Hickenlooper gets the ax — literally
With his marriage just three days away, Gov. John Hickenlooper got an unusual “good luck” gift Wednesday night: an ax and a bottle of champagne.
The gift came courtesy of Holly Arnold Kinney, owner of The Fort restaurant in Morrison.
Some context is probably in order: The Fort’s founder, Sam Arnold, was famous for opening champagne bottles with an ax.
Arnold Kinney, Sam’s daughter, told Hickenlooper that should he use the ax Saturday to open champagne, it would be a sign his marriage, to Robin Pringle, will last forever.
“I’m all for that!” the governor said, grinning.
The gift was presented during Wednesday night’s annual Colorado Restaurant Association Blue Ribbon legislative reception, held at the History Colorado Center.
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