Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was in Steamboat Springs last weekend for a little R&R, though he curiously took time for a "meet-and-greet" with local residents. From The Steamboat Pilot on July 1 (yeah, we're a little behind on this one):
Denver Mayor John Hicken-looper (sic) will be spending the holiday weekend in Steamboat Springs. Although the visit will be a chance for him and his family to relax, it also is an opportunity for him to talk about health care issues. "The real truth is, we love Steamboat. It is a beautiful place to spend the weekend. If we can do good and have some stimulating conversation, so much the better," Hickenlooper said.
Hickenlooper is scheduled to hold a meet-and-greet with the public from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall.
We're not going to get carried away and say that this indicates Hick may be taking a closer look at running for governor, but you have to make some effort to set up a meet-and-greet in advance and then get local press for doing it. It's always a good idea for any politician to get out to other areas to improve name ID, and Hickenlooper has always been active in that regard. But to take time out of a holiday weekend for a meet-and-greet is interesting indeed.