We were wondering where Karen Crummy had disappeared. Now we know. She was deep into the finances of the Denver International Airport’s hotel and train terminal project.
The airport, a huge asset for the Denver region, has often been a political liability for Denver mayors. Peña, the DIA father, nearly lost re-election in 1987, at least partially because of the airport controversy. Wellington Webb’s delayed airport opening nearly cost him re-election in 1995.