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    October 10, 2013

    Pumpkins: The fall fruit you can eat as well as carve (recipes included!)

    Autumn is here, and the pumpkins are piling up outside of supermarkets -- ready to be carved into a poor excuse for a face. But before you grab that knife, consider all the culinary delights this fall fruit can be used for -- besides that old-fashioned pumpkin pie. Because let's face it: You used th ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    January 22, 2013

    Walmart coming to Boulder -- and sh*t heading for fan

    Boulder and Walmart are an unlikely combination. But after months of speculation, rumors and protests, it now appears that one of the nation's most progressive communities will soon be home to the retailer most liberals love to hate. And judging by early reaction to reports that a Walmart will be in ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Aurora Century 16 reopening: See changes made to ten other massacre sites

    At 5 p.m. today, the Aurora Century 16, the site of the July 20 attack that killed twelve, officially reopens following a ceremony featuring Governor John Hickenlooper and many others. Some family members have called for a boycott of the event -- an indication of the strong emotions stirred by decis ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Safeway is looking for the next great

    Forget Top Chef. Safeway's Next Chef Competition is looking for local talent, and there's not a moment to waste, since the deadline is March 7. So fire up your skillet (yes, that's an intrinsic part of the project) as you read the contest announcement:

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    January 3, 2012

    Odell's Bourbon Barrel Stout eases a sweet potato soup conundrum

    Unfortunately, because it's winter, a good portion of the produce in stock in Colorado right now, including In Season Local Market is from California. I'd been planning to buy some sweet potatoes for a soup recipe that's been hanging on the fridge and was bummed to hear the news. Alas, that's what I ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Round two with Will Cisa, exec chef of the Corner Office

    Lori Midson​Will Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 This is part two of my interview with Will Cisa, executive chef of the Corner Office Restaurant Martini Bar. In part one of that interview, Cisa dished on monumental cooking dis ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Is it against the law to like large (chicken) breasts?

    ​A Lakewood man got a trespassing notice for telling a Safeway deli employee that he likes large chicken breasts, Michael Roberts reports.

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    August 20, 2010

    Recall affects hundreds of millions of eggs, including some in Colorado

    A Flickr photo​Unless you're like Michael Pollan, who thinks paying eight bucks for a dozen eggs is cool, or you're one of those urbavores who raises your own fowl, chances are good your fridge has contained eggs affiliated with the recent massive recall.

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    February 4, 2010

    Safeway and King Soopers workers vote on "win-win situation"

    ​For much of the past year, contract negotiations at Colorado King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons stores have dragged on amid an atmosphere riper than an unrefrigerated meat section. But at last, a peaceful solution seems near. Last week, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and Al ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Safeway contracts: Some workers get bonuses, others still in limbo

    ​In mid-December, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 members who work for King Soopers and Safeway weighed in on a new contract -- one that provided ratification bonuses for those who offered "yes" votes. But the results were mixed. King Soopers workers approved the deal, while their p ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Safeway belatedly responds to rejection of its latest contract offer

    ​Yesterday, King Soopers formally, and finally, acknowledged that its grocery workers had accepted the company's last, best and final contract offer. But silenced prevailed at Safeway, whose employees turned down pretty much the same deal -- until today. The firm's release focuses most of its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    What happens next after grocery workers contract vote?

    ​Update, December 17, 3:21 p.m.: King Soopers has issued an official response to the contract ratification; still nothing from Safeway. Look below for the latest. On Tuesday, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 announced a surprising split vote over the latest contract offers for area ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Surprising split vote by grocery workers: King Soopers employees accept offer, Safeway staffers reject it

    ​Update, 12:27 p.m.: United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 spokeswoman Laura Chapin shares comments about the grocery-workers vote below the original item: This just in: King Soopers and City Market employees have voted to accept a contract offer from their company, while their peers at ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    November 27, 2009

    Grocery workers to begin voting on stores' "last, best and final" contract offer

    ​ The 17,000 grocery workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 union could begin receiving ballots to vote on Safeway and King Soopers' "last, best and final" contract offer as soon as tomorrow. A yes vote would end seven months of bargaining. The ballots are scheduled to be m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Not all grocery workers sold on "ratification bonus" gift cards

    Paper or plastic?​Still no official response from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 about this week's "last, best and final" contract proposals from King Soopers and Safeway. But several employees posting on the Facebook page linked to the union's site don't ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    A grocery worker talks about potential strike, lockout

    ​On October 20, talks between grocery workers and Safeway about a new contract broke down only a few hours after they'd started up again -- and later that week, King Soopers employees were given a letter strongly implying that if Safeway staffers struck, they'd be locked out. It's a scenario f ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Will ProgressNow Colorado help nonunion stores more than union employees in a grocery strike?

    If these signs start popping up, ProgressNow will be prepared.​Last week, the liberal group ProgressNow Colorado created a searchable map designed to help customers of King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons find other places to shop in the event of a grocery-store strike. Shortly thereafter, a l ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Read the letter from a King Soopers exec threatening a lockout if union workers strike Safeway

    ​Yesterday, in the wake of a negotiating breakdown between Safeway and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, King Soopers employees were given a letter attributed to Dave Savage, vice president of retail operations for the firm. The document accuses the union of "recklessly pursuing a co ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Behind the latest breakdown in talks between grocery workers and Safeway

    A September rally for grocery workers at UFCW Local 7 headquarters.​ On October 20, negotiators for grocery workers and Safeway, one of three giant chains whose contracts with union employees in Colorado have expired, sat down for the first time in ages to try and hammer out an agreement. But ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    ProgressNow Colorado prepares for a grocery-store strike

    "We're not asking you not to eat. Really."​ Negotiators for union employees of King Soopers and Safeway are heading back to the bargaining table yet again in an attempt to break a contract stalemate that's dragged on for months -- and in an indication that things are getting serious, the left- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Quiet -- too much quiet -- after Safeway's "final" offer to grocery workers

    ​On Wednesday, Safeway made what it termed its "final" offer to employees whose contract expired several months ago. Crisanta Duran, associate legal counsel for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, responded with a statement dismissing the latest proposal as essentially a repeat of one ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Zero progress evident in grocery-worker negotiations

    An icon from the site.​In early May, it looked like a strike against King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons by union employees was a real possibility. Since then, however, the situation has dragged out and out and out, with continued extensions creating little pressure ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 14 edition

    Photo by Tom MurphyThe Sunn O))) will come out tomorrow....​Getting your weekend off on the right note.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Last night: Sunn O))) at the Bluebird. • Hearsay bits: Van Morrison, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tyler Despres Band, Pictureplane. • Freaky Friday - "P ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: State of the union

    At the entrance to my local Safeway, just off Federal at 26th Avenue, a small plaque in the ground commemorates two grocery-store workers who were killed when a car crashed into the store's parking lot back in 1996. On a door to the store are fliers advertising job opportunities at Safeway -- evi ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Union attacks pension cuts in latest grocery-chain contract offer

    The past few days have been relatively quiet ones in regard to the continuing standoff between union-represented grocery workers and chains such as King Soopers and Safeway over a new contract. However, the latest entry on the Twiter feed linked to, a site launched by the ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Grocery union ratchets up the drama as another contract deadline approaches

    The latest deadline in talks between United Food & Commercial Workers Local #7 and representatives of King Soopers stores is midnight tomorrow -- and while neither side seems to want a work stoppage to begin one second later, there's disagreement over how long an negotiations extension should be. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    If there's a grocery strike, what will you do?

    A Flickr photoWorkers picket a California Albertsons in 2003 Have you worked out your supermarket strike plan? If you haven't, now might be a good time. Although the corporate execs and lawyers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons are still negotiating with the familiar, name-tagged faces who ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    The Market Report, April 11

    Now, this is what I'd been waiting for...for months. Hordes of people talking about the proper time to snip lettuce, kids helping their parents put onions into their (always reusable!) bags, militant environmentalists scolding those not like them...ah, the Boulder Farmers' Market. At about 11 a.m. o ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Safeway

    The sandwich: Smoke stack Where to get it: Safeway What's on it: Turkey, ham, fontina, tomato, lettuce and mustard on ciabatta bread How much: $5.49 I didn't really want to review the sandwiches at Safeway; I'd rather check out a small, or at least medium-sized, business, rather than a giant superm ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Wake-Up Call: A pressing engagement

    Jinx. Last month, the two dailies stopped arriving at my house. The last time I'd reupped my subscription, I hadn't been able to commit beyond six months -- I simply didn't think that both papers would be around that long. And in November, the end of one seemed so inevitable that I postponed re-uppi ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    October 17, 2007

    The Best of Denver Winners from 1985

    In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>

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    April 20, 2007

    Guilt-Free Consumption

    Hardcore environmentalists may come off as strident and chiding to the rest of resource-guzzling America, but the truth is that anti-consumer activists reserve the most harsh finger-pointing for themselves. After all, eco-consciousness is a life philosophy built more on guilt than self-righteousness ... More >>

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    December 23, 2004

    The Bright Stuff

    We'll have a blue, not-so-blue Christmas.

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    July 8, 2004

    Black Black Ocean

    Eaglemaniac (Action Driver)

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    October 23, 2003
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    October 2, 2003

    Off Limits

    By hooker or crook

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    March 27, 2003
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    July 25, 2002

    Skin Deep

    Inside the Rocky Mountain Heritage Fest, Colorado's first neo-Nazi music festival.

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    March 28, 2002


    Tasteful Profiling

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    August 30, 2001

    Watch What Develops

    A battle over another vacant lot is building near East Village.

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    March 29, 2001
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    July 6, 2000

    A Question of Intent

    A judge deals a blow to the felony-murder law.

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    November 11, 1999

    Mall About Town

    The owners of the Cherry Creek mall are fighting for your right to shop, but their neighbors aren't buying it.

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    February 4, 1999
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