The story of teacher Carly "Crunk Bear" McKinney, who is "no longer employed" after a suspension for racy tweets, proved people can lose their jobs because of social-media posts. But that hasn't stopped Twitter users from playing with getting fired, as proven by Fire Me!, a site that sorts potential ... More >>
It wasn't until I found a guide to the definition of "stalking" in Initiative 300, Denver's Paid Sick and Safe Time proposal (Section 18-9-11, page 7) that my interest in the actual wording of the proposal developed into a plan to just plain exploit it. As the newest staffer at Westword, it' ... More >>
Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle will be right with you -- most likely to complain about something. Usually he is pleasant, but this is his place to blow off some steam. Don't take it personally; he just needs to vent because he's been doing this for about thirteen years. Enjoy your meal. Serve ... More >>
Smoked meats to go.Robert Sherk was just doing his day job, canvassing the local burb, pounding on doors, peddling meat door to door, when he got caught in a spliff of trouble. Sherk was on the job in Athens, Tennessee, when police accused him of selling meat without a proper permit, accordi ... More >>
"Hey! That was a cheap shot! But I'm still smiling!"As Craig Ferguson says, it's a great day for America -- and a great day to read some Denver blogs. Inside the Rockies' Steve Foster tallies up love for the Rockies among experts making preseason picks. For instance, six ESPN prognosticators ... More >>
Lists about cities! Here in Colorado, we love 'em! Because they're usually flattering -- like the ones that named Denver the 13th best place in the country for singles and in the top ten for raising children. But these achievements are piddling in comparison to Boulder's finish in a new Gall ... More >>
Alamos Verdes doesn't have bad Mexican food, but the venerable Arvada restaurant has the "Worst Boss of 2009," according to eBossWatch.com, which just ranked the 25 worst bosses. Coming out on top: Paul Martinez, co-owner and manager of the restaurant at 5304 Vance Street that his parents, E ... More >>
Mix Master champ Ken Kodys behind the bar at Bacaro.Ken Kodys took top honors with a drink named Amnesia, appropriately enough, in the DeKuyper Mix Master Bartender Contest at last month's Denver Food & Wine Festival. For anyone who could remember it after drinking one of his cocktails, it ... More >>
Update, 4:45 p.m.: The initial version of this blog was based on information provided by a source that has been extremely reliable over a period of several years. However, I just received a call from Al Manzi, president and publisher of the Boulder Daily Camera, and CEO of Prairie Mountain Publish ... More >>
Today's weekly look at the wonderful world of WTF is brought to us by Smearballs. It's a mind-melting video mashup that puts me in mind of the classic audio collage genius of Negativland, only with an added video element that pushes it to the next level of bizarrely awesome. It's just the thing to s ... More >>
Looks like Charley Sinden, the former executive chef at Nine75 (975 Lincoln Street), has landed a new gig over at the Red Room (320 EastColfax Avenue). When we ran into Charley last night at 3 Kings Tavern, he was pretty pumped about the new job, which he officially starts today.
Don't suffer in silence.
Time to send Tracy Baker to the showers.
The Conflict Center
This Colorado biologist became an endangered species at the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Colorado Central Station Casino takes a hit over an English-only policy.
Rocky Mountain News
New Music for Bowed Piano by Stephen Scott
The Supreme Court
Dick Kreck, Denver Post
A couple of corporate cogs can run, but they can't hide.
Aurora's Office of Community Development is not a happy home.
The News VP asks children's help in watching the competition
Colorado’s nurses are sick of a system that ruins careers over minor complaints.
The women at UPS bleed as brown as the men, and they have the scars to prove it.
Police and firefighters who are injured on the job say the legislature has failed to protect and serve them.
Another sexual-harassment suit rattles the Denver Housing Authority.
Intrigue, inaction and personnel disputes have one federal agency at war with itself. Can't we all just get along?
An ex-janitor at DU files a lawsuit claiming harassment by his boss.
The never-ending Postal Service "wackadoo" case takes a U-turn in favor of the fired workers.
The City of Denver's plan to stop workplace violence came too late to save John Adamo.
An ex-employee of Secretary of State Vikki Buckley tells about the fallout after a personal loan to his boss.
A State Labor Department bureaucrat fought hard in his own job dispute. How did he do on behalf of others?
AN INQUIRY TURNS DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIALS INTO PICNIC BASKET CASES.