battles for the ball in East’s Oct. 17 home loss to Arapahoe High. Field hockey photos by Reid Neureiter

A Plea To Act Quickly

Young People Have Every Right To Be Angry Last month Denver was graced with the arrival of 16-year-old phenom and climate activist Greta Thunberg. She was greeted by thousands in Denver’s Civic Center Park by young activists who skipped school for the day, as well as adults who came to hear the young Swede who […]

It’s A Miracle! Or Is It?

Be Cautious Of Modern Day Snake Oil We’re all too young to remember the days of the roaming salesmen that touted a cure-all tincture that contained a mix of substances: alcohol, codeine, cocaine and more. Its nickname became commonly referred to as “snake oil.” While legitimate medications were generally contained in the snake oil, it […]

Park Hill Haunting

Ghost Stories From The ‘Hood By Rebecca Zimmerman, For the GPHN Photos from past Halloweens in the ‘hood by Reid Neureiter. Spider and web photos by Mark Silverstein. Autumn has arrived. The nights are growing longer, and the moon shining brighter. The leaves are falling on the parkways, the mornings are crisp. Neighborhood kids are […]

Will the DPS Board Flip?

Term Limits Set Stage For New School Leadership in November It’s that time of year again. Nine candidates are running for three open board positions for Denver Public Schools. In Greater Park Hill, voters will weigh in on just one of the races – the at-large position to replace Allegra “Happy” Haynes, who is term […]

We’ve Got Dates

The Greater Park Hill Community Annual Meeting is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the rooftop event space the Carla Madison Recreation Center, 2401 E. Colfax Ave. The program includes dinner, a keynote presentation, board elections, and volunteer recognition. Everyone is welcome. A public meeting on the East Area Plan is scheduled for Tuesday, […]

Community Announcements

Be There: East Area Plan  The Denver Planning Department is hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Johnson & Wales University to discuss the city’s draft recommendations for the East Area Plan. Residents are encouraged to attend and share their opinions about the plan, which proposes increased density to impact more than 31,000 […]

Birdland: Flash of Color

The Inca Jay has an extensive song repertoire, including a distinctive call that sounds like an alarm bell. This colorful bird stands a foot tall and has a striking blue crest and black bib with a white crown, bright yellow breast and rich green back feathers. You will not likely catch the flash of an […]

What Makes A Neighborhood

We Must Protect Park Hill’s Past, And Our Rich Future  By Gary Martyn For the GPHN I was returning home one morning in late July after a lovely time walking our dog around the neighborhood, through the Johnson & Wales campus and back to our house. The day was getting warm, but the big trees […]