Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
25 minutes ago | News
1. Inmate movement during counts: Inmates are often included in counts at the DCJ, even though they are not currently at the facility. Inmates who are admitted to the hospital, in the community while under the supervision of the sheriff home ...
2 hours ago | Things to Do
Turns out Joey Chestnut is as good at eating burritos as he is at slamming down hot dogs. Chestnut is best known for having won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest over and over and over again. His 2014 victory marked his eighth straight triumph. ...
2 hours ago | Crime
The Facebook page of Colorado State Patrol Cadet Taylor Thyfault, which remains online at this writing, features photos in which the 21-year-old Army veteran demonstrated his devotion to his country — and, as seen in the photo above, to havin...
3 hours ago | Lists
We're coming up on summer vacation season — which means a lot of us are looking for a place to spend a few days that won't leave us destitute upon our return. The GoBankingRates.com recently assembled its list of the ten best and worst U.S. v...
4 hours ago | Crime
With suspected gang-related shootings spiking in Denver and Aurora, officials are doing all they can to prevent the Summer of 2015 from turning into Summer of Violence II. Or Summer of Violence III...or Summer of Violence IV. But an inci...
5 days ago | Comment of the Day
Our post about Grassroots Colorado's Break Room, a pot club, generated a lot of interesting takes. The Break Room is currently fighting prosecution and an eviction notice that the club's attorney traces to a two-front attack by the City of Denver....