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"Expanded fruiting" instead of holiday party at the Rocky Mountain News this year

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Plenty of companies have canceled their 2008 Christmas parties in the face of our current economic downturn, including the Rocky Mountain News. The paper usually has a bash at Maggiano's -- but not this time around, as Rocky editor/publisher/president John Temple revealed in a recent internal e-mail. Instead, the tabloid will invite staffers to an "expanded fruiting" in association with its annual staff awards. What the hell does that mean? Read the e-mail after the jump and try to figure it out for yourself. -- Michael Roberts

Folks, It's that time of year again when you can recognize your peers by voting for the annual staff awards...

Please make sure to vote by the end of the day on Friday, Dec. 5.

We will announce the winners at a newsroom event -- call it an expanded fruiting, with cake -- later in December. We will not be holding a holiday party outside of the newsroom this year given the current economic challenges.


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