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Down The Home Stretch

The Legislature Twists And Turns Its Way To The Finish Line By the time you read this, there will be less than two weeks remaining in the 2018 legislative session. Although major issues remain to be addressed, in spite of the legislature’s preoccupation with the expulsion of members, politics appears to be what is on […]

Park Hill Commons Timeline of Events

On May 16, 2016, a representative of the development company HM Capital reached out to city Councilman Chris Herndon, who represents Park Hill. The developer announced he wanted to share plans with the councilman to “gentrify” the business block of Fairfax between 28th and 29th avenues. Part of that plan included the idea of a […]

One Day. 10 Gardens. Endless Inspiration.

Park Hill Garden Walk Set For Sunday, June 24 By Jean Ercolani Garden Walk Marketing Chair The 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk promises to be a day full of surprises, creativity, inspiration and pure enjoyment. For the past 18 years, the Park Hill community has opened their hearts and their gardens for all to enjoy. […]

Don’t Be Silent This Spring

Save Bees, Say No To Pesticides This time of year spring rushes over me, which puts a skip in my step and the anticipation of bursting flowers gives me renewed hope. I get an overwhelming desire to spend time outdoors working in my yard and watching Mother Earth explode with color. However, my initial joy […]

The Bee’s Knees

How To Love The Swarm In Your Backyard By Colin Mann Special to the GPHN Some might think it strange that staring down into a box full of tens of thousands of flying, stinging insects would put you at ease. But here I am. And there are dozens of us. Well, probably a lot more […]

Strike Up the Band

June 1 City Park Ice Cream Social A Denver Tradition By Greg Davis Special to the GPHN The flowers are in bloom, winter weather is moving on, and for children, school’s just about out for the summer. For Denver, summer means many things. From mountain hikes and festivals to the boys of summer playing baseball […]

Sue Wofford, Secret Weapon

A Familiar Face For 27 Years By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Branch Librarian Twenty-seven years ago in March of 1991, Sue Wofford began working at the Park Hill branch library. (And, no, she has no current plans to retire, so don’t ask.) Her first position at the library was as a shelver, though she […]

A Lot Of Help From Our Friends

Food Pantry Needs Range From Spaghetti To Spam By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. As with each month, we have many words of gratitude to offer to GPHC’s supporters, including volunteers, donors, and members. Thank you to all of our ongoing volunteers who give their time in support of our food pantry, weekend food […]

Food for Thought

Busting Pet Food Myths: Part 1 Do you read your pet’s food bag? Is grain-free better? Did I buy a good food or a great food? With more than 6000 recipes of dog food and more than 2,500 for cats, it’s a huge market for pet foods and they are all vying for your dollar […]

Park Hill Character: Tribute To Peter

Veteran Children’s Center Teacher Lives On In Memory By Lynn Kalinauskas Education Chair, GPHC Peter McInerney, the badass of Jones Pass. The children loved him on earth, and then he was called because he was needed in heaven.   – Cheryl Lange McLaughlin Peter McInerney, a 37-year veteran teacher at the Children’s Center at Park […]

March For Our Lives

Students and supporters rallied in March in Park Hill, throughout the nation and around the globe to protest gun violence and support stricter gun laws. Above, the crowds were massive in downtown Denver on March 24. Ten days earlier, Park Hill students joined in solidarity with peers around the country, marking the 30 days following […]

Fix For The Flood-Prone

Upper Montclair Basin Forum Set For April 10 By Nora Neureiter Special to the GPHN A 15-month study of flood-prone areas in the Upper Montclair Basin will culminate with a public meeting to discuss the study’s findings and next steps. The public forum is Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Montview […]

Birdland: Wild And Graceful

Red-tails are the most common hawk in North America, and can be spotted sailing over fields, in woods, and gazing down from roadside poles. Red-tail Hawks can often be recognized by their telltale red tails. However juveniles, like this one, don’t have red tails until they are about a year old. They can also be […]

Letters to the Editor

Park or Plaza? We Need Both The “Park Hill Commons” development will include 22 micro-apartments, 21 three-bedroom townhomes, 8,500 square feet of restaurant space, 6,200 square feet of “microretail” units, and 10,000 square feet of office space. All of this, plus 96 parking spaces, will be slotted into the east side of the block between […]

Talking To Strangers

Story and photos by Cara DeGette Editor, GPHC      Most Sunday mornings, a few Park Hill families from a third grade class at Park Hill Elementary build about 150 PB&J sandwiches, assemble bags of provisions, and head downtown. They hand the supplies out to people experiencing hunger and homelessness. The enterprise takes just a couple […]

Community Announcements

One Big Dog Walk The 25th annual Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry is Saturday, May 5 at Washington Park. The two-mile walk benefits pets and horses at the Dumb Friends League. It begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon. Check out for registration and details. P3s: What They Mean To You On Tuesday, […]

Cyclists Of Change

Local Climate Action Forum Yields Big Plans In early March, a Climate Action Forum was held at the Greater Park Hill office. The event was hosted by the Sustainable Neighborhood program and facilitated by Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action. Approximately 25 engaged citizens attended. The forum started off with everyone identifying what we do in our […]

Will He Or Won’t He?

Lawmakers Expel Lebsock and PERA Compromise Debated. Big Talk Turns To Hickenlooper And His Aspirations For Higher Office On March 2 Coloradans witnessed something they had not seen in 103 years. By a vote of 52-9 (with 4 absent), state Rep. Steve Lebsock was expelled from the Colorado House of Representatives. History has been repeated […]

Earth Month: Love Your Mother

Celebrate Earth With Cooking, Decluttering, Rain Gardening   By Sierra Fleenor Affordable, Sustainable Cooking Workshops Greater Park Hill Community, in conjunction with the groups We Don’t Waste and Walk2Connect, will sponsor a series of affordable, Inc. sustainable cooking strategies and tricks every Monday in April. The sessions start 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. Everyone […]

Islamic Center Turns Focus To ‘Real’ Affordable Housing

Hope Is To Build 50-60 units At Albion and Bruce Randolph By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. A lot at the corner of Bruce Randolph Avenue and Albion Street in northeast Park Hill may soon find new life. The former Park Hill Orthodox Presbyterian Church and its lot are now for sale. Imam Abdur-Rahim […]

23rd and Dexter: Charlie Jacobs

Charlie Jacobs is a neighbor of mine. He lives just down the block with his mother, Nicole, his father, Ben, and his brother, Jack. Nicole is a nurse. Ben is co-owner of Tocabe Restaurants (if you haven’t been there, go). Charlie, 3, and Jack, 1, are unemployed. I recently asked Charlie to write down the […]

The Road To Gold

Olympian Janet Redwine Inspires Troop 3573 Story and photo by Kristin Coulter Girl Scout Troop 3573 Members of Park Hill Girl Scout Troop 3573 are working on their Gold Award, which is the highest individual honor a Girl Scout can earn. So the troop members decided to learn from someone who knows about high achievement: […]

Keeping TABs On Teens

Unified Neighborhood Includes Young People by Tracy Canada Hanson Special to the GPHN Libraries are safe spaces for teens to meet up and connect with one another. Many libraries host Teen Advisory Boards (TABs) – teen groups that meet to give their opinions and provide input for the library, plan programs, organize and pursue community […]

Racing Through City Park

The Colorado bicycle road racing season kicked off March 4 at City Park, with the University of Denver Cycling Team hosting the annual DU Criterium series of races. The racers completed a three-quarter mile roughly triangular course on the west side of the park, past the large fountain and around the MLK, Jr. Memorial statue. […]

Garden Walk 2018: Spring Has Arrived!

18th Annual Park Hill Garden Walk Set For June 24 By Jean Ercolani Marketing Chair, Park Hill Garden Walk Signs of spring are popping up all around– a great reminder that the 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk is less than two months away. On June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. homeowners throughout Park […]

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