Governor-elect Bill Ritter will drop the "elect" from his title this week, taking over as Colorado's governor Tuesday.
Ritter has a full-slate of events scheduled for what will be a busy week that will include plenty of mingling with the public.
The incoming Democrat's inauguration day starts with a mass Tuesday at eight a.m. at the Holy Ghost Church in Denver, open to the public. After his eleven a.m. swearing in, Ritter will hold a public reception at the Capitol rotunda for 90 minutes.
On Wednesday, the new governor will sign his first proclamations and move into the governor's office and on Thursday he'll deliver his first State of the State speech to the General Assembly