While most state lawmakers had to settle for watching President Barack Obama’s inauguration on TV, a handful of legislators and Governor Bill Ritter traveled to Washington DC to witness it firsthand. Ritter says the ceremony was phenomenal and that he had a fantastic view. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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