UPDATE:  Reps. Pabon, McCann, and Lee were nowhere to be seen at Civic Center Park today. 

The Legislature is not in session today out of respect for one of our nation's greatest civil rights leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and while not all legislators are invited to participate in Denver's ceremony, most Denver Democrats usually do.

But the Denver Post reports that newly elected Rep. Dan Pabon and Rep. Pete Lee, along with veteran Rep. Beth McCann decided to head out of town and hit the slopes for some fresh powder yesterday.

Minority Leader Sal Pace better hope that these three members of his caucus make it back in time for the ceremony and parade, as skipping out on the MLK Day festivities for a ski junket would be a big no-no and further strain ties between Denver Dems and Rep. Pace.