Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
2 hours ago | News
If you've been whining about the rainy weather pattern that's hung around Denver for weeks, you're not alone. But in the mountains, that rain turned to snow — and as a result of a jaw-slackening 84 inches of accumulation since mid-April, Arapahoe ...
2 hours ago | Crime
At this hour, officers with the Lakewood Police Department, including members of the SWAT team, are sweeping the Denver West Inn. They're reportedly searching for a suspect in a May 15 incident originally called a "suspicious death." The cops...
17 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Our post about Colorado's ten most family friendly cities according to ApartmentList.com continues to collect comments. And plenty of readers are going beyond debate about whether certain communities deserve inclusion. An example is the follo...
18 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Sorry, but Denver blog posts can't also be used as scratching posts. Our Food & Restaurants blog staff reveals that the cat-bite lawsuit has been dropped against the Denver Cat Company. South Stands Denver's Colin Daniels reports about the end...
22 hours ago | Crime
The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office doesn't describe a fire started at the Colorado Muslim Society as a hate crime — at least not yet. But the folks at the society certainly do, even though the woman seen in surveillance footage around the time t...
23 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...