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Letters to the Editor

Editor’s Note: Traffic is not a new topic in the neighborhood. But with school back in session the battle over the roads has landed front and center in many peoples’ minds. Over the past two months, cyclists and pedestrians have reported being hit, and nearly hit by cars. Online discussions on social media have generated […]

Birdland – Beep, Beep!

The Greater Roadrunner, celebrated in folklore and in cartoons, is by far the most famous bird in the southwest. Roadrunners are the official state bird of New Mexico, where this bird was photographed. They are known for their long tails (not shown here) and expressive faces. They very rarely fly, preferring to walk and run […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the Sept. 6 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, Oct. 4, and is the annual meeting of GPHC, Inc. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Park Hill Golf Course clubhouse, at […]

A Never-Ending Battle

Government Officials Should Embrace Transparency Many applauded editorials that appeared in hundreds of newspapers and online news organizations all over the country in August supporting a free and open press. Here in Colorado, The Denver Post, the Aurora Sentinel, the Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call, the Journal-Advocate in Sterling and the were among those […]

Sandwich Ministry At Cure d’Ars

Church Volunteers Bag Up Lunch For Men and Women At Samaritan House Every Other Sunday Photos by Cara DeGette Every other Sunday between masses, a group of volunteers gathers at Cure d’Ars Catholic Church, at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Dahlia Street. The volunteers are all parishioners at the church, described […]

OPINION: Mental Health Challenge

Ordinance 301 Would Raise $45M Per Year For Services By state Rep. Leslie Herod Exclusive to the GPHN Denver is a great place to live, work and play. In fact, Denver consistently ranks among the top cities in the country in a number of different categories. We have easy access to the mountains and a […]

Denver Ballot Is Loaded

Voters Being Asked For .66% Worth Of Sales Tax Increases   By Cara DeGette GPHN Editor In addition to the statewide ballot questions, Denver voters will be asked in November to increase the sales tax for four different programs, including for parks, a college scholarships program, for mental health services and a program to promote […]

Bullying Tactics And High Stakes Ballots

Fracking Setbacks and Property Compensation Up For Vote This year’s midterm election is one of the most important I can recall. There is much at stake both locally and nationally. Here in Colorado, the governor’s race between Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton has seized many of the headlines. We also have two ballot […]

2018 Home Tour

Scenes from the 40th Annual Park Hill Home Tour on Sept. 23. Check out a slide show with more images of the day on the GPHN Facebook page. Photos by Cara DeGette

Prop. 111 Would Cap Payday Loan Interest

Proponents Target Reducing Cycle Of Debt By Adam Uribes GPHN Intern It happens every day to working class men or women from Park Hill, and beyond. You’re working your 9 to 5 and an unexpected emergency happens. Maybe the water heater goes out, or the transmission finally kicks the bucket. You need cash, and quickly. […]

Inside The Artist Studio

Sixth Annual Park Hill Multimedia Tour Is Oct. 13-14 By Joyce Nielsen Special to the GPHN      Many of the better-known artistic enclaves in the Denver metro area – Santa Fe, RiNo, Golden Triangle – are in business districts of the city. Park Hill artists, by contrast, have created a sense of community that is decidedly […]

East High Sports: The Tradition Continues

East Angels Kick Off New Season of Football, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Soccer Story by Adam Uribes, GPHN Intern Photos by Reid Neureiter   The sound of the bell signals the cracking of the books – and the balls and buzzers at the start of fall sports at East High School. For any high school athlete, it’s […]

Library Movie Magic

30,000 Of The World’s Best Films Now At Your Fingertips By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Branch Librarian Whether you are new to streaming movies or already have Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video and Acorn TV, you’ll love our new on-demand Kanopy film streaming service, which is now available for free from the Denver Public Library. […]

Autumn Has Arrived

Weekend Food Program In Full Swing, Thanksgiving Is On The Horizon   By Amelia Eckles, Admin. Asst., GPHC The days may be getting shorter and cooler, but here at GPHC, we’re staying busy. Thanks to all who joined us at the Home Tour and Street Fair – and for all those who were a part of […]

Aging Is Inevitable

But It Doesn’t Have To Be Painful “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns Things don’t stay the same. Eyesight weakens. Hearing becomes selective. Taste becomes duller. These are all the normal course of aging – for humans and for our furry family members. It is inevitable, […]

Fairfax Land Swap Approved

Park Could Cost $1M or More; Developer To Chip In $650,000, Taxpayers To Foot The Rest By Cara DeGette, GPHN Editor Denver taxpayers could now be on the hook for $350,000 or more for a public park within a private development project on Fairfax Street. The deal – approved Aug. 20 by the Denver City Council […]

Home Tour Turns 40

Tour Seven Homes and Check Out The Street Fair On Sept. 23 By Lana Cordes, Park Hill Home Tour Organizer The 40th Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair takes place on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour seven homes in Denver’s most architecturally diverse neighborhood and then enjoy a daylong […]

It’s A Cinderella Story

East Grad Payton Brown Heads To CU On Prestigious Chick Evans Scholarship For Golf Caddies Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN  This fall, Park Hill resident and recent Denver East High School graduate Payton Brown made the drive to the University of Colorado on a full-ride sports-related scholarship. But Brown will […]

Letters to the Editor

Privilege Begets Privilege At the Aug. 20 city council meeting there was a heated discussion about the Fairfax land swap in our neighborhood. Neighbors and friends on both sides of the issue spoke passionately about something that has begun to represent so much more than just a new park for North Park Hill. To be […]


The Future Is Blue Little Blue Herons are little and blue, with heads and necks that are purple-maroon. That is, they are blue except when they are juveniles, during which time they are pure white, with green legs and two-toned bills. Little Blue Herons are rare in Colorado, but can occasionally be spotted migrating through, […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the Aug. 2 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, Sept. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. The October meeting is the annual meeting and will begin at 6 p.m. […]

Raw Politics: November Ballot Will Be Jam-Packed

Plus, Thoughts On City Leadership For Denverites, the November ballot will be crowded with questions that have the potential to significantly change the nature of the community. How you choose may also significantly impact your family’s finances. The following is a snapshot of some of the proposals, with analysis and thoughts about a mayoral race […]

The Answer Is Right Under Our Feet

Work With The Soil That Will Save Us As we come to the end of summer so does much of our gardening and hours of digging in the dirt. Our months of work will hopefully pay off as we collect the fruits of our labor during the fall harvest. Some of us are already planning […]

Community Announcements

Forums Help Denver Decide Ballots will be mailed to all Denver voters on Oct. 15. Whether mailed, returned in person or dropped off at a collection site, completed ballots must be in the hands of election officials by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Denver Decides, a consortium of the League of Women Voters of Denver, […]

40th Annual Home Tour

This year’s tour features a collection of homes built from 1925 to 1950 in architectural styles, including Traditional, Mediterranean, Craftsman Bungalow, Mid-century Ranch, Tudor, and Santa Fe/Pueblo. Click here for ticket and tour information.   • Home descriptions by Allie Kelly • Photos by Sara Elise Photography • Artist renderings by Marc Applebaum   The Organizers 2018 […]