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.
3 days ago | Denver Development
Just how deep into public-private partnerships is Mayor Michael Hancock's administration willing to go?
8 days ago | Construction Watch
Proposed DIA renovation partner Ferrovial manages two refugee camps for the government of Australia, which have been denounced as "islands of despair."
8 days ago | Crime
An Alamosa judge has ordered a new trial in the case of Krystal Voss, who was convicted of child abuse in the death of her 19-month-old son and sentenced to 20 years in prison. The reversal is another setback for advocates of "shaken baby syndrome...
9 days ago | News
After suffering three grand mal seizures in a nine-hour period, Justin Stieb was placed in an observation cell, where he was supposed to be closely monitored by camera. But was he?
10 days ago | News
The author of American Eclipse says watching a total solar eclipse is "the closest thing to space travel."
13 days ago | Crime
His obituary describes Kabelman's death as "a tragic accident," but Lakewood police detectives have declined to declare it an accident or a suicide.