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 >>
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 >>
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:
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 >>
Lori MidsonWill Cisa The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500 www.thecornerofficedenver.com/food/dinner 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 >>
A Lakewood man got a trespassing notice for telling a Safeway deli employee that he likes large chicken breasts, Michael Roberts reports.
A Flickr photoUnless 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 AlwaysHereForColorado.com site don't ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
An icon from the AlwaysHereForColorado.com 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 AlwaysHereForColorado.com, a site launched by the ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
The decision by employees at King Soopers and Safeway to keep working amid continuing negotiations with management through at least May 30 despite the fact that their respective contracts have expired indicates an understanding that striking amid an economic downturn is a worst-case scenario for a ... More >>
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. ... More >>
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-up ... More >>
We'll have a blue, not-so-blue Christmas.
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Inside the Rocky Mountain Heritage Fest, Colorado's first neo-Nazi music festival.
A battle over another vacant lot is building near East Village.
A judge deals a blow to the felony-murder law.
The owners of the Cherry Creek mall are fighting for your right to shop, but their neighbors aren't buying it.
THIS LITTLE WIDOW WENT TO MARKET--AND WON.
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