Nice head.As if the Wynkoop Brewing Company didn't have enough going on today -- it announced that it will join with Breckenridge Brewing -- it has also named (tentatively) the beer it plans to brew in honor of brewery co-founder and Governor-elect John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper's InaugurAl ... More >>
All aboard for Denver.You know you're back in Denver when you hear that bossy voice admonish you for "delaying the departure of this train" at DIA. It belongs to 9News' Adele Arakawa, who replaced original admonisher Reynelda Muse. Likewise, the cheery "hold on" now comes from Alan Roach rath ... More >>
Cassandra KotnickThe Mercury Cafe, still rising.At 6 p.m. tonight at the Mercury Cafe, still-Mayor John Hickenlooper will hand out Denver's 2010 Mayor's Design Awards, honoring eleven neighborhood projects that combine form and function in remarkable ways. Several of the winners are restauran ... More >>
John Hickenlooper isn't turning his back on City Hall Even as John Hickenlooper was heading to the Capitol the day after the election to discuss his plans for the state, city employees were reading this e-mail from the governor-elect: "Many of you have already asked what happens now. As excit ... More >>
buckfifty.orgJohn Hickenlooper before he got all political (far left).The Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, plans to make a special beer in January to coincide with John Hickenlooper's inauguration as Colorado's governor. Hickenlooper co-founded the Wynkoop in 1988 and ran it until ... More >>
John Hickenlooper."I can't keep saying I'm not a politician," governor-elect and definite politician John Hickenlooper said yesterday as he stood the State Capitol, outlining his transition-team plans. From where he stood, he could see his mayoral office at the Denver City & County Building. ... More >>
John Hickenlooper.When Tom Tancredo pulled to within four points of John Hickenlooper in a major poll, we guessed that Hick supporters would get ugly on their guy's behalf. But WhoSaidYouSaid tracked down a recent clip in which Hickenlooper personally takes a more-overt-than-usual shot at Tan ... More >>
Against all odds, Denver has a vibrant downtown that weds the present with the past -- and today, it celebrates both something old and something new, starting with a ribbon-cutting at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver at 1111 14th Street.
Beer holds no grudges, and neither, apparently does Invesco Field. Beginning with the Denver Broncos game on October 17, the stadium will begin serving Rail Yard Ale in cans in its six River's Edge beer stands. It joins just a handful of other Colorado microbrews in the stadium, which is a b ... More >>
Think Hickenlooper is a bicycle-riding, illegal immigrant-loving, tax-happy left-wing radical elitist? Think again, pal. Turns out "Hick" is a conservative, big-government-hating Republican who opposes Communist conspiracies and civil rights laws.
Full-sized comic below. Colorado gubernatorial candidates John Hickenlooper (above, right) and Tom Tancredo (above, left) answer a Seventeen.com Twilight quiz to help fans of the novel and film series elect a governor based on whether he would play on Team Edward, or Team Jacob...
John Hickenlooper.Even as Tom Tancredo's partied with Dog the Bounty Hunter and Dan Maes has defended his firing as a Kansas cop, John Hickenlooper's been trying not to screw up a scenario that led GOP boss Dick Wadhams to brand him the world's luckiest guy. But is Tancredo starting to get un ... More >>
Now, in the center ring, Denver mayor John Hickenlooper is about to get a chance to show mercy to elephants -- even if, as the Democratic candidate for governor, Hickenlooper has Republicans on the run in Colorado (with a major assist from the sideshow of Tom Tancredo's candidacy).
John Hickenlooper.Those Denver blog posts just keep comin'. Colorado Pols quotes the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato calling John Hickenlooper the "unofficial-Governor elect." Can even the Dems blow this one? Inside the Rockies' Steve Foster recaps yesterday's painful Rockies loss to ... More >>
Hickenlooper."Change. Not Charity." That's the mantra at Chinook Fund, the nonprofit devoted to social justice that John Hickenlooper -- then an unemployed geologist thinking about opening a brewpub -- co-founded over two decades ago. Because of its ties to Hickenlooper, the charity is in the ... More >>
Hickenlooper.At noon, all three Colorado gubernatorial candidates are slated to be at Channel 12 to tape the first debate of the season, which is scheduled to air tomorrow night. That's the day the Colorado Secretary of State's office must officially certify the names on the November ballot.
If high-energy prop-comic John Hickenlooper is willing to shower in his clothes to tout that he is running a "clean" campaign for Colorado Governor, then just imagine what he will won't be wearing to emphasize his administration's promise to "establish a system of transparency and open gove ... More >>
Hick makin' copies.Today, Denver Post columnist Mike Littwin notes that guv candidate John Hickenlooper wouldn't be running ads depicting him taking a shower with his clothes on in a normal campaign -- an observation reinforced by Hick's latest spot, which shows him saving money by using tap ... More >>
John Hickenlooper's first TV ad is out, and it's just as wacky as the ad that really revved up his run for Denver mayor seven years ago, which showed him suiting up for the campaign. This time, the candidate again goes through several wardrobe changes -- all of which wind up all wet, as Hicke ... More >>
The first segment of a massive reconstruction project along the South Broadway Corridor was officially completed today, a four-block stretch from Arizona to Iowa avenues. Denver mayor John Hickenlooper, city council president Chris Nevitt and Denver Department of Public Works manager Bill Vidal wer ... More >>
From the video below.Yesterday, we told you about a disagreement between the Office of the Independent Monitor's Richard Rosenthal and Manager of Safety Ron Perea over the April 2009 Denver Police beating of Michael DeHerrera. A video seems to show DeHerrera being attacked by Officer Devin Sp ... More >>
John Hickenlooper.Remember John Hickenlooper? He's running for governor -- but you'd hardly know it given how much attention has been paid to his opponents: alleged plagiarist Scott McInnis, accused lousy businessman Dan Maes, and party-busting Tom Tancredo. Not that he or his spokespeople a ... More >>
John Hickenlooper's campaign is pushing some new gear: bumperstickers, pint glasses and T-shirts. But what it really should be selling is a version of the invisible lucky asbestos underpants Hickenlooper must be wearing -- because even as his staffers gear up for the inevitable mud-slinging, ... More >>
We knew working out is good for you, but this is ridiculous. According to a "What's Your Workout" story in the July 6 Wall Street Journal, exercise helped Mayor John Hickenlooper not only shave off ten pounds, but ten years -- since the article initially said he was 48 years old.
Full-sized art below.If John Hickenlooper has taught us anything, it is that a Denver mayor is not to be judged by his accomplishments, but by his clever campaign photo-op outfits. In keeping with his mayoral magic of gaining attention through gimmicky garments, the goofy geek gets decked out ... More >>
McNichols: The center of the epicenterMayor John Hickenlooper keeps pushing Denver into the ranks of America's leading urban centers, with his biggest push yet starting today: The inaugural Biennial of the Americas. On Tuesday, Hickenlooper and the Biennial team were all smiles as they annou ... More >>
Is Mayor John Hickenlooper's tour around Colorado as he campaigns for governor really just an excuse for the former brewer to try out local beers? Campaign spokesman George Merritt denies it: "We certainly try to end up in local restaurants when we travel, and several times it has been a bre ... More >>
Things would be different is Sonny was mayor.Well, we know things have gotten weird when someone is calling our goofy-but-always-diplomatic mayor John Hickenlooper "a killjoy lame-o" while elevating outspoken cowboy-hat-sporting councilman Charlie Brown to the status of the only "sane" person ... More >>
John Hickenlooper the way Republicans see him.Update, 7:48 a.m., May 28: The Hickenlooper campaign has responded to this post. See how after the original item, published at 3:27 p.m. on May 27. The latest assault on Democratic guv candidate John Hickenlooper from the Republican Governors Ass ... More >>
John Hickenlooper revealed an updated campaign website yesterday that promises to keep things "positive." We'll see how long that lasts with both the Democrats and Republicans holding their state assemblies this weekend, just as a new Public Policy Polling survey shows that Hickenlooper has l ... More >>
John Hickenlooper: "Stripes" from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo. Colorado Republican Party boss Dick Wadhams told us on Monday that he'd heard about impending attack ads aimed at John Hickenlooper potentially dealing with the gubernatorial hopeful's disinterest in spelling out where his ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsShould Hick feel wary of anyone approaching him with his hand out?Unlike Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis, whose most prominent charitable donation appears to be elk meat, Democratic candidate John Hickenlooper has released tax returns showing that he's d ... More >>
"Can we talk about something else?"Yesterday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis made a big splash by saying he'd like to bring Arizona's controversial new immigration law to Colorado. McInnis followed up comments on KHOW morning host Peter Boyles's talk show with press availab ... More >>
Contribute quick, or Hick could be carrion.When John Hickenlooper first ran for Denver mayor, he separated himself from the pack with campaign commercials that displayed a quality rare among politicians -- a sense of humor. And he appears to be taking the same tack in his bid for governor. E ... More >>
Photo by Jonathan Shikes"Yes, I know that lots of things rhyme with 'Hick.' But none of them strike me as funny."Yesterday in this space, Colorado Republican Party chieftain Dick Wadhams veered from ripping that "monstrosity" of a health-care bill to negatively critiquing Democratic candidate ... More >>
So many St. Patrick's Day parades, so little time. Gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper, decked out in a shamrock-green blazer, had to zoom from Denver's shamrock celebration to the Pueblo Democratic Party's St. Patrick Day's fundraiser. And there, he weighed in on one of Scott McInnis's ... More >>
Mayor John Hickenlooper is stranded in Washington, D.C., where he went to make a fast speech -- and now is stuck in that snowbound city. Which means he probably won't make the Colorado Restaurant Association "Candidates & Cocktails" event that starts at 5 p.m. today at Elway's in Cherry Creek, wher ... More >>
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Mayor and chef John HickenlooperWhen Ray LaHood, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, stood up to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week, he gave a special shout-out to John Hickenlooper, who'd met with him in Denver the week before when LaHood was in town for a job su ... More >>
An early strategy being used to undermine John Hickenlooper in his run for the governorship is actually an old favorite -- portraying him as too liberal. That's the theme of the video above, put together by WhoSaidYouSaid.com, a humor-oriented political website overseen by Republican stalwarts Kell ... More >>
It may be "giddyup" time for John Hickenlooper, but his announcement that he does not plan to resign as Denver mayor in order to run for Colorado governor put a major "whoa" on all the dark horses already preparing for a run at the top slot at City Hall. And that's a good thing. Here's why: ... More >>
"Allow me to introduce myself, rest of Colorado."John Hickenlooper's declaration yesterday that he will run for governor even as he keeps his job as Denver mayor creates a challenge for his mayoral staff, as mayor's office spokesman Eric Brown acknowledges. Yesterday, for instance, he helped ... More >>
"It was only a matter of time."At this hour, multiple news agencies, including Channel 4 and the Denver Post, are reporting that Denver mayor John Hickenlooper will run for Colorado governor, with an announcement anticipated this afternoon. The move is the biggest surprise since the sun came ... More >>
He didn't ride up on a scooter and he didn't sky dive out of an airplane. He wasn't wearing his pajamas or a crazy green bow tie or even a cowboy hat. Mayor John Hickenlooper had declared Tuesday "Dress Western Day" in honor of the National Western Stock Show. But for him, it was Dress Like ... More >>
Governor Bill Ritter hosted more than thirty business leaders at the Governor's Mansion yesterday for a roundtable discussion of one of his major priorities for 2010: job creation. But Ritter had already given job creation a major push the day before, when his official announcement that he w ... More >>
Is this the next Democratic nominee for governor?Update, 12:41 p.m.: John Hickenlooper has now released a statement regarding Ken Salazar's endorsement of him as a gubernatorial candidate. Read it below the original item. At least Ken Salazar didn't keep us guessing about his campaign intent ... More >>
Ten years ago this month Westword left LoDo -- where the paper had been housed, in an assortment of offices, for more than twenty years, since long before lower downtown even had a hip nickname. Moving to the edge of the Golden Triangle, we found the space and parking we needed -- but we left ... More >>
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