Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
51 minutes ago | News
Back in June 2014, we declared a Denver Police Department video showing law-enforcement training for active-shooter scenarios to be the bloodiest public-service announcement ever. "The footage includes gunshots, explosions, hysterical screaming, o...
3 hours ago | Business
Former Denver police officer Larry Stevenson has been known as a high-profile employee for the city's Excise and Licensing Department, a personal friend of Mayor Michael Hancock, the creator of the anti-crime program known as Transportation on Pat...
6 hours ago | Crime
Earlier this month, we told you the story of Christopher Bush, who was ruled to have shot himself to death rather than be arrested for a sex crime. A similar scenario reportedly played out over the weekend near the Colorado community of Olath...
6 hours ago | Lists
What are the most family-friendly communities in Colorado? ApartmentList.com came up with a metric (explained in detail below) that factored in safety, housing costs, the quality of local schools and child-friendliness to determine the places...
7 hours ago | Crime
Kale O'Donnell has been arrested on suspicion of causing approximately $13,000 in damage by scrawling graffiti across Colorado Springs. Suspected number of tags: 245. But arguably more interesting than the case itself is the manner in which O'Donn...
20 hours ago | Marijuana
As we've reported, the Denver Police Department cited or jailed 243 people during 4/20 weekend — a number significantly higher than the one racked up the previous year. In addition, DPD officers conducted undercover raids at two pot clubs. Th...