Alan Prendergast has been a staff writer for Westword since 1995 and teaches journalism at Colorado College. His stories about the justice system, historic crimes, high-security prisons and death by misadventure have won numerous awards and appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies.
20 hours ago | Neighborhoods
A northeast Denver neighborhood group hopes to use the funds awarded by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice to aid in gathering independent research on health and safety issues raised by the I-70 construction.
5 days ago | News
Working at a for-profit Colorado prison made an indelible impression on Sue Binder, who became convinced that management was more interested in keeping the place as full —and profitable — as possible than helping inmates prepare for release or tre...
7 days ago | News
In 2014 U.S. Senior District Judge Richard Matsch ordered the State of Colorado to retry Mark Ellis, convicted of sexual assault on his daughter, or release him within ninety days. Last week — almost thirty months after the judge's order — a three...
7 days ago | Colorado History
Efforts to calm traffic on West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge's once and future Main Street, have drawn some positive reviews — and confusion, anguish and anger.
13 days ago | Media
The Denver Post won a clear victory in court earlier this week in its battle against three former sales executives, but it may be too early for the newspaper's corporate honchos to be celebrating.
13 days ago | News
For the second year in a row, former Nhu Lai members gathered outside the temple to celebrate the Buddha's birthday on their own, amid some amplified shouting at those inside and a speaker blaring a recording, detailing the alleged faults of the t...