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.
2 days ago | News
President Barack Obama's decision this week, in the waning days of his administration, to commute the 70-year sentence of Puerto Rican radical activist Oscar Lopez Rivera has been greeted with celebrations in some quarters and outrage in others.
3 days ago | Business
Bowing to pressure from community groups and fossil lovers, Jefferson County's Board of County Commissioners voted last night against a proposed rezoning that would have placed up to four auto dealerships in close proximity to the most significant...
9 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 ...
10 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...
11 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...
15 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