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.
6 days ago | Environment
A Colorado Court of Appeals decision issued on Thursday, finding that state law requires oil and gas regulators to place greater priority on protection of public health and the environment in issuing drilling permits, may prove to be a shot in th...
7 days ago | News
Train service between Denver and Winter Park, which resumed in January after a seven-year drought, has proven even more popular than resort officials anticipated,
9 days ago | Denver Development
If city officials have their way, Brighton Boulevard will soon have a new name.
9 days ago | Business
Gary DeFrange took Winter Park in a bold new direction, one that has salvaged its troubled relationship with the City of Denver and transformed what was once a dowdy day-ski area into a full-service, year-round destination resort.
23 days ago | Environment
Last week's 6-3 vote by the Broomfield City Council to "postpone indefinitely" any action on a proposed moratorium on oil and gas drilling, despite widespread support for such a measure, has left neighborhood organizers puzzling over their next mo...
27 days ago | Crime
On Sunday, March 5, relatives of Holly Lynn Moore will join friends and supporters in a procession, on foot and motorcyles, around the perimeter of the Outlets at Castle Rock shopping mall, marking the second anniversary of the nineteen-year-old's...