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  • Restaurant Report Card: Owner says employee issues led to failing score

    DENVER — Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area. This week, we featured one failed location in Uptown, one failed location in Arvada and a winner in Westminster. Waffle Brothers Pub Style (Uptown location) The Uptown Denver location failed with nine critical health code violations in April. The mistakes include: Mice droppings 30 pounds of chicken wings were thrown out for being held at the wrong temperature Sanitizing solution was […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Food safety classes required at both failed locations

    DENVER — Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area. This week, we featured one failed location in Lower Downtown, one failed location in Jefferson County and a winner in Lakewood. Fogo De Chão (LoDo location) The Brazilian steakhouse failed with nine critical health code violations during a surprise inspection on April 12. Mistakes included: Denver health inspectors required the operator and staff to take food safety classes. A dish washing […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Unsanitary utensil storage among failed restaurants’ mistakes

    DENVER — Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area. This week, we featured one failed location in Lakewood, one failed location in Englewood and a winner in Stapleton. Wasabi Sushi Bar The Lakewood location failed with 12 serious health code violations in April. The issues include: $300 food was thrown out for being held at the wrong temperature Worker was preparing food with with an exposed wound on her arm […]

  • Local dog rescue turns in license after multiple complaints

    DENVER — Five-month-old Lee Lu was all Sara Bredengerd hoped for when she found the mixed-breed dog through the Colorado Rescue Tails adoption website. “Just look at that face,” Bredengerd said. She paid a $350 adoption fee, which is supposed to cover deworming, spay or neuter, a microchip and the last round of shots. When the new dog owner showed up at the rescue’s designated veterinarian, Bredengerd got a surprise. She said the veterinarian was no longer making appointments through […]

  • Utah teens in polygamous group travel to Colorado to marry their cousins

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Shanell DeRieux was born and raised in a polygamist group. “I got married to a cousin at 18 years old,” DeRieux said. On July 3, 2008, DeRieux and two of her younger half-sisters drove to Grand Junction with their cousins and parents to become legally married. “Out of me and my sisters, I was the only one who was 18. The other two were 16,” DeRieux said.  The grooms were 22. They all belonged to the […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Basic food code ignored at failed locations

    DENVER — Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area. This week, we featured one failed location in Lone Tree, one failed location in Westminster and a winner in Westminster. Cheesecake Factory (Park Meadows location) The Park Meadows Mall location in Lone Tree failed with nine health code violations in March. The issues include: Food thrown out for being held at the wrong temperature Weak sanitizing solution Employees not wearing gloves […]

  • Skin care ads dupe consumers with ‘free trial’ offers

    DENVER–Despite what you may see and read on the internet, Joanna Gaines, star of HGTV series Fixer Upper is not starting her own skin care line. 71-year-old Cheryl Webb was watching YouTube when an advertisement featuring Gaines selling a moisturizing cream popped up. “You expect to like the cream and that it helps your skin be smooth,” Webb said. Webb is retired and living on a budget, but a trial offer for L’ojesete cream sounded too good to pass up. […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Temperature issues plague failed locations

    DENVER — Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area.  This week we feature two failed locations in Denver and a winner in Littleton. Viet’s Restaurant  The Denver location failed our Report Card with eight critical issues in February. The code mistakes include: A dish machine and a bucket of sanitizing solution both measured zero for chlorine Fried rice was thrown out for being held at the wrong temperature No hot […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Food safety classes, certified manager needed at failed locations

    Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area. The week’s Restaurant Report Card features three restaurants: two in Denver and one in Lakewood. French Press Café and Bakery The Lakewood location failed with eight health code violations in March. The mistakes include: No food manager on site Bare hand use Heavy mold on the soda gun Floors were not clean French Press sent the following comment: “All violations were corrected on […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Upscale restaurant ordered to stop serving steaks due to mold

    DENVER — Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area. The week’s Restaurant Report Card features three restaurants: one in Denver and two in Lakewood. Citizen Rail Inside the Kimpton Hotel in Lower Downtown Denver, you will find a wood-fire grill called Citizen Rail. Denver inspectors cited the restaurant for eight health code violations on March 4. Health Department pictures of moldy meat taken during the inspection show why the facility […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Food safety issue for failed locations

    DENVER — Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area. The week’s Restaurant Report Card features two restaurants, one in Denver and one in Westminster. A Jefferson County Public Health inspector found 9 health code issues on Thursday. Their inspection includes: No certified food manager Employees not trained in food safety Employees not washing hands No food date tracking system Open bait rodent traps The owner John Nguyen Trinh showed us […]

  • Does Colorado owe you money? The Problem Solvers uncover more than $1 million in un-cashed checks

    DENVER — By now, you may have checked the Great Colorado Payback website, where unclaimed cash and property is listed by the state. Colorado officials have returned millions of dollars in unclaimed property since launching the campaign. However, the Problem Solvers have found thousands of government-issued checks not listed on the website that total more than $1 million. The checks were issued by cities and counties, taking advantage of a loophole that’s existed for roughly 30 years. “There’s a local government opt-out […]

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