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Chipotle executive urges chain’s staff to ignore queso backlash

By: Bloomberg

By Craig Giammona and Kate Krader, Bloomberg Don’t worry about the haters. That’s the message to Chipotle employees from Mark Crumpacker, chief marketing officer of the embattled burrito chain, according to an internal email obtained by Bloomberg. Crumpacker’s memo cites internal research that shows diners like its new queso dish,...

Cubs rally in 9th, beat Brewers 5-3 in 10th to extend lead

By: The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Javier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 5-3 Thursday night. The Cubs now are 4 1/2 games ahead of...

Rams use big offensive night to beat 49ers 41-39

By: Josh Dubow

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jared Goff threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Todd Gurley ran for two TDs and caught another to help the Los Angeles Rams put up another big offensive performance with a 41-39 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. The NFL’s lowest-scoring...

Aurora residents, officials blast RTD for proposed R-Line service cuts

By: John Aguilar

AURORA — RTD officials got an earful from residents and local officials at a public meeting Thursday night in which potentially sharp cuts in service to the R-Line, the metro area’s newest light-rail line, were laid out. “The city of Aurora is really disappointed,” Mayor Steve Hogan said.  City leaders...

Denver police civilian employee arrested in connection with harassing a woman

By: Danika Worthington

Denver Police DepartmentJonathan Diaz A Denver Police Department civilian employee was arrested Wednesday, accused of sending increasingly dangerous and nonsensical emails and text messages to a woman after taking a car accident report. Jonathan Diaz, 41, is a civilian crash report technician who responded to a woman’s address to take...

Small businesses learn how to get a piece of Colorado’s multi-billion dollar development pie

By: Joe Rubino

That landscape-changing transportation projects are on the horizon for the Front Range is no revelation. But for small construction businesses, cashing in on opportunities that transportation-oriented growth affords isn’t necessarily easy. That was the thinking behind the inaugural Colorado Small Business Collaboration Conference. Held Thursday in Denver, the session brought...

Get Cooking: Avoid mistakes when making stock

By: Bill St. John

Most everyone knows how to make a simple chicken stock, maybe even a dark meat beef or lamb stock. But I’m not sure all of us know how to avoid some common mistakes when making stocks, mistakes that can ruin a good effort. 1. The most important thing to do,...

New U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith reports for duty

By: Ron Charles

Tracy K. Smith, the new poet laureate of the United States, arrived for duty Wednesday at the Library of Congress in Washington. By tradition, Smith began by signing the guest book in the Poetry Office, adding her signature to those of Robert Frost, Robert Penn Warren, Billy Collins, Rita Dove...

Book review: Vietnam War through lives of those profoundly shaped by it

By: Special to The Washington Post

Knopf“The Vietnam War: An Intimate History” by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns By Mark Atwood Lawrence, Special To The Washington Post Few histories of the Vietnam War shy away from contentious questions or bold conclusions. Was the United States right to wage war in Southeast Asia? Why did Washington fail...