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 | Crime
Since November 2012, we've been reporting about the tragic case of Dylan Redwine. The thirteen-year-old vanished after a visit to his father, Mark Redwine, in the Vallecito Lake area of La Plata County. Dylan's body was found in June 2013. No one ...
3 hours ago | Crime
At this writing, Denver police have surrounded PT's Showclub, at 1601 West Evans Avenue, with the cops confirming that they're involved in a "barricade situation." Commuters began noticing police activity earlier this morning, thanks to traffic cl...
4 hours ago | News
CU Boulder student Berry Allen, a twenty-year-old known to his friends as Tyler, reportedly sent a text last Thursday, April 16, that read in part, "“Oh, I’m alright, spent one night with a friend and one all nighter at library.” Since then, no on...
6 hours ago | Marijuana
Yesterday, the Fort Collins Police Department announced that it was investigating an incident in which nineteen-year-old Austin Essig leaped from the window of his third-story apartment. Essig reportedly shattered his hip and fractured his wr...
6 hours ago | Lists
We recently shared a list of the ten Colorado counties with the highest obesity rates. Now, it's time to look at the data, derived from 2012 Centers for Disease Control figures and compiled by FindTheBest.com, from another angle. Below, see the te...
7 hours ago | Marijuana
Over 4/20 weekend, the Denver Police Department tweeted that cops weren't "hatin'" — but they issued approximately 160 citations at Civic Center Park anyhow, most of them for public consumption of marijuana. Turns out, though, that officers were b...