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    September 25, 2014

    Videos: Seven Colorado Active-Shooter Incidents Featured in New FBI Report

    The FBI has just released a new report about active-shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013, and results are particularly dire. The bureau finds that the number of these tragedies escalated and became more deadly over this span. A total of 160 crimes fit the FBI's active-shooter parameters, with se ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    Supermarket sweep at Safeway in Lone Tree today

    Remember Supermarket Sweep? Well, Guy's Grocery Games, a new Food Network show from Guy Fieri, is kind of like that -- except you have to run through the grocery store with a budget in mind, find ingredients with which you can cook a meal, and suffer through Fieri's yapping. Although you won't get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Three incredibly cool wine concepts to try in 2012

    After reading last week's column, you may have correctly deduced that we were less than thrilled by a set of half-witted wine branding ideas designed to insult the intelligence of women everywhere. Lest you think we were unduly harsh in our assessment, trust that we understand that it's gotta be tou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary re-review: Colorado Alternative Medicine in Denver

    For years, Colorado Alternative Medicine has been known as the place to pick up some of the state's best-grown meds. By December 2010, when I first visited the tiny South Broadway duplex, even growers were known to shop there between harvests. And based on my latest visit, little has changed.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Eight-year-old abducted from Castle Pine Safeway? Don't worry -- it was only a test

    Yesterday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a missing child: An eight-year-old had been abducted from the Safeway on 560 Castle Pines Parkway. Patrol deputies and detectives promptly retrieved a video of the abduction from a Safeway surveillance camera, and both the vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Overheard in Boulder and other random observations

    ​Due to some obligations I had recently, I somehow ended up spending a ridiculous amount of time in Boulder. For two full weeks, I lived, breathed and shopped in the city of hippie and yuppie coexistence, and in getting to know the customs, I walked away slightly confused and utterly fascinate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Tuna salad and Avery's White Rascal make a good case for a condiment

    Philip Poston​When I was a kid, I hated mayonnaise -- or at least thought that I did. It looked gross, and that was reason enough for me to avoid the stuff for nearly twenty years. But once I started falling in love with food -- coincidentallly around the same time I was legally allowed to i ... More >>

  • Music

    June 9, 2011
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    September 23, 2010

    Nicholas Lorenzo's sentence a warning to guys thinking of beating meat behind a meat counter

    Nicholas Lorenzo.​Back in February, Nicholas Lorenzo was accused of stroking his meat while behind a meat counter at a Louisville Safeway. Today, he was reportedly sentenced to five years probation, 48 hours community service and a spot on the sex-offender registry -- hefty punishment for what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    What's the oldest Mexican restaurant in Denver?

    ​I just stopped by La Fiesta for lunch, as people have been stopping by the Mexican restaurant at 2340 Champa Street since 1964, when the Herrera family turned an old Safeway into a Denver institution. (That's the original menu above.) Which got me wondering: Is there a Mexican restaurant in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Albertsons workers reach tentative agreement on new contract

    ​In December, King Soopers employees approved a new contract offer, while Safeway workers rejected pretty much the same package. But Albertsons staffers were mostly silent -- until now. According to the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 website, "Albertsons has offered a tentative ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    UFCW's Crisanta Duran to run for a House seat

    Crisanta Duran​Crisanta Duran recently lost one election -- a bid for secretary-treasurer of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7. But she's got her eye on another office. The 29-year-old currently works there as personal counsel to her father, union boss Ernest Duran Jr., who also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Does a mail-in vote for a new grocery contract make ratification more likely?

    A rally at UFCW 7 headquarters earlier this year.​Word broke last week that King Soopers and Safeway workers affiliated with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 would soon begin voting on the companies' last, best and final contract offer. But customers and employees alike won't know if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    100 Favorite Dishes: Chile Relleno from La Fiesta

    The eggroll-style chile relleno smothered in green at La Fiesta​ As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to Number 89: Chile Relleno from La Fiesta Forty ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    How imminent is a grocery-workers strike after latest contract rejection?

    Are signs like these in the future for Coloado grocery shoppers?​Yesterday, the last votes by unionized Safeway workers were counted, and once again, they turned thumbs-down on a contract that struck plenty of employees as extremely familiar. According to United Food and Commercial Workers Loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Grocery-workers union recalls Soopers' first King

    The contract dispute involving workers at King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons has been quiet of late, with United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 7 seeking to maintain member loyalty during this period via releases about, for example, pension reductions that would go into ef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    The Market Report, June 20

    Since I found myself in Littleton Friday night, I decided to substitute a trip to the Southwest Plaza's farmers' market, at Wadsworth and Bowles, for my regular Saturday morning visit to the Boulder Farmer's Market. Big mistake.If you bill yourself as a farmers' market, more than 25 percent of the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Colorado Crimes: Watch your wallets and purses in Lakewood, Boulder

    A suspect in a Boulder identity-theft case. Yesterday, the police departments in Lakewood and Boulder put out warnings about wallet thefts within minutes of each other. Seventeen wallet thefts have taken place in Lakewood since February 1, while Boulder is looking for purse snatchers in two specifi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Management, union really don't want a grocery strike

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Bingo Barn in Northglenn goes into foreclosure

    Well, I don't know where the youth soccer teams in Northglenn are going to go to inhale second-hand smoke now that the Bingo Barn has gone into foreclosure. Documents filed with Adams County a few weeks ago show that the company that ran the operation is in the hole to North Valley Bank for $673,223 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Top 5 assholes I'd like to throw my shoes at

    Like so many others around the world, I was awed by the spectacle of President Bush ducking to avoid a pair of shoes hucked by Iraqi TV journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi at a news conference yesterday. Apparently, flashing footwear at someone is one of the worst insults a person can give in Arab culture. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Reuse your bags!

    Mayor John Hickenlooper yesterday announced a Greenprint Denver initiative to promote reusable bags at various city agencies and businesses. The Denver Public Library, for example, is eliminating the use of plastic bags at all of the branches. And such companies as  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Five things to do at Red Rocks besides see a concert

    Concert season is over at Red Rocks, but that doesn't mean you can't make use of music's best outdoor venue -- especially on those occasional spring-like days that heat up the Colorado winter. Here, five ways to make use of Red Rocks until the bands plug back in next spring.

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    October 6, 2008

    The joys of being Jewish in Denver

    Rabbi Jamie Korngold. The holiest days of the Jewish year have arrived, which means it’s time for cynical, kvetching people everywhere to count their blessings and remember why, even in the midst of the Great Depression Sequel, they have reason to celebrate. Last Tuesday was Rosh Hashanah, the J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Last Call for 3.2 Beer?

    A Senate bill was introduced Thursday that would legalize the sale of full-strength wine and beer in grocery stores. If passed, S.B. 149 could mean the death of the Colorado oddity known as 3.2 beer. In 2006, I wasted away hour after hour of my life in front of microfilm at the Colorado Historical S ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 10, 2008

    La Fiesta

    Join the lunch bunch.

  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 12/20/2007

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    December 13, 2007


    Who’s the bigger bully — the smartass attorney who scorched the Denver Fire Department, or the fussbudget judge who threw out the verdict?

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Brickhouse Nightclub

    Looking for love in all the wrong places.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007
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    November 20, 2007
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    November 7, 2007

    Best of Westword Winners From 1988

    In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>

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    October 25, 2007
  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Going Postal For Tulo

    Five USPS employees are bleeding purple every hour on the hour for their favorite Rockies player.

  • Food & Drink

    March 24, 2005
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    November 11, 2004

    Off Limits

    The yolk's on us

  • News

    May 6, 2004

    The Next Bad Thing

    Creeping traffic. Strained schools. Dwindling water. Commuters are flocking to Elbert County for a little bit of country, but there isn't much country left.

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    The Ride of Their Lives

    These women are going downhill fast.

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Shrine On

    You must remember this.

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Muzak to My Ears

    Elevator music is looking up.

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Off Limits

    Eat, drink and be wary.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Murder by Death

    What happens when you didn't mean it?

  • Dining

    January 28, 1999
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    May 15, 1997

    An Unholy Union

    A young labor organizer was sexually assaulted by a colleague. Was Local 7 to blame?

  • Film

    May 1, 1997
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    January 23, 1997
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    April 25, 1996
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    January 3, 1996
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    October 4, 1995
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    September 21, 1994
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