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Resist Dr. Google

For Pet Care, Avoid The Wild, Wild World Wide Web   The digital information age has put a supercomputer in almost every hand, with smart phones and instantaneous connectivity to the Internet. To someone who used six-inch floppy disks at the start of college, I can tell you much has changed, but the caveat of […]

Splendid and Untamed

Locking Horns, Bugling Elk, Summiting With Goats. Where To Check Out Colorado’s Wildlife In Action Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN Say you have visitors in from out of town who desire a true Colorado experience, hoping to see and maybe interact with some of the wildlife for which our state […]

Teachers Seek Professional Compensation

The Numbers Behind Red For Ed In DPS Strikes and protests have played out across the nation, with plenty of images showing teachers agitating for higher pay. Here in Denver, Denver Public Schools and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association agreed in the fall to an increase of $1,400 to the base salary for teachers. More […]

A Gardener’s Passion

Welcome To The 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk By Jean Ercolani Garden Walk Marketing Chair honey suckle 2016  The 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk is around the corner. Whether you are looking for inspiration or just want to enjoy a day outside walking through beautiful gardens, Sunday, June 24 will not disappoint. I recently had […]

Letters to the Editor

Response To The Fairfax Land Swap Deal Editor’s Note: We received numerous responses about last month’s coverage of the city’s proposed park land swap with the developer of Park Hill Commons (the news package can be read online at greaterparkhill.org). Two people were critical of the news story and timeline of events detailing how the […]

Graceful Landing

American White Pelicans are huge waterbirds with broad wings. During the spring breeding season, adults grow a flattened “horn” on their massive bills. As Audubon notes, despite their great size, pelicans are spectacular fliers, with flocks often soaring very high in the air, ponderously wheeling and circling in unison. They land in water with great […]

Watershed Moments At Montview

Taking Action For Racial Equality, Combatting Gun Violence  Inside the imposing stone church at Montview and Dahlia Street, the light shines into the foyer. A banner of the historic visit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is proudly displayed in the hallway. Karen Timmons, co-chair of the social justice ministry at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, […]

Dismantling The Barriers

1 In 3 Have A Criminal Record. Help Past Offenders Rejoin Society By Stephanie Ceccato Special to the GPHN An estimated one in three adults in the United States has a criminal record. For most offenders, returning to the community after being in jail or prison is a difficult transition. Sadly, there are many barriers […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the May 3 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, June 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. There is no community meeting in July. The meetings are free and open […]

Community Announcements

Know Your Candidates! Vote June 26! The Democratic and Republican primaries are Tuesday, June 26. Do you know who your candidates are? So far this year in Colorado the race to replace John Hickenlooper as governor has gotten much of the attention, but several other races are also in play on the statewide ballot. On […]

Parade Registration Heats Up

Returning And New Favorites Set Stage For An Epic July 4th Denver’s favorite Independence Day march, the Park Hill 4th of July Parade, is ready to rock Park Hill on July 4. For the Parade’s ninth year, organizers are promising another year of patriotic fun. Register at parkhillparade.org June is here, and it’s time for […]

Flurry At The 11th Hour

Sine Die Legislature 2018, Hello Silly Season Not surprisingly, two of the most significant issues of the legislative session were resolved as the midnight deadline on May 9, Sine Die, approached. Working late into the night on the floor, in caucuses, and in conference committees, legislators provided additional support for PERA the day after they reached […]

East High Wins The Ultimate Game

Rules Of Engagement Include Fair Play, Basic Joy Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN Denver East’s Ultimate Team being presented with the State championship Trophy–a wooden engraved disk shaped like a frisbee. East High athletes added another piece of championship hardware to their trophy case last month, as the East Angels […]

Giant Sucking Sound

Call To Action: Join The ‘No Straw’ Movement Today Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. is part of Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhood Program. We met early this year to brainstorm and begin building a plan for each of the categories within the program. Energy, Air, Water, Land and People are our five target areas. Participating neighborhoods earn […]

From Balancing Rocks To 3D Printing

Let The Summer of Adventure Begin By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Branch Librarian Summer of Adventure begins on June 1! The library has been offering a summer reading program for as long as I can remember. A primary goal is to curb the loss of reading and math skills experienced by youth during the […]

We’re Loving The Growing Season

Awash In The Bounty Of Generous Neighbors By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC Our food pantry garden is starting to produce, the farm stand is set up out front, and we’re loving the start of the growing season here at Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. If you haven’t gotten your garden started and you’re feeling […]

Food for Thought: Part 2

Busting Pet Food Myths, And The Importance Of Reading Labels Thinking about pet food? I know it’s not necessarily the most gripping topic, but it can be of critical importance to your pet’s health. We started last month with busting a few pet food myths, and we’ll continue this month, along with tools in evaluating […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the April 5 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, May 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. The June meeting will be Thursday, June 7 beginning at 6:30. The meetings […]

Pitting Neighbor Against Neighbor

Rift Deepens Over Proposed Fairfax Land Swap; Deal Gets Political By Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN If time were money, the tiny pocket park on Fairfax Street might already be built. But the long tug-of-war continues over a proposed deal to give developer Ben Maxwell a parcel of land that was slated for a small public park […]

A Moment Becomes A Movement

Rising Voices Echo Through A House Divided At DPS Two events that took place in mid-April encapsulate the state of education in Denver: the brief return of Antwan Wilson and the rise of Vanessa Quintana. Antwan Wilson’s brief return On April 11 a photo of Wilson walking through the corridor of Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

Pop Show Pops At East

Theme This Year Is Female Empowerment Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN The Denver East High choirs performed to nearly packed houses for three straight nights in April with their annual “Pop Show,” a celebration of young musical talent. This year’s theme was “Female Empowerment” with a large blue painted female […]

Editor’s Note: Keeping An Eye On Things

First, the good news. In our business, it’s awards season, and the Greater Park Hill News has been showered with a few citations for excellence that are worth sharing. Lynn Kalinauskas won First Place in the Education category from the Colorado Press Association for her June 2017 story, “An Issue Of Equity.” There is no […]

Birdland: Farewell, Little Sparrow

The American Tree Sparrow is also known as the winter sparrow. These little birds with rusty caps and plump carriages spend the cold months in the lower states, where they readily visit backyards, especially if there’s a seed feeder. They head north to Canada when the weather warms up, to breed and raise their young. […]

Letters to the Editor

An Open Letter To The City Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) held its fourth (of four) meetings for the Fairfax Park on Tuesday, April 17. We learned that DPR is back to the drawing board for the design and the neighborhood is divided on its location. At that meeting neither DPR Director Happy Haynes nor […]

The Ephemeral Artist, Balancing Stones And Life

Tom O’Dwyer’s Sculptures Are Rock Stars Most people would agree that a good life is a balanced life. Tom O’Dwyer, who has lived in Park Hill more than 20 years with his wife Carol, takes that principle literally. O’Dwyer has many talents, but surely the most interesting among them is rock balancing, which he freely […]

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