Steamboat Briefs: Grocery store workers’ contract put on hold

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Safeway and City Market workers did not vote immediately on a contract proposed by management of the grocery stores presented to the workers earlier in the week.

Initial reports indicated that workers across the state would vote on the proposal Wednesday.

The contract, the “last, best and final offer,” from King Soopers and Safeway grocery stores, was presented to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union members Monday night. King Soopers runs City Market.

On Wednesday, union spokeswoman Laura Chapin said union members are taking extra time to review the hundreds of pages in the proposal.

“At this point, everything is on hold pending a review of the contract proposed by the company,” Chapin said.

She said there is no timeline for voting on the proposal.

Sailors playoff tickets available at high school

Steamboat Springs High School state playoff football tickets are available for presale at the high school. The Sailors play the Windsor Wizards at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gardner Field in Steamboat. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students (grades K-12) and seniors. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and tickets are on sale through Friday. Steamboat Springs High School Activity Passes are not valid for state playoff football games.

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The Friends of the Christmas Tree Festival in Hayden are looking for nonprofit organizations to participate in their annual Christmas Tree Auction on Dec. 6 at the Routt County Fairgrounds. Call Lori Laird at 846-0782 for more information.

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