Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
43 minutes ago | Education
This week, a U.S. District jury awarded $2.2 million in damages in the case of a special-needs child who attended Bessemer Academy in Pueblo as a kindergartner. The complaint is based on the staff's decision to keep the child, then a kindergartner...
2 hours ago | Schmuck of the Week
We tend not to bestow Schmuck of the Week honors on pre-adults...because who among us hasn't done schmucky stuff when we were kids? But we're making an exception in this case for a twelve-year-old girl who's now been formally charged (as a juvenil...
3 hours ago | Crime
Stabbings in Longmont have become frighteningly commonplace of late. Two men in the Denver area are being sought at this writing for the latest incident, which took place on the evening of Wednesday, March 25. The attack was at least the fourth st...
4 hours ago | Film and TV
After Colorado voters approved 2012's Amendment 64, which legalized limited recreational marijuana sales, comedians nationwide began making pot jokes about the state. And they haven't stopped. As evidence, we offer gags accessible at TeamCoco.com,...
5 hours ago | Crime
The 32 people indicted in what the Colorado Attorney General's Office has dubbed Operation #GoldenGofer (and yes, the hashtag is something the AG office has requested that the media use in reference to the case) hardly look like a group of crimina...
6 hours ago | Crime
Dynel Lane's alleged attack in Longmont on Michelle Wilkins, who was seven-months pregnant when her unborn baby was cut from her womb, is among the most shocking crimes in recent memory — one from which Wilkins' uncle says his niece will ...