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.
14 hours ago | Denver Development
A long-running battle over efforts to develop 130 acres of land at the southwest edge of the sprawling Denver metroplex is headed for a showdown in the next few weeks.
6 days ago | Business
A new video makes a case that the campaigns to "Ditch the Ditch" and re-examine Denver's stormwater plan, which have been fought separately and piecemeal for the most part, may have more in common than most people realize.
7 days ago | Film and TV
The role of education, or lack of same, in a person's eventual incarceration has been the subject of much hand-wringing over the years, but a new documentary looks at a program that is actually trying to do something about the problem.
10 days ago | News
For a guy who’s vowed not to load his administration with the usual corporate lobbyists and Washington insiders, Trump has stacked his transition team with energy moguls, climate deniers, anti-EPA crusaders, and other highly vested interests. His ...
19 days ago
19 days ago | Environment
In the twilight of the Obama administration, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell came to Denver yesterday to announce the adoption of long-range plans to protect the Roan Plateau and the Thompson Divide — two spectacularly scenic and environmentally f...