Best goodwill ambassador -- at home - 2000
He's everywhere! He's everywhere! When Bill Gates came to town, who sat up front, looking more Microsofty than Gates himself? John Hickenlooper. When it's time to pick a new architect for the Denver Art Museum, who will be putting his Beatlemania-coiffed head next to that of First Lady Wilma Webb? John Hickenlooper. Ever since the self-professed recovering geologist got involved with Denver's first brewpub -- the now venerable Wynkoop Brewing Company -- he's been a landmark on our local scene, albeit a rather peripatetic one. And with his latest crusade, Hickenlooper's really standing tall: The Wynkoop is now serving as headquarters for the campaign to save the Mile High Stadium name, a fight armed not just with sentiment, but hard economic facts. Cheers!