Given recent developments involving a plan to expand Interstate 25 north to Interquest Parkway, Helen Thorpe won’t have to get a room ready in the Governor’s Mansion.
During the Downtown Partnership’s 14th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast this morning, Mayor Steve Bach recalled a recent conversation in Denver with Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Bach, who was talking about the importance of building alliances outside of Colorado Springs, said he attended the Denver Metro Mayor Caucus and ran into Hickenlooper, who was surprised to see the mayor of Colorado Springs in attendance.
Their conversation is the subject of today’s Quote of the Day.
“He looked at me a little bit stunned. I said, ‘Gov. Hickenlooper. Good morning. Steve Bach, Colorado Springs.’ He said, ‘Well, nice to see you.’ I said, ‘Governor, here’s the deal. Either you widen I-25 or I’m moving in with you. I can’t take it anymore.’”
The story generated big laughs.
Helen Thorpe, by the way, is Hickenlooper’s wife.