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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Philip PostonWhen 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Crisanta DuranCrisanta 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 >>
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 >>
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 email@example.com. Number 89: Chile Relleno from La Fiesta Forty ye ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Rabbi Jamie Korngold. The holiest days of the Jewish year have arrived, which means itâ€™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 >>
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 >>
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Letters from the week of 12/20/2007
Who’s the bigger bully — the smartass attorney who scorched the Denver Fire Department, or the fussbudget judge who threw out the verdict?
Looking for love in all the wrong places.
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 Clintonâ€™s song) to the Best H ... More >>
Five USPS employees are bleeding purple every hour on the hour for their favorite Rockies player.
The yolk's on us
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.
These women are going downhill fast.
You must remember this.
Elevator music is looking up.
Eat, drink and be wary.
What happens when you didn't mean it?
A young labor organizer was sexually assaulted by a colleague. Was Local 7 to blame?