Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
1 hour ago | News
Last year, we posted about Patricia Lucero, who was bloodied by Denver cops in a case for which the Office of the Independent Monitor recommended discipline. However, the Manager of Safety's Office disagreed, and the officers involved weren't...
2 hours ago | Film and TV
The death of Leonard Nimoy at age 83 is resonating with generations of fans who loved Spock, the character he played on the Star Trek television series and numerous big-screen adventures. But Nimoy wasn't only an actor. He also wrote poetry, ...
3 hours ago | Crime
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3 hours ago | News
Last month, Leah Montgomery was pushing her eighteen-month-old toddler in a stroller as she took a walk with the adorable boy's grandmother. An instant later, a tragic accident would shatter this bucolic scene. A teenage driver struck Leah, and wh...
4 hours ago | Crime
The gang known as Gallant Knights Insane has been operating in the Denver area for years. Now, three brothers — Jimmy, Michael and Timmy Valanzuela — who are thought to have been founding members of the organization have been indicted by a Je...
18 hours ago | Marijuana
Headlines of reports by news agencies such as Huffington Post and Yahoo! scream that Colorado sold 17.5 tons of retail marijuana in 2014. Sounds like a lot, and it is — even if that total was actually dwarfed by the amount of medical marijuan...