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 decision this week by the Broomfield City Council to postpone action on a proposed five-month moratorium on new oil and gas development highlights the legal and political uncertainties local government officials are facing as they try to figure ...
7 days ago | Media
Daril Cinquanta, one of Colorado's best-known private investigators, got his closeup recently on the hit A&E docudrama series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. But his brief cameo was the kind of publicity the former Denver "super...
8 days ago | Colorado History
On Tuesday, January 17, Jeffco’s board of county commissioners will consider a proposed zoning change for a planned 140-acre development on four parcels straddling the four corners of the Alameda and C-470 interchange. The change would allow for a...
12 days ago | Environment
The clean energy industry now accounts for 62,000 jobs and is playing a growing role in Colorado's economy, according to a new report distributed this morning to state lawmakers
14 days ago | News
Sadly, Gary Kubiak has had his fill of the migraine-inducing job of coaching the Denver Broncos, and that means the team is beating the bushes for its fifth head coach in the past seven years.
16 days ago | Art News
William E. (Bill) Potts, a trailblazing Denver sculptor who used salvaged wood, house paint and sometimes crude tools to create vivid figures and tableaux prized by celebrities and schoolkids alike, died last week at the age of eighty.