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Hickenlooper visits Edwards

Melanie Wong
mwong@vaildaily.com
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, members of his family and staff came through Edwards on Sunday.
Special to the Daily |

EDWARDS — The governor is a bookworm — at least that’s where he stopped for breakfast and a chat with locals on Sunday morning.

Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled through Edwards en route to Glenwood Springs and made a stop at The Bookworm of Edwards bookstore with members of his family and his staff. The Edwards stop was during day two of a multi-day bus tour to the Western Slope to campaign for the upcoming election and discuss the economy and tourism.



‘PROMOTING MOUNTAIN ATTRACTIONS’

“Colorado’s diverse economy has helped us rebound from the recession and, over the last four years, we have moved from 40th to fourth in the nation for job creation,” said Hickenlooper. “Promoting our mountain attractions helps our entire state grow, thrive and compete and is one of the reasons we have to the fastest growing economy in the country.”



The governor was on his way to Glenwood Springs, where there was another scheduled stop to watch the Broncos game.

At The Bookworm, Hickenlooper enjoyed the bookstore and cafe’s popular Lonesome Dove crepe with his son, Teddy, and his brother, Sydney.

“They came with about 30 family and staff members. They reached out to us, and we were delighted to have them,” said The Bookworm proprietor, Nicole Magistro. “It was kind of a surprise. I’ve never had anyone like that in the store that I was aware of. It was fun; he was really nice and down to earth.”



Magistro said the governor took some time to talk about literature, and son Teddy even bought the newest Rick Riordan science fiction novel to read on the bus ride.

“It was neat to chat about books with them because it’s well known that they’re a big reading family,” she said.

Assistant Managing Editor Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2927 and mwong@vaildaily.com. Follow her on Twitter @mwongvail.


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